Van Zandt County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:56,590More data
Estimate 2018:55,966 
Estimate 2017:55,163 
Estimate 2016:54,367 
Estimate 2015:53,430 
Estimate 2014:52,781 
Estimate 2013:52,328 
Estimate 2012:52,207 
Estimate 2011:52,487 
Census 2010:52,579More data
Census 2000:48,140More data
Population of the County Seat (Canton)
Census 2010:3,581 
Census 2000:3,292 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Canton city:3,861More data
Edgewood town:1,525More data
Edom city:392More data
Fruitvale city:428More data
Grand Saline city:3,173More data
Van city:2,741More data
Wills Point city:3,651More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:842.6More data
Water Area:17.0More data
Total Area:859.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:62.40More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:24.98More data
Percent Rural:75.02More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:11.3%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:83.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:2.7%More data
Age - 2019 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.0%More data
65 and Older:20.3%More data
85 and Older:2.2%More data
Median Age:42.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$38,200More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$2,139,922,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$51,152More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:83.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$36,491More data
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$35,278 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$33,724 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$33,318 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$33,325 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2019
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.514230More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,376,079,630More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,139,949,385More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,146,562More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:30.137More data
US Highways:28.472More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:114.719More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:297.216More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:48.390More data
On-System Subtotal:518.934More data
City Streets:124.311More data
Certified County Roads:1,056.976More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,181.287More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,700.221More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:120.548More data
US Highways:112.428More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:236.148More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:595.158More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:96.780More data
On-System Subtotal:1,161.062More data
City Streets:248.622More data
Certified County Roads:2,113.325More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,361.947More data
County Total:3,523.009More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Van Zandt County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Van Zandt County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Van Zandt County»

Special Districts in Van Zandt County.
School Districts in Van Zandt County.
History of City Tax Rates in Van Zandt County.

Airports in Van Zandt County.
Hospitals in Van Zandt County.
Prisons in Van Zandt County.