Washington County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

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 2019:35,882More data
Estimate 2018:35,496 
Estimate 2017:34,861 
Estimate 2016:34,740 
Estimate 2015:34,836 
Estimate 2014:34,403 
Estimate 2013:34,201 
Estimate 2012:33,930 
Estimate 2011:33,966 
Census 2010:33,718More data
Census 2000:30,373More data
Population of the County Seat (Brenham)
Census 2010:15,716 
Census 2000:13,507 
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.
Brenham city:17,863More data
Burton city:292More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:604.2More data
Water Area:17.6More data
Total Area:621.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:55.81More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:46.51More data
Percent Rural:53.49More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:16.3%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:78.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:63.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:16.9%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.7%More data
65 and Older:21.7%More data
85 and Older:3.6%More data
Median Age:42.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$52,265More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,834,903,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$54,332More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:25.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,738More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,993 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,361 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,092 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,968 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.517100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,929,801,168More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,551,103,529More data
Total Actual Levy:$18,342,105More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,188,370More data
CY 2018:$3,178,266 
CY 2017:$2,703,360 
CY 2016:$2,504,565 
CY 2015:$2,586,802 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:31.608More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:49.059More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:186.011More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.275More data
Frontage Roads:9.061More data
On-System Subtotal:276.014More data
City Streets:95.590More data
Certified County Roads:624.382More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:13.623More data
Off-System Subtotal:733.595More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,009.609More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:125.220More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:139.864More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:374.868More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.550More data
Frontage Roads:17.596More data
On-System Subtotal:658.098More data
City Streets:191.558More data
Certified County Roads:1,248.764More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:27.246More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,467.568More data
County Total:2,125.666More 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):     «Washington County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Washington County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Washington County»

Special Districts in Washington County.
School Districts in Washington County.
History of City Tax Rates in Washington County.

Airports in Washington County.
Hospitals in Washington County.
Prisons in Washington County.