Washington County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:36,159More data
Estimate 2021:35,898 
Census 2020:35,804More data
Census 2010:33,718More data
Census 2000:30,373More data
Population of the County Seat (Brenham)
Census 2020:17,369 
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:18,469More data
Burton city:280More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:604.2More data
Water Area:17.6More data
Total Area:621.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:59.26More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:46.51More data
Percent Rural:53.49More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:17.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:16.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:63.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:16.1%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.3%More data
65 and Older:22.8%More data
85 and Older:3.1%More data
Median Age:42.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$61,295More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,199,924,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$66,601More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:28.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$45,161More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$43,844 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$40,911 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,738 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,993 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.503200More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$8,673,814,564More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,647,370,364More data
Total Actual Levy:$23,455,093More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$4,324,193More data
CY 2021:$3,576,154 
CY 2020:$3,058,963 
CY 2019:$3,188,370 
CY 2018:$3,178,266 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:31.670More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:48.988More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:186.026More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.275More data
Frontage Roads:9.164More data
On-System Subtotal:276.123More data
City Streets:97.867More data
Certified County Roads:624.317More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:13.616More data
Off-System Subtotal:735.800More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,011.923More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:125.466More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:137.030More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:374.649More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.550More data
Frontage Roads:17.804More data
On-System Subtotal:655.499More data
City Streets:196.112More data
Certified County Roads:1,248.634More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:27.232More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,471.978More data
County Total:2,127.477More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Washington County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.