Wise 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 2019:69,984More data
Estimate 2018:68,284 
Estimate 2017:65,848 
Estimate 2016:64,478 
Estimate 2015:62,857 
Estimate 2014:61,702 
Estimate 2013:61,019 
Estimate 2012:60,424 
Estimate 2011:59,967 
Census 2010:59,127More data
Census 2000:48,793More data
Population of the County Seat (Decatur)
Census 2010:6,042 
Census 2000:5,201 
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.
Alvord town:1,573More data
Aurora city:1,512More data
Boyd town:1,518More data
Bridgeport city:6,653More data
Chico city:1,177More data
Decatur city:7,094More data
Fort Worth city (pt.):0More data
Lake Bridgeport city:399More data
New Fairview city:1,544More data
Newark city (pt.):1,232More data
Paradise city:561More data
Rhome city:1,845More data
Runaway Bay city:1,576More data
Springtown city (pt.):2More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:904.4More data
Water Area:18.2More data
Total Area:922.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:65.38More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:27.89More data
Percent Rural:72.11More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:76.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.3%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.8%More data
65 and Older:14.9%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:38.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$43,752More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$2,988,466,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$66,387More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:9.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:14.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,714More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,657 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$42,882 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,314 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$49,451 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.360000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$10,893,805,585More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$7,317,753,346More data
Total Actual Levy:$26,547,220More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$4,622,908More data
CY 2018:$4,131,436 
CY 2017:$3,747,570 
CY 2016:$3,517,063 
CY 2015:$3,835,642 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:70.270More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:63.998More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:222.137More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:24.086More data
On-System Subtotal:380.491More data
City Streets:198.301More data
Certified County Roads:916.993More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:28.400More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,143.694More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,524.185More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:260.398More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:152.602More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:447.736More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:48.172More data
On-System Subtotal:908.908More data
City Streets:403.830More data
Certified County Roads:1,833.986More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:56.800More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,294.616More data
County Total:3,203.524More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wise County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Wise County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Wise County»

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

Airports in Wise County.
Hospitals in Wise County.
Prisons in Wise County.