Wise 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 2021:71,714More data
Census 2020:68,632More data
Census 2010:59,127More data
Census 2000:48,793More data
Population of the County Seat (Decatur)
Census 2020:6,538 
Census 2010:6,042 
Census 2000:5,201 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN WISE COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:1,433More data
Aurora city:1,449More data
Boyd town:1,481More data
Bridgeport city:5,972More data
Chico city:996More data
Decatur city:6,875More data
Fort Worth city (pt.):0More data
Lake Bridgeport city:349More data
Newark city (pt.):1,149More data
New Fairview city (pt.):1,423More data
Paradise city:522More data
Rhome city:1,737More data
Runaway Bay city:1,659More data
Springtown city (pt.):0More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:904.4More data
Water Area:18.2More data
Total Area:922.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:75.89More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:27.89More data
Percent Rural:72.11More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:20.8%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:74.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.5%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.6%More data
65 and Older:15.4%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:39.2More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$48,435More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$3,442,975,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$71,636More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:10.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:18.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,773More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$49,567 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$48,240 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,714 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,657 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.370125More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$13,505,219,778More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$8,752,897,961More data
Total Actual Levy:$32,396,663More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$5,742,587More data
CY 2020:$4,937,583 
CY 2019:$4,622,908 
CY 2018:$4,131,436 
CY 2017:$3,747,570 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN WISE COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:70.259More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:64.290More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:222.115More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:26.723More data
On-System Subtotal:383.387More data
City Streets:205.367More data
Certified County Roads:910.169More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:28.400More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,143.936More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,527.323More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:260.354More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:157.191More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:447.692More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:52.623More data
On-System Subtotal:917.860More data
City Streets:417.962More data
Certified County Roads:1,820.338More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:56.800More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,295.100More data
County Total:3,212.960More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wise County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.