Zapata County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:13,736More data
Estimate 2022:13,838 
Estimate 2021:13,875 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.13,889More data
Census 2010:14,018More data
Census 2000:12,182More data
Population of the County Seat (Zapata)
Census 2020:5,383 
Census 2010:5,089 
Census 2000:4,856 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN ZAPATA COUNTY - 2023 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:998.4More data
Water Area:59.6More data
Total Area:1,058.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:13.91More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:78.78More data
Percent Rural:21.22More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:95.0%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:97.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.3%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:4.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:32.1%More data
65 and Older:13.2%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:30.6More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$33,076More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$458,065,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$39,403More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:32.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:47.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:65.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:11.3% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$44,411More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$51,131 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$48,249 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$52,913 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$50,175 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:6.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:11.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:12.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:5.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.893628More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$2,460,216,258More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,177,506,586More data
Total Actual Levy:$10,522,534More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN ZAPATA COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:55.629More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:25.174More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:37.755More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.786More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:119.344More data
City Streets:0.000More data
Certified County Roads:176.706More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:176.706More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:296.050More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:157.722More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:54.098More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:75.906More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.572More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:289.298More data
City Streets:0.000More data
Certified County Roads:353.412More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:353.412More data
County Total:642.710More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Zapata County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Zapata County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Zapata County»

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

Airports in Zapata County.
Hospitals in Zapata County.
Prisons in Zapata County.

NOTE ON THE 2020 CENSUS POPULATION DATA
On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.