Anderson 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 2017:57,741More data
Estimate 2016:57,558 
Estimate 2015:57,641 
Estimate 2014:57,837 
Estimate 2013:57,960 
Estimate 2012:58,036 
Estimate 2011:58,379 
Census 2010:58,458More data
Census 2000:55,109More data
Population of the County Seat (Palestine)
Census 2010:18,712 
Census 2000:17,598 
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.
Elkhart town:1,329More data
Frankston town (pt.):1,170More data
Palestine city:18,306More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,062.6More data
Water Area:15.4More data
Total Area:1,078.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:55.01More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:32.94More data
Percent Rural:67.06More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:17.8%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:75.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:21.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:59.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:20.7%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:19.6%More data
65 and Older:14.5%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:39.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$33,362More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,926,333,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$42,412More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:80.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:11.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,343More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$41,389 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,738 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$41,206 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$39,599 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.590892More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,944,849,392More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,594,146,958More data
Total Actual Levy:$15,327,435More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$2,503,864More data
CY 2016:$2,547,821 
CY 2015:$2,922,330 
CY 2014:$2,626,640 
CY 2013:$2,458,657 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:98.787More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:86.016More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:259.612More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.820More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:445.235More data
City Streets:164.402More data
Certified County Roads:896.373More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,060.775More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,506.010More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:231.375More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:238.306More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:519.292More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.640More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:990.613More data
City Streets:328.306More data
Certified County Roads:1,796.942More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,125.248More data
County Total:3,115.861More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Anderson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Anderson County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Anderson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Anderson County»

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

Airports in Anderson County.
Hospitals in Anderson County.
Prisons in Anderson County.