Austin County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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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 2016:29,758More data
Estimate 2015:29,548 
Estimate 2014:28,973 
Estimate 2013:28,709 
Estimate 2012:28,547 
Estimate 2011:28,589 
Census 2010:28,417More data
Census 2000:23,590More data
Population of the County Seat (Bellville)
Census 2010:4,097 
Census 2000:3,794 
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.
Bellville city:4,274More data
Brazos Country city:486More data
Industry city:325More data
San Felipe town:808More data
Sealy city:6,490More data
Wallis city:1,298More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:646.5More data
Water Area:9.9More data
Total Area:656.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:43.95More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:33.66More data
Percent Rural:66.34More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.5%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:9.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:62.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:8.7%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.3%More data
65 and Older:18.4%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:41.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$49,559More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$1,474,779,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$55,973More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:82.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:21.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,632More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$44,456 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,692 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$43,800 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$44,509 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.669500More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,229,303,300More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,804,811,311More data
Total Actual Levy:$18,760,108More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$1,537,083More data
CY 2015:$1,469,683 
CY 2014:$1,517,859 
CY 2013:$1,466,322 
CY 2012:$1,268,629 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:16.077More data
US Highways:3.443More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:75.873More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:161.931More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.330More data
Frontage Roads:26.321More data
On-System Subtotal:285.975More data
City Streets:123.007More data
Certified County Roads:601.182More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:724.189More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,010.164More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:64.308More data
US Highways:7.322More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:175.142More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:324.083More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.660More data
Frontage Roads:52.642More data
On-System Subtotal:628.157More data
City Streets:246.014More data
Certified County Roads:1,202.364More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,448.378More data
County Total:2,076.535More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Austin County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Austin County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Austin County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Austin County»

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

Airports in Austin County.
Hospitals in Austin County.
Prisons in Austin County.