Bowie 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 2015:93,389More data
Estimate 2014:93,298 
Estimate 2013:93,400 
Estimate 2012:93,006 
Estimate 2011:92,684 
Census 2010:92,565More data
Census 2000:89,306More data
Population of the County Seat (New Boston)
Census 2010:4,550 
Census 2000:4,808 
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.
De Kalb city:1,657More data
Hooks city:2,744More data
Leary city:483More data
Maud city:1,071More data
Nash city:3,141More data
New Boston city:4,688More data
Red Lick city:1,006More data
Redwater city:1,071More data
Texarkana city:37,280More data
Wake Village city:5,471More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:885.0More data
Water Area:38.0More data
Total Area:923.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:104.59More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:64.58More data
Percent Rural:35.42More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:7.3%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:71.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:24.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:64.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:24.2%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.7%More data
65 and Older:15.8%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:38.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$37,066More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$3,461,564,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$42,515More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:N/A% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:N/A% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$36,999More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$37,738 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$37,552 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$36,800 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$36,009 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,039More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,049 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$36,876 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$37,567 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$37,459 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:7.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:7.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:8.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.399173More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,157,753,434More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,776,351,159More data
Total Actual Levy:$19,065,904More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$6,182,522More data
CY 2014:$5,937,547 
CY 2013:$5,651,122 
CY 2012:$5,570,297 
CY 2011:$5,381,789 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:46.787More data
US Highways:125.846More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:45.406More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:240.194More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:35.121More data
On-System Subtotal:493.354More data
City Streets:411.414More data
Certified County Roads:741.207More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:28.149More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,180.770More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,674.124More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:187.516More data
US Highways:326.562More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:117.100More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:503.156More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:75.823More data
On-System Subtotal:1,210.157More data
City Streets:850.384More data
Certified County Roads:1,482.414More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:56.298More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,389.096More data
County Total:3,599.253More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bowie County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Bowie County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Bowie County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Bowie County»

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

Airports in Bowie County.
Hospitals in Bowie County.
Prisons in Bowie County.