Calhoun 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 2017:21,744More data
Estimate 2016:21,942 
Estimate 2015:21,881 
Estimate 2014:21,805 
Estimate 2013:21,735 
Estimate 2012:21,575 
Estimate 2011:21,356 
Census 2010:21,381More data
Census 2000:20,647More data
Population of the County Seat (Port Lavaca)
Census 2010:12,248 
Census 2000:12,035 
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.
Point Comfort city:704More data
Port Lavaca city:12,212More data
Seadrift city:1,500More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:506.8More data
Water Area:525.8More data
Total Area:1,032.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:42.18More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:55.27More data
Percent Rural:44.73More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:48.8%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:5.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:42.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:2.5%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.7%More data
65 and Older:17.2%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:38.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$36,587More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$795,537,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$55,240More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:80.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:15.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$64,164More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$62,355 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$61,273 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$60,139 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$57,270 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.490000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,153,537,342More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,335,009,686More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,341,547More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$3,409,343More data
CY 2016:$3,316,628 
CY 2015:$3,177,156 
CY 2014:$2,080,660 
CY 2013:$1,853,604 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:10.202More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:98.183More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:65.186More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.959More data
On-System Subtotal:174.530More data
City Streets:93.153More data
Certified County Roads:221.459More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.067More data
Off-System Subtotal:317.679More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:492.209More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:39.786More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:225.544More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:139.228More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:1.918More data
On-System Subtotal:406.476More data
City Streets:186.306More data
Certified County Roads:442.918More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.067More data
Off-System Subtotal:632.291More data
County Total:1,038.767More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Calhoun County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Calhoun County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Calhoun County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Calhoun County»

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

Airports in Calhoun County.
Hospitals in Calhoun County.
Prisons in Calhoun County.