Carson 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 2017:6,032More data
Estimate 2016:6,107 
Estimate 2015:6,007 
Estimate 2014:6,033 
Estimate 2013:5,984 
Estimate 2012:6,086 
Estimate 2011:6,234 
Census 2010:6,182More data
Census 2000:6,516More data
Population of the County Seat (Panhandle)
Census 2010:2,452 
Census 2000:2,589 
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.
Groom town:565More data
Panhandle town:2,350More data
Skellytown town:458More data
White Deer town:980More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:920.2More data
Water Area:3.9More data
Total Area:924.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:6.72More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:4.80More data
Percent Rural:95.20More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:10.2%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:95.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:85.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.8%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.3%More data
65 and Older:18.8%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:40.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$44,364More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$267,604,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$60,668More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:11.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:92.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:26.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$78,762More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$78,572 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$76,055 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$77,783 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$75,584 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:4.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.632483More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,148,574,950More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$685,564,760More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,333,411More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$N/AMore data
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:31.306More data
US Highways:34.463More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:51.935More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:149.931More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:47.594More data
On-System Subtotal:315.229More data
City Streets:61.652More data
Certified County Roads:606.711More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:668.363More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:983.592More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:125.224More data
US Highways:136.536More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:118.268More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:300.620More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:95.188More data
On-System Subtotal:775.836More data
City Streets:123.304More data
Certified County Roads:1,213.422More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,336.726More data
County Total:2,112.562More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Carson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Carson County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Carson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Carson County»

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

Airports in Carson County.
Hospitals in Carson County.
Prisons in Carson County.