Colorado 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 2017:21,232More data
Estimate 2016:21,027 
Estimate 2015:20,910 
Estimate 2014:20,687 
Estimate 2013:20,708 
Estimate 2012:20,698 
Estimate 2011:20,785 
Census 2010:20,874More data
Census 2000:20,390More data
Population of the County Seat (Columbus)
Census 2010:3,655 
Census 2000:3,916 
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.
Columbus city:3,653More data
Eagle Lake city:3,719More data
Weimar city:2,184More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:960.3More data
Water Area:13.4More data
Total Area:973.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:21.74More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:37.39More data
Percent Rural:62.61More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:29.9%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:12.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:56.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:11.9%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.1%More data
65 and Older:21.5%More data
85 and Older:3.2%More data
Median Age:43.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$44,836More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$951,966,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$49,100More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:81.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:18.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,161More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$39,281 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$39,749 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$39,153 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$37,702 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.510000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,100,087,216More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,252,489,594More data
Total Actual Levy:$11,487,697More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$1,393,035More data
CY 2016:$1,455,482 
CY 2015:$1,534,299 
CY 2014:$1,371,824 
CY 2013:$1,302,662 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:32.061More data
US Highways:48.001More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:40.410More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:161.990More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:47.203More data
On-System Subtotal:329.665More data
City Streets:79.748More data
Certified County Roads:737.675More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.302More data
Off-System Subtotal:820.725More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,150.390More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:131.249More data
US Highways:100.914More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:107.904More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:325.044More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:94.008More data
On-System Subtotal:759.119More data
City Streets:159.496More data
Certified County Roads:1,475.350More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.302More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,638.148More data
County Total:2,397.267More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Colorado County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Colorado County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Colorado County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Colorado County»

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

Airports in Colorado County.
Hospitals in Colorado County.
Prisons in Colorado County.