Ellis 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 2017:173,620More data
Estimate 2016:168,381 
Estimate 2015:163,285 
Estimate 2014:159,185 
Estimate 2013:155,987 
Estimate 2012:153,712 
Estimate 2011:152,396 
Census 2010:149,610More data
Census 2000:111,360More data
Population of the County Seat (Waxahachie)
Census 2010:29,621 
Census 2000:21,426 
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.
Alma town:378More data
Bardwell city:689More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):560More data
Ennis city:19,261More data
Ferris city (pt.):2,620More data
Garrett town:847More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):3,013More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):28More data
Italy town:1,935More data
Mansfield city (pt.):115More data
Maypearl city:1,033More data
Midlothian city:25,254More data
Milford town:747More data
Oak Leaf city:1,486More data
Ovilla city (pt.):3,737More data
Palmer town:2,073More data
Pecan Hill city:685More data
Red Oak city:12,780More data
Venus town (pt.):82More data
Waxahachie city:35,340More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:935.5More data
Water Area:16.3More data
Total Area:951.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:159.93More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.02More data
Percent Rural:31.98More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.3%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:85.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:10.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:60.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:10.3%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.9%More data
65 and Older:12.6%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:36.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$42,490More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$7,377,130,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$71,512More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:84.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:21.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$43,167More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$41,679 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,844 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,182 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$37,882 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.359713More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$16,291,962,344More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$14,040,888,510More data
Total Actual Levy:$50,506,901More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$N/AMore data
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:56.390More data
US Highways:78.041More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:67.196More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:303.932More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:114.806More data
On-System Subtotal:620.365More data
City Streets:622.734More data
Certified County Roads:957.171More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:12.043More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,591.948More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,212.313More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:272.365More data
US Highways:254.748More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:154.196More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:616.376More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:228.479More data
On-System Subtotal:1,526.164More data
City Streets:1,270.656More data
Certified County Roads:1,914.342More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:24.086More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,209.084More data
County Total:4,735.248More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ellis County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Ellis County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Ellis County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Ellis County»

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

Airports in Ellis County.
Hospitals in Ellis County.
Prisons in Ellis County.