Gaines 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 2015:20,051More data
Estimate 2014:19,279 
Estimate 2013:18,846 
Estimate 2012:18,381 
Estimate 2011:18,021 
Census 2010:17,526More data
Census 2000:14,467More data
Population of the County Seat (Seminole)
Census 2010:6,430 
Census 2000:5,910 
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.
Denver City town (pt.):0More data
Seagraves city:2,762More data
Seminole city:7,448More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,502.4More data
Water Area:0.5More data
Total Area:1,502.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:11.67More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:36.96More data
Percent Rural:63.04More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:39.5%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:57.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.6%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:35.3%More data
65 and Older:9.1%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:28.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$40,365More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$809,357,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$53,297More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.1%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:$45,116More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$44,331 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$42,157 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$37,872 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$35,055 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$48,063More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,795 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$45,431 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$43,960 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$41,950 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:5.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.489571More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,697,682,132More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,248,837,087More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,804,497More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:83.211More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:55.248More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:133.446More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:271.905More data
City Streets:76.203More data
Certified County Roads:1,075.537More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,151.740More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,423.645More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:280.544More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:113.000More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:268.182More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:661.726More data
City Streets:152.406More data
Certified County Roads:2,151.074More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,303.480More data
County Total:2,965.206More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gaines County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Gaines County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Gaines County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Gaines County»

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

Airports in Gaines County.
Hospitals in Gaines County.
Prisons in Gaines County.