Howard County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2014:36,651More data
Estimate 2013:36,277 
Estimate 2012:35,536 
Estimate 2011:35,018 
Census 2010:35,012More data
Census 2000:33,627More data
Population of the County Seat (Big Spring)
Census 2010:27,282 
Census 2000:25,233 
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.
Big Spring city:28,125More data
Coahoma town:847More data
Forsan city:219More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:900.8More data
Water Area:3.4More data
Total Area:904.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:38.87More data
Ethnicity - 2013 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:39.4%More data
Race - 2013 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2013 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:52.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.9%More data
Age - 2013 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.7%More data
65 and Older:12.6%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:37.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2013 (BEA):$37,092More data
Total Personal Income - 2013 (BEA):$1,340,773,000More data
Median Household Income - 2013 (Census Bureau):$46,636More data
Poverty - 2013 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:74.1% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:12.1% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$43,438More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$42,063 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$40,304 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$38,166 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$36,552 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:6.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2010:7.2 
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2012»
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2013
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.359828More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,768,867,333More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,255,397,954More data
Total Actual Levy:$11,713,833More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2014:$N/AMore data
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
CY 2010:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2012
County Roads, Construction:$0More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$52,943More data
County Roads, Rehabilitation:$497,543More data
County Bridges, Construction:$0More data
County Bridges, Maintenance:$0More data
County Bridges, Rehabilitation:$0More data
Right of Way Acquisition:$0More data
Utility Construction:$0More data
Other Road Expenditures:$164,574More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$715,059More data
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2013
Total Centerline Miles:344.8More data
Total Lane Miles:858.2More data

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

Airports in Howard County.
Hospitals in Howard County.
Prisons in Howard County.