Jefferson 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 2016:254,679More data
Estimate 2015:254,167 
Estimate 2014:252,219 
Estimate 2013:252,648 
Estimate 2012:251,250 
Estimate 2011:253,318 
Census 2010:252,273More data
Census 2000:252,051More data
Population of the County Seat (Beaumont)
Census 2010:118,296 
Census 2000:113,866 
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.
Beaumont city:118,299More data
Bevil Oaks city:1,242More data
China city:1,183More data
Groves city:15,758More data
Nederland city:17,294More data
Nome city:597More data
Port Arthur city (pt.):55,419More data
Port Neches city:12,809More data
Taylor Landing city:237More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:876.3More data
Water Area:236.4More data
Total Area:1,112.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:287.88More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.60More data
Percent Rural:8.40More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.9%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:59.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:34.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:3.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:41.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:33.4%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.9%More data
65 and Older:13.7%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:36.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$41,813More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$10,648,984,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$46,198More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:30.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:83.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:18.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$55,245More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$54,700 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$52,350 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$49,644 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$49,679 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:8.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:10.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:11.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.365000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$29,219,613,468More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$24,344,722,188More data
Total Actual Levy:$88,858,236More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$25,512,831More data
CY 2015:$25,866,641 
CY 2014:$24,374,067 
CY 2013:$24,466,573 
CY 2012:$24,432,967 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:24.606More data
US Highways:47.389More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:143.134More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:66.740More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.283More data
Frontage Roads:84.248More data
On-System Subtotal:366.400More data
City Streets:1,257.704More data
Certified County Roads:357.811More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:2.625More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,618.140More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,984.540More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:123.583More data
US Highways:199.850More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:474.279More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:173.266More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.566More data
Frontage Roads:169.272More data
On-System Subtotal:1,140.816More data
City Streets:2,665.739More data
Certified County Roads:718.328More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:4.346More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,388.413More data
County Total:4,529.229More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Jefferson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Jefferson County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Jefferson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Jefferson County»

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

Airports in Jefferson County.
Hospitals in Jefferson County.
Prisons in Jefferson County.