Kent 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 2015:764More data
Estimate 2014:783 
Estimate 2013:796 
Estimate 2012:834 
Estimate 2011:819 
Census 2010:808More data
Census 2000:859More data
Population of the County Seat (Jayton)
Census 2010:534 
Census 2000:513 
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.
Jayton city:500More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:902.5More data
Water Area:0.4More data
Total Area:902.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:0.90More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.1%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:95.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:78.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.9%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.5%More data
65 and Older:27.5%More data
85 and Older:3.5%More data
Median Age:49.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$46,857More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$35,799,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$45,338More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:11.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:18.1%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:$30,164More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$31,393 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$29,719 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$26,421 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$23,579 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$35,970More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$34,085 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$31,674 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$30,679 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$29,121 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:2.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:4.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.729875More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,030,494,780More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$585,203,610More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,270,709More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$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:35.470More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:60.525More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:66.642More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:162.637More data
City Streets:11.998More data
Certified County Roads:217.083More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:229.081More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:391.718More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:70.940More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:121.050More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:133.284More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:325.274More data
City Streets:23.996More data
Certified County Roads:434.166More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:458.162More data
County Total:783.436More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Kent County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Kent County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Kent County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Kent County»

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

Airports in Kent County.
Hospitals in Kent County.
Prisons in Kent County.