Mitchell 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 2017:8,468More data
Estimate 2016:8,479 
Estimate 2015:8,856 
Estimate 2014:9,066 
Estimate 2013:8,999 
Estimate 2012:9,327 
Estimate 2011:9,394 
Census 2010:9,403More data
Census 2000:9,698More data
Population of the County Seat (Colorado City)
Census 2010:4,146 
Census 2000:4,281 
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.
Colorado City city:3,943More data
Loraine town:582More data
Westbrook city:249More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:911.1More data
Water Area:4.8More data
Total Area:915.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:10.32More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:63.26More data
Percent Rural:36.74More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:39.5%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:84.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:11.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:48.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:9.8%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.1%More data
65 and Older:14.8%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:35.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$30,037More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$254,354,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$41,512More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:74.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:11.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,625More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$40,661 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$41,450 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,742 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$38,581 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.608313More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,347,069,923More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$836,799,925More data
Total Actual Levy:$5,088,691More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$320,360More data
CY 2016:$278,468 
CY 2015:$405,958 
CY 2014:$491,491 
CY 2013:$503,543 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:32.042More data
US Highways:0.551More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:73.566More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:127.876More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:62.240More data
On-System Subtotal:296.275More data
City Streets:74.714More data
Certified County Roads:453.627More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:528.341More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:824.616More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:128.168More data
US Highways:2.204More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:149.742More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:255.752More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:124.480More data
On-System Subtotal:660.346More data
City Streets:149.428More data
Certified County Roads:907.254More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,056.682More data
County Total:1,717.028More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Mitchell County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Mitchell County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Mitchell County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Mitchell County»

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

Airports in Mitchell County.
Hospitals in Mitchell County.
Prisons in Mitchell County.