Refugio 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 2015:7,289More data
Estimate 2014:7,302 
Estimate 2013:7,247 
Estimate 2012:7,236 
Estimate 2011:7,309 
Census 2010:7,383More data
Census 2000:7,828More data
Population of the County Seat (Refugio)
Census 2010:2,890 
Census 2000:2,941 
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.
Austwell city:149More data
Bayside town:331More data
Refugio town:2,855More data
Woodsboro town:1,483More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:770.4More data
Water Area:47.8More data
Total Area:818.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:9.58More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:39.32More data
Percent Rural:60.68More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:49.8%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:42.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.7%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.2%More data
65 and Older:20.7%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:42.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$45,644More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$332,696,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$45,562More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.9%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:$40,676More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$40,305 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$37,612 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$33,913 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$31,141 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,779More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$42,073 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$40,837 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$40,627 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$39,373 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:7.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.800000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,839,519,970More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$974,867,015More data
Total Actual Levy:$7,798,936More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$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:45.860More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:44.425More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:103.704More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:193.989More data
City Streets:54.990More data
Certified County Roads:178.171More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:233.161More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:427.150More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:164.308More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:88.850More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:208.770More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:461.928More data
City Streets:109.980More data
Certified County Roads:356.342More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:466.322More data
County Total:928.250More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Refugio County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Refugio County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Refugio County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Refugio County»

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

Airports in Refugio County.
Hospitals in Refugio County.
Prisons in Refugio County.