Starr 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 2016:64,122More data
Estimate 2015:63,625 
Estimate 2014:63,036 
Estimate 2013:62,375 
Estimate 2012:61,883 
Estimate 2011:61,680 
Census 2010:60,968More data
Census 2000:53,597More data
Population of the County Seat (Rio Grande City)
Census 2010:13,834 
Census 2000:11,923 
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.
Escobares city:2,487More data
La Grulla city:1,706More data
Rio Grande City city:14,483More data
Roma city:10,265More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,223.2More data
Water Area:5.9More data
Total Area:1,229.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:49.84More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.29More data
Percent Rural:23.71More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:96.3%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:98.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:3.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.1%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:33.2%More data
65 and Older:11.6%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:28.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$24,140More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$1,547,883,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$26,691More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:39.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:54.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:48.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:9.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$29,529More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$29,317 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$28,444 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$27,412 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$26,905 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:13.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:13.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:13.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:14.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:14.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.778400More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,548,660,650More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,318,183,380More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,983,921More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:46.605More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.050More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:180.699More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.455More data
Frontage Roads:3.084More data
On-System Subtotal:232.893More data
City Streets:112.411More data
Certified County Roads:437.186More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.412More data
Federal Roads:2.250More data
Off-System Subtotal:552.259More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:785.152More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:154.444More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.100More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:365.178More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.910More data
Frontage Roads:6.168More data
On-System Subtotal:530.800More data
City Streets:225.366More data
Certified County Roads:874.372More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.176More data
Federal Roads:3.755More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,104.669More data
County Total:1,635.469More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Starr County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Starr County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Starr County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Starr County»

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

Airports in Starr County.
Hospitals in Starr County.
Prisons in Starr County.