Taylor 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 2015:136,051More data
Estimate 2014:135,044 
Estimate 2013:134,016 
Estimate 2012:134,201 
Estimate 2011:132,864 
Census 2010:131,506More data
Census 2000:126,555More data
Population of the County Seat (Abilene)
Census 2010:117,063 
Census 2000:115,930 
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.
Abilene city (pt.):116,063More data
Buffalo Gap town:470More data
Impact town:36More data
Lawn town:320More data
Merkel town:2,615More data
Trent town:343More data
Tuscola city:744More data
Tye city:1,260More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:915.6More data
Water Area:3.8More data
Total Area:919.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:143.64More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:83.97More data
Percent Rural:16.03More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:23.6%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:86.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:65.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:7.0%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.7%More data
65 and Older:14.1%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:32.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$43,861More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$5,967,315,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$47,388More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.7%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:$38,382More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$37,617 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$36,162 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$35,269 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$34,521 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,673More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$38,298 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$36,789 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$35,965 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$34,518 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:5.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:6.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.526900More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$8,642,732,463More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$7,593,038,080More data
Total Actual Levy:$40,007,718More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:32.347More data
US Highways:84.382More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:51.726More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:210.082More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.640More data
Frontage Roads:104.888More data
On-System Subtotal:484.065More data
City Streets:681.303More data
Certified County Roads:675.763More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,357.066More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,841.131More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:129.388More data
US Highways:253.485More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:174.587More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:441.742More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.280More data
Frontage Roads:210.405More data
On-System Subtotal:1,210.887More data
City Streets:1,472.016More data
Certified County Roads:1,351.526More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,823.542More data
County Total:4,034.429More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Taylor County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Taylor County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Taylor County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Taylor County»

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

Airports in Taylor County.
Hospitals in Taylor County.
Prisons in Taylor County.