Upshur County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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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 2017:41,281More data
Estimate 2016:40,864 
Estimate 2015:40,381 
Estimate 2014:40,245 
Estimate 2013:39,757 
Estimate 2012:39,920 
Estimate 2011:39,733 
Census 2010:39,309More data
Census 2000:35,291More data
Population of the County Seat (Gilmer)
Census 2010:4,905 
Census 2000:4,799 
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.
Big Sandy town:1,384More data
Clarksville City city (pt.):0More data
East Mountain city (pt.):824More data
Gilmer city:5,184More data
Gladewater city (pt.):2,542More data
Ore City city:1,216More data
Union Grove city:375More data
Warren City city (pt.):8More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:583.0More data
Water Area:9.7More data
Total Area:592.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:67.43More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:20.70More data
Percent Rural:79.30More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:8.7%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:8.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:80.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:8.1%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.9%More data
65 and Older:18.1%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:40.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$34,783More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,435,877,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$47,517More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:83.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:15.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$36,542More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$35,767 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,315 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$36,331 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$34,640 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.595000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,016,045,746More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,029,854,992More data
Total Actual Levy:$12,077,637More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$997,068More data
CY 2016:$1,004,543 
CY 2015:$966,596 
CY 2014:$915,131 
CY 2013:$968,467 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:54.599More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:71.971More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:206.356More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:332.926More data
City Streets:100.778More data
Certified County Roads:668.234More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.961More data
Off-System Subtotal:769.973More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,102.899More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:197.461More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:183.704More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:412.712More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:793.877More data
City Streets:201.556More data
Certified County Roads:1,336.468More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.922More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,539.946More data
County Total:2,333.823More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Upshur County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Upshur County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Upshur County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Upshur County»

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

Airports in Upshur County.
Hospitals in Upshur County.
Prisons in Upshur County.