Washington 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 2016:35,056More data
Estimate 2015:35,005 
Estimate 2014:34,495 
Estimate 2013:34,224 
Estimate 2012:33,939 
Estimate 2011:33,970 
Census 2010:33,718More data
Census 2000:30,373More data
Population of the County Seat (Brenham)
Census 2010:15,716 
Census 2000:13,507 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY - 2016 (Census Bureau)
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.
Brenham city:16,989More data
Burton city:298More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:604.0More data
Water Area:17.8More data
Total Area:621.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:55.83More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:46.51More data
Percent Rural:53.49More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:15.6%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:78.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:64.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:16.9%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.5%More data
65 and Older:20.9%More data
85 and Older:3.5%More data
Median Age:42.0More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$51,080More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$1,775,791,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$51,879More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:82.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:21.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,361More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,092 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,968 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$36,384 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$35,294 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:5.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.527100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,828,887,368More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,200,779,713More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,855,543More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$2,504,565More data
CY 2015:$2,586,802 
CY 2014:$2,504,749 
CY 2013:$2,445,987 
CY 2012:$2,294,791 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN WASHINGTON COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:31.327More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:49.709More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:186.321More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.275More data
Frontage Roads:8.993More data
On-System Subtotal:276.625More data
City Streets:95.519More data
Certified County Roads:624.403More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:13.628More data
Off-System Subtotal:733.550More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,010.175More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:124.824More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:141.857More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:375.457More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.550More data
Frontage Roads:17.243More data
On-System Subtotal:659.931More data
City Streets:191.416More data
Certified County Roads:1,248.806More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:27.256More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,467.478More data
County Total:2,127.409More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Washington County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Washington County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Washington County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Washington County»

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

Airports in Washington County.
Hospitals in Washington County.
Prisons in Washington County.