Zapata 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 2016:14,349More data
Estimate 2015:14,397 
Estimate 2014:14,338 
Estimate 2013:14,358 
Estimate 2012:14,235 
Estimate 2011:14,195 
Census 2010:14,018More data
Census 2000:12,182More data
Population of the County Seat (Zapata)
Census 2010:5,089 
Census 2000:4,856 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN ZAPATA 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:998.4More data
Water Area:59.6More data
Total Area:1,058.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:14.04More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.47More data
Percent Rural:23.53More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:94.6%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:98.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:4.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.2%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:33.5%More data
65 and Older:11.8%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:29.3More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$27,625More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$397,085,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$35,754More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:30.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:45.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:53.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:8.4% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$48,897More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$49,522 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$43,747 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$40,096 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$33,567 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,794More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$52,615 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$50,660 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$51,248 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$45,521 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:11.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.924026More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,683,323,586More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$986,978,077More data
Total Actual Levy:$9,119,934More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN ZAPATA COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:55.576More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:24.794More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:37.787More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.804More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:118.961More data
City Streets:0.000More data
Certified County Roads:175.155More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:175.155More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:294.116More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:143.070More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:53.528More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:75.822More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.608More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:274.028More data
City Streets:0.000More data
Certified County Roads:350.310More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:350.310More data
County Total:624.338More 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):     «Zapata County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Zapata County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Zapata County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Zapata County»

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

Airports in Zapata County.
Hospitals in Zapata County.
Prisons in Zapata County.