Bowie 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 2018:94,324More data
Estimate 2017:93,977 
Estimate 2016:93,994 
Estimate 2015:93,494 
Estimate 2014:93,502 
Estimate 2013:93,487 
Estimate 2012:93,129 
Estimate 2011:92,922 
Census 2010:92,565More data
Census 2000:89,306More data
Population of the County Seat (New Boston)
Census 2010:4,550 
Census 2000:4,808 
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.
De Kalb city:1,622 
Hooks city:2,746 
Leary city:496 
Maud city:1,068 
Nash city:3,681 
New Boston city:4,678 
Red Lick city:1,021 
Redwater city:1,098 
Texarkana city:37,295 
Wake Village city:5,425 
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:885.0More data
Water Area:38.0More data
Total Area:923.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:104.59More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:64.58More data
Percent Rural:35.42More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:7.8%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:69.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:25.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:63.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:25.0%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.7%More data
65 and Older:16.5%More data
85 and Older:2.2%More data
Median Age:38.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$38,807More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$3,648,286,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$49,153More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:87.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:19.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,397More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,887 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,364 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,039 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,049 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:6.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.424322More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,635,178,910More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,173,846,430More data
Total Actual Levy:$21,953,769More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$6,913,925More data
CY 2017:$6,575,321 
CY 2016:$6,495,355 
CY 2015:$6,182,522 
CY 2014:$5,937,547 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:46.660More data
US Highways:125.729More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:45.189More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:239.839More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:34.669More data
On-System Subtotal:492.086More data
City Streets:411.604More data
Certified County Roads:741.181More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:28.147More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,180.932More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,673.018More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:187.010More data
US Highways:326.148More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:116.668More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:502.403More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:75.054More data
On-System Subtotal:1,207.283More data
City Streets:852.017More data
Certified County Roads:1,482.362More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:56.294More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,390.673More data
County Total:3,597.956More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bowie County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Bowie County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Bowie County»

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

Airports in Bowie County.
Hospitals in Bowie County.
Prisons in Bowie County.