Wise 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 2018:68,305More data
Estimate 2017:65,863 
Estimate 2016:64,466 
Estimate 2015:62,857 
Estimate 2014:61,705 
Estimate 2013:61,012 
Estimate 2012:60,414 
Estimate 2011:59,949 
Census 2010:59,127More data
Census 2000:48,793More data
Population of the County Seat (Decatur)
Census 2010:6,042 
Census 2000:5,201 
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.
Alvord town:1,515 
Aurora city:1,507 
Boyd town:1,473 
Bridgeport city:6,590 
Chico city:1,152 
Decatur city:6,989 
Fort Worth city (pt.):0 
Lake Bridgeport city:393 
New Fairview city:1,490 
Newark city (pt.):1,203 
Paradise city:541 
Rhome city:1,824 
Runaway Bay city:1,544 
Springtown city (pt.):0 
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:904.4More data
Water Area:18.2More data
Total Area:922.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:65.38More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:27.89More data
Percent Rural:72.11More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:76.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.3%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.8%More data
65 and Older:14.9%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:38.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$41,321More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$2,734,681,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$60,675More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:11.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:15.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:85.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:17.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,714More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,657 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$42,882 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,314 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$49,451 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.360000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$10,893,805,585More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$7,317,753,346More data
Total Actual Levy:$26,547,220More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$4,131,436More data
CY 2017:$3,747,570 
CY 2016:$3,517,063 
CY 2015:$3,835,642 
CY 2014:$5,029,689 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:70.270More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:63.998More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:222.154More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:24.086More data
On-System Subtotal:380.508More data
City Streets:198.301More data
Certified County Roads:916.993More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:28.400More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,143.694More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,524.202More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:260.398More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:152.602More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:447.770More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:48.172More data
On-System Subtotal:908.942More data
City Streets:403.830More data
Certified County Roads:1,833.986More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:56.800More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,294.616More data
County Total:3,203.558More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wise County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Wise County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Wise County»

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

Airports in Wise County.
Hospitals in Wise County.
Prisons in Wise County.