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 2018:14,190More data
Estimate 2017:14,283 
Estimate 2016:14,456 
Estimate 2015:14,511 
Estimate 2014:14,404 
Estimate 2013:14,403 
Estimate 2012:14,285 
Estimate 2011:14,229 
Census 2010:14,018More data
Census 2000:12,182More data
Population of the County Seat (Zapata)
Census 2010:5,089 
Census 2000:4,856 
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.
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
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:94.6%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:98.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.3%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:4.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:33.2%More data
65 and Older:13.0%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:30.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$28,294More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$401,494,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$32,172More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:30.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:45.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:55.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:11.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$50,175More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$47,198 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$44,093 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,794 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$52,615 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:5.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:10.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.694026More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,766,194,878More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,069,725,013More data
Total Actual Levy:$7,424,174More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:55.628More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:25.150More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:37.756More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.790More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:119.324More data
City Streets:0.000More data
Certified County Roads:175.122More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:175.122More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:294.446More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:142.994More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:54.046More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:75.758More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.580More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:274.378More data
City Streets:0.000More data
Certified County Roads:350.244More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:350.244More data
County Total:624.622More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Zapata County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.