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CIP Products

Basic Texas County Data

Advanced Search. Need to find out which Texas counties meet certain basic criteria? Then this is the place to start. Search on population, demographics, county property tax rates, etc. Call us if you need help with this feature or if you need more complex searches performed.
 
County Profiles. Select a county to see the most asked for county data elements such as tax rates, 2000 Census population and population estimates, county road miles and expenditures and more.
 

Civil Service

Texas Counties with Civil Service Systems - 2004. Includes those counties that have civil service systems as of January 2004, a complete list of all eligible counties, and references to relevant statutes.
 
Texas Counties with Civil Service Systems - 2007. Includes those counties that have civil service systems as of October 2007, a complete list of all eligible counties, and references to relevant statutes.
 
Counties with Civil Service Systems - 2009. Includes those counties that have civil service systems as of October 2009, a complete list of all eligible counties, and references to relevant statutes.
 

County Expenditures Report

County Expenditures Survey Report 2006. Results of TAC's 2006 survey on selected county expenditures.

County Expenditures Survey Report 2007. Results of TAC's 2007 survey on selected county expenditures.
 
County Expenditures Survey Report 2008. Results of TAC's 2008 survey on selected county expenditures.
 
County Expenditures Survey Report 2009. Results of TAC's 2009 survey on selected county expenditures.
 
County Expenditures Survey Report 2010. Results of TAC's 2010 survey on selected county expenditures.
 
County Expenditures Survey Report 2011. Results of TAC's 2011 survey on selected county expenditures.
 
County Expenditures Survey Report 2012. Results of TAC's 2012 survey on selected county expenditures.
 

County Roads

2013 County Road Miles. The number centerline and lineal (lane) miles by county.
 
Unit Road System Report. This 1998 report lists the counties in Texas that use the Optional County Road System, a.k.a. the Unit Road System. Be sure to see the documentation / methodology.
 
Unit Road System Report. This document provides an updated list of Texas counties using the Optional County Road System, a.k.a. the Unit Road System as of 2003. In addition, it includes those counties known to no longer use the Unit Road System.
 
County Road System Report 2010. This document provides the results of the TAC Unit Road Survey to determine the type of road systems used by Texas counties. A map is included showing which counties use the various types of road systems authorized by the Transportation Code: ex officio, road commissioner, road superintendent, and road department (aka, the "unit road system").
 

County Property Taxes

Revenue Cap Levy Loss Calculator. A calculator to help you understand the fiscal impact of revenue caps on your county. The model is designed to calculate each fund one year at a time.
 
2004 Tax Rates. Preliminary 2004 Total and General Fund County Property Tax Rates.
 
County General Fund Tax Rates 1996 - 2013. The General Fund county property tax rates for every year from 1996 to 2012 as reported to the Texas Comptroller Public Accounts.

County Tax Rates 1996 - 2013. Total county property tax rates for every year from 1996 to 2012 as reported to the Texas Comptroller Public Accounts.

Texas Counties with a Property Tax Ceiling for Over 65/Disabled Homeowners. Based on information provided in the 2009 County Report of Property Value submitted by the counties.
 

County Maps

Health Districts. A map showing the location of the Health Districts, as well as the county boundaries.
 
County Map. A map of the state with the county boundaries and names. Here's a different version in JPEG format.
 
Texas Counties and Cities. Texas Counties, Cities and Highways Map. Shows county boundaries, cities and major highways. Inserts are included on the map to show greater detail for some of the largest Texas cities and the lower Rio Grande area.
 
Texas Counties and County Seats. Also, includes some larger cities.
 
Texas County and Highway Map. Includes county boundaries, major highways and county seats.
 
Texas County and Highway Map with Surrounding Region. Includes county boundaries, major highways and cities.
 
Texas County Formation Maps. Shows development of the counties from the Mexican municipalities of 1834 to the present.
 
Texas County Locator Map. Need to know where a county can be found? Try this interactive map from the CIP.
 
Texas County Relief Map. Map of the state showing county boundaries and seats along with major rivers, mountain ranges and other geographical features.
 

Demographics

Texas County Populations from the 2010 Redistricting Data. Redistricting data is slightly different than the "normal" data from the Census. This is due to how certain people are counted. For example, military members serving overseas are counted as residing at their home of record for redistricting purposes only. Therefore, the data that is released later may differ from the redistricting data found in this table.
 
​​Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Texas with Component Counties. Based on the Office of Management and Budget's February 2013 bulletin announcing metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas as of February 2013, based on application of the 2010 OMB standards to 2010 Census and 2006-2010 American Community Survey data. 
 

Other Reports  

Autopsy Costs in Various Counties. This is a County Information Program report on certain operating costs in the various Medical Examiners' Offices (ME's) in Texas, in PDF format. In 2010, a series of three articles reported on updated autopsy costs in County Issues.
 
Costs to Local Governments from Implementing the Adam Walsh Act. Report on the anticipated costs to cities and counties if the State of Texas implements certain parts of the Adam Walsh Act. The report focuses on costs associated with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Program (SORNA).
 
County Jail Survey Report 2008. Results of TAC's 2008 survey on illegal immigrants in Texas county jails, in PDF format.
 
Election Worker Payments. Are election workers employees or contractors? Do they receive a 1099 or a W-2? For answers, see this short document from TAC. In PDF format.
 
Hurricane Survey Report 2005. Results of TAC's 2005 survey of selected counties covering their expenditures due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in PDF format.
 

Towns & Cities

Population of Texas Cities and Towns Sorted by County. A list of cities and towns in Texas sorted by county along with their populations.
 

"How Texas Compares to Other States" and Other Presentations

State Comparisons. This MS PowerPoint presentation was delivered to the County Judges & Commissioners Association on September 21, 2006. Left click to open, right click to save it. If you save it, be sure to look in the Notes for specific percentages, ranks, amounts, etc.