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County-Related Sites

The following links provide information from external sources related to Texas counties.

The V.G. Young Institute of County Government

 (Texas A&M University System)
The Institute works to meet the educational needs of county officials and the public by offering various educational programs, published reference materials, and counsel to county officials, community organizations and citizens across the state.

County Extension Office Directory

 (Texas AgriLife Extension)
With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices, 616 Extension agents, and 343 subject-matter specialists, the expertise provided by AgriLife Extension is available to every resident in every Texas county.

Fast Facts for Congress

(US Census Bureau)
Enter an address, a ZIP code, or select a state, county, or 110th Congressional District to view highlights from Census Bureau sources of economic and demographic data.

Texas Quick Facts

(US Census Bureau)
Search by county or city for census information on people, businesses and geography.

County Profiles

(County Information Program of the Texas Association of Counties)
Choose any county and get data on population, land area, ethnicity, race, age, income, wages, poverty level and property tax data.

Population of Texas Cities and Towns

(County Information Program of the Texas Association of Counties)
Sorted by county

The Handbook of Texas Online

(Texas State Historical Association)
This site is a free, easy-to-use encyclopedia that has thousands of articles on Texas history, geography and culture. Student Guides offer articles on major subjects for 4th and 7th grade social studies with links to related articles.

Local Property Taxes in Texas

(Window on State Government/Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Local officials appraise and set the value of your property, set your tax rates and collect your taxes. However, state law governs how the process works. You can play an effective role in the process if you know your rights, understand the remedies available to you and fulfill your responsibilities.