Harrison County, TX

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Population

66,606

0.263% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$48,644

5.22% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

27,603

1.05% decline

Median Property Value

$115,100

4.54% growth

About

In 2017, Harrison County, TX had a population of 66.6k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $48,644. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrison County, TX grew from 66,431 to 66,606, a 0.263% increase and its median household income grew from $46,230 to $48,644, a 5.22% increase.

The population of Harrison County, TX is 63.8% White Alone, 21.3% Black or African American Alone, and 12.7% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Harrison County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, TX are East Texas Baptist University (262 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wiley College (247 degrees).

The median property value in Harrison County, TX is $115,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%. Most people in Harrison County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Harrison County, TX employs 27.6k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,936 people), Manufacturing (3,615 people), and Educational Services (3,096 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,493), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,277), and Utilities ($47,292).

Median household income in Harrison County, TX is $48,644. Males in Harrison County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Harrison County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,644

2017 value

± $2,576

5.22%

1 Year Growth

± 7.6%

Households in Harrison County, TX have a median annual income of $48,644, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,230 in 2016, which represents a 5.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 206.03

  2. Census Tract 206.06

  3. Census Tract 206.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, TX was Census Tract 206.03 with a value of $80,823, followed by Census Tract 206.06 and Census Tract 206.05, with respective values of $66,274 and $60,335.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Harrison County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, TX (11.6k out of 65k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,191 ± 629

  2. Black

    4,191 ± 466

  3. Hispanic

    2,402 ± 352

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison County, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

27.6k

2017 Value

± 1,245

-1.05%

1 Year decline

± 6.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, TX declined at a rate of -1.05%, from 27.9k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,028 people), Production Occupations (2,933 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,561 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,028 people), Production Occupations (2,933 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,561 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.64 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,335), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,393), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,771).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.6k

2017 Value

± 1,245

-1.05%

1 Year decline

± 6.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, TX declined at a rate of -1.05%, from 27.9k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,936 people), Manufacturing (3,615 people), and Educational Services (3,096 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Harrison County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Harrison County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,936 people), Manufacturing (3,615 people), and Educational Services (3,096 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.96 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,493), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,277), and Utilities ($47,292).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84% of the population of Harrison County, TX has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Harrison County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, TX see 3337 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.8% decrease from the previous year (3961 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4752 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4158 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,337 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, TX see an average of 3,337 patients per year. This represents a 15.8% decrease from the previous year (3,961 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrison County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16%

Uninsured

44.8%

Employer Coverage

14%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.66%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, TX declined by 11.3% from 18% to 16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrison County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Harrison County, TX is home to a population of 66.6k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.25% of Harrison County, TX residents were born outside of the country (4.16k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrison County, TX is composed of 42.5k White Alone residents (63.8%), 14.2k Black or African American Alone residents (21.3%), 8.47k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.7%), 704 Two or More Races residents (1.06%), 468 Asian Alone residents (0.703%), 209 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.314%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0495%), and 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0405%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harrison County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrison County, TX was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Harrison County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Harrison County, TX residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.16k people

6.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.17k people

As of 2017, 6.25% of Harrison County, TX residents (4.16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison County, TX was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Harrison County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, TX was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.5k ± 39

  2. Black or African American Alone

    14.2k ± 179

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.47k ± 842

In 2017, there were 3 times more White Alone residents (42.5k people) in Harrison County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k Black or African American Alone and 8.47k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harrison County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Harrison County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Harrison County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harrison County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,635 ± 219

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    486 ± 160

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    383 ± 134

Harrison County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Harrison County, TX awarded 509 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, TX is skewed towards women, with 1,212 male students and 1,528 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, TX are Black or African American (246 and 50.8%), followed by White (185 and 38.2%), Hispanic or Latino (40 and 8.26%), and Two or More Races (5 and 1.03%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, TX by number of degrees awarded are East Texas Baptist University (262 and 51.5%) and Wiley College (247 and 48.5%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, TX are General Interdisciplinary Studies (77 and 15.1%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (35 and 6.88%), and Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (31 and 6.09%).

The median tuition costs in Harrison County, TX are $16,704 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harrison County, TX was Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Harrison County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 262 degrees awarded

  2. 247 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,704

Median Private

In 2016, the Harrison County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Texas Baptist University with 262 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

212

Degrees Awarded to Men

297

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 212 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison County, TX, which is 0.714 times less than the 297 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    246 degrees awarded

  2. White

    185 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harrison County, TX were to Black or African American students. These 246 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 185 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, TX was $115,100 in 2017, which is 0.529 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,100 to $115,100, a 4.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, TX is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrison County, TX have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrison County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,644

Median Household Income

± $2,576

23.4k

Number of Households

± 1,053

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.4k households in Harrison County, TX grew to $48,644 from the previous year's value of $46,230.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$115,100

2017 Median

± $6,595

$110,100

2016 Median

± $5,222

In 2017, the median property value in Harrison County, TX grew to to $115,100 from the previous year's value of $110,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrison County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harrison County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.2%

2017 Homeownership

73.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.2% of the housing units in Harrison County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harrison County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, TX have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Harrison County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrison County, TX was Drove Alone (87.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.36%) and those who Worked At Home (3.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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