Tarrant County, TX

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Population

2.08M

1.48% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$66,063

1.55% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

1.04M

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$210,000

12.8% growth

About

In 2018, Tarrant County, TX had a population of 2.08M people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $66,063. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Tarrant County, TX grew from 2.05M to 2.08M, a 1.48% increase and its median household income grew from $65,052 to $66,063, a 1.55% increase.

The population of Tarrant County, TX is 45.8% White Alone, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.3% Black or African American Alone. 29.8% of the people in Tarrant County, TX speak a non-English language, and 90.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tarrant County, TX are The University of Texas at Arlington (12,789 degrees awarded in 2017), Tarrant County College District (8,307 degrees), and Texas Christian University (2,919 degrees).

The median property value in Tarrant County, TX is $210,000, and the homeownership rate is 59.4%. Most people in Tarrant County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Tarrant County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Tarrant County, TX employs 1.04M people. The largest industries in Tarrant County, TX are Retail Trade (127,043 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (116,450 people), and Manufacturing (100,681 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,081), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,067), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,624).

Median household income in Tarrant County, TX is $66,063. Males in Tarrant County, TX have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in Tarrant County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,063

2018 value

± $1,349

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 3.18%

Households in Tarrant County, TX have a median annual income of $66,063, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,052 in 2017, which represents a 1.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436

Average Male Salary

± $718

$48,835

Average Female Salary

± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time 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

    $66,902 ± $2,105

  2. White

    $54,641 ± $518

  3. Two or More Races

    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.479

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 1139.07

  2. Census Tract 1139.06

  3. Census Tract 1139.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tarrant County, TX was Census Tract 1139.07 with a value of $232,555, followed by Census Tract 1139.06 and Census Tract 1139.08, with respective values of $226,250 and $221,719.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tarrant County, TX (265k out of 1.96M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    152,796 ± 3,269

  2. Hispanic

    114,092 ± 2,580

  3. Black

    63,684 ± 2,156

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

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

1.04M

2018 Value

± 19,879

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 2.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tarrant County, TX grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 1.02M employees to 1.04M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tarrant County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (126,603 people), Sales & Related Occupations (118,424 people), and Management Occupations (110,394 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (126,603 people), Sales & Related Occupations (118,424 people), and Management Occupations (110,394 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tarrant County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.32 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.32 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,043), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,164), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,351).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.04M

2018 Value

± 19,879

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 2.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tarrant County, TX grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 1.02M employees to 1.04M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tarrant County, TX, are Retail Trade (127,043 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (116,450 people), and Manufacturing (100,681 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tarrant County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (127,043 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (116,450 people), and Manufacturing (100,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tarrant County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.86 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.74 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tarrant County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,081), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,067), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,624).

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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. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

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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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% 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. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

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

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Health

83.5% of the population of Tarrant County, TX has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.114% increase from the previous year (1756 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1739 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1000 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

1,758 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 0.114% increase from the previous year (1,756 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tarrant 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

16.5%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

7.98%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tarrant County, TX grew by 5.46% from 15.6% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tarrant 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

Tarrant County, TX is home to a population of 2.08M people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.5% of Tarrant County, TX residents were born outside of the country (318k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tarrant County, TX is composed of 955k White Alone residents (45.8%), 609k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.2%), 340k Black or African American Alone residents (16.3%), 115k Asian Alone residents (5.52%), 52.5k Two or More Races residents (2.52%), 6.94k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.333%), 3.88k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.186%), and 2.97k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.142%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tarrant County, TX are Spanish (422,869 speakers), Vietnamese (30,242 speakers), and Arabic (19,031 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Tarrant County, TX was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Tarrant County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Tarrant County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

318k people

15.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

310k people

As of 2017, 15.5% of Tarrant County, TX residents (318k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tarrant County, TX was 15.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people

  2. India

    285,714 ± 13,058 people

  3. El Salvador

    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

90.8%

2018 Citizenship

89%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 90.8% of Tarrant County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Tarrant County, TX was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    955k ± 1.95k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    609k ± 20.5k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    340k ± 4.88k

In 2018, there were 1.57 times more White Alone residents (955k people) in Tarrant County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 609k Hispanic or Latino and 340k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    422,869 speakers (21.8%)

  2. Vietnamese

    30,242 speakers (1.56%)

  3. Arabic

    19,031 speakers (0.982%)

29.8% of Tarrant County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Tarrant County, TX was Spanish. 21.8% of the overall population of Tarrant County, TX are native Spanish speakers. 1.56% speak Vietnamese and 0.982% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    30,996 ± 2,351

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    29,554 ± 3,417

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    23,423 ± 3,574

Tarrant County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Tarrant County, TX awarded 29,680 degrees. The student population of Tarrant County, TX is skewed towards women, with 48,557 male students and 72,790 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tarrant County, TX are White (12,498 and 46.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,700 and 24.7%), Black or African American (4,493 and 16.6%), and Asian (2,034 and 7.5%).

The largest universities in Tarrant County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Arlington (12,789 and 43.1%), Tarrant County College District (8,307 and 28%), and Texas Christian University (2,919 and 9.83%).

The most popular majors in Tarrant County, TX are General Studies (4,869 and 16.4%), Registered Nursing (4,015 and 13.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,640 and 5.53%).

The median tuition costs in Tarrant County, TX are $13,634 for private four year colleges, and $7,542 and $22,742 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 507 degrees awarded

  2. 393 degrees awarded

  3. 3,750 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tarrant County, TX was General Studies with 507 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,789 degrees awarded

  2. 8,307 degrees awarded

  3. 2,919 degrees awarded

$7,542

Median In-State Public

$13,634

Median Private

In 2017, the Tarrant County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Arlington with 12,789 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,295

Degrees Awarded to Men

18,385

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11,295 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tarrant County, TX, which is 0.614 times less than the 18,385 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Tarrant County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,498 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6,700 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4,493 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tarrant County, TX were to White students. These 12,498 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,700 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tarrant County, TX was $210,000 in 2018, which is 0.914 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $186,200 to $210,000, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Tarrant County, TX is 59.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tarrant County, TX have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tarrant County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$210,000

2018 Median

± $3,703

$186,200

2017 Median

± $3,046

In 2018, the median property value in Tarrant County, TX grew to to $210,000 from the previous year's value of $186,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$66,063

Median Household Income

± $1,349

722k

Number of Households

± 15,350

In 2018, the median household income of the 722k households in Tarrant County, TX grew to $66,063 from the previous year's value of $65,052.

The following chart displays the households in Tarrant 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tarrant County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tarrant County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.4%

2018 Homeownership

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.4% of the housing units in Tarrant County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

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

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tarrant County, TX have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Tarrant County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.95%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Tarrant County, TX was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.95%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tarrant County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tarrant County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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