Lake Jackson, TX

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Population

27,317

0.328% decline

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$77,739

3% growth

Poverty Rate

8.49%


Number of Employees

13,783

1.18% decline

Median Property Value

$154,800

4.1% growth

About

In 2017, Lake Jackson, TX had a population of 27.3k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $77,739. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake Jackson, TX declined from 27,407 to 27,317, a -0.328% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,473 to $77,739, a 3% increase.

The population of Lake Jackson, TX is 61.5% White Alone, 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.68% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lake Jackson, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake Jackson, TX are Brazosport College (967 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lake Jackson, TX is $154,800, and the homeownership rate is 66.2%. Most people in Lake Jackson, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Jackson, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lake Jackson, TX employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Lake Jackson, TX are Manufacturing (3,200 people), Construction (2,043 people), and Educational Services (1,365 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($133,199), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,839), and Manufacturing ($93,317).

Median household income in Lake Jackson, TX is $77,739. Males in Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,739

2017 value

± $6,838

3%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Lake Jackson, TX have a median annual income of $77,739, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $75,473 in 2016, which represents a 3% 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 Lake Jackson, 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 6634

  2. Census Tract 6632

  3. Census Tract 6633

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Jackson, TX was Census Tract 6634 with a value of $72,104, followed by Census Tract 6632 and Census Tract 6633, with respective values of $66,318 and $52,188.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Jackson, TX (2.31k out of 27.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,535 ± 328

  2. Hispanic

    975 ± 293

  3. Other

    391 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Jackson, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

13.8k

2017 Value

± 950

-1.18%

1 Year decline

± 9.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake Jackson, TX declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 13.9k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Jackson, TX, are Management Occupations (1,913 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,733 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,467 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Jackson, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake Jackson, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,913 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,733 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lake Jackson, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.73 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.02 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake Jackson, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,554), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,746), and Management Occupations ($91,086).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 950

-1.18%

1 Year decline

± 9.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake Jackson, TX declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 13.9k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Jackson, TX, are Manufacturing (3,200 people), Construction (2,043 people), and Educational Services (1,365 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Jackson, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,200 people), Construction (2,043 people), and Educational Services (1,365 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lake Jackson, TX has an unusually high number of Construction (2.37 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.29 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake Jackson, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($133,199), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,839), and Manufacturing ($93,317).

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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

88.2% of the population of Lake Jackson, TX has health coverage, with 59.8% on employee plans, 8.01% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 9.07% on non-group plans, and 0.914% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake Jackson, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 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

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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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%).

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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

11.8%

Uninsured

59.8%

Employer Coverage

8.01%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

9.07%

Non-Group

0.914%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake Jackson, TX grew by 6.58% from 11.1% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake Jackson, 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

Lake Jackson, TX is home to a population of 27.3k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lake Jackson, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.73k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake Jackson, TX is composed of 16.8k White Alone residents (61.5%), 7.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.1%), 1.28k Black or African American Alone residents (4.68%), 805 Asian Alone residents (2.95%), 391 Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.176%), 25 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0915%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lake Jackson, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake Jackson, TX was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Lake Jackson, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lake Jackson, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.73k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lake Jackson, TX residents (2.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake Jackson, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.1% of Lake Jackson, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake Jackson, TX was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.8k ± 738

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.96k ± 1.17k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.28k ± 527

In 2017, there were 2.11 times more White Alone residents (16.8k people) in Lake Jackson, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.96k Hispanic or Latino and 1.28k 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 Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lake Jackson, 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

    565 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    465 ± 163

  3. Korea

    156 ± 76

Lake Jackson, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lake Jackson, TX awarded 967 degrees. The student population of Lake Jackson, TX is skewed towards men, with 2,233 male students and 2,082 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake Jackson, TX are White (484 and 50.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (362 and 37.5%), Black or African American (78 and 8.07%), and Two or More Races (22 and 2.28%).

The largest universities in Lake Jackson, TX by number of degrees awarded are Brazosport College (967 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lake Jackson, TX are General Studies (231 and 23.9%), Chemical Technology (217 and 22.4%), and General Drafting & Design Technology (65 and 6.72%).

The median tuition costs in Lake Jackson, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,880 and $4,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 231 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake Jackson, TX was General Studies with 231 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lake Jackson, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

967 degrees awarded

$2,880

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lake Jackson, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brazosport College with 967 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

590

Degrees Awarded to Men

377

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 590 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake Jackson, TX, which is 1.56 times more than the 377 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    484 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    362 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    78 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake Jackson, TX were to White students. These 484 degrees mean that there were 1.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 362 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Jackson, TX was $154,800 in 2017, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $148,700 to $154,800, a 4.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake Jackson, TX is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake Jackson, TX have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake Jackson, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$77,739

Median Household Income

± $6,838

10.6k

Number of Households

± 751

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.6k households in Lake Jackson, TX grew to $77,739 from the previous year's value of $75,473.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Jackson, 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

$154,800

2017 Median

± $6,821

$148,700

2016 Median

± $6,272

In 2017, the median property value in Lake Jackson, TX grew to to $154,800 from the previous year's value of $148,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.2%

2017 Homeownership

66.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.2% of the housing units in Lake Jackson, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Jackson, TX have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Lake Jackson, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake Jackson, TX was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Worked At Home (3.25%).

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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