Armstrong County, TX

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Population

1,929

0.836% growth

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$68,750

5.77% growth

Poverty Rate

7.54%


Number of Employees

968

5.22% growth

Median Property Value

$128,600

13.7% growth

About

In 2017, Armstrong County, TX had a population of 1.93k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $68,750. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Armstrong County, TX grew from 1,913 to 1,929, a 0.836% increase and its median household income grew from $65,000 to $68,750, a 5.77% increase.

The population of Armstrong County, TX is 86.6% White Alone, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.35% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 7.99% of the people in Armstrong County, TX speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Armstrong County, TX is $128,600, and the homeownership rate is 81.1%. Most people in Armstrong County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Armstrong County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Armstrong County, TX employs 968 people. The largest industries in Armstrong County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (119 people), and Educational Services (115 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($65,893), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,938), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,391).

Median household income in Armstrong County, TX is $68,750. Males in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,750

2017 value

± $10,647

5.77%

1 Year Growth

± 20%

Households in Armstrong County, TX have a median annual income of $68,750, 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 $65,000 in 2016, which represents a 5.77% 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 Armstrong County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Armstrong County, TX 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Armstrong County, TX 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 Armstrong 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 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Armstrong County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $59,737, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Armstrong County, TX (140 out of 1.86k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 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

    140 ± 58

  2. Black

    0 ± 66

  3. Native American

    0 ± 66

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

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

968

2017 Value

± 129

5.22%

1 Year growth

± 18.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Armstrong County, TX grew at a rate of 5.22%, from 920 employees to 968 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Armstrong County, TX, are Management Occupations (148 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (126 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (103 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Armstrong County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Armstrong County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (148 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (126 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Armstrong County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.9 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.94 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Armstrong County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($115,313), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($78,500), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

968

2017 Value

± 129

5.22%

1 Year growth

± 18.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Armstrong County, TX grew at a rate of 5.22%, from 920 employees to 968 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Armstrong County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (119 people), and Educational Services (115 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Armstrong County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (119 people), and Educational Services (115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Armstrong County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.49 times), and Utilities (2.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Armstrong County, TX, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($65,893), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,938), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,391).

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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 with $216B and Mixed freight and $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

93.9% of the population of Armstrong County, TX has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 6.07% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Armstrong County, TX see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Armstrong County, TX see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

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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

6.07%

Uninsured

55.2%

Employer Coverage

6.07%

Medicaid

16.1%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

0.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Armstrong County, TX declined by 11.1% from 6.83% to 6.07%.

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

Armstrong County, TX is home to a population of 1.93k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.02% of Armstrong County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Armstrong County, TX is composed of 1.67k White Alone residents (86.6%), 192 Hispanic or Latino residents (9.95%), 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.35%), 24 Black or African American Alone residents (1.24%), 16 Two or More Races residents (0.829%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Armstrong County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (124 speakers), German (14 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Armstrong County, TX was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Armstrong County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Armstrong County, TX residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.14%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.02% of Armstrong County, TX residents 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 Armstrong County, TX was 2.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Armstrong County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Armstrong County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Armstrong County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Armstrong County, TX was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.67k ± 108

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    192 ± 69.3

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    26 ± 22

In 2017, there were 8.7 times more White Alone residents (1.67k people) in Armstrong County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 192 Hispanic or Latino and 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    124 speakers (6.78%)

  2. German

    14 speakers (0.766%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    8 speakers (0.438%)

7.99% of Armstrong County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Armstrong County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.78% of the overall population of Armstrong County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.766% speak German and 0.438% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    62 ± 36

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    51 ± 33

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    20 ± 11

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Armstrong County, TX was $128,600 in 2017, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,100 to $128,600, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Armstrong County, TX is 81.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Armstrong County, TX have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Armstrong 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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$68,750

Median Household Income

± $10,647

702

Number of Households

± 95

In 2017, the median household income of the 702 households in Armstrong County, TX grew to $68,750 from the previous year's value of $65,000.

The following chart displays the households in Armstrong 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$128,600

2017 Median

± $22,687

$113,100

2016 Median

± $28,030

In 2017, the median property value in Armstrong County, TX grew to to $128,600 from the previous year's value of $113,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Armstrong County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Armstrong County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.1%

2017 Homeownership

79.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.1% of the housing units in Armstrong County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Armstrong County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Armstrong County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Armstrong County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.8%

  2. Carpooled

    17.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    11.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Armstrong County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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