Atascosa County, TX

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Population

48,139

0.899% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$55,194

3.79% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Number of Employees

20,208

1.75% growth

Median Property Value

$96,100

3.33% growth

About

In 2017, Atascosa County, TX had a population of 48.1k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $55,194. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atascosa County, TX grew from 47,710 to 48,139, a 0.899% increase and its median household income grew from $53,181 to $55,194, a 3.79% increase.

The population of Atascosa County, TX is 63.5% Hispanic or Latino, 34.2% White Alone, and 0.972% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Atascosa County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Atascosa County, TX is $96,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Atascosa County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Atascosa County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Atascosa County, TX employs 20.2k people. The largest industries in Atascosa County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,664 people), Construction (2,366 people), and Retail Trade (2,214 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,441), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,333), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,052).

Median household income in Atascosa County, TX is $55,194. Males in Atascosa 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 Atascosa County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,194

2017 value

± $4,735

3.79%

1 Year Growth

± 11.1%

Households in Atascosa County, TX have a median annual income of $55,194, 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 $53,181 in 2016, which represents a 3.79% 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 Atascosa 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9604.02

  2. Census Tract 9602.01

  3. Census Tract 9602.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atascosa County, TX was Census Tract 9604.02 with a value of $71,932, followed by Census Tract 9602.01 and Census Tract 9602.02, with respective values of $57,483 and $52,146.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atascosa County, TX (6.96k out of 47.6k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    6,298 ± 638

  2. Hispanic

    5,652 ± 584

  3. Other

    350 ± 185

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atascosa County, 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

20.2k

2017 Value

± 1,161

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 7.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atascosa County, TX grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 19.9k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atascosa County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,547 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,197 people), and Management Occupations (1,924 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atascosa County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atascosa County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,547 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,197 people), and Management Occupations (1,924 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atascosa County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.53 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.32 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atascosa County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,146), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,167), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($63,077).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.2k

2017 Value

± 1,161

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 7.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atascosa County, TX grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 19.9k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atascosa County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,664 people), Construction (2,366 people), and Retail Trade (2,214 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atascosa County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Atascosa 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 Atascosa County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,664 people), Construction (2,366 people), and Retail Trade (2,214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atascosa County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.32 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atascosa County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,441), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,333), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,052).

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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

82.8% of the population of Atascosa County, TX has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Atascosa County, TX see 4403 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.38% increase from the previous year (4343 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2711 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2711 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

4,403 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Atascosa County, TX see an average of 4,403 patients per year. This represents a 1.38% increase from the previous year (4,343 patients).

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

17.2%

Uninsured

44%

Employer Coverage

15.5%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

2.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atascosa County, TX declined by 6.61% from 18.4% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atascosa 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%.

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Diversity

Atascosa County, TX is home to a population of 48.1k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.12% of Atascosa County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.95k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Atascosa County, TX is composed of 30.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (63.5%), 16.5k White Alone residents (34.2%), 468 Two or More Races residents (0.972%), 353 Black or African American Alone residents (0.733%), 186 Asian Alone residents (0.386%), 55 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.114%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0249%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atascosa County, TX was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Atascosa County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Atascosa County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.95k people

6.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.95k people

As of 2017, 6.12% of Atascosa County, TX residents (2.95k 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 Atascosa County, TX was 6.18%, 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

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Atascosa County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atascosa County, TX was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    30.6k ± 1.09k

  2. White Alone

    16.5k ± 65

  3. Two or More Races

    468 ± 145

In 2017, there were 1.86 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (30.6k people) in Atascosa County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k White Alone and 468 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Atascosa 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 Atascosa 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 Atascosa County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Atascosa 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

    1,223 ± 238

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    754 ± 222

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    433 ± 157

Atascosa County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atascosa County, TX was $96,100 in 2017, which is 0.442 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,000 to $96,100, a 3.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Atascosa County, TX is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atascosa County, TX have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atascosa 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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$55,194

Median Household Income

± $4,735

15.5k

Number of Households

± 951

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.5k households in Atascosa County, TX grew to $55,194 from the previous year's value of $53,181.

The following chart displays the households in Atascosa 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

$96,100

2017 Median

± $8,553

$93,000

2016 Median

± $7,854

In 2017, the median property value in Atascosa County, TX grew to to $96,100 from the previous year's value of $93,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atascosa 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 Atascosa 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 Atascosa County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Atascosa County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Atascosa County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atascosa County, TX have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Atascosa County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    15%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.9%

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

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