Austin County, TX

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Population

29,292

0.636% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$62,614

10.5% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

13,509

0.738% growth

Median Property Value

$175,200

6.63% growth

About

In 2017, Austin County, TX had a population of 29.3k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $62,614. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Austin County, TX grew from 29,107 to 29,292, a 0.636% increase and its median household income grew from $56,681 to $62,614, a 10.5% increase.

The population of Austin County, TX is 63.3% White Alone, 25.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.88% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Austin County, TX speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Austin County, TX is $175,200, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%. Most people in Austin County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Austin County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Austin County, TX employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in Austin County, TX are Retail Trade (1,936 people), Manufacturing (1,674 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,506 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($124,005), Transportation & Warehousing ($73,689), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,141).

Median household income in Austin County, TX is $62,614. Males in Austin 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 Austin County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,614

2017 value

± $6,451

10.5%

1 Year Growth

± 12.2%

Households in Austin County, TX have a median annual income of $62,614, 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 $56,681 in 2016, which represents a 10.5% 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 Austin 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 7603

  2. Census Tract 7605.01

  3. Census Tract 7601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Austin County, TX was Census Tract 7603 with a value of $62,833, followed by Census Tract 7605.01 and Census Tract 7601, with respective values of $56,417 and $51,786.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Austin County, TX (3.89k out of 29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    2,222 ± 362

  2. Hispanic

    2,080 ± 332

  3. Other

    747 ± 259

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Austin 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

13.5k

2017 Value

± 846

0.738%

1 Year growth

± 8.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Austin County, TX grew at a rate of 0.738%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Austin County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,844 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,343 people), and Management Occupations (1,323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Austin County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Austin County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,844 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,343 people), and Management Occupations (1,323 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Austin County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.69 times), and Production Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Austin County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,697), and Management Occupations ($71,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.5k

2017 Value

± 846

0.738%

1 Year growth

± 8.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Austin County, TX grew at a rate of 0.738%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Austin County, TX, are Retail Trade (1,936 people), Manufacturing (1,674 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,506 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Austin County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Austin 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 Austin County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,936 people), Manufacturing (1,674 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,506 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Austin County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.63 times higher than expected), Utilities (2 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Austin County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($124,005), Transportation & Warehousing ($73,689), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,141).

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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

86.2% of the population of Austin County, TX has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Austin County, TX see 4223 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (4159 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2705 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3720 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

4,223 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Austin County, TX see an average of 4,223 patients per year. This represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (4,159 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

13.8%

Uninsured

50.7%

Employer Coverage

10.4%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Austin County, TX declined by 16.3% from 16.5% to 13.8%.

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

Austin County, TX is home to a population of 29.3k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.6% of Austin County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Austin County, TX is composed of 18.5k White Alone residents (63.3%), 7.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.9%), 2.6k Black or African American Alone residents (8.88%), 463 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 58 Asian Alone residents (0.198%), 28 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0956%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0376%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Austin County, TX was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Austin County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Austin County, TX residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.1k people

9.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.9k people

As of 2017, 10.6% of Austin County, TX residents (3.1k 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 Austin County, TX was 9.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.8% of Austin County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Austin County, TX was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.5k ± 38

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.6k ± 761

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.6k ± 101

In 2017, there were 2.44 times more White Alone residents (18.5k people) in Austin County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.6k Hispanic or Latino and 2.6k 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 Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Austin 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

    731 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    237 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    127 ± 92

Austin County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Austin County, TX was $175,200 in 2017, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,300 to $175,200, a 6.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Austin County, TX is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Austin County, TX have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Austin 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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$62,614

Median Household Income

± $6,451

11k

Number of Households

± 753

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Austin County, TX grew to $62,614 from the previous year's value of $56,681.

The following chart displays the households in Austin 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

$175,200

2017 Median

± $15,204

$164,300

2016 Median

± $8,968

In 2017, the median property value in Austin County, TX grew to to $175,200 from the previous year's value of $164,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Austin 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 Austin County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.2%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.2% of the housing units in Austin County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Austin County, TX have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.46% of the workforce in Austin County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.59%

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

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