Bailey County, TX

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Population

7,098

0.463% decline

Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$43,523

7.23% growth

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

3,157

1.41% decline

Median Property Value

$68,000

8.45% growth

About

In 2017, Bailey County, TX had a population of 7.1k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $43,523. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bailey County, TX declined from 7,131 to 7,098, a -0.463% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,589 to $43,523, a 7.23% increase.

The population of Bailey County, TX is 62.7% Hispanic or Latino, 34.6% White Alone, and 1.52% Black or African American Alone. 48.3% of the people in Bailey County, TX speak a non-English language, and 82.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bailey County, TX is $68,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Bailey County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15 minutes. The average car ownership in Bailey County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bailey County, TX employs 3.16k people. The largest industries in Bailey County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (491 people), Construction (390 people), and Retail Trade (355 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($72,772), Public Administration ($47,059), and Utilities ($41,912).

Median household income in Bailey County, TX is $43,523. Males in Bailey 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 Bailey County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,523

2017 value

± $7,943

7.23%

1 Year Growth

± 25.8%

Households in Bailey County, TX have a median annual income of $43,523, 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 $40,589 in 2016, which represents a 7.23% 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 Bailey 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 Bailey 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 Bailey 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 Bailey 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 Bailey County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $37,397, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bailey 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

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bailey County, TX (1.53k out of 6.85k 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 Males 6 - 11 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

    1,400 ± 317

  2. Hispanic

    1,047 ± 258

  3. Asian

    63 ± 109

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

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

3.16k

2017 Value

± 457

-1.41%

1 Year decline

± 21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bailey County, TX declined at a rate of -1.41%, from 3.2k employees to 3.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bailey County, TX, are Management Occupations (374 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (335 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (294 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bailey County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bailey County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (374 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (335 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (294 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bailey County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.8 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.28 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bailey County, TX, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($53,438), Management Occupations ($51,983), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($42,054).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.16k

2017 Value

± 457

-1.41%

1 Year decline

± 21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bailey County, TX declined at a rate of -1.41%, from 3.2k employees to 3.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bailey County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (491 people), Construction (390 people), and Retail Trade (355 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bailey County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Bailey 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 Bailey County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (491 people), Construction (390 people), and Retail Trade (355 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bailey County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.1 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.4 times), and Utilities (3.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bailey County, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($72,772), Public Administration ($47,059), and Utilities ($41,912).

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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

70% of the population of Bailey County, TX has health coverage, with 27% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 8.93% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.0578% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bailey County, TX see 2403 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (2303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2394 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

2403 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Bailey County, TX see an average of 2403 patients per year. This represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (2303 patients).

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

30%

Uninsured

27%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

8.93%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.0578%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bailey County, TX grew by 1.81% from 29.5% to 30%.

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

Bailey County, TX is home to a population of 7.1k people, from which 82.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.8% of Bailey County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bailey County, TX is composed of 4.45k Hispanic or Latino residents (62.7%), 2.46k White Alone residents (34.6%), 108 Black or African American Alone residents (1.52%), 63 Asian Alone residents (0.888%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.225%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0704%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bailey County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,177 speakers), Vietnamese (11 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bailey County, TX was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Bailey County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bailey County, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

20.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 20.8% of Bailey County, TX residents 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 Bailey County, TX was 20.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

82.4%

2017 Citizenship

83%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.4% of Bailey County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bailey County, TX was 83%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4.45k ± 583

  2. White Alone

    2.46k ± 196

  3. Black or African American Alone

    108 ± 82

In 2017, there were 1.81 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (4.45k people) in Bailey County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k White Alone and 108 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 Bailey County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,177 speakers (48.2%)

  2. Vietnamese

    11 speakers (0.167%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

48.3% of Bailey County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bailey County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 48.2% of the overall population of Bailey County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.167% speak Vietnamese and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    163 ± 90

  2. World War II

    37 ± 40

  3. Korea

    34 ± 43

Bailey County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bailey County, TX was $68,000 in 2017, which is 0.313 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $62,700 to $68,000, a 8.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Bailey County, TX is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bailey County, TX have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bailey 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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$43,523

Median Household Income

± $7,943

2.23k

Number of Households

± 367

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.23k households in Bailey County, TX grew to $43,523 from the previous year's value of $40,589.

The following chart displays the households in Bailey 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$68,000

2017 Median

± $11,411

$62,700

2016 Median

± $8,826

In 2017, the median property value in Bailey County, TX grew to to $68,000 from the previous year's value of $62,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bailey 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 Bailey County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Bailey County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bailey 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 Bailey County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bailey County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bailey County, TX have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1% of the workforce in Bailey County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.6%

  3. Carpooled

    8.24%

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

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