Baylor County, TX

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2019 Population
3,577
0.39% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
45.9
2.96% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
11.7%
7.36% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$40,739
0.027% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$62,000
12.1% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
1,540
2.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Baylor County, TX had a population of 3.58k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $40,739. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Baylor County, TX declined from 3,591 to 3,577, a −0.39% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,750 to $40,739, a −0.027% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baylor County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), Other (Hispanic) (2.57%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%). 0% of the households in Baylor County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.9% of the residents in Baylor County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Baylor County, TX was $62,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%. Most people in Baylor County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 8.37 minutes. The average car ownership in Baylor County, TX was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Baylor County, TX is home to a population of 3.58k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.38% of Baylor County, TX residents were born outside of the country (121 people).

In 2019, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.1k people) in Baylor County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193 White (Hispanic) and 110 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baylor County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.1k ± 158
  2. White (Hispanic)
    193 ± 125
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    110 ± 94
8.53%
Hispanic Population
305 people

In 2019, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.1k people) in Baylor County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193 White (Hispanic) and 110 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.53% of the people in Baylor County, TX are hispanic (305 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baylor County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
121 people
1.48%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
53 people

As of 2019, 3.38% of Baylor County, TX residents (121 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baylor County, TX was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.4
24
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Baylor County, TX was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 24. But people in Baylor County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Baylor County, TX residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,517,866 ± 37,182 people
  2. India
    267,786 ± 12,644 people
  3. El Salvador
    216,011 ± 11,367 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,517,866 Texas residents, followed by India with 267,786 and El Salvador with 216,011.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2019 Citizenship
99.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.9% of Baylor County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Baylor County, TX was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    47 ± 44
  2. Vietnam
    47 ± 43
  3. Korea
    32 ± 31

Baylor County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Baylor County, TX is $40,739. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baylor County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $40,739, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,245. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Baylor County, TX employs 1.54k people. The largest industries in Baylor County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), Educational Services (190 people), and Retail Trade (150 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,857), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,667), and Educational Services ($46,432).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,739
2019 value
± $5,924
−0.027%
1 Year Growth
± 24.1%

Households in Baylor County, TX have a median annual income of $40,739, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,750 in 2018, which represents a −0.027% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,707
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $741
$49,245
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $549

In 2019, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas 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 in Texas
  1. Asian
    $69,055 ± $2,236
  2. White
    $55,439 ± $530
  3. American Indian
    $49,081 ± $7,151

In 2019 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 in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baylor County, TX is from Texas.
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2019, the income inequality in Texas was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.281% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baylor County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $40,739, 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 Baylor County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baylor County, TX (406 out of 3.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 18 - 24 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
    387 ± 118
  2. Hispanic
    79 ± 80
  3. Other
    19 ± 73

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

1.54k
2019 Value
± 268
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 23.4%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baylor County, TX grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 1.51k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baylor County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (332 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (171 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (138 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baylor County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baylor County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (332 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (171 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baylor County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (3.82 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.09 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baylor County, TX, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($56,667), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,526).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.54k
2019 Value
± 268
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 23.4%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baylor County, TX grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 1.51k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baylor County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), Educational Services (190 people), and Retail Trade (150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baylor County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Baylor 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 Baylor County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), Educational Services (190 people), and Retail Trade (150 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baylor County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.09 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.18 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baylor County, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,857), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,667), and Educational Services ($46,432).

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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. $358B
  2. $332B
  3. $284B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $358B, followed by Crude petroleum ($332B) and Gasoline ($284B).

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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$2.8T
2018 Value in Texas
$5.07T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
81.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Texas trade was $2.8T. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $5.07T 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. $97.6B
  2. $67.7B
  3. $60.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.6B, followed by Michigan with $67.7B and California and $60.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Baylor County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 84.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.7%), followed by Other (2.74%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Baylor County, TX
84.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baylor County, TX was $62,000 in 2019, which is 0.258 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $70,500 to $62,000, a 12.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Baylor County, TX is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Baylor County, TX have an average commute time of 8.37 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baylor County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$62,000
2019 Median
± $12,078
$70,500
2018 Median
± $16,004

In 2019, the median property value in Baylor County, TX declined from to $62,000 from the previous year's value of $70,500.

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

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Household Income

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$40,739
Median Household Income
± $5,924
1.53k
Number of Households
± 225

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.53k households in Baylor County, TX declined from $40,739 from the previous year's value of $40,750.

The following chart displays the households in Baylor 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
2019 Homeownership
71.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.4% of the housing units in Baylor County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baylor County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

8.37 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baylor County, TX have a shorter commute time (8.37 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.0685% of the workforce in Baylor County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.44%)

In 2019, 84.1% of workers in Baylor County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (3.44%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baylor County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baylor County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

85.4% of the population of Baylor County, TX has health coverage, with 39.1% on employee plans, 8.83% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$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

14.6%
Uninsured
39.1%
Employer Coverage
8.83%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
18.5%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baylor County, TX grew by 11.9% from 13.1% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baylor 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. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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