Blanco County, TX

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2022 Population
11,608
2.61% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.5
1.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.77%
7.99% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,717
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$309,800
7.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Blanco County, TX had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $79,717. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blanco County, TX grew from 11,313 to 11,608, a 2.61% increase and its median household income grew from $71,201 to $79,717, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blanco County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.11%), White (Hispanic) (6.35%), Other (Hispanic) (6.31%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%).

None of the households in Blanco County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Blanco County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Blanco County, TX was $309,800, and the homeownership rate was 78%.

Most people in Blanco County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Blanco County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Blanco County, TX is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.95% of Blanco County, TX residents were born outside of the country (807 people).

In 2022, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.65k people) in Blanco County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 825 Two+ (Hispanic) and 737 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Blanco County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blanco County, TX was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blanco County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.65k ± 142
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    825 ± 317
  3. White (Hispanic)
    737 ± 320
20%
Hispanic Population
2.32k people

In 2022, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.65k people) in Blanco County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 825 Two+ (Hispanic) and 737 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20% of the people in Blanco County, TX are hispanic (2.32k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.95%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
807 people
6.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
760 people

As of 2022, 6.95% of Blanco County, TX residents (807 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blanco County, TX was 6.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    298 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    226 ± 121
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    206 ± 133

Blanco County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blanco County, TX employs 5.5k people. The largest industries in Blanco County, TX are Construction (962 people), Manufacturing (570 people), and Retail Trade (540 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($212,639), Transportation & Warehousing ($122,554), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($105,481).

Occupations

5.5k
2022 Value
± 530
0.973%
1 Year growth
± 14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blanco County, TX grew at a rate of 0.973%, from 5.45k employees to 5.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blanco County, TX, are Management Occupations (756 people), Sales & Related Occupations (697 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (599 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blanco County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.5k
2022 Value
± 530
0.973%
1 Year growth
± 14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blanco County, TX grew at a rate of 0.973%, from 5.45k employees to 5.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blanco County, TX, are Construction (962 people), Manufacturing (570 people), and Retail Trade (540 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blanco County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Blanco County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,647
Median earning men ± $5,096
$35,986
Median earning women ± $5,891

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($223,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($188,426), and Wholesale Trade ($122,632).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,444), Wholesale Trade ($68,833), and Public Administration ($47,266).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 92
    Manufacturing
  2. 68
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 57
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blanco County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 73.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.968%).

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 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
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.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blanco County, TX was $309,800 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $286,900 to $309,800, a 7.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Blanco County, TX is 78%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blanco County, TX have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blanco County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$309,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$50,091
$3,772
Median Property Taxes
±$396

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blanco County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Blanco County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78% of the housing units in Blanco County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$79,717
Median Household Income
± $7,454
4.84k
Number of Households
± 464

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.84k households in Blanco County, TX grew to $79,717 from the previous year's value of $71,201.

The following chart displays the households in Blanco 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blanco County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.61%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Blanco County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.61%).

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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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blanco County, TX have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Blanco County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

9.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blanco County, TX (1.12k out of 11.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blanco County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

84.8% of the population of Blanco County, TX has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 5.79% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 3.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Blanco County, TX see 2386 patients per year on average, which represents a 38.8% decrease from the previous year (3901 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3067 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3067 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,386 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blanco County, TX

Primary care physicians in Blanco County, TX see an average of 2,386 patients per year. This represents a 38.8% decrease from the previous year (3,901 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Blanco County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 24% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.2%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
5.79%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
3.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blanco County, TX declined by 0.973% from 15.3% to 15.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Blanco County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.6% in Blanco County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.7% in Blanco County, TX.

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