Blanco County, TX

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Population

11,089

1.57% growth

Median Age

49.5


Median Household Income

$58,500

3.41% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Number of Employees

5,106

6.11% growth

Median Property Value

$230,800

20.2% growth

About

In 2017, Blanco County, TX had a population of 11.1k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $58,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blanco County, TX grew from 10,918 to 11,089, a 1.57% increase and its median household income grew from $56,573 to $58,500, a 3.41% increase.

The population of Blanco County, TX is 77.6% White Alone, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.74% Two or More Races. 14.9% of the people in Blanco County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Blanco County, TX is $230,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in Blanco County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Blanco County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Blanco County, TX employs 5.11k people. The largest industries in Blanco County, TX are Construction (785 people), Educational Services (601 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (596 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,750), Wholesale Trade ($63,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,750).

Median household income in Blanco County, TX is $58,500. Males in Blanco 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 Blanco County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,500

2017 value

± $4,789

3.41%

1 Year Growth

± 11.4%

Households in Blanco County, TX have a median annual income of $58,500, 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 $56,573 in 2016, which represents a 3.41% 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 Blanco 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 Blanco 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 Blanco 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 Blanco 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. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blanco County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $57,969, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $49,605 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blanco County, TX (1.18k out of 10.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,114 ± 235

  2. Hispanic

    218 ± 112

  3. Asian

    59 ± 116

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

5.11k

2017 Value

± 519

6.11%

1 Year growth

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blanco County, TX grew at a rate of 6.11%, from 4.81k employees to 5.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blanco County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (569 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (549 people), and Management Occupations (529 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blanco County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blanco County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (569 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (549 people), and Management Occupations (529 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blanco County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.03 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.16 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blanco County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,938), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($89,375), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($75,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.11k

2017 Value

± 519

6.11%

1 Year growth

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blanco County, TX grew at a rate of 6.11%, from 4.81k employees to 5.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blanco County, TX, are Construction (785 people), Educational Services (601 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (596 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Blanco County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (785 people), Educational Services (601 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (596 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blanco County, TX has an unusually high number of Utilities (4.51 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.13 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blanco County, TX, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,750), Wholesale Trade ($63,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,750).

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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

80.3% of the population of Blanco County, TX has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 7.01% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Blanco County, TX see 2751 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% increase from the previous year (2703 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2848 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 11392 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

2751 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Blanco County, TX see an average of 2751 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% increase from the previous year (2703 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

19.7%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

7.01%

Medicaid

17.3%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blanco County, TX grew by 8.63% from 18.1% to 19.7%.

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

Blanco County, TX is home to a population of 11.1k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.26% of Blanco County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Blanco County, TX is composed of 8.6k White Alone residents (77.6%), 2.12k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.1%), 304 Two or More Races residents (2.74%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.577%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.00902%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Blanco County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,340 speakers), German (93 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (42 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blanco County, TX was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Blanco County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Blanco County, TX residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.26% of Blanco County, TX residents 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 Blanco County, TX was 7.16%, 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 Blanco County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Blanco County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Blanco County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blanco County, TX was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.6k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.12k ± 339

  3. Two or More Races

    304 ± 74.1

In 2017, there were 4.06 times more White Alone residents (8.6k people) in Blanco County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.12k Hispanic or Latino and 304 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 Blanco County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,340 speakers (13.1%)

  2. German

    93 speakers (0.906%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    42 speakers (0.409%)

14.9% of Blanco County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Blanco County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13.1% of the overall population of Blanco County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.906% speak German and 0.409% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    577 ± 142

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    162 ± 119

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    137 ± 62

Blanco County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blanco County, TX was $230,800 in 2017, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $192,000 to $230,800, a 20.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Blanco County, TX is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blanco County, TX have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blanco 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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$58,500

Median Household Income

± $4,789

4.23k

Number of Households

± 418

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.23k households in Blanco County, TX grew to $58,500 from the previous year's value of $56,573.

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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Housing

Property Value

$230,800

2017 Median

± $41,228

$192,000

2016 Median

± $26,976

In 2017, the median property value in Blanco County, TX grew to to $230,800 from the previous year's value of $192,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blanco 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 Blanco 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 Blanco County, TX 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.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.6% of the housing units in Blanco County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blanco 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blanco County, TX have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Blanco County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.19%

  3. Carpooled

    8.62%

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

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