Bosque County, TX

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Population

17,955

0.0111% growth

Median Age

46.5


Median Household Income

$48,677

7.17% growth

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Number of Employees

7,475

3.39% growth

Median Property Value

$106,700

12.3% growth

About

In 2017, Bosque County, TX had a population of 18k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $48,677. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bosque County, TX grew from 17,953 to 17,955, a 0.0111% increase and its median household income grew from $45,419 to $48,677, a 7.17% increase.

The population of Bosque County, TX is 78.7% White Alone, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.74% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Bosque County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bosque County, TX is $106,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.3%. Most people in Bosque County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bosque County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bosque County, TX employs 7.48k people. The largest industries in Bosque County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), Construction (863 people), and Manufacturing (854 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($97,632), Utilities ($57,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,250).

Median household income in Bosque County, TX is $48,677. Males in Bosque 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 Bosque County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,677

2017 value

± $3,108

7.17%

1 Year Growth

± 8.1%

Households in Bosque County, TX have a median annual income of $48,677, 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 $45,419 in 2016, which represents a 7.17% 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 Bosque 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 9504

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bosque County, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $60,566, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $49,635 and $49,408.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bosque County, TX (2.74k out of 17.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    2,443 ± 229

  2. Hispanic

    909 ± 146

  3. Two Or More

    160 ± 102

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

Employment by Occupations

7.48k

2017 Value

± 437

3.39%

1 Year growth

± 7.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bosque County, TX grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 7.23k employees to 7.48k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bosque County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,001 people), Management Occupations (824 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (724 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bosque County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bosque County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,001 people), Management Occupations (824 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (724 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bosque County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.47 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.95 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bosque County, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,192), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($53,681).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.48k

2017 Value

± 437

3.39%

1 Year growth

± 7.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bosque County, TX grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 7.23k employees to 7.48k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bosque County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), Construction (863 people), and Manufacturing (854 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bosque County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Bosque 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 Bosque County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), Construction (863 people), and Manufacturing (854 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bosque County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.13 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.65 times), and Utilities (2.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bosque County, TX, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($97,632), Utilities ($57,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,250).

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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

81.5% of the population of Bosque County, TX has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bosque County, TX see 2236 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.63% increase from the previous year (2222 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9048 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

2,236 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bosque County, TX see an average of 2,236 patients per year. This represents a 0.63% increase from the previous year (2,222 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%).

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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

18.5%

Uninsured

37%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

18.2%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bosque County, TX declined by 10.6% from 20.7% to 18.5%.

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

Bosque County, TX is home to a population of 18k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.42% of Bosque County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.15k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bosque County, TX is composed of 14.1k White Alone residents (78.7%), 3.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.6%), 312 Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 246 Black or African American Alone residents (1.37%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.329%), 57 Asian Alone residents (0.317%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bosque County, TX was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Bosque County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bosque County, TX residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.42%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.15k people

6.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.17k people

As of 2017, 6.42% of Bosque County, TX residents (1.15k 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 Bosque County, TX was 6.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

96%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Bosque County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bosque County, TX was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.1k ± 7

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.15k ± 211

  3. Two or More Races

    312 ± 86.3

In 2017, there were 4.48 times more White Alone residents (14.1k people) in Bosque County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.15k Hispanic or Latino and 312 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 Bosque 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 Bosque 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 Bosque County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bosque 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

    504 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    176 ± 69

  3. Korea

    159 ± 56

Bosque County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bosque County, TX was $106,700 in 2017, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $106,700, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bosque County, TX is 77.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bosque County, TX have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bosque 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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$48,677

Median Household Income

± $3,108

7.03k

Number of Households

± 398

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.03k households in Bosque County, TX grew to $48,677 from the previous year's value of $45,419.

The following chart displays the households in Bosque 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

$106,700

2017 Median

± $10,615

$95,000

2016 Median

± $6,473

In 2017, the median property value in Bosque County, TX grew to to $106,700 from the previous year's value of $95,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bosque 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 Bosque County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.3%

2017 Homeownership

77.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.3% of the housing units in Bosque County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bosque County, TX have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.66% of the workforce in Bosque County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.98%

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

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