Bowie County, TX

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Population

93,635

0.163% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$46,283

8.43% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

36,668

0.858% growth

Median Property Value

$109,400

5.29% growth

About

In 2017, Bowie County, TX had a population of 93.6k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $46,283. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bowie County, TX grew from 93,483 to 93,635, a 0.163% increase and its median household income grew from $42,683 to $46,283, a 8.43% increase.

The population of Bowie County, TX is 64.5% White Alone, 23.9% Black or African American Alone, and 7.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bowie County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bowie County, TX are Texarkana College (815 degrees awarded in 2016), Texas A&M University-Texarkana (466 degrees), and Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana (37 degrees).

The median property value in Bowie County, TX is $109,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Bowie County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bowie County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bowie County, TX employs 36.7k people. The largest industries in Bowie County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,249 people), Retail Trade (4,248 people), and Public Administration (3,483 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,113), Manufacturing ($51,149), and Utilities ($50,542).

Median household income in Bowie County, TX is $46,283. Males in Bowie 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 Bowie County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,283

2017 value

± $2,652

8.43%

1 Year Growth

± 6.34%

Households in Bowie County, TX have a median annual income of $46,283, 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 $42,683 in 2016, which represents a 8.43% 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 Bowie 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 112

  2. Census Tract 109.01

  3. Census Tract 115.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bowie County, TX was Census Tract 112 with a value of $91,118, followed by Census Tract 109.01 and Census Tract 115.01, with respective values of $75,539 and $62,000.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bowie County, TX (15.8k out of 88.1k 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 Females 45 - 54 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. Black

    8,225 ± 684

  2. White

    6,927 ± 664

  3. Hispanic

    1,278 ± 375

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

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

36.7k

2017 Value

± 1,481

0.858%

1 Year growth

± 5.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bowie County, TX grew at a rate of 0.858%, from 36.4k employees to 36.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bowie County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,469 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,325 people), and Management Occupations (2,987 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bowie County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bowie County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,469 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,325 people), and Management Occupations (2,987 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bowie County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.08 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.78 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bowie County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,757), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,102), and Management Occupations ($61,486).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.7k

2017 Value

± 1,481

0.858%

1 Year growth

± 5.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bowie County, TX grew at a rate of 0.858%, from 36.4k employees to 36.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bowie County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,249 people), Retail Trade (4,248 people), and Public Administration (3,483 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bowie County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Bowie 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 Bowie County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,249 people), Retail Trade (4,248 people), and Public Administration (3,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bowie County, TX has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.03 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.23 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bowie County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,113), Manufacturing ($51,149), and Utilities ($50,542).

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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

85.1% of the population of Bowie County, TX has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bowie County, TX see 1415 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.3% increase from the previous year (1260 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1955 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1145 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

1,415 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bowie County, TX see an average of 1,415 patients per year. This represents a 12.3% increase from the previous year (1,260 patients).

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

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

14.9%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bowie County, TX declined by 10.5% from 16.6% to 14.9%.

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

Bowie County, TX is home to a population of 93.6k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.02% of Bowie County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.76k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bowie County, TX is composed of 60.4k White Alone residents (64.5%), 22.4k Black or African American Alone residents (23.9%), 6.93k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.4%), 2.24k Two or More Races residents (2.39%), 892 Asian Alone residents (0.953%), 792 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.846%), 30 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.032%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0171%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bowie County, TX was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Bowie County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bowie County, TX residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.76k people

4.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.88k people

As of 2017, 4.02% of Bowie County, TX residents (3.76k 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 Bowie County, TX was 4.15%, 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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Bowie County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bowie County, TX was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    60.4k ± 8

  2. Black or African American Alone

    22.4k ± 475

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.93k ± 871

In 2017, there were 2.7 times more White Alone residents (60.4k people) in Bowie County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.4k Black or African American Alone and 6.93k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bowie 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 Bowie 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 Bowie County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bowie 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

    2,388 ± 282

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,523 ± 376

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    904 ± 222

Bowie County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bowie County, TX awarded 1,318 degrees. The student population of Bowie County, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,441 male students and 3,981 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bowie County, TX are White (846 and 64.4%), followed by Black or African American (299 and 22.8%), Hispanic or Latino (94 and 7.16%), and Two or More Races (36 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Bowie County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texarkana College (815 and 61.8%), Texas A&M University-Texarkana (466 and 35.4%), and Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana (37 and 2.81%).

The most popular majors in Bowie County, TX are General Studies (168 and 12.7%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (107 and 8.12%), and General Business Administration & Management (103 and 7.81%).

The median tuition costs in Bowie County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,055 and $16,101 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 143 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bowie County, TX was Humanistic Studies with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bowie County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 815 degrees awarded

  2. 466 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

$5,055

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bowie County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texarkana College with 815 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

480

Degrees Awarded to Men

838

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 480 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bowie County, TX, which is 0.573 times less than the 838 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    846 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bowie County, TX were to White students. These 846 degrees mean that there were 2.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bowie County, TX was $109,400 in 2017, which is 0.503 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,900 to $109,400, a 5.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Bowie County, TX is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bowie County, TX have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bowie 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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$46,283

Median Household Income

± $2,652

33.2k

Number of Households

± 1,327

In 2017, the median household income of the 33.2k households in Bowie County, TX grew to $46,283 from the previous year's value of $42,683.

The following chart displays the households in Bowie 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

$109,400

2017 Median

± $4,197

$103,900

2016 Median

± $4,453

In 2017, the median property value in Bowie County, TX grew to to $109,400 from the previous year's value of $103,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bowie 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 Bowie County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Bowie County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bowie County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Bowie County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.6%

  2. Carpooled

    5.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bowie County, TX was Drove Alone (88.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.88%) and those who Worked At Home (2.52%).

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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