Briscoe County, TX

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2019 Population
1,457
5.76% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
46.4
0.216% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.3%
4.49% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$40,227
5.67% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$66,000
0.917% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
600
13% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Briscoe County, TX had a population of 1.46k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $40,227. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Briscoe County, TX declined from 1,546 to 1,457, a −5.76% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,647 to $40,227, a −5.67% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Briscoe County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58%), White (Hispanic) (28.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.78%). 0% of the households in Briscoe County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.4% of the residents in Briscoe County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Briscoe County, TX was $66,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.3%. Most people in Briscoe County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Briscoe 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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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Briscoe County, TX is home to a population of 1.46k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 22.9% of Briscoe County, TX residents were born outside of the country (334 people).

In 2019, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (845 people) in Briscoe County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 411 White (Hispanic) and 82 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Briscoe County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    845 ± 94
  2. White (Hispanic)
    411 ± 112
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    82 ± 57
35.6%
Hispanic Population
519 people

In 2019, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (845 people) in Briscoe County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 411 White (Hispanic) and 82 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.6% of the people in Briscoe County, TX are hispanic (519 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
334 people
6.99%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
108 people

As of 2019, 22.9% of Briscoe County, TX residents (334 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 Briscoe County, TX was 6.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.2
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Briscoe County, TX was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Briscoe County, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Briscoe County, TX residents was 46.

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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

95.4%
2019 Citizenship
95%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.4% of Briscoe County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Briscoe County, TX was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    40 ± 28
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11 ± 22
  3. World War II
    8 ± 6

Briscoe County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Briscoe County, TX is $40,227. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Briscoe County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $40,227, 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 Briscoe County, TX employs 600 people. The largest industries in Briscoe County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (129 people), Retail Trade (74 people), and Construction (51 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,125), Manufacturing ($52,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,227
2019 value
± $4,817
−5.67%
1 Year Growth
± 21.3%

Households in Briscoe County, TX have a median annual income of $40,227, 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 $42,647 in 2018, which represents a −5.67% 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 Briscoe 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Briscoe County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $40,227, 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 Briscoe County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Briscoe County, TX (233 out of 1.43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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
    151 ± 67
  2. Hispanic
    127 ± 75
  3. Two Or More
    46 ± 75

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

600
2019 Value
± 112
−13%
1 Year decline
± 28%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Briscoe County, TX declined at a rate of −13%, from 690 employees to 600 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Briscoe County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (84 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (79 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (74 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (84 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (79 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (74 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Briscoe County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (20.2 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.38 times), and Legal Occupations (2.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($50,357), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($46,125), and Management Occupations ($45,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

600
2019 Value
± 112
−13%
1 Year decline
± 28%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Briscoe County, TX declined at a rate of −13%, from 690 employees to 600 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Briscoe County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (129 people), Retail Trade (74 people), and Construction (51 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Briscoe County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Briscoe 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 Briscoe County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (129 people), Retail Trade (74 people), and Construction (51 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Briscoe County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (18.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (10.1 times), and Construction (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Briscoe County, TX, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,125), Manufacturing ($52,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250).

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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. $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 Briscoe County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 84.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.4%), followed by Other (2.72%). 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 Briscoe County, TX
84.9% 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 Briscoe County, TX was $66,000 in 2019, which is 0.274 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $65,400 to $66,000, a 0.917% increase. The homeownership rate in Briscoe County, TX is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Briscoe County, TX have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Briscoe County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$66,000
2019 Median
± $9,724
$65,400
2018 Median
± $12,793

In 2019, the median property value in Briscoe County, TX grew to to $66,000 from the previous year's value of $65,400.

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

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Household Income

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$40,227
Median Household Income
± $4,817
602
Number of Households
± 79

In 2019, the median household income of the 602 households in Briscoe County, TX declined from $40,227 from the previous year's value of $42,647.

The following chart displays the households in Briscoe 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.3%
2019 Homeownership
74.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.3% of the housing units in Briscoe County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Briscoe County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.61% of the workforce in Briscoe County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.8%)
  3. Carpooled (5.8%)

In 2019, 74.4% of workers in Briscoe County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.8%) and those who carpooled to work (5.8%).

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

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Health

76.9% of the population of Briscoe County, TX has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 9.54% on non-group plans, and 3.02% 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

23.1%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
9.54%
Non-Group
3.02%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Briscoe County, TX grew by 5.79% from 21.9% to 23.1%.

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