Briscoe County, TX

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2022 Population
1,290
1.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.7
3.76% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.4%
25.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$35,446
7.86% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$77,400
7.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Briscoe County, TX had a population of 1.29k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $35,446. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Briscoe County, TX grew from 1,266 to 1,290, a 1.9% increase and its median household income declined from $38,469 to $35,446, a −7.86% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Briscoe County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.9%), White (Hispanic) (24%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.75%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.19%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.49%).

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

92.2% of the residents in Briscoe County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Briscoe County, TX was $77,400, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Briscoe County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Briscoe County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Briscoe County, TX is home to a population of 1.29k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.53% of Briscoe County, TX residents were born outside of the country (110 people).

In 2022, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (734 people) in Briscoe County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 309 White (Hispanic) and 100 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.2%
2022 Citizenship
94%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.2% of Briscoe County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Briscoe County, TX was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Briscoe County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    734 ± 110
  2. White (Hispanic)
    309 ± 168
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    100 ± 63.6
35.2%
Hispanic Population
454 people

In 2022, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (734 people) in Briscoe County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 309 White (Hispanic) and 100 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.2% of the people in Briscoe County, TX are hispanic (454 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

8.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
110 people
7.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
93 people

As of 2022, 8.53% of Briscoe County, TX residents (110 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Briscoe County, TX was 7.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    48 ± 33
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    9 ± 17
  3. Korea
    7 ± 16

Briscoe County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Briscoe County, TX employs 496 people. The largest industries in Briscoe County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (87 people), Utilities (71 people), and Construction (69 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($80,625), Finance & Insurance ($71,667), and Transportation & Warehousing ($70,859).

Occupations

496
2022 Value
± 122
−15.5%
1 Year decline
± 38.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Briscoe County, TX declined at a rate of −15.5%, from 587 employees to 496 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Briscoe County, TX, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (64 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (57 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (52 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

496
2022 Value
± 122
−15.5%
1 Year decline
± 38.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Briscoe County, TX declined at a rate of −15.5%, from 587 employees to 496 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Briscoe County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (87 people), Utilities (71 people), and Construction (69 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,459
Median earning men ± $2,423
$26,250
Median earning women ± $20,194

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($118,438), Other Services Except Public Administration ($100,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,208), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,472).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

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

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 14
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 9
    Retail Trade
  3. 8
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Briscoe County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 88.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.966%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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

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Educational Attainment

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Briscoe County, TX was $77,400 in 2022, which is 0.275 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $72,100 to $77,400, a 7.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Briscoe County, TX is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Briscoe County, TX have an average commute time of 25.4 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.

Property

$77,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,131
$430
Median Property Taxes
±$83

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Briscoe County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2022
58.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74% of the housing units in Briscoe County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9502
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$35,446
Median Household Income
± $9,799
581
Number of Households
± 107

In 2022, the median household income of the 581 households in Briscoe County, TX declined from $35,446 from the previous year's value of $38,469.

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 $25k - $30k range.

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Wage Distribution

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

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.9%)
  2. Carpooled (16.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.1%)

In 2022, 62.9% of workers in Briscoe County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.9%) and those who worked at home (12.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Briscoe County, TX have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Briscoe County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Briscoe County, TX (311 out of 1.28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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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Health

79.1% of the population of Briscoe County, TX has health coverage, with 27.2% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 20.8% on Medicare, 6.82% on non-group plans, and 3.33% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.9% were men and 47.1% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 12.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.9% were men and 47.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.9%
Uninsured
27.2%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
20.8%
Medicare
6.82%
Non-Group
3.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Briscoe County, TX declined by 19.7% from 26.1% to 20.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.5% in Briscoe County, TX.

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