Childress, TX

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Population

6,007

1.41% decline

Median Age

31.5


Median Household Income

$35,051

4.36% growth

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Number of Employees

2,047

1.89% growth

Median Property Value

$75,400

16.5% growth

About

In 2017, Childress, TX had a population of 6.01k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $35,051. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Childress, TX declined from 6,093 to 6,007, a -1.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,588 to $35,051, a 4.36% increase.

The population of Childress, TX is 63.1% White Alone, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.89% Black or African American Alone. 12.2% of the people in Childress, TX speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Childress, TX is $75,400, and the homeownership rate is 48.7%. Most people in Childress, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Childress, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Childress, TX employs 2.05k people. The largest industries in Childress, TX are Educational Services (360 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (258 people), and Retail Trade (254 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($60,671), Educational Services ($46,679), and Utilities ($46,300).

Median household income in Childress, TX is $35,051. Males in Childress, 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 Childress, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,051

2017 value

± $8,141

4.36%

1 Year Growth

± 30.2%

Households in Childress, TX have a median annual income of $35,051, 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 $33,588 in 2016, which represents a 4.36% 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 Childress, TX 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 Childress, 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Childress, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Childress, 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 place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Childress, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $73,500, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $34,324 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Childress, TX (1.05k out of 4.69k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    870 ± 240

  2. Hispanic

    367 ± 176

  3. Asian

    85 ± 126

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

2.05k

2017 Value

± 433

1.89%

1 Year growth

± 28.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Childress, TX grew at a rate of 1.89%, from 2.01k employees to 2.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Childress, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (274 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (257 people), and Production Occupations (241 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Childress, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Childress, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (274 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (257 people), and Production Occupations (241 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Childress, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.8 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.71 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Childress, TX, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($72,404), Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($53,098), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($47,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.05k

2017 Value

± 433

1.89%

1 Year growth

± 28.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Childress, TX grew at a rate of 1.89%, from 2.01k employees to 2.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Childress, TX, are Educational Services (360 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (258 people), and Retail Trade (254 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Childress, TX, though some of these residents may live in Childress, 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 Childress, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (360 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (258 people), and Retail Trade (254 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Childress, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.79 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.07 times), and Public Administration (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Childress, TX, by median earnings, are Construction ($60,671), Educational Services ($46,679), and Utilities ($46,300).

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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

82.2% of the population of Childress, TX has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 3.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Childress, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 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

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 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

17.8%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

3.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Childress, TX grew by 9.14% from 16.3% to 17.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Childress, 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

Childress, TX is home to a population of 6.01k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.54% of Childress, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Childress, TX is composed of 3.79k White Alone residents (63.1%), 1.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (21.6%), 474 Black or African American Alone residents (7.89%), 242 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (4.03%), 85 Asian Alone residents (1.42%), 68 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.13%), 45 Two or More Races residents (0.749%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Childress, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (577 speakers), Korean (42 speakers), and German (40 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10

In 2017, the median age of all people in Childress, TX was 31.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Childress, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Childress, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.54% of Childress, 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 Childress, TX was 4.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Childress, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Childress, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Childress, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Childress, 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

    3.79k ± 323

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.3k ± 301

  3. Black or African American Alone

    474 ± 160

In 2017, there were 2.92 times more White Alone residents (3.79k people) in Childress, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k Hispanic or Latino and 474 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Childress, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    577 speakers (9.96%)

  2. Korean

    42 speakers (0.725%)

  3. German

    40 speakers (0.691%)

12.2% of Childress, 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 Childress, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 9.96% of the overall population of Childress, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.725% speak Korean and 0.691% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    107 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    55 ± 45

  3. Korea

    38 ± 56

Childress, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Childress, TX was $75,400 in 2017, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $64,700 to $75,400, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Childress, TX is 48.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Childress, TX have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Childress, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,051

Median Household Income

± $8,141

1.91k

Number of Households

± 342

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.91k households in Childress, TX grew to $35,051 from the previous year's value of $33,588.

The following chart displays the households in Childress, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$75,400

2017 Median

± $7,286

$64,700

2016 Median

± $25,725

In 2017, the median property value in Childress, TX grew to to $75,400 from the previous year's value of $64,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Childress, 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 Childress, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

48.7%

2017 Homeownership

53%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.7% of the housing units in Childress, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Childress, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Childress, TX have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.86% of the workforce in Childress, 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. Carpooled

    18.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.33%

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

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