Collin County, TX

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Population

969,603

3.19% growth

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$94,933

5.91% growth

Poverty Rate

6.86%


Number of Employees

509,466

4.95% growth

Median Property Value

$323,500

12.3% growth

About

In 2017, Collin County, TX had a population of 970k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $94,933. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Collin County, TX grew from 939,585 to 969,603, a 3.19% increase and its median household income grew from $89,638 to $94,933, a 5.91% increase.

The population of Collin County, TX is 57.1% White Alone, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.7% Asian Alone. 29.2% of the people in Collin County, TX speak a non-English language, and 88.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Collin County, TX are Collin County Community College District (3,030 degrees awarded in 2016) and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Plano (129 degrees).

The median property value in Collin County, TX is $323,500, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Collin County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Collin County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Collin County, TX employs 509k people. The largest industries in Collin County, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (68,290 people), Retail Trade (60,296 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (55,538 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,003), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,052), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,528).

Median household income in Collin County, TX is $94,933. Males in Collin County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Collin County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$94,933

2017 value

± $2,291

5.91%

1 Year Growth

± 3.63%

Households in Collin County, TX have a median annual income of $94,933, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $89,638 in 2016, which represents a 5.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 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

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 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 Collin County, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 317.06

  2. Census Tract 304.07

  3. Census Tract 316.38

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Collin County, TX was Census Tract 317.06 with a value of $204,297, followed by Census Tract 304.07 and Census Tract 316.38, with respective values of $190,213 and $156,071.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.86% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Collin County, TX (62.4k out of 910k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    41,136 ± 1,771

  2. Hispanic

    19,858 ± 1,229

  3. Black

    8,138 ± 821

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

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

509k

2017 Value

± 12,857

4.95%

1 Year growth

± 3.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Collin County, TX grew at a rate of 4.95%, from 485k employees to 509k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Collin County, TX, are Management Occupations (76,365 people), Sales & Related Occupations (63,807 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57,615 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Collin County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Collin County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (76,365 people), Sales & Related Occupations (63,807 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57,615 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Collin County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.69 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Collin County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($99,070), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,079), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,041).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

509k

2017 Value

± 12,857

4.95%

1 Year growth

± 3.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Collin County, TX grew at a rate of 4.95%, from 485k employees to 509k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Collin County, TX, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (68,290 people), Retail Trade (60,296 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (55,538 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Collin County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Collin 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 Collin County, TX, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (68,290 people), Retail Trade (60,296 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (55,538 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Collin County, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.86 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.84 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Collin County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,003), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,052), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,528).

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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

89% of the population of Collin County, TX has health coverage, with 65.2% on employee plans, 4.98% on Medicaid, 7.93% on Medicare, 9.93% on non-group plans, and 0.919% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Collin County, TX see 1064 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (1081 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1499 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1028 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

1,064 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Collin County, TX see an average of 1,064 patients per year. This represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (1,081 patients).

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

11%

Uninsured

65.2%

Employer Coverage

4.98%

Medicaid

7.93%

Medicare

9.93%

Non-Group

0.919%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Collin County, TX grew by 15% from 9.57% to 11%.

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

Collin County, TX is home to a population of 970k people, from which 88.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.6% of Collin County, TX residents were born outside of the country (180k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Collin County, TX is composed of 554k White Alone residents (57.1%), 148k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.3%), 143k Asian Alone residents (14.7%), 93.6k Black or African American Alone residents (9.65%), 24.6k Two or More Races residents (2.54%), 3.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.311%), 2.77k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.285%), and 598 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0617%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Collin County, TX are Spanish (104,514 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (23,468 speakers), and Telugu (15,139 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Collin County, TX was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Collin County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Collin County, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

180k people

17.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

168k people

As of 2017, 18.6% of Collin County, TX residents (180k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Collin County, TX was 17.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Texas residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

88.6%

2017 Citizenship

90.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.6% of Collin County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Collin County, TX was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    554k ± 1.95k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    148k ± 8.02k

  3. Asian Alone

    143k ± 2.57k

In 2017, there were 3.73 times more White Alone residents (554k people) in Collin County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 148k Hispanic or Latino and 143k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    104,514 speakers (11.5%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    23,468 speakers (2.58%)

  3. Telugu

    15,139 speakers (1.67%)

29.2% of Collin County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Collin County, TX was Spanish. 11.5% of the overall population of Collin County, TX are native Spanish speakers. 2.58% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.67% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,422 ± 1,585

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,532 ± 2,005

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,157 ± 1,709

Collin County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Collin County, TX awarded 3,159 degrees. The student population of Collin County, TX is skewed towards women, with 13,334 male students and 16,587 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Collin County, TX are White (1,794 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (504 and 16.8%), Black or African American (328 and 10.9%), and Asian (240 and 7.98%).

The largest universities in Collin County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Collin County Community College District (3,030 and 95.9%) and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Plano (129 and 4.08%).

The most popular majors in Collin County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (953 and 30.2%), General Studies (744 and 23.6%), and General Business (136 and 4.31%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 953 degrees awarded

  2. 744 degrees awarded

  3. 136 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Collin County, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 953 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,030 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Collin County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Collin County Community College District with 3,030 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,195

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,964

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,195 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Collin County, TX, which is 0.608 times less than the 1,964 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Collin County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,794 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    504 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    328 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Collin County, TX were to White students. These 1,794 degrees mean that there were 3.56 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 504 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Collin County, TX was $323,500 in 2017, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $288,100 to $323,500, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Collin County, TX is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Collin County, TX have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Collin 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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$94,933

Median Household Income

± $2,291

339k

Number of Households

± 9,757

In 2017, the median household income of the 339k households in Collin County, TX grew to $94,933 from the previous year's value of $89,638.

The following chart displays the households in Collin 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

$323,500

2017 Median

± $5,868

$288,100

2016 Median

± $4,419

In 2017, the median property value in Collin County, TX grew to to $323,500 from the previous year's value of $288,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Collin 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 Collin County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Collin County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Collin County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%

2017 Homeownership

66.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.2% of the housing units in Collin County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Collin County, TX have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Collin County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.92%

  3. Carpooled

    5.87%

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

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