Colorado County, TX

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Population

20,913

0.582% growth

Median Age

43.4


Median Household Income

$50,241

10.7% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

9,491

4.68% growth

Median Property Value

$116,700

9.89% growth

About

In 2017, Colorado County, TX had a population of 20.9k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $50,241. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Colorado County, TX grew from 20,792 to 20,913, a 0.582% increase and its median household income grew from $45,398 to $50,241, a 10.7% increase.

The population of Colorado County, TX is 57% White Alone, 28.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American Alone. 22.7% of the people in Colorado County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Colorado County, TX is $116,700, and the homeownership rate is 82.1%. Most people in Colorado County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Colorado County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Colorado County, TX employs 9.49k people. The largest industries in Colorado County, TX are Retail Trade (1,351 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,276 people), and Educational Services (1,006 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,594), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,370).

Median household income in Colorado County, TX is $50,241. Males in Colorado 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 Colorado County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,241

2017 value

± $3,748

10.7%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Colorado County, TX have a median annual income of $50,241, 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 $45,398 in 2016, which represents a 10.7% 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 Colorado County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado County, TX 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

  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 Colorado County, 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colorado 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 7503

  2. Census Tract 7504

  3. Census Tract 7502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colorado County, TX was Census Tract 7503 with a value of $57,174, followed by Census Tract 7504 and Census Tract 7502, with respective values of $47,300 and $45,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colorado County, TX (2.47k out of 20.5k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,418 ± 271

  2. Hispanic

    897 ± 240

  3. Black

    632 ± 205

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

9.49k

2017 Value

± 711

4.68%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colorado County, TX grew at a rate of 4.68%, from 9.07k employees to 9.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colorado County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,161 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,072 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (909 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colorado County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Colorado County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,161 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,072 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (909 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Colorado County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.73 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.92 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Colorado County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($140,250), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($108,935), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($108,079).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.49k

2017 Value

± 711

4.68%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colorado County, TX grew at a rate of 4.68%, from 9.07k employees to 9.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colorado County, TX, are Retail Trade (1,351 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,276 people), and Educational Services (1,006 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colorado County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Colorado 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 Colorado County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,351 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,276 people), and Educational Services (1,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Colorado County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.07 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.37 times), and Utilities (3.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Colorado County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,594), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,370).

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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

86.6% of the population of Colorado County, TX has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.549% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Colorado County, TX see 1897 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.69% increase from the previous year (1884 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3503 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7006 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

1897 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Colorado County, TX see an average of 1897 patients per year. This represents a 0.69% increase from the previous year (1884 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%).

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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

13.4%

Uninsured

47.2%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

0.549%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colorado County, TX declined by 19.1% from 16.5% to 13.4%.

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

Colorado County, TX is home to a population of 20.9k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.31% of Colorado County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Colorado County, TX is composed of 11.9k White Alone residents (57%), 6.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.9%), 2.73k Black or African American Alone residents (13%), 179 Two or More Races residents (0.856%), 30 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.143%), 14 Asian Alone residents (0.0669%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Colorado County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,167 speakers), Other Slavic Languages (126 speakers), and German (99 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Colorado County, TX was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Colorado County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Colorado County, TX residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.31% of Colorado County, 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 Colorado County, TX was 9.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

93.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.9% of Colorado County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Colorado County, TX was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.9k ± 66

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.05k ± 867

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.73k ± 47

In 2017, there were 1.97 times more White Alone residents (11.9k people) in Colorado County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.05k Hispanic or Latino and 2.73k 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 Colorado County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,167 speakers (21.3%)

  2. Other Slavic Languages

    126 speakers (0.644%)

  3. German

    99 speakers (0.506%)

22.7% of Colorado County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Colorado County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.3% of the overall population of Colorado County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.644% speak Other Slavic Languages and 0.506% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    495 ± 146

  2. Korea

    117 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    114 ± 79

Colorado County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colorado County, TX was $116,700 in 2017, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,200 to $116,700, a 9.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Colorado County, TX is 82.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Colorado County, TX have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colorado 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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$50,241

Median Household Income

± $3,748

7.6k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.6k households in Colorado County, TX grew to $50,241 from the previous year's value of $45,398.

The following chart displays the households in Colorado 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

$116,700

2017 Median

± $10,909

$106,200

2016 Median

± $13,243

In 2017, the median property value in Colorado County, TX grew to to $116,700 from the previous year's value of $106,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colorado County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.1%

2017 Homeownership

81.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.1% of the housing units in Colorado County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colorado County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.37% of the workforce in Colorado County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.51%

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

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