Congressional District 15, TX

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2019 Population
804,562
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
US Representative
Vicente Gonzalez
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
31.8
3.58% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
25.7%
5.53% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,113
3.09% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$113,500
5% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 15, TX had a population of 805k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $48,113. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 15, TX grew from 795,511 to 804,562, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $46,669 to $48,113, a 3.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 15, TX are White (Hispanic) (69.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14%), Other (Hispanic) (9.91%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.01%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 15, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

85% of the residents in Congressional District 15, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 15, TX was $113,500, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%. Most people in Congressional District 15, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 15, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 15, TX is home to a population of 805k people, from which 85% are citizens. As of 2019, 21.7% of Congressional District 15, TX residents were born outside of the country (175k people).

In 2019, there were 4.97 times more White (Hispanic) residents (561k people) in Congressional District 15, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 113k White (Non-Hispanic) and 79.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 15, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    561k ± 15.4k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    113k ± 4.45k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    79.7k ± 10.3k
82%
Hispanic Population
660k people

In 2019, there were 4.97 times more White (Hispanic) residents (561k people) in Congressional District 15, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 113k White (Non-Hispanic) and 79.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

82% of the people in Congressional District 15, TX are hispanic (660k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
175k people
21.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
174k people

As of 2019, 21.7% of Congressional District 15, TX residents (175k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 15, TX was 21.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

26
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 15, TX was 31.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Congressional District 15, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 15, TX residents was 31.

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Citizenship

85%
2019 Citizenship
83.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 85% of Congressional District 15, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 15, TX was 83.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,916 ± 1,682
  2. Vietnam
    8,179 ± 1,325
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,596 ± 992

Congressional District 15, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 15, TX is $48,113. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 15, TX was Congressional District 22, TX with a value of $101,658, followed by Congressional District 26, TX and Congressional District 3, TX, with respective values of $96,307 and $95,619.

The economy of Congressional District 15, TX employs 336k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 15, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,574 people), Retail Trade (43,415 people), and Educational Services (41,163 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,643), Utilities ($49,356), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,797).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,113
2019 value
± $2,260
3.09%
1 Year Growth
± 7.08%

Households in Congressional District 15, TX have a median annual income of $48,113, 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 $46,669 in 2018, which represents a 3.09% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 15, TX (198k out of 769k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. Hispanic
    186,099 ± 3,862
  2. White
    159,765 ± 3,573
  3. Other
    30,483 ± 1,660

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 15, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

336k
2019 Value
± 12,375
1.91%
1 Year growth
± 4.99%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 15, TX grew at a rate of 1.91%, from 329k employees to 336k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 15, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (42,789 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,788 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (26,204 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 15, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 15, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (42,789 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,788 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (26,204 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 15, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,356), Legal Occupations ($70,737), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,107).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

336k
2019 Value
± 12,375
1.91%
1 Year growth
± 4.99%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 15, TX grew at a rate of 1.91%, from 329k employees to 336k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 15, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,574 people), Retail Trade (43,415 people), and Educational Services (41,163 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 15, TX, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 15, 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 Congressional District 15, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,574 people), Retail Trade (43,415 people), and Educational Services (41,163 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 15, TX, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($50,643), Utilities ($49,356), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,797).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% 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.

Congressional District 15, TX is currently represented by Vicente Gonzalez in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Texas.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Texas
52.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 96.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 95.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 95% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% 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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
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 Congressional District 15, TX

Vicente Gonzalez
District 15 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 15, TX is currently represented by Vicente Gonzalez (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 15, TX have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 15, TX was $113,500 in 2019, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $108,100 to $113,500, a 5% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 15, TX is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 15, TX have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 15, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,500
2019 Median
± $5,260
$108,100
2018 Median
± $4,885

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 15, TX grew to to $113,500 from the previous year's value of $108,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 15, 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 Congressional District 15, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$48,113
Median Household Income
± $2,260
238k
Number of Households
± 9,222

In 2019, the median household income of the 238k households in Congressional District 15, TX grew to $48,113 from the previous year's value of $46,669.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 15, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 15, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 15, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
2019 Homeownership
70.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 67.8% of the housing units in Congressional District 15, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 15, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 15, TX have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Congressional District 15, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (9.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.94%)

In 2019, 78% of workers in Congressional District 15, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.54%) and those who worked at home (5.94%).

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 Congressional District 15, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 15, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

27.7%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
7.03%
Medicare
8.66%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 15, TX grew by 4.31% from 26.5% to 27.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 15, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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