Congressional District 26, TX

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2019 Population
920,865
2.98% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
US Representative
Michael C. Burgess
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
36.3
2.54% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
6.97%
5.78% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$96,307
2.79% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$302,400
2.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 26, TX had a population of 921k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $96,307. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 26, TX grew from 894,192 to 920,865, a 2.98% increase and its median household income grew from $93,697 to $96,307, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 26, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.2%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.8%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 26, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 93% of the residents in Congressional District 26, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 26, TX was $302,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%. Most people in Congressional District 26, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 26, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 26, TX is home to a population of 921k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2019, 28.3% of Congressional District 26, TX residents were born outside of the country (261k people).

In 2019, there were 3.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (554k people) in Congressional District 26, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 146k White (Hispanic) and 82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 26, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    554k ± 8.82k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    146k ± 9.64k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    82k ± 7.75k
19.8%
Hispanic Population
182k people

In 2019, there were 3.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (554k people) in Congressional District 26, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 146k White (Hispanic) and 82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.8% of the people in Congressional District 26, TX are hispanic (182k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 26, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
261k people
12%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
107k people

As of 2019, 28.3% of Congressional District 26, TX residents (261k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 26, TX was 12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 26, TX was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Congressional District 26, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 26, TX residents was 35.

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Citizenship

93%
2019 Citizenship
93.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93% of Congressional District 26, 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 26, TX was 93.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    14,257 ± 2,582
  2. Vietnam
    12,495 ± 1,570
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    11,031 ± 2,292

Congressional District 26, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 26, TX is $96,307. In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 26, 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 26, TX employs 498k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 26, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (54,323 people), Retail Trade (50,981 people), and Educational Services (50,877 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,988), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,213), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,989).

Wages

Median Household Income

$96,307
2019 value
± $2,107
2.79%
1 Year Growth
± 3.74%

Households in Congressional District 26, TX have a median annual income of $96,307, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $93,697 in 2018, which represents a 2.79% annual growth.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Congressional District 26, 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 following map shows all of the congressional districts in Congressional District 26, 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

6.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 26, TX (60k out of 861k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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
    43,190 ± 1,800
  2. Hispanic
    18,568 ± 1,278
  3. Black
    6,802 ± 768

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 26, 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

498k
2019 Value
± 14,211
4.71%
1 Year growth
± 3.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 26, TX grew at a rate of 4.71%, from 476k employees to 498k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 26, TX, are Management Occupations (74,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (59,536 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,911 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 26, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 26, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (74,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (59,536 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,911 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 26, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($102,479), Management Occupations ($92,157), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,936).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

498k
2019 Value
± 14,211
4.71%
1 Year growth
± 3.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 26, TX grew at a rate of 4.71%, from 476k employees to 498k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 26, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (54,323 people), Retail Trade (50,981 people), and Educational Services (50,877 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 26, TX, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 26, 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 26, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (54,323 people), Retail Trade (50,981 people), and Educational Services (50,877 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 26, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,988), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,213), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,989).

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Civics

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 26, TX is currently represented by Michael C. Burgess 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
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 26, TX

Michael C. Burgess
District 26 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 26, TX is currently represented by Michael C. Burgess (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 26, TX was $302,400 in 2019, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $296,100 to $302,400, a 2.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 26, TX is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 26, TX have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 26, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$302,400
2019 Median
± $7,055
$296,100
2018 Median
± $5,549

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 26, TX grew to to $302,400 from the previous year's value of $296,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 26, 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 26, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$96,307
Median Household Income
± $2,107
307k
Number of Households
± 10,105

In 2019, the median household income of the 307k households in Congressional District 26, TX grew to $96,307 from the previous year's value of $93,697.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 26, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 26, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 26, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
2019 Homeownership
71.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71.2% of the housing units in Congressional District 26, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 26, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 26, TX have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Congressional District 26, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.39%)

In 2019, 80.2% of workers in Congressional District 26, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.91%) and those who worked at home (8.39%).

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 26, 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 26, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

11.3%
Uninsured
62.2%
Employer Coverage
5.91%
Medicaid
8.52%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 26, TX grew by 9.45% from 10.3% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 26, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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