Congressional District 8, TX

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2019 Population
895,861
2.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
US Representative
Kevin Brady
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
37.9
1.07% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.6%
5.99% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$78,615
9.57% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$235,000
6.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 8, TX had a population of 896k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $78,615. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 8, TX grew from 871,420 to 895,861, a 2.8% increase and its median household income grew from $71,748 to $78,615, a 9.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 8, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.4%), White (Hispanic) (20.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.98%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.44%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 8, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 91.4% of the residents in Congressional District 8, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 8, TX was $235,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%. Most people in Congressional District 8, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 8, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 8, TX is home to a population of 896k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 36.5% of Congressional District 8, TX residents were born outside of the country (327k people).

In 2019, there were 3.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (559k people) in Congressional District 8, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k White (Hispanic) and 72.6k 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 8, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    559k ± 9.52k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    185k ± 8.78k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    72.6k ± 6.12k
24.2%
Hispanic Population
217k people

In 2019, there were 3.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (559k people) in Congressional District 8, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k White (Hispanic) and 72.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.2% of the people in Congressional District 8, TX are hispanic (217k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 8, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

36.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
327k people
11.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
103k people

As of 2019, 36.5% of Congressional District 8, TX residents (327k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 8, TX was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 8, TX was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Congressional District 8, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 8, TX residents was 38.

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Citizenship

91.4%
2019 Citizenship
91.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 91.4% of Congressional District 8, 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 8, TX was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,521 ± 1,938
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,184 ± 2,473
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    10,339 ± 3,621

Congressional District 8, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 8, TX is $78,615. In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 8, 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 8, TX employs 411k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 8, TX are Educational Services (44,647 people), Retail Trade (41,463 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (39,371 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,783), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($100,386), and Utilities ($90,931).

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,615
2019 value
± $3,753
9.57%
1 Year Growth
± 5.61%

Households in Congressional District 8, TX have a median annual income of $78,615, 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 $71,748 in 2018, which represents a 9.57% 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 8, 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 8, 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

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 8, TX (87.7k out of 827k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    66,675 ± 2,589
  2. Hispanic
    33,067 ± 1,962
  3. Black
    12,483 ± 1,007

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 8, 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

411k
2019 Value
± 15,198
3.12%
1 Year growth
± 5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 8, TX grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 399k employees to 411k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 8, TX, are Management Occupations (57,121 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,387 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,804 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 8, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 8, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (57,121 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,387 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,804 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 8, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($130,431), Management Occupations ($91,536), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,259).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

411k
2019 Value
± 15,198
3.12%
1 Year growth
± 5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 8, TX grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 399k employees to 411k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 8, TX, are Educational Services (44,647 people), Retail Trade (41,463 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (39,371 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 8, TX, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 8, 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 8, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (44,647 people), Retail Trade (41,463 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (39,371 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 8, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,783), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($100,386), and Utilities ($90,931).

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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 8, TX is currently represented by Kevin Brady 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 8, TX

Kevin Brady
District 8 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 8, TX is currently represented by Kevin Brady (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 8, TX was $235,000 in 2019, which is 0.977 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $221,300 to $235,000, a 6.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 8, TX is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 8, TX have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 8, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$235,000
2019 Median
± $8,207
$221,300
2018 Median
± $8,851

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 8, TX grew to to $235,000 from the previous year's value of $221,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 8, 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 8, 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.
$78,615
Median Household Income
± $3,753
307k
Number of Households
± 12,596

In 2019, the median household income of the 307k households in Congressional District 8, TX grew to $78,615 from the previous year's value of $71,748.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 8, 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 8, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 8, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
2019 Homeownership
72.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.9% of the housing units in Congressional District 8, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 8, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 8, TX have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.98% of the workforce in Congressional District 8, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (8.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.93%)

In 2019, 82% of workers in Congressional District 8, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.07%) and those who worked at home (6.93%).

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 8, 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 8, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

13.1%
Uninsured
54.5%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
8.86%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 8, TX declined by 11.3% from 14.8% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 8, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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