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Cooke County, TX&

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0.3% growth
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Median Household Income
7.37% growth
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2.48% growth
Median Property Value
9.2% growth

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The economy of Cooke County, TX employs 18,459 people. The economy of Cooke County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 7.99; 2.7; and 2.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cooke County, TX are Manufacturing (3,243), Retail trade (1,981), and Educational Services (1,912), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,464), Utilities ($48,971), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,526).

Median household income in Cooke County, TX is $56,269. Males in Cooke County, TX have an average income that is 1.59 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,743. The income inequality of Cooke County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cooke County, TX. In Cooke County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 26 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,645. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Cooke County, TX is home to a population of 38,878 people, from which 93.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cooke County, TX is composed of 29,910 White residents (76.9%), 6,580 Hispanic residents (16.9%), 1,020 Black residents (2.62%), 763 Two+ residents (1.96%), and 312 Asian residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Cooke County, TX are Spanish (4,545 speakers), German (223 speakers), and French (57 speakers), but compared to other places, Cooke County, TX has a relative high number of Hungarian (41 speakers), German (223 speakers), and Gujarati (57 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cooke County, TX awarded 1,140 degrees. The student population of Cooke County, TX is skewed towards females, with 393 male students and 747 female students. Most students in Cooke County, TX are White (778 and 68.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (197 and 17.3%), Black or African American (75 and 6.58%), and Two or more races (35 and 3.07%). The largest universities in Cooke County, TX by number of graduates are North Central Texas College (1,140 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Cooke County, TX are General Studies (676 and 59.3%), Registered Nursing (64 and 5.61%), and Petroleum Technology (35 and 3.07%). The median tuition costs in Cooke 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.



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The median property value in Cooke County, TX is $134,000, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $122,700 to $134,000, a 9.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Cooke County, TX is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cooke County, TX have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cooke County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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