Cottle County, TX

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2020 Population
1,624
1.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.3
0.539% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23%
25.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,250
24.6% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$44,000
5.58% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
717
7.01% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cottle County, TX had a population of 1.62k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $40,250. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cottle County, TX declined from 1,642 to 1,624, a −1.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,305 to $40,250, a 24.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cottle County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), White (Hispanic) (12.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.57%).

None of the households in Cottle County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Cottle County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Cottle County, TX was $44,000, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%. Most people in Cottle County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Cottle County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cottle County, TX is home to a population of 1.62k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.246% of Cottle County, TX residents were born outside of the country (4 people).

In 2020, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.07k people) in Cottle County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 204 White (Hispanic) and 126 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 Cottle County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 167
  2. White (Hispanic)
    204 ± 93
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    126 ± 90
19.3%
Hispanic Population
313 people

In 2020, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.07k people) in Cottle County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 204 White (Hispanic) and 126 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.3% of the people in Cottle County, TX are hispanic (313 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.246%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4 people
2.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
41 people

As of 2020, 0.246% of Cottle County, TX residents (4 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cottle County, TX was 2.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Cottle County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cottle County, TX was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    33 ± 30
  2. Vietnam
    18 ± 23
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16 ± 17

Cottle County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Cottle County, TX employs 717 people. The largest industries in Cottle County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (136 people), Retail Trade (94 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (82 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($60,156), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,602), and Educational Services ($49,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,250
2020 value
± $11,139
24.6%
1 Year Growth
± 28.7%

Households in Cottle County, TX have a median annual income of $40,250, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,305 in 2019, which represents a 24.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,236
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $745
$50,589
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $558

In 2020, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas 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 in Texas
  1. Asian
    $71,020 ± $2,237
  2. White
    $57,454 ± $557
  3. American Indian
    $48,111 ± $6,839

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cottle County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cottle County, TX (374 out of 1.62k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    220 ± 79
  2. Hispanic
    109 ± 76
  3. Other
    93 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cottle County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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

717
2020 Value
± 149
7.01%
1 Year growth
± 27.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cottle County, TX grew at a rate of 7.01%, from 670 employees to 717 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cottle County, TX, are Management Occupations (110 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (106 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cottle County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cottle County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (110 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (106 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cottle County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.73 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.66 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cottle County, TX, by median earnings, are Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($53,929), Community & Social Service Occupations ($53,929), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($52,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

717
2020 Value
± 149
7.01%
1 Year growth
± 27.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cottle County, TX grew at a rate of 7.01%, from 670 employees to 717 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cottle County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (136 people), Retail Trade (94 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (82 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cottle County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cottle 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 Cottle County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (136 people), Retail Trade (94 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (82 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cottle County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (16 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.5 times), and Utilities (3.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cottle County, TX, by median earnings, are Construction ($60,156), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,602), and Educational Services ($49,250).

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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. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

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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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

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. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cottle County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 81.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.906%). 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.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Cottle County, TX
81.6% 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

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cottle County, TX was $44,000 in 2020, which is 0.191 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $46,600 to $44,000, a 5.58% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cottle County, TX is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Cottle County, TX have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cottle County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$44,000
2020 Median
± $9,540
$46,600
2019 Median
± $10,000

In 2020, the median property value in Cottle County, TX declined from to $44,000 from the previous year's value of $46,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cottle 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 Cottle County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $35k - $40k range.

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Household Income

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$40,250
Median Household Income
± $11,139
703
Number of Households
± 131

In 2020, the median household income of the 703 households in Cottle County, TX grew to $40,250 from the previous year's value of $32,305.

The following chart displays the households in Cottle 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cottle County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cottle County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
2020 Homeownership
56.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 62.3% of the housing units in Cottle County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cottle County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cottle County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Cottle County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.6%)

In 2020, 72.5% of workers in Cottle County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (10.6%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cottle County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cottle County, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Cottle County, TX has health coverage, with 28.8% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 20.9% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$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

11.2%
Uninsured
28.8%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
20.9%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cottle County, TX declined by 5.63% from 11.9% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cottle 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. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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