Cottle County, TX

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2022 Population
1,647
5.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
1.08% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.1%
4.74% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,625
9.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$51,400
1.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Cottle County, TX had a population of 1.65k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $47,625. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cottle County, TX grew from 1,560 to 1,647, a 5.58% increase and its median household income grew from $43,654 to $47,625, a 9.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cottle County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.9%), White (Hispanic) (14.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.99%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.14%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.62%).

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.

100% of the residents in Cottle County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cottle County, TX was $51,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Cottle County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cottle County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cottle County, TX is home to a population of 1.65k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0% of Cottle County, TX residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2022, there were 4.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (986 people) in Cottle County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 241 White (Hispanic) and 148 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Cottle County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cottle County, TX was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cottle County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    986 ± 202
  2. White (Hispanic)
    241 ± 148
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    148 ± 132
23.6%
Hispanic Population
389 people

In 2022, there were 4.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (986 people) in Cottle County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 241 White (Hispanic) and 148 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.6% of the people in Cottle County, TX are hispanic (389 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cottle County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    21 ± 28
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9 ± 24
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9 ± 12

Cottle County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cottle County, TX employs 717 people. The largest industries in Cottle County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (105 people), Construction (95 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (80 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,429), Other Services Except Public Administration ($56,094), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,774).

Occupations

717
2022 Value
± 164
−3.11%
1 Year decline
± 31.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cottle County, TX declined at a rate of −3.11%, from 740 employees to 717 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cottle County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (119 people), Management Occupations (115 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cottle County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

717
2022 Value
± 164
−3.11%
1 Year decline
± 31.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cottle County, TX declined at a rate of −3.11%, from 740 employees to 717 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cottle County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (105 people), Construction (95 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (80 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,667
Median earning men ± $11,753
$23,533
Median earning women ± $9,412

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Retail Trade ($60,556), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,440), and Construction ($31,328).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($35,893), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,598), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($24,348).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 18
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 9
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities
  3. 7
    Retail Trade

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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%).

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 38 members 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
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 Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cottle County, TX was $51,400 in 2022, which is 0.182 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $52,000 to $51,400, a 1.15% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cottle County, TX is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cottle County, TX have an average commute time of 18.6 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.

Property

$51,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,577
$462
Median Property Taxes
±$102

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cottle County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Cottle County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,625
Median Household Income
± $18,011
692
Number of Households
± 144

In 2022, the median household income of the 692 households in Cottle County, TX grew to $47,625 from the previous year's value of $43,654.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cottle County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.7%)
  3. Carpooled (14.9%)

In 2022, 58.1% of workers in Cottle County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.7%) and those who carpooled to work (14.9%).

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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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cottle County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.919% of the workforce in Cottle County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cottle County, TX (397 out of 1.65k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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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Health

89.5% of the population of Cottle County, TX has health coverage, with 26.6% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 22.8% on non-group plans, and 3.1% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.6% were men and 46.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 31.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.6% were men and 46.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
26.6%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
22.8%
Non-Group
3.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cottle County, TX declined by 16.8% from 12.6% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.4% in Cottle County, TX.

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