Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
188,655
0.892% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0.245% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
17.9%
7.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,969
0.56% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$125,800
10.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
64,312
0.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX had a population of 189k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $43,969. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX grew from 186,988 to 188,655, a 0.892% increase and its median household income grew from $43,724 to $43,969, a 0.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.4%), White (Hispanic) (11.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.9%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%).

14.4% of the households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, 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.

95.6% of the residents in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are Sam Houston State University (5,257 degrees awarded in 2020) and Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (12 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was $125,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%. Most people in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX is home to a population of 189k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.06% of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (11.4k people).

In 2020, there were 3.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (123k people) in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are Spanish (22,669 households), Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (684 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (384 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    123k ± 39
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.9k ± 530
  3. White (Hispanic)
    22.1k ± 757
15.2%
Hispanic Population
28.8k people

In 2020, there were 3.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (123k people) in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.2% of the people in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are hispanic (28.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    22,669 households (12.6%)
  2. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    684 households (0.381%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    384 households (0.214%)

14.4% of the households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was Spanish. 12.6% of the households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.06%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people
6.51%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.2k people

As of 2020, 6.06% of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX residents (11.4k 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 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was 6.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    6,871 ± 1,998 people
  2. Kenya
    872 ± 723 people
  3. Nigeria
    844 ± 712 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 6,871 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX residents, followed by Kenya with 872 and Nigeria with 844.

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Citizenship

95.6%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.6% of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,507 ± 457
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,592 ± 613
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,729 ± 379

Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Texas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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

Median household income in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX is $43,969. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $141,330, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, with respective values of $130,920 and $121,555.

Males in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,565. The income inequality in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX employs 64.3k people. The largest industries in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are Justice, public order, & safety activities (7,193 people), Construction (6,298 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,932 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($144,666), Offices of dentists ($113,301), and Farming ($94,600).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,969
2020 value
± $1,733
0.56%
1 Year Growth
± 5.07%

Households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX have a median annual income of $43,969, 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 $43,724 in 2019, which represents a 0.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$53,061
Average Male Salary in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX
± $7,050
$40,565
Average Female Salary in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX
± $5,778

In 2020, full-time male employees in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX
  1. White
    $43,816 ± $5,066
  2. American Indian
    $39,174 ± $30,884
  3. Asian
    $33,020 ± $29,780

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX workers was White. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX.

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Wage Distribution

0.446
2020 Wage GINI in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX

In 2020, the income inequality in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.332% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $141,330, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, with respective values of $130,920 and $121,555.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX (29.5k out of 165k 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 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
    19,804 ± 1,209
  2. Black
    6,953 ± 745
  3. Hispanic
    5,271 ± 583

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

64.3k
2020 Value
0.37%
1 Year growth
± 0.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 0.37%, from 64.1k employees to 64.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, are Correctional officers and jailers (3,142 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,019 people), and Cashiers (1,996 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Correctional officers and jailers (3,142 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,019 people), and Cashiers (1,996 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (21.4 times higher than expected), Correctional officers and jailers (18.9 times), and Residential advisors (16.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($159,956), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers ($135,933), and Credit counselors & loan officers ($128,638).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.3k
2020 Value
0.37%
1 Year growth
± 0.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 0.37%, from 64.1k employees to 64.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, are Justice, public order, & safety activities (7,193 people), Construction (6,298 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,932 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, 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 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities (7,193 people), Construction (6,298 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,932 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of Sawmills & wood preservation (9.57 times higher than expected), Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses (7.83 times), and Support activities for mining (7.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Air transportation ($144,666), Offices of dentists ($113,301), and Farming ($94,600).

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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 Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%). 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 Texas
52.1% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX awarded 5,269 degrees. The student population of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX is skewed towards women, with 7,943 male students and 13,995 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are White (2,840 and 55.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,178 and 22.9%), Black or African American (756 and 14.7%), and Two or More Races (133 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Sam Houston State University (5,257 and 99.8%) and Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (12 and 0.228%).

The most popular majors in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (860 and 16.3%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (424 and 8.05%), and General Business (282 and 5.35%).

The median tuition cost in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,856 for in-state students and $15,672 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 810 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 424 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 282 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 810 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,257 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
$5,856
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sam Houston State University with 5,257 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,862
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,407
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,862 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, which is 0.547 times less than the 3,407 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,840 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,178 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    756 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was White students. These 2,840 degrees mean that there were 2.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,178 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX was $125,800 in 2020, which is 0.547 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $113,500 to $125,800, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$125,800
2020 Median
± $6,357
$113,500
2019 Median
± $4,143

In 2020, the median property value in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX grew to to $125,800 from the previous year's value of $113,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, 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 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$43,969
Median Household Income
± $1,733
64.9k
Number of Households
± 2,230

In 2020, the median household income of the 64.9k households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX grew to $43,969 from the previous year's value of $43,724.

The following chart displays the households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, 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 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
2020 Homeownership
67.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 67.8% of the housing units in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.51% of the workforce in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.05%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.45%)

In 2020, 82.9% of workers in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.05%) and those who worked at home (4.45%).

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 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

84.2% of the population of Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.88% 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).

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 827 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
$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

15.8%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX declined by 4.19% from 16.5% to 15.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, 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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