Eagle Lake, TX

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2022 Population
3,443
1.26% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
25.8
0.769% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.63%
13.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,526
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$65,200
13.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Eagle Lake, TX had a population of 3.44k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $50,526. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Eagle Lake, TX declined from 3,487 to 3,443, a −1.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,689 to $50,526, a 15.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eagle Lake, TX are White (Hispanic) (27.3%), Other (Hispanic) (20.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (13%).

None of the households in Eagle Lake, 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.

93.5% of the residents in Eagle Lake, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Eagle Lake, TX was $65,200, and the homeownership rate was 81.5%.

Most people in Eagle Lake, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Eagle Lake, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Eagle Lake, TX is home to a population of 3.44k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.85% of Eagle Lake, TX residents were born outside of the country (236 people).

In 2022, there were 1.3 times more White (Hispanic) residents (940 people) in Eagle Lake, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 721 Other (Hispanic) and 624 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.5%
2022 Citizenship
93.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.5% of Eagle Lake, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Eagle Lake, TX was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eagle Lake, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    940 ± 392
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    721 ± 321
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    624 ± 252
62.1%
Hispanic Population
2.14k people

In 2022, there were 1.3 times more White (Hispanic) residents (940 people) in Eagle Lake, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 721 Other (Hispanic) and 624 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

62.1% of the people in Eagle Lake, TX are hispanic (2.14k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
236 people
7.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
272 people

As of 2022, 6.85% of Eagle Lake, TX residents (236 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eagle Lake, TX was 7.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    60 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    11 ± 23
  3. Korea
    4 ± 17

Eagle Lake, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Eagle Lake, TX employs 1.24k people. The largest industries in Eagle Lake, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (261 people), Construction (168 people), and Retail Trade (155 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($62,857), Manufacturing ($58,009), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,852).

Occupations

1.24k
2022 Value
± 293
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 33.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eagle Lake, TX grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 1.22k employees to 1.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eagle Lake, TX, are Material Moving Occupations (193 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (151 people), and Health Technologists & Technicians (149 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eagle Lake, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.24k
2022 Value
± 293
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 33.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eagle Lake, TX grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 1.22k employees to 1.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eagle Lake, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (261 people), Construction (168 people), and Retail Trade (155 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eagle Lake, TX, though some of these residents may live in Eagle Lake, 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

$45,545
Median earning men ± $13,451
$21,686
Median earning women ± $5,091

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,857), Manufacturing ($59,074), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,852).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,208), Public Administration ($22,344), and Retail Trade ($11,091).

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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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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%).

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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eagle Lake, TX was $65,200 in 2022, which is 0.231 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $57,400 to $65,200, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Eagle Lake, TX is 81.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Eagle Lake, TX have an average commute time of 36.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Eagle Lake, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$65,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,970
$735
Median Property Taxes
±$180

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 Eagle Lake, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.5%
Homeownership
2022
73.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.5% of the housing units in Eagle Lake, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.3%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 7501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$50,526
Median Household Income
± $8,169
902
Number of Households
± 204

In 2022, the median household income of the 902 households in Eagle Lake, TX grew to $50,526 from the previous year's value of $43,689.

The following chart displays the households in Eagle Lake, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eagle Lake, 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 (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (15.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.38%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Eagle Lake, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.3%) and those who worked at home (3.38%).

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

36.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eagle Lake, TX have a longer commute time (36.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 14.4% of the workforce in Eagle Lake, 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 Eagle Lake, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Eagle Lake, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eagle Lake, TX (329 out of 3.42k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Eagle Lake, TX is Black, followed by White 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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Health

79.9% of the population of Eagle Lake, TX has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 8.19% on Medicare, 9.61% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado County, TX see 2149 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (2122 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4322 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,149 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado County, TX

Primary care physicians in Colorado County, TX see an average of 2,149 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (2,122 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 37.2% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 26.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% 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

20.1%
Uninsured
37.8%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
8.19%
Medicare
9.61%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eagle Lake, TX declined by 13.3% from 23.2% to 20.1%.

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