Ellis County, TX

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Population
168,838
2.89% 1-year growth
Median Age
36.1

Poverty Rate
9.29%

Median Household Income
$72,213
7.19% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$172,900
9.29% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
81,964
4.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ellis County, TX had a population of 169k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $72,213. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ellis County, TX grew from 164,092 to 168,838, a 2.89% increase and its median household income grew from $67,371 to $72,213, a 7.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ellis County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.7%), White (Hispanic) (19.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.37%), Other (Hispanic) (3.28%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%). NaNk% of the people in Ellis County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ellis County, TX are Southwestern Assemblies of God University (628 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2018, the median property value in Ellis County, TX was $172,900, and the homeownership rate was 73%. Most people in Ellis County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ellis County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ellis County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 70.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (25.5%), followed by Other (3.89%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Ellis County, TX
70.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in the United States was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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Diversity

Ellis County, TX is home to a population of 169k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.55% of Ellis County, TX residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

In 2018, there were 3.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Ellis County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.2k White (Hispanic) and 15.8k 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 Ellis County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 77
  2. White (Hispanic)
    33.2k ± 1.33k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 530
25.9%
Hispanic Population
43.7k people

In 2018, there were 3.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Ellis County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.2k White (Hispanic) and 15.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.9% of the people in Ellis County, TX are hispanic (43.7k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.55%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people
8.48%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
13.9k people

As of 2018, 8.55% of Ellis County, TX residents (14.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ellis County, TX was 8.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ellis County, TX was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Ellis County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ellis County, TX residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Ellis County, TX.

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ellis County, TX was N/A, the natal country of N/A Ellis County, TX residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

94.5%
2018 Citizenship
94.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.5% of Ellis County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ellis County, TX was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,585 ± 322
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,971 ± 317
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,803 ± 283

Ellis County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ellis County, TX is $72,213. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ellis County, TX was Census Tract 608.01 with a value of $117,778, followed by Census Tract 602.09 and Census Tract 602.14, with respective values of $106,950 and $102,464.

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The economy of Ellis County, TX employs 82k people. The largest industries in Ellis County, TX are Manufacturing (11,024 people), Retail Trade (9,128 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,812 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,135), Information ($70,970), and Public Administration ($60,855).

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,213
2018 value
± $2,151
7.19%
1 Year Growth
± 4.13%

Households in Ellis County, TX have a median annual income of $72,213, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,371 in 2017, which represents a 7.19% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Ellis County, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ellis County, TX is from Ellis County, TX.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Ellis County, TX across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 608.01
  2. Census Tract 602.09
  3. Census Tract 602.14

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ellis County, TX was Census Tract 608.01 with a value of $117,778, followed by Census Tract 602.09 and Census Tract 602.14, with respective values of $106,950 and $102,464.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ellis County, TX (15.5k out of 167k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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
    10,751 ± 799
  2. Hispanic
    6,615 ± 606
  3. Black
    2,455 ± 388

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

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

82k
2018 Value
± 2,033
4.28%
1 Year growth
± 3.43%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ellis County, TX grew at a rate of 4.28%, from 78.6k employees to 82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ellis County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,870 people), Management Occupations (8,244 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,962 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ellis County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ellis County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,870 people), Management Occupations (8,244 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,962 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ellis County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.84 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.29 times), and Production Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ellis County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,931), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82k
2018 Value
± 2,033
4.28%
1 Year growth
± 3.43%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ellis County, TX grew at a rate of 4.28%, from 78.6k employees to 82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ellis County, TX, are Manufacturing (11,024 people), Retail Trade (9,128 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,812 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ellis County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Ellis 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 Ellis County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (11,024 people), Retail Trade (9,128 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,812 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ellis County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.71 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.68 times), and Construction (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ellis County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,135), Information ($70,970), and Public Administration ($60,855).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Ellis County, TX awarded 628 degrees. The student population of Ellis County, TX is skewed towards women, with 953 male students and 1,097 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ellis County, TX are White (406 and 65.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (123 and 19.8%), Black or African American (49 and 7.9%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (20 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Ellis County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Assemblies of God University (628 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ellis County, TX are Biblical Studies (142 and 22.6%), General Business Administration & Management (78 and 12.4%), and Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries (73 and 11.6%).

The median tuition costs in Ellis County, TX are $20,496 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.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ellis County, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 23 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ellis County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
628 degrees awarded
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Median In-State Public
$20,496
Median Private

In 2019, the Ellis County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Assemblies of God University with 628 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

270
Degrees Awarded to Men
358
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 270 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ellis County, TX, which is 0.754 times less than the 358 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ellis County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    406 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    49 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Ellis County, TX was White students. These 406 degrees mean that there were 3.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ellis County, TX was $172,900 in 2018, which is 0.753 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $158,200 to $172,900, a 9.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Ellis County, TX is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ellis County, TX have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ellis County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$172,900
2018 Median
± $2,584
$158,200
2017 Median
± $3,195

In 2018, the median property value in Ellis County, TX grew to to $172,900 from the previous year's value of $158,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ellis 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 Ellis County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$72,213
Median Household Income
± $2,151
55.8k
Number of Households
± 1,604

In 2018, the median household income of the 55.8k households in Ellis County, TX grew to $72,213 from the previous year's value of $67,371.

The following chart displays the households in Ellis 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ellis County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ellis County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73%
2018 Homeownership
73.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73% of the housing units in Ellis County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ellis County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ellis County, TX have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Ellis County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.44%)

In 2018, 81.7% of workers in Ellis County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (5.44%).

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 Ellis County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ellis County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

84.8% of the population of Ellis County, TX has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 9.35% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, TX see 2406 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (2451 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3179 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1636 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,406 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ellis County, TX

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, TX see an average of 2,406 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (2,451 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ellis County, TX 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%).

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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 Coverage

15.2%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
9.35%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ellis County, TX declined by 5.45% from 16.1% to 15.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ellis 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. 14.5% prevalence
  2. 14.4% prevalence
  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in false, at 14.5%.

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

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