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Erath County, TX&

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1.5% growth
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Median Household Income
2.6% growth
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0.45% growth
Median Property Value
4.44% growth

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The economy of Erath County, TX employs 19,362 people. The economy of Erath County, TX is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 5.63; 3.29; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Erath County, TX are Educational Services (2,898), Manufacturing (2,745), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,096), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,857), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,868), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,128).

Median household income in Erath County, TX is $42,492. Males in Erath County, TX have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,447. The income inequality of Erath County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Erath County, TX. In Erath County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,005. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Erath County, TX is home to a population of 40,641 people, from which 95.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Erath County, TX is composed of 30,831 White residents (75.9%), 8,217 Hispanic residents (20.2%), 632 Black residents (1.56%), 466 Two+ residents (1.15%), and 297 Asian residents (0.73%). The most common foreign languages in Erath County, TX are Spanish (6,891 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (79 speakers), and Other West Germanic (54 speakers), but compared to other places, Erath County, TX has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (79 speakers), Other West Germanic (54 speakers), and Spanish (6,891 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Erath County, TX awarded 1,990 degrees. The student population of Erath County, TX is skewed towards females, with 728 male students and 1,262 female students. Most students in Erath County, TX are White (1,624 and 81.6%), followed by Black or African American (144 and 7.24%), Unknown (113 and 5.68%), and Two or more races (49 and 2.46%). The largest universities in Erath County, TX by number of graduates are Tarleton State University (1,990 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Erath County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (273 and 13.7%), General Business (141 and 7.09%), and Registered Nursing (131 and 6.58%). The median tuition costs in Erath County, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,900 and $13,488 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erath County, TX is $127,100, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $121,700 to $127,100, a 4.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Erath County, TX is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Erath County, TX have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Erath County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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