Erath County, TX

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Population

41,016

0.923% growth

Median Age

30


Median Household Income

$47,013

10.6% growth

Poverty Rate

22.6%


Number of Employees

19,076

1.48% decline

Median Property Value

$128,300

0.944% growth

About

In 2017, Erath County, TX had a population of 41k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $47,013. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Erath County, TX grew from 40,641 to 41,016, a 0.923% increase and its median household income grew from $42,492 to $47,013, a 10.6% increase.

The population of Erath County, TX is 75.4% White Alone, 20.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.64% Black or African American Alone. 19.3% of the people in Erath County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Erath County, TX are Tarleton State University (2,755 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Erath County, TX is $128,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.7%. Most people in Erath County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Erath County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Erath County, TX employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Erath County, TX are Educational Services (2,713 people), Manufacturing (2,426 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,053 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,116), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,697), and Information ($47,961).

Median household income in Erath County, TX is $47,013. Males in Erath County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Erath County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,013

2017 value

± $2,530

10.6%

1 Year Growth

± 6.59%

Households in Erath County, TX have a median annual income of $47,013, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,492 in 2016, which represents a 10.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Erath County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Erath County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Erath County, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Erath County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502.02

  3. Census Tract 9502.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Erath County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $55,357, followed by Census Tract 9502.02 and Census Tract 9502.01, with respective values of $46,875 and $46,415.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Erath County, TX (8.81k out of 39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    8,287 ± 851

  2. Hispanic

    2,306 ± 459

  3. Black

    223 ± 193

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Erath 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

19.1k

2017 Value

± 1,102

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 8.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Erath County, TX declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 19.4k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Erath County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,459 people), Management Occupations (2,136 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,580 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Erath County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Erath County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,459 people), Management Occupations (2,136 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,580 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Erath County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.34 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.68 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Erath County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,643), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,542), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,006).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.1k

2017 Value

± 1,102

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 8.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Erath County, TX declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 19.4k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Erath County, TX, are Educational Services (2,713 people), Manufacturing (2,426 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,053 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Erath County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Erath 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 Erath County, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,713 people), Manufacturing (2,426 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,053 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Erath County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.88 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.44 times), and Utilities (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Erath County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,116), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,697), and Information ($47,961).

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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. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

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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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.3% of the population of Erath County, TX has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 9.37% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Erath County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Erath County, TX see 1582 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.44% decrease from the previous year (1673 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1190 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

1,582 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Erath County, TX see an average of 1,582 patients per year. This represents a 5.44% decrease from the previous year (1,673 patients).

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

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

18.7%

Uninsured

41.5%

Employer Coverage

12.4%

Medicaid

9.37%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Erath County, TX declined by 7.32% from 20.2% to 18.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Erath 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 Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Erath County, TX is home to a population of 41k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.8% of Erath County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Erath County, TX is composed of 30.9k White Alone residents (75.4%), 8.44k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.6%), 673 Black or African American Alone residents (1.64%), 440 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 314 Asian Alone residents (0.766%), 200 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.488%), 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0366%), and 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0293%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Erath County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,891 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (79 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (54 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Erath County, TX was 30. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Erath County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Erath County, TX residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.83%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.8% of Erath County, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Erath County, TX was 7.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Erath County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Erath County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Erath County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Erath County, TX was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.9k ± 80

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.44k ± 824

  3. Black or African American Alone

    673 ± 114

In 2017, there were 3.66 times more White Alone residents (30.9k people) in Erath County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.44k Hispanic or Latino and 673 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Erath County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,891 speakers (18.4%)

  2. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    79 speakers (0.211%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    54 speakers (0.144%)

19.3% of Erath County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Erath County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 18.4% of the overall population of Erath County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.211% speak Mon-Khmer, Cambodian and 0.144% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    796 ± 153

  2. Korea

    295 ± 98

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    242 ± 129

Erath County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Erath County, TX awarded 2,755 degrees. The student population of Erath County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,996 male students and 8,053 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Erath County, TX are White (2,232 and 81.6%), followed by Black or African American (199 and 7.27%), Unknown (158 and 5.77%), and Two or More Races (84 and 3.07%).

The largest universities in Erath County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Tarleton State University (2,755 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Erath County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (336 and 12.2%), General Business (213 and 7.73%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (193 and 7.01%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 167 degrees awarded

  2. 336 degrees awarded

  3. 213 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Erath County, TX was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 167 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,755 degrees awarded

$3,900

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Erath County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tarleton State University with 2,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,035

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,720

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,035 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Erath County, TX, which is 0.602 times less than the 1,720 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,232 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    199 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    158 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Erath County, TX were to White students. These 2,232 degrees mean that there were 11.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 199 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erath County, TX was $128,300 in 2017, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,100 to $128,300, a 0.944% increase. The homeownership rate in Erath County, TX is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Erath County, TX have an average commute time of 19 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.

Income

Household Income

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$47,013

Median Household Income

± $2,530

13.8k

Number of Households

± 821

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Erath County, TX grew to $47,013 from the previous year's value of $42,492.

The following chart displays the households in Erath 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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Housing

Property Value

$128,300

2017 Median

± $13,460

$127,100

2016 Median

± $13,237

In 2017, the median property value in Erath County, TX grew to to $128,300 from the previous year's value of $127,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Erath 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 Erath County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.7% of the housing units in Erath County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Erath County, TX have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.49% of the workforce in Erath County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Erath County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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