Ferris, TX

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Population

2,530

0.119% growth

Median Age

29.3


Median Household Income

$57,768

15.2% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

1,027

0.773% decline

Median Property Value

$76,000

5.59% decline

About

In 2017, Ferris, TX had a population of 2.53k people with a median age of 29.3 and a median household income of $57,768. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ferris, TX grew from 2,527 to 2,530, a 0.119% increase and its median household income grew from $50,150 to $57,768, a 15.2% increase.

The population of Ferris, TX is 43.5% White Alone, 41.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ferris, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ferris, TX is $76,000, and the homeownership rate is 66.8%. Most people in Ferris, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ferris, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ferris, TX employs 1.03k people. The largest industries in Ferris, TX are Construction (171 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (135 people), and Retail Trade (102 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,972), Construction ($50,031), and Educational Services ($49,318).

Median household income in Ferris, TX is $57,768. Males in Ferris, 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 Ferris, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,768

2017 value

± $6,662

15.2%

1 Year Growth

± 24.5%

Households in Ferris, TX have a median annual income of $57,768, 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 $50,150 in 2016, which represents a 15.2% 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 Texas made 1.41 times more than female 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 Texas 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 Ferris, 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 601.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ferris, TX was Census Tract 601.01 with a value of $56,806, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ferris, TX (279 out of 2.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    210 ± 101

  2. Hispanic

    107 ± 93

  3. Black

    60 ± 67

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

1.03k

2017 Value

± 172

-0.773%

1 Year decline

± 23.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ferris, TX declined at a rate of -0.773%, from 1.04k employees to 1.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ferris, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (150 people), Sales & Related Occupations (135 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (95 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ferris, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ferris, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (150 people), Sales & Related Occupations (135 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (95 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ferris, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.99 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.98 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ferris, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,750), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,206), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,985).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.03k

2017 Value

± 172

-0.773%

1 Year decline

± 23.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ferris, TX declined at a rate of -0.773%, from 1.04k employees to 1.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ferris, TX, are Construction (171 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (135 people), and Retail Trade (102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ferris, TX, though some of these residents may live in Ferris, 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 Ferris, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (171 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (135 people), and Retail Trade (102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ferris, TX has an unusually high number of Construction (2.66 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.63 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ferris, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,972), Construction ($50,031), and Educational Services ($49,318).

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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 ($216B) and Mixed freight ($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

74.6% of the population of Ferris, TX has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 6.71% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ferris, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 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

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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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%).

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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

25.4%

Uninsured

40%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

6.71%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ferris, TX grew by 1.75% from 25% to 25.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ferris, 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%.

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Diversity

Ferris, TX is home to a population of 2.53k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ferris, TX residents were born outside of the country (305 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ferris, TX is composed of 1.1k White Alone residents (43.5%), 1.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.9%), 327 Black or African American Alone residents (12.9%), 33 Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.198%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.158%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ferris, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.9

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ferris, TX was 29.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Ferris, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ferris, TX residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    305 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ferris, TX residents (305 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ferris, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

93.1%

2017 Citizenship

90.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.1% of Ferris, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ferris, TX was 90.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.1k ± 221

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.06k ± 286

  3. Black or African American Alone

    327 ± 127

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more White Alone residents (1.1k people) in Ferris, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Hispanic or Latino and 327 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 Ferris, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ferris, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ferris, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ferris, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    54 ± 40

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    33 ± 32

  3. Korea

    21 ± 31

Ferris, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ferris, TX was $76,000 in 2017, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,500 to $76,000, a 5.59% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ferris, TX is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ferris, TX have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ferris, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,768

Median Household Income

± $6,662

776

Number of Households

± 134

In 2017, the median household income of the 776 households in Ferris, TX grew to $57,768 from the previous year's value of $50,150.

The following chart displays the households in Ferris, 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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Housing

Property Value

$76,000

2017 Median

± $12,517

$80,500

2016 Median

± $10,474

In 2017, the median property value in Ferris, TX declined from to $76,000 from the previous year's value of $80,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ferris, 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 Ferris, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ferris, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ferris, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.8% of the housing units in Ferris, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ferris, 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 Ferris, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ferris, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ferris, TX have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Ferris, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ferris, TX was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.7%) and those who Worked At Home (6.45%).

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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