Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX

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Population

201,059

7.72% growth

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$112,361

2.31% growth

Number of Employees

89,109

7.38% growth

Median Property Value

$276,300

5.66% growth

About

In 2017, Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX had a population of 201k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $112,361. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX grew from 186,648 to 201,059, a 7.72% increase and its median household income grew from $109,824 to $112,361, a 2.31% increase.

The population of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is 43.4% White Alone, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American Alone. 28.5% of the people in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX speak a non-English language, and 88.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is $276,300, and the homeownership rate is 86.7%. Most people in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 34 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX employs 89.1k people. The largest industries in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (7,193 people), Support activities for mining (5,318 people), and Construction (5,217 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. ($306,977), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($211,379), and Oil & gas extraction ($208,645).

Median household income in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is $112,361. Males in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.6 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,153. The income inequality in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$112,361

2017 value

± $4,117

2.31%

1 Year Growth

± 6.11%

Households in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX have a median annual income of $112,361, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $109,824 in 2016, which represents a 2.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$110,855

Average Male Salary

± $11,380

$69,153

Average Female Salary

± $8,108

In 2017, full-time male employees in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX made 1.6 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $120,865 ± $85,285

  2. Asian

    $94,057 ± $17,606

  3. White

    $92,243 ± $9,802

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.242% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $131,600, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Grapevine, Southlake & Colleyville Cities PUMA, TX, with respective values of $116,092 and $115,108.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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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

89.1k

2017 Value

7.38%

1 Year growth

± 7.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 7.38%, from 83k employees to 89.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, are Miscellaneous managers (4,103 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (3,609 people), and Registered nurses (2,488 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (4,103 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (3,609 people), and Registered nurses (2,488 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (51.3 times higher than expected), Chemical engineers (9.68 times), and Environmental scientists & geoscientists (8.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Dentists ($304,418), Physicians & surgeons ($299,032), and Architectural & engineering managers ($244,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

89.1k

2017 Value

7.38%

1 Year growth

± 7.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 7.38%, from 83k employees to 89.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (7,193 people), Support activities for mining (5,318 people), and Construction (5,217 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, 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 Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (7,193 people), Support activities for mining (5,318 people), and Construction (5,217 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of Oil & gas extraction (20.6 times higher than expected), Pipeline transportation (18.3 times), and Support activities for mining (17.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. ($306,977), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($211,379), and Oil & gas extraction ($208,645).

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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

N/A% of the population of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, 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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1670 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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

Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is home to a population of 201k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is composed of 87.3k White Alone residents (43.4%), 53.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.8%), 35.1k Black or African American Alone residents (17.4%), 20.3k Asian Alone residents (10.1%), 3.38k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 914 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.455%), 327 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.163%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00199%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (28,904 speakers), Chinese (3,569 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (1,631 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

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Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    9,297 ± 2,312 people

  2. India

    5,075 ± 1,727 people

  3. Venezuela

    4,911 ± 1,699 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 9,297 Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX residents, followed by India with 5,075 and Venezuela with 4,911.

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Citizenship

88.4%

2017 Citizenship

89.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.4% of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was 89.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.3k ± 2.48k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53.8k ± 3.95k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    35.1k ± 1.99k

In 2017, there were 1.62 times more White Alone residents (87.3k people) in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.8k Hispanic or Latino and 35.1k 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 Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    28,904 speakers (18.4%)

  2. Chinese

    3,569 speakers (2.27%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    1,631 speakers (1.04%)

28.5% of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 18.4% of the overall population of Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.27% speak Chinese and 1.04% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was $276,300 in 2017, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $261,500 to $276,300, a 5.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is 86.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 34 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$112,361

Median Household Income

± $4,117

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX grew to $112,361 from the previous year's value of $109,824.

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Housing

Property Value

$276,300

2017 Median

± $6,171

$261,500

2016 Median

± $7,469

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX grew to to $276,300 from the previous year's value of $261,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, 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 Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

86.7%

2017 Homeownership

87.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.7% of the housing units in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 87.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

34 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (34 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.18% of the workforce in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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