Gonzales County, TX

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Population

20,558

0.923% growth

Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$47,516

1.9% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

8,939

1.78% growth

Median Property Value

$92,900

5.97% decline

About

In 2017, Gonzales County, TX had a population of 20.6k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $47,516. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gonzales County, TX grew from 20,370 to 20,558, a 0.923% increase and its median household income grew from $46,630 to $47,516, a 1.9% increase.

The population of Gonzales County, TX is 50.1% Hispanic or Latino, 42.3% White Alone, and 6.66% Black or African American Alone. 36.7% of the people in Gonzales County, TX speak a non-English language, and 88.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gonzales County, TX is $92,900, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Gonzales County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gonzales County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gonzales County, TX employs 8.94k people. The largest industries in Gonzales County, TX are Manufacturing (1,572 people), Retail Trade (1,028 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (842 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,908), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,167), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($42,396).

Median household income in Gonzales County, TX is $47,516. Males in Gonzales 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 Gonzales County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,516

2017 value

± $3,368

1.9%

1 Year Growth

± 9.59%

Households in Gonzales County, TX have a median annual income of $47,516, 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 $46,630 in 2016, which represents a 1.9% 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 6

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gonzales County, TX was Census Tract 6 with a value of $55,156, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $50,216 and $44,891.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gonzales 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

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gonzales County, TX (3.47k out of 20.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 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. Hispanic

    2,387 ± 267

  2. Other

    1,787 ± 250

  3. White

    1,154 ± 186

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

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

8.94k

2017 Value

± 549

1.78%

1 Year growth

± 8.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gonzales County, TX grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 8.78k employees to 8.94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gonzales County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,301 people), Production Occupations (998 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (736 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gonzales County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gonzales County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,301 people), Production Occupations (998 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (736 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gonzales County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.59 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.55 times), and Production Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gonzales County, TX, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($77,531), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,500), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,450).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.94k

2017 Value

± 549

1.78%

1 Year growth

± 8.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gonzales County, TX grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 8.78k employees to 8.94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gonzales County, TX, are Manufacturing (1,572 people), Retail Trade (1,028 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (842 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gonzales County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gonzales 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 Gonzales County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,572 people), Retail Trade (1,028 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (842 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gonzales County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.81 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.69 times), and Utilities (2.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gonzales County, TX, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,908), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,167), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($42,396).

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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

78.7% of the population of Gonzales County, TX has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 8.29% on non-group plans, and 0.992% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gonzales County, TX see 2572 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.547% increase from the previous year (2558 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2320 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2982 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

2,572 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gonzales County, TX see an average of 2,572 patients per year. This represents a 0.547% increase from the previous year (2,558 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%).

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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

21.3%

Uninsured

35.8%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

8.29%

Non-Group

0.992%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gonzales County, TX declined by 5.96% from 22.6% to 21.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gonzales 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

Gonzales County, TX is home to a population of 20.6k people, from which 88.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.4% of Gonzales County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gonzales County, TX is composed of 10.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (50.1%), 8.7k White Alone residents (42.3%), 1.37k Black or African American Alone residents (6.66%), 138 Two or More Races residents (0.671%), 36 Asian Alone residents (0.175%), 14 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0681%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0243%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gonzales County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,723 speakers), German (67 speakers), and African Languages (34 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gonzales County, TX was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Gonzales County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gonzales County, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.4% of Gonzales 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 Gonzales County, TX was 14.1%, 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 Gonzales County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Gonzales County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

88.7%

2017 Citizenship

88.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.7% of Gonzales County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gonzales County, TX was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10.3k ± 797

  2. White Alone

    8.7k ± 25

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.37k ± 94

In 2017, there were 1.18 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (10.3k people) in Gonzales County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.7k White Alone and 1.37k 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 Gonzales County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,723 speakers (35.8%)

  2. German

    67 speakers (0.357%)

  3. African Languages

    34 speakers (0.181%)

36.7% of Gonzales County, 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 Gonzales County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 35.8% of the overall population of Gonzales County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.357% speak German and 0.181% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    410 ± 91

  2. Korea

    148 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    119 ± 72

Gonzales County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gonzales County, TX was $92,900 in 2017, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,800 to $92,900, a 5.97% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gonzales County, TX is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gonzales County, TX have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gonzales 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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$47,516

Median Household Income

± $3,368

7.02k

Number of Households

± 472

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.02k households in Gonzales County, TX grew to $47,516 from the previous year's value of $46,630.

The following chart displays the households in Gonzales 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,900

2017 Median

± $13,441

$98,800

2016 Median

± $12,408

In 2017, the median property value in Gonzales County, TX declined from to $92,900 from the previous year's value of $98,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gonzales 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 Gonzales County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Gonzales County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gonzales County, TX have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in Gonzales County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.11%

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

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