Hardin County, TX

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Population

55,993

0.663% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$56,131

3.27% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

24,056

0.385% decline

Median Property Value

$113,100

7.61% growth

About

In 2017, Hardin County, TX had a population of 56k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $56,131. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardin County, TX grew from 55,624 to 55,993, a 0.663% increase and its median household income grew from $54,352 to $56,131, a 3.27% increase.

The population of Hardin County, TX is 87% White Alone, 5.63% Black or African American Alone, and 5.36% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hardin County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardin County, TX are Southeast Texas Career Institute (92 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hardin County, TX is $113,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.8%. Most people in Hardin County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hardin County, TX employs 24.1k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, TX are Manufacturing (3,120 people), Construction (2,895 people), and Retail Trade (2,861 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,955), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,967), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,211).

Median household income in Hardin County, TX is $56,131. Males in Hardin 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 Hardin County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,131

2017 value

± $3,351

3.27%

1 Year Growth

± 7.54%

Households in Hardin County, TX have a median annual income of $56,131, 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 $54,352 in 2016, which represents a 3.27% 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 Hardin 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 302

  2. Census Tract 305.01

  3. Census Tract 303

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, TX was Census Tract 302 with a value of $69,464, followed by Census Tract 305.01 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $64,338 and $63,333.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, TX (6.67k out of 55.4k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    5,358 ± 600

  2. Black

    1,215 ± 290

  3. Hispanic

    322 ± 198

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

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

24.1k

2017 Value

± 1,306

-0.385%

1 Year decline

± 7.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, TX declined at a rate of -0.385%, from 24.1k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,744 people), and Management Occupations (2,444 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,744 people), and Management Occupations (2,444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.79 times), and Production Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,651), Management Occupations ($69,342), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.1k

2017 Value

± 1,306

-0.385%

1 Year decline

± 7.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, TX declined at a rate of -0.385%, from 24.1k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, TX, are Manufacturing (3,120 people), Construction (2,895 people), and Retail Trade (2,861 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardin County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Hardin 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 Hardin County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,120 people), Construction (2,895 people), and Retail Trade (2,861 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.56 times higher than expected), Construction (1.92 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardin County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,955), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,967), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,211).

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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

84.9% of the population of Hardin County, TX has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 9.17% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, TX see 3990 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.75% decrease from the previous year (4279 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3520 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3313 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

3,990 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, TX see an average of 3,990 patients per year. This represents a 6.75% decrease from the previous year (4,279 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hardin 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

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

15.1%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

9.17%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

1.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, TX declined by 14.2% from 17.6% to 15.1%.

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

Hardin County, TX is home to a population of 56k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Hardin County, TX residents were born outside of the country (992 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardin County, TX is composed of 48.7k White Alone residents (87%), 3.15k Black or African American Alone residents (5.63%), 3k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.36%), 638 Two or More Races residents (1.14%), 264 Asian Alone residents (0.471%), 139 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.248%), 50 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0893%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0446%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardin County, TX was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Hardin County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hardin County, TX residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

992 people

1.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.01k people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Hardin County, TX residents (992 people) 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 Hardin County, TX was 1.81%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Hardin County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, TX was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.7k ± 80

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.15k ± 83

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3k ± 247

In 2017, there were 15.5 times more White Alone residents (48.7k people) in Hardin County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.15k Black or African American Alone and 3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hardin County, 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 Hardin County, 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 Hardin County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hardin County, 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

    1,328 ± 199

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    578 ± 179

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    507 ± 158

Hardin County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hardin County, TX awarded 92 degrees. The student population of Hardin County, TX is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardin County, TX are White (74 and 80.4%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 8.7%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 6.52%), and Asian (4 and 4.35%).

The largest universities in Hardin County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Southeast Texas Career Institute (92 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hardin County, TX are General Cosmetology (37 and 40.2%), Medical Assistant (15 and 16.3%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (14 and 15.2%).

The median tuition costs in Hardin County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 14 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hardin County, TX was Medical Insurance Coding Specialist with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hardin County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

92 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hardin County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeast Texas Career Institute with 92 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4

Degrees Awarded to Men

88

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardin County, TX, which is 0.0455 times less than the 88 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

    74 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hardin County, TX were to White students. These 74 degrees mean that there were 9.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardin County, TX was $113,100 in 2017, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,100 to $113,100, a 7.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, TX is 80.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardin County, TX have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardin 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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$56,131

Median Household Income

± $3,351

20.7k

Number of Households

± 1,053

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Hardin County, TX grew to $56,131 from the previous year's value of $54,352.

The following chart displays the households in Hardin 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$113,100

2017 Median

± $9,080

$105,100

2016 Median

± $6,531

In 2017, the median property value in Hardin County, TX grew to to $113,100 from the previous year's value of $105,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hardin 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 Hardin County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.8% of the housing units in Hardin County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, TX have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Hardin County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.85%

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

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