Hood County, TX

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Population

55,418

2.22% growth

Median Age

46.8


Median Household Income

$60,275

3.36% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

22,905

1.96% growth

Median Property Value

$170,800

5.04% growth

About

In 2017, Hood County, TX had a population of 55.4k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $60,275. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hood County, TX grew from 54,217 to 55,418, a 2.22% increase and its median household income grew from $58,315 to $60,275, a 3.36% increase.

The population of Hood County, TX is 84.8% White Alone, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.87% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Hood County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hood County, TX is $170,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in Hood County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Hood County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hood County, TX employs 22.9k people. The largest industries in Hood County, TX are Retail Trade (3,716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,925 people), and Construction (2,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,179), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,259), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,364).

Median household income in Hood County, TX is $60,275. Males in Hood 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 Hood County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,275

2017 value

± $2,698

3.36%

1 Year Growth

± 6.29%

Households in Hood County, TX have a median annual income of $60,275, 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 $58,315 in 2016, which represents a 3.36% 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 Hood 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 1602.10

  2. Census Tract 1602.09

  3. Census Tract 1602.07

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hood County, TX was Census Tract 1602.10 with a value of $86,477, followed by Census Tract 1602.09 and Census Tract 1602.07, with respective values of $70,202 and $61,601.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hood County, TX (6.72k out of 54.7k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    6,253 ± 637

  2. Hispanic

    824 ± 286

  3. Black

    258 ± 191

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

22.9k

2017 Value

± 1,175

1.96%

1 Year growth

± 7.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hood County, TX grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 22.5k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hood County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,750 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,585 people), and Management Occupations (2,441 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hood County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hood County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,750 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,585 people), and Management Occupations (2,441 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hood County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.73 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hood County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($115,495), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,053), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,232).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.9k

2017 Value

± 1,175

1.96%

1 Year growth

± 7.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hood County, TX grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 22.5k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hood County, TX, are Retail Trade (3,716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,925 people), and Construction (2,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hood County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Hood 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 Hood County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,925 people), and Construction (2,071 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hood County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.61 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.16 times), and Construction (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hood County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,179), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,259), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,364).

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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

84.3% of the population of Hood County, TX has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hood County, TX see 1979 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.46% increase from the previous year (1859 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2106 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 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

1,979 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hood County, TX see an average of 1,979 patients per year. This represents a 6.46% increase from the previous year (1,859 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

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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

15.7%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

17.7%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

2.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hood County, TX declined by 6.29% from 16.8% to 15.7%.

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

Hood County, TX is home to a population of 55.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.69% of Hood County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hood County, TX is composed of 47k White Alone residents (84.8%), 6.64k Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 482 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.87%), 466 Two or More Races residents (0.841%), 446 Asian Alone residents (0.805%), 384 Black or African American Alone residents (0.693%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hood County, TX was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Hood County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Hood County, TX residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.49k people

3.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.75k people

As of 2017, 2.69% of Hood County, TX residents (1.49k 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 Hood County, TX was 3.23%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Hood County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hood County, TX was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    47k ± 79

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.64k ± 508

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    482 ± 95

In 2017, there were 7.08 times more White Alone residents (47k people) in Hood County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.64k Hispanic or Latino and 482 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,012 ± 254

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    726 ± 210

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    679 ± 195

Hood 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 Hood County, TX was $170,800 in 2017, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,600 to $170,800, a 5.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Hood County, TX is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hood County, TX have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hood 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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$60,275

Median Household Income

± $2,698

21.5k

Number of Households

± 987

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.5k households in Hood County, TX grew to $60,275 from the previous year's value of $58,315.

The following chart displays the households in Hood 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

$170,800

2017 Median

± $5,811

$162,600

2016 Median

± $4,764

In 2017, the median property value in Hood County, TX grew to to $170,800 from the previous year's value of $162,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%

2017 Homeownership

76.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.1% of the housing units in Hood County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Commute Time

31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hood County, TX have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.56% of the workforce in Hood County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.7%

  2. Carpooled

    6.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.49%

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

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