Jamaica Beach, TX

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Population

1,014

2.53% growth

Median Age

53.8


Median Household Income

$60,813

0.655% growth

Poverty Rate

3.65%


Number of Employees

590

14.1% growth

Median Property Value

$205,400

10.1% growth

About

In 2017, Jamaica Beach, TX had a population of 1.01k people with a median age of 53.8 and a median household income of $60,813. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jamaica Beach, TX grew from 989 to 1,014, a 2.53% increase and its median household income grew from $60,417 to $60,813, a 0.655% increase.

The population of Jamaica Beach, TX is 80.6% White Alone, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.27% Asian Alone. 8.53% of the people in Jamaica Beach, TX speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jamaica Beach, TX is $205,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Jamaica Beach, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jamaica Beach, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jamaica Beach, TX employs 590 people. The largest industries in Jamaica Beach, TX are Construction (115 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (96 people), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (66 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($78,224), Educational Services ($75,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,625).

Median household income in Jamaica Beach, TX is $60,813. Males in Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,813

2017 value

± $21,103

0.655%

1 Year Growth

± 49.4%

Households in Jamaica Beach, TX have a median annual income of $60,813, 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 $60,417 in 2016, which represents a 0.655% 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 Jamaica Beach, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, 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 7261

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jamaica Beach, TX was Census Tract 7261 with a value of $69,750, 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 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.65% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jamaica Beach, TX (37 out of 1.01k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 15.

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

    37 ± 68

  2. Hispanic

    19 ± 70

  3. Black

    0 ± 66

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

590

2017 Value

± 151

14.1%

1 Year growth

± 30.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jamaica Beach, TX grew at a rate of 14.1%, from 517 employees to 590 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jamaica Beach, TX, are Management Occupations (105 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (63 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jamaica Beach, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jamaica Beach, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (105 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (63 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jamaica Beach, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.56 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.96 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jamaica Beach, TX, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($125,455), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($96,818), and Protective Service Occupations ($77,829).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

590

2017 Value

± 151

14.1%

1 Year growth

± 30.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jamaica Beach, TX grew at a rate of 14.1%, from 517 employees to 590 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jamaica Beach, TX, are Construction (115 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (96 people), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (66 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jamaica Beach, TX, though some of these residents may live in Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (115 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (96 people), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (66 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jamaica Beach, TX has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (5.73 times higher than expected), Construction (3.11 times), and Public Administration (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jamaica Beach, TX, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($78,224), Educational Services ($75,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,625).

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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

85.2% of the population of Jamaica Beach, TX has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 2.76% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 3.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jamaica Beach, 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

14.8%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

2.76%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

3.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jamaica Beach, TX grew by 19.9% from 12.3% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jamaica Beach, 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

Jamaica Beach, TX is home to a population of 1.01k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.197% of Jamaica Beach, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jamaica Beach, TX is composed of 817 White Alone residents (80.6%), 158 Hispanic or Latino residents (15.6%), 23 Asian Alone residents (2.27%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.58%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jamaica Beach, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (47 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (19 speakers), and Other Slavic Languages (7 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jamaica Beach, TX was 53.8. 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 Jamaica Beach, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jamaica Beach, TX residents was 54.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.197%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.202%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.197% of Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, TX was 0.202%, 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 Jamaica Beach, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Jamaica Beach, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Jamaica Beach, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jamaica Beach, TX was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    817 ± 243

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    158 ± 100

  3. Asian Alone

    23 ± 39

In 2017, there were 5.17 times more White Alone residents (817 people) in Jamaica Beach, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158 Hispanic or Latino and 23 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jamaica Beach, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    47 speakers (4.66%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    19 speakers (1.88%)

  3. Other Slavic Languages

    7 speakers (0.694%)

8.53% of Jamaica Beach, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Jamaica Beach, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.66% of the overall population of Jamaica Beach, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.88% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.694% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    35 ± 48

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    15 ± 22

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    0 ± 18

Jamaica Beach, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jamaica Beach, TX was $205,400 in 2017, which is 0.944 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $186,500 to $205,400, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Jamaica Beach, TX is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jamaica Beach, TX have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jamaica Beach, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,813

Median Household Income

± $21,103

521

Number of Households

± 128

In 2017, the median household income of the 521 households in Jamaica Beach, TX grew to $60,813 from the previous year's value of $60,417.

The following chart displays the households in Jamaica Beach, 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

$205,400

2017 Median

± $31,596

$186,500

2016 Median

± $35,311

In 2017, the median property value in Jamaica Beach, TX grew to to $205,400 from the previous year's value of $186,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jamaica Beach, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

75%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Jamaica Beach, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jamaica Beach, 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 Jamaica Beach, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jamaica Beach, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jamaica Beach, TX have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.05% of the workforce in Jamaica Beach, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.02%

  3. Walked

    3.25%

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

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