Jeff Davis County, TX

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Population

2,236

0.675% growth

Median Age

55.3


Median Household Income

$46,534

7.25% decline

Poverty Rate

6.67%


Number of Employees

911

2.77% decline

Median Property Value

$111,300

0.714% decline

About

In 2017, Jeff Davis County, TX had a population of 2.24k people with a median age of 55.3 and a median household income of $46,534. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jeff Davis County, TX grew from 2,221 to 2,236, a 0.675% increase and its median household income declined from $50,174 to $46,534, a -7.25% decrease.

The population of Jeff Davis County, TX is 60.9% White Alone, 36.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.48% Asian Alone. 43.3% of the people in Jeff Davis County, TX speak a non-English language, and 82.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jeff Davis County, TX is $111,300, and the homeownership rate is 80.3%. Most people in Jeff Davis County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jeff Davis County, TX is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Jeff Davis County Courthouse, Fort Davis

Economy

The economy of Jeff Davis County, TX employs 911 people. The largest industries in Jeff Davis County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (186 people), Educational Services (172 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (87 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($82,760), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,619).

Median household income in Jeff Davis County, TX is $46,534. Males in Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,534

2017 value

± $10,024

-7.25%

1 Year Growth

± 40%

Households in Jeff Davis County, TX have a median annual income of $46,534, 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 $50,174 in 2016, which represents a -7.25% 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 Jeff Davis County, TX 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 Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jeff Davis County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $50,165, 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

6.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jeff Davis County, TX (145 out of 2.17k 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 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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

    142 ± 87

  2. Hispanic

    46 ± 74

  3. Asian

    3 ± 65

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

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

911

2017 Value

± 177

-2.77%

1 Year decline

± 28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jeff Davis County, TX declined at a rate of -2.77%, from 937 employees to 911 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jeff Davis County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (82 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (78 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jeff Davis County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jeff Davis County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (82 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (78 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jeff Davis County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.3 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.98 times), and Material Moving Occupations (3.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jeff Davis County, TX, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($82,552), Sales & Related Occupations ($76,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,109).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

911

2017 Value

± 177

-2.77%

1 Year decline

± 28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jeff Davis County, TX declined at a rate of -2.77%, from 937 employees to 911 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jeff Davis County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (186 people), Educational Services (172 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (87 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jeff Davis County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (186 people), Educational Services (172 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (87 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jeff Davis County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (17.3 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.1 times), and Educational Services (2.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jeff Davis County, TX, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($82,760), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,619).

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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

80.3% of the population of Jeff Davis County, TX has health coverage, with 30.2% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 28.3% on Medicare, 7.87% on non-group plans, and 2.25% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jeff Davis County, TX see 2156 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (2204 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 440 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

2156 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Jeff Davis County, TX see an average of 2156 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (2204 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

19.7%

Uninsured

30.2%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

28.3%

Medicare

7.87%

Non-Group

2.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jeff Davis County, TX grew by 0.578% from 19.6% to 19.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jeff Davis 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%.

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Diversity

Jeff Davis County, TX is home to a population of 2.24k people, from which 82.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.4% of Jeff Davis County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jeff Davis County, TX is composed of 1.36k White Alone residents (60.9%), 810 Hispanic or Latino residents (36.2%), 33 Asian Alone residents (1.48%), 15 Black or African American Alone residents (0.671%), 14 Two or More Races residents (0.626%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.134%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jeff Davis County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (913 speakers), Thai (12 speakers), and German (10 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

60

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.8

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jeff Davis County, TX was 55.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 60, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Jeff Davis County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jeff Davis County, TX residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 22.4% of Jeff Davis County, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jeff Davis County, TX was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Jeff Davis County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Jeff Davis County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

82.5%

2017 Citizenship

82.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.5% of Jeff Davis County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jeff Davis County, TX was 82.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.36k ± 196

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    810 ± 227

  3. Asian Alone

    33 ± 58

In 2017, there were 1.68 times more White Alone residents (1.36k people) in Jeff Davis County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 810 Hispanic or Latino and 33 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    913 speakers (41.9%)

  2. Thai

    12 speakers (0.551%)

  3. German

    10 speakers (0.459%)

43.3% of Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 41.9% of the overall population of Jeff Davis County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.551% speak Thai and 0.459% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    77 ± 53

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    66 ± 57

  3. Korea

    42 ± 39

Jeff Davis County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jeff Davis County, TX was $111,300 in 2017, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,100 to $111,300, a 0.714% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jeff Davis County, TX is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jeff Davis County, TX have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jeff Davis 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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$46,534

Median Household Income

± $10,024

1.01k

Number of Households

± 176

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.01k households in Jeff Davis County, TX declined from $46,534 from the previous year's value of $50,174.

The following chart displays the households in Jeff Davis 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

$111,300

2017 Median

± $16,176

$112,100

2016 Median

± $35,025

In 2017, the median property value in Jeff Davis County, TX declined from to $111,300 from the previous year's value of $112,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.3% of the housing units in Jeff Davis County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jeff Davis County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Jeff Davis County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.3%

  2. Carpooled

    19.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    11.1%

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

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