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Jim Wells County, TX&

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Population
41,486
0.06% growth
Median Age
34.2
Median Household Income
$43,321
0.78% growth
Poverty Rate
20.7%
Number of Employees
16,308
2.2% decline
Median Property Value
$73,300
4.56% growth

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Economy

The economy of Jim Wells County, TX employs 16,308 people. The economy of Jim Wells County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 31.65; 1.83; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jim Wells County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (3,051), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,615), and Retail trade (1,638), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,109), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,870), and Utilities ($43,295).

Median household income in Jim Wells County, TX is $43,321. Males in Jim Wells County, TX have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $29,934. The income inequality of Jim Wells County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jim Wells County, TX. In Jim Wells County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 31 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $14,325. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Jim Wells County, TX is home to a population of 41,486 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jim Wells County, TX is composed of 33,159 Hispanic residents (79.9%), 7,736 White residents (18.6%), 253 Black residents (0.61%), 164 Asian residents (0.4%), and 102 Two+ residents (0.25%). The most common foreign languages in Jim Wells County, TX are Spanish (18,327 speakers), French (47 speakers), and German (46 speakers), but compared to other places, Jim Wells County, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (18,327 speakers), Laotian (12 speakers), and German (46 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX awarded 1,887 degrees. The student population of Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX is skewed away from females, with 1,008 male students and 879 female students. Most students in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX are Hispanic or Latino (877 and 46.5%), followed by White (292 and 15.5%), Black or African American (71 and 3.76%), and Asian (15 and 0.79%). The largest universities in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX by number of graduates are Texas A & M University-Kingsville (1,887 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX are General Communication Sciences & Disorders (126 and 6.68%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (121 and 6.41%), and Criminology (65 and 3.44%). The median tuition costs in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,366 and $16,606 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jim Wells County, TX is $73,300, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $70,100 to $73,300, a 4.56% increase. The homeownership rate of Jim Wells County, TX is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jim Wells County, TX have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jim Wells County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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