Kent County, TX

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Population

680

1.95% growth

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$52,250

3.21% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

304

4.7% decline

Median Property Value

$70,500

3.29% decline

About

In 2017, Kent County, TX had a population of 680 people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $52,250. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kent County, TX grew from 667 to 680, a 1.95% increase and its median household income grew from $50,625 to $52,250, a 3.21% increase.

The population of Kent County, TX is 77.1% White Alone, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.735% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Kent County, TX speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kent County, TX is $70,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Kent County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 7.62 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kent County, TX employs 304 people. The largest industries in Kent County, TX are Educational Services (54 people), Public Administration (50 people), and Retail Trade (35 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,750), and Public Administration ($46,500).

Median household income in Kent County, TX is $52,250. Males in Kent 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 Kent County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,250

2017 value

± $12,784

3.21%

1 Year Growth

± 29.9%

Households in Kent County, TX have a median annual income of $52,250, 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 $50,625 in 2016, which represents a 3.21% 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 Kent 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 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $52,250, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, TX (113 out of 633 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    113 ± 60

  2. Hispanic

    72 ± 63

  3. Black

    0 ± 66

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

304

2017 Value

± 81

-4.7%

1 Year decline

± 38.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County, TX declined at a rate of -4.7%, from 319 employees to 304 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, TX, are Management Occupations (44 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (44 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kent County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (44 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (44 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.85 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.39 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kent County, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($100,313), Protective Service Occupations ($100,313), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($62,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

304

2017 Value

± 81

-4.7%

1 Year decline

± 38.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County, TX declined at a rate of -4.7%, from 319 employees to 304 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, TX, are Educational Services (54 people), Public Administration (50 people), and Retail Trade (35 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kent 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 Kent County, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (54 people), Public Administration (50 people), and Retail Trade (35 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.52 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.79 times), and Public Administration (3.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kent County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,750), and Public Administration ($46,500).

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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

92.9% of the population of Kent County, TX has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 7.9% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 8.85% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kent County, TX see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kent County, TX see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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

7.11%

Uninsured

55.6%

Employer Coverage

7.9%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

8.85%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, TX declined by 39.1% from 11.7% to 7.11%.

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

Kent County, TX is home to a population of 680 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.588% of Kent County, TX residents were born outside of the country (4 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kent County, TX is composed of 524 White Alone residents (77.1%), 147 Hispanic or Latino residents (21.6%), 5 Black or African American Alone residents (0.735%), 4 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.588%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

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 Kent County, TX was 46.7. 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 Kent County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Kent County, TX residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.588%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4 people

1.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11 people

As of 2017, 0.588% of Kent County, TX residents (4 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 Kent County, TX was 1.65%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Kent County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, TX was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    524 ± 109

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    147 ± 70.7

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5 ± 4

In 2017, there were 3.56 times more White Alone residents (524 people) in Kent County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 147 Hispanic or Latino and 5 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    22 ± 20

  2. World War II

    4 ± 7

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2 ± 13

Kent County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, TX was $70,500 in 2017, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $72,900 to $70,500, a 3.29% decrease. The homeownership rate in Kent County, TX is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kent County, TX have an average commute time of 7.62 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kent 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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$52,250

Median Household Income

± $12,784

275

Number of Households

± 54

In 2017, the median household income of the 275 households in Kent County, TX grew to $52,250 from the previous year's value of $50,625.

The following chart displays the households in Kent 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

$70,500

2017 Median

± $15,978

$72,900

2016 Median

± $12,381

In 2017, the median property value in Kent County, TX declined from to $70,500 from the previous year's value of $72,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kent 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 Kent 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 Kent County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Kent County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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

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Commute Time

7.62 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, TX have a shorter commute time (7.62 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Kent County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.3%

  2. Walked

    15%

  3. Carpooled

    9.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kent County, TX was Drove Alone (72.3%), followed by those who Walked (15%) and those who Carpooled (9.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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