Lamb County, TX

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Population

13,368

1.42% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$43,712

5.58% growth

Poverty Rate

20.5%


Number of Employees

5,671

1.95% decline

Median Property Value

$62,700

4.57% decline

About

In 2017, Lamb County, TX had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $43,712. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lamb County, TX declined from 13,561 to 13,368, a -1.42% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,401 to $43,712, a 5.58% increase.

The population of Lamb County, TX is 55% Hispanic or Latino, 39.8% White Alone, and 3.62% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lamb County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lamb County, TX is $62,700, and the homeownership rate is 71%. Most people in Lamb County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamb County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lamb County, TX employs 5.67k people. The largest industries in Lamb County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (663 people), and Retail Trade (598 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,833), Wholesale Trade ($42,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,324).

Median household income in Lamb County, TX is $43,712. Males in Lamb 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 Lamb County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,712

2017 value

± $2,899

5.58%

1 Year Growth

± 7.96%

Households in Lamb County, TX have a median annual income of $43,712, 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 $41,401 in 2016, which represents a 5.58% 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 Lamb 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lamb County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $51,132, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $46,921 and $43,973.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamb County, TX (2.69k out of 13.1k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    2,218 ± 260

  2. Hispanic

    1,823 ± 216

  3. Black

    290 ± 135

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

5.67k

2017 Value

± 409

-1.95%

1 Year decline

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lamb County, TX declined at a rate of -1.95%, from 5.78k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamb County, TX, are Management Occupations (765 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (611 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (472 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamb County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lamb County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (765 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (611 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (472 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lamb County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.2 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.41 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lamb County, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,685), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,824), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($59,107).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.67k

2017 Value

± 409

-1.95%

1 Year decline

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lamb County, TX declined at a rate of -1.95%, from 5.78k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamb County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (663 people), and Retail Trade (598 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamb County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lamb 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 Lamb County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (663 people), and Retail Trade (598 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lamb County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.9 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.06 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lamb County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($45,833), Wholesale Trade ($42,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,324).

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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

79.6% of the population of Lamb County, TX has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lamb County, TX see 3346 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (3394 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 13275 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

3,346 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lamb County, TX see an average of 3,346 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (3,394 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lamb County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

20.4%

Uninsured

32%

Employer Coverage

21.1%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamb County, TX declined by 2.5% from 21% to 20.4%.

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

Lamb County, TX is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.4% of Lamb County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lamb County, TX is composed of 7.35k Hispanic or Latino residents (55%), 5.32k White Alone residents (39.8%), 484 Black or African American Alone residents (3.62%), 107 Two or More Races residents (0.8%), 72 Asian Alone residents (0.539%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.292%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lamb County, TX was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Lamb County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lamb County, TX residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.39k people

9.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.35k people

As of 2017, 10.4% of Lamb County, TX residents (1.39k 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 Lamb County, TX was 9.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

93.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.5% of Lamb County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lamb County, TX was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    7.35k ± 426

  2. White Alone

    5.32k ± 21

  3. Black or African American Alone

    484 ± 84

In 2017, there were 1.38 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (7.35k people) in Lamb County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.32k White Alone and 484 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 Lamb 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 Lamb 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 Lamb County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lamb 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. Korea

    99 ± 45

  2. Vietnam

    87 ± 47

  3. World War II

    63 ± 34

Lamb County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lamb County, TX was $62,700 in 2017, which is 0.288 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,700 to $62,700, a 4.57% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lamb County, TX is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lamb County, TX have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lamb 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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$43,712

Median Household Income

± $2,899

4.79k

Number of Households

± 348

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.79k households in Lamb County, TX grew to $43,712 from the previous year's value of $41,401.

The following chart displays the households in Lamb 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

$62,700

2017 Median

± $3,138

$65,700

2016 Median

± $4,321

In 2017, the median property value in Lamb County, TX declined from to $62,700 from the previous year's value of $65,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lamb 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 Lamb County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71% of the housing units in Lamb County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamb County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Lamb County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.98%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.56%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lamb County, TX was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.98%) and those who Worked At Home (3.56%).

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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