Lampasas County, TX

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Population

20,473

0.57% growth

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$54,467

8.16% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

8,612

4.09% growth

Median Property Value

$136,800

1.37% decline

About

In 2017, Lampasas County, TX had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $54,467. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lampasas County, TX grew from 20,357 to 20,473, a 0.57% increase and its median household income grew from $50,358 to $54,467, a 8.16% increase.

The population of Lampasas County, TX is 72.9% White Alone, 19.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.03% Black or African American Alone. 13.3% of the people in Lampasas County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lampasas County, TX is $136,800, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Lampasas County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lampasas County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lampasas County, TX employs 8.61k people. The largest industries in Lampasas County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,126 people), Construction (1,093 people), and Retail Trade (1,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,466), Public Administration ($58,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,727).

Median household income in Lampasas County, TX is $54,467. Males in Lampasas 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 Lampasas County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,467

2017 value

± $3,818

8.16%

1 Year Growth

± 9.18%

Households in Lampasas County, TX have a median annual income of $54,467, 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 $50,358 in 2016, which represents a 8.16% 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 Lampasas County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Lampasas County, 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 Lampasas 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 Lampasas 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 9503.01

  2. Census Tract 9503.02

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lampasas County, TX was Census Tract 9503.01 with a value of $62,571, followed by Census Tract 9503.02 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $61,375 and $47,377.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lampasas County, TX (2.43k out of 20.2k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    2,189 ± 316

  2. Hispanic

    631 ± 175

  3. Two Or More

    111 ± 127

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lampasas County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

8.61k

2017 Value

± 604

4.09%

1 Year growth

± 9.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lampasas County, TX grew at a rate of 4.09%, from 8.27k employees to 8.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lampasas County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (985 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (945 people), and Management Occupations (907 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lampasas County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lampasas County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (985 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (945 people), and Management Occupations (907 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lampasas County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.32 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.3 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lampasas County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,735), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,219), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.61k

2017 Value

± 604

4.09%

1 Year growth

± 9.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lampasas County, TX grew at a rate of 4.09%, from 8.27k employees to 8.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lampasas County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,126 people), Construction (1,093 people), and Retail Trade (1,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lampasas County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lampasas 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 Lampasas County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,126 people), Construction (1,093 people), and Retail Trade (1,076 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lampasas County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.68 times higher than expected), Construction (2.03 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lampasas County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,466), Public Administration ($58,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,727).

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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

83.6% of the population of Lampasas County, TX has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 19.4% on non-group plans, and 10.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lampasas County, TX see 2288 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.5% increase from the previous year (2016 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2307 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

2288 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Lampasas County, TX see an average of 2288 patients per year. This represents a 13.5% increase from the previous year (2016 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lampasas 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%).

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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

16.4%

Uninsured

31.6%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

19.4%

Non-Group

10.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lampasas County, TX grew by 1.13% from 16.2% to 16.4%.

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

Lampasas County, TX is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.68% of Lampasas County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lampasas County, TX is composed of 14.9k White Alone residents (72.9%), 3.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.2%), 621 Black or African American Alone residents (3.03%), 440 Two or More Races residents (2.15%), 226 Asian Alone residents (1.1%), 211 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.03%), 84 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.41%), and 40 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.195%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lampasas County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,947 speakers), German (197 speakers), and African Languages (76 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lampasas County, TX was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lampasas County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lampasas County, TX residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.68% of Lampasas County, 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 Lampasas County, TX was 5.27%, 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 Lampasas County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Lampasas County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Lampasas County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lampasas County, TX was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.9k ± 25

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.94k ± 379

  3. Black or African American Alone

    621 ± 164

In 2017, there were 3.79 times more White Alone residents (14.9k people) in Lampasas County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k Hispanic or Latino and 621 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 Lampasas County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,947 speakers (10.2%)

  2. German

    197 speakers (1.04%)

  3. African Languages

    76 speakers (0.399%)

13.3% of Lampasas County, 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 Lampasas County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.2% of the overall population of Lampasas County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.04% speak German and 0.399% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,016 ± 168

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    862 ± 234

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    616 ± 153

Lampasas County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lampasas County, TX was $136,800 in 2017, which is 0.629 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,700 to $136,800, a 1.37% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lampasas County, TX is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lampasas County, TX have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lampasas 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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$54,467

Median Household Income

± $3,818

7.75k

Number of Households

± 538

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.75k households in Lampasas County, TX grew to $54,467 from the previous year's value of $50,358.

The following chart displays the households in Lampasas 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

$136,800

2017 Median

± $7,796

$138,700

2016 Median

± $9,088

In 2017, the median property value in Lampasas County, TX declined from to $136,800 from the previous year's value of $138,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lampasas County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lampasas County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in Lampasas County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lampasas County, TX have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.32% of the workforce in Lampasas County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.73%

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

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