Marion County, TX

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Population

10,140

0.5% decline

Median Age

49.8


Median Household Income

$36,938

4.27% growth

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

3,635

2.13% decline

Median Property Value

$88,600

1.12% decline

About

In 2017, Marion County, TX had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 49.8 and a median household income of $36,938. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marion County, TX declined from 10,191 to 10,140, a -0.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,424 to $36,938, a 4.27% increase.

The population of Marion County, TX is 70.9% White Alone, 23.7% Black or African American Alone, and 3.89% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Marion County, TX speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Marion County, TX is $88,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Marion County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, TX employs 3.64k people. The largest industries in Marion County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (547 people), Retail Trade (516 people), and Educational Services (477 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,125), Information ($75,536), and Finance & Insurance ($60,625).

Median household income in Marion County, TX is $36,938. Males in Marion 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 Marion County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,938

2017 value

± $3,112

4.27%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Marion County, TX have a median annual income of $36,938, 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 $35,424 in 2016, which represents a 4.27% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion 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. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $46,338, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $37,056 and $36,224.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, TX (2.23k out of 9.99k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,351 ± 237

  2. Black

    856 ± 184

  3. Two Or More

    14 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion County, TX is White, followed by Black 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

3.64k

2017 Value

± 387

-2.13%

1 Year decline

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, TX declined at a rate of -2.13%, from 3.71k employees to 3.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (454 people), Management Occupations (369 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (337 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (454 people), Management Occupations (369 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (337 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.91 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($103,424), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($102,663), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.64k

2017 Value

± 387

-2.13%

1 Year decline

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, TX declined at a rate of -2.13%, from 3.71k employees to 3.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (547 people), Retail Trade (516 people), and Educational Services (477 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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 Marion County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (547 people), Retail Trade (516 people), and Educational Services (477 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.21 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.96 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,125), Information ($75,536), and Finance & Insurance ($60,625).

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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

83.8% of the population of Marion County, TX has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 3.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Marion County, TX see 10160 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.108% increase from the previous year (10149 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10147 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5074 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

10,160 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Marion County, TX see an average of 10,160 patients per year. This represents a 0.108% increase from the previous year (10,149 patients).

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

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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

16.2%

Uninsured

31.6%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

3.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, TX declined by 10.9% from 18.2% to 16.2%.

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

Marion County, TX is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Marion County, TX residents were born outside of the country (120 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, TX is composed of 7.19k White Alone residents (70.9%), 2.4k Black or African American Alone residents (23.7%), 394 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.89%), 106 Two or More Races residents (1.05%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.335%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.168%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marion County, TX was 49.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Marion County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marion County, TX residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

120 people

0.873%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

89 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Marion County, TX residents (120 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 Marion County, TX was 0.873%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Marion County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, TX was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.19k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.4k ± 85

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    394 ± 152

In 2017, there were 2.99 times more White Alone residents (7.19k people) in Marion County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.4k Black or African American Alone and 394 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    419 ± 124

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    163 ± 93

  3. Korea

    106 ± 61

Marion County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, TX was $88,600 in 2017, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,600 to $88,600, a 1.12% decrease. The homeownership rate in Marion County, TX is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, TX have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion 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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$36,938

Median Household Income

± $3,112

4.46k

Number of Households

± 402

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.46k households in Marion County, TX grew to $36,938 from the previous year's value of $35,424.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$88,600

2017 Median

± $6,584

$89,600

2016 Median

± $9,090

In 2017, the median property value in Marion County, TX declined from to $88,600 from the previous year's value of $89,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Marion County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, TX have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Marion County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion County, TX was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.88%) and those who Worked At Home (5.33%).

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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