Martin County, TX

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Population

5,547

1.76% growth

Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$71,115

11.1% growth

Poverty Rate

6.98%


Number of Employees

2,527

2.43% growth

Median Property Value

$120,500

10.7% growth

About

In 2017, Martin County, TX had a population of 5.55k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $71,115. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Martin County, TX grew from 5,451 to 5,547, a 1.76% increase and its median household income grew from $63,992 to $71,115, a 11.1% increase.

The population of Martin County, TX is 53.7% White Alone, 45.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.649% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Martin County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Martin County, TX is $120,500, and the homeownership rate is 77.1%. Most people in Martin County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Martin County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Martin County, TX employs 2.53k people. The largest industries in Martin County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (374 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (294 people), and Retail Trade (291 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,188), Wholesale Trade ($103,587), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,375).

Median household income in Martin County, TX is $71,115. Males in Martin 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 Martin County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,115

2017 value

± $10,287

11.1%

1 Year Growth

± 19.7%

Households in Martin County, TX have a median annual income of $71,115, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,992 in 2016, which represents a 11.1% 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 Martin 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 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Martin County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $59,792, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $51,023 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Martin County, TX (382 out of 5.47k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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. Hispanic

    298 ± 154

  2. Other

    214 ± 149

  3. White

    165 ± 96

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Martin County, TX is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

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

2.53k

2017 Value

± 281

2.43%

1 Year growth

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martin County, TX grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 2.47k employees to 2.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Martin County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (283 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (255 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (245 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Martin County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Martin County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (283 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (255 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Martin County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.5 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.25 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Martin County, TX, by median earnings, are Personal Care & Service Occupations ($97,639), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($85,917), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($76,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.53k

2017 Value

± 281

2.43%

1 Year growth

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martin County, TX grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 2.47k employees to 2.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Martin County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (374 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (294 people), and Retail Trade (291 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Martin County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Martin 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 Martin County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (374 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (294 people), and Retail Trade (291 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Martin County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (18 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.5 times), and Utilities (2.86 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Martin County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($107,188), Wholesale Trade ($103,587), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,375).

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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

85.4% of the population of Martin County, TX has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 7.47% on Medicaid, 8.56% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 0.657% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Martin County, TX see 2820 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.3% increase from the previous year (2730 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5723 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

2,820 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Martin County, TX see an average of 2,820 patients per year. This represents a 3.3% increase from the previous year (2,730 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%).

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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

14.6%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

7.47%

Medicaid

8.56%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

0.657%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Martin County, TX declined by 34.7% from 22.3% to 14.6%.

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

Martin County, TX is home to a population of 5.55k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.41% of Martin County, TX residents were born outside of the country (411 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Martin County, TX is composed of 2.98k White Alone residents (53.7%), 2.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (45.1%), 36 Black or African American Alone residents (0.649%), 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.469%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0901%), 3 Two or More Races residents (0.0541%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Martin County, TX was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Martin County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Martin County, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

411 people

8.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

444 people

As of 2017, 7.41% of Martin County, TX residents (411 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 Martin County, TX was 8.15%, 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

95%

2017 Citizenship

93.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Martin County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Martin County, TX was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.98k ± 179

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.5k ± 366

  3. Black or African American Alone

    36 ± 36

In 2017, there were 1.19 times more White Alone residents (2.98k people) in Martin County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Hispanic or Latino and 36 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Martin 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 Martin County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Martin 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

    114 ± 42

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    32 ± 43

  3. Korea

    23 ± 26

Martin County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Martin County, TX was $120,500 in 2017, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,900 to $120,500, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Martin County, TX is 77.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Martin County, TX have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Martin 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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$71,115

Median Household Income

± $10,287

1.64k

Number of Households

± 211

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.64k households in Martin County, TX grew to $71,115 from the previous year's value of $63,992.

The following chart displays the households in Martin 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

$120,500

2017 Median

± $19,584

$108,900

2016 Median

± $15,732

In 2017, the median property value in Martin County, TX grew to to $120,500 from the previous year's value of $108,900.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.1%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.1% of the housing units in Martin County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Martin County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.287% of the workforce in Martin County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Walked

    3.41%

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

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