Menard County, TX

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Population

2,123

1.85% decline

Poverty Rate

9.75%


Median Age

49.1


Median Household Income

$37,917

0% growth

Number of Employees

1,014

21.7% growth

Median Property Value

$60,800

7.99% growth

About

In 2017, Menard County, TX had a population of 2.12k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $37,917. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Menard County, TX declined from 2,163 to 2,123, a -1.85% decrease and its median household income stayed from $37,917 to $37,917, a 0% change.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Menard County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (59%), White (Hispanic) (21.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (7.68%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (7.35%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%). N/A% of the people in Menard County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Menard County, TX is $60,800, and the homeownership rate is 66.7%. Most people in Menard County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Menard County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Menard County, TX employs 1.01k people. The largest industries in Menard County, TX are Construction (231 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (142 people), and Educational Services (125 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,500), Manufacturing ($77,794), and Utilities ($72,697).

Median household income in Menard County, TX is $37,917. Males in Menard 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 Menard County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,917

2017 value

± $11,237

0%

1 Year Growth

± 34.2%

Households in Menard County, TX have a median annual income of $37,917, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,917 in 2016, which represents a 0% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas 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 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 Menard 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 9503

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Menard County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $37,917, 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 Menard County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Menard County, TX (201 out of 2.06k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    177 ± 93

  2. Hispanic

    92 ± 77

  3. Two Or More

    24 ± 67

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

1.01k

2017 Value

± 193

21.7%

1 Year growth

± 22.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Menard County, TX grew at a rate of 21.7%, from 833 employees to 1.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Menard County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (190 people), Management Occupations (138 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (103 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Menard County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Menard County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (190 people), Management Occupations (138 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Menard County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.74 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.77 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Menard County, TX, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($48,125), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($43,438), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($42,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.01k

2017 Value

± 193

21.7%

1 Year growth

± 22.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Menard County, TX grew at a rate of 21.7%, from 833 employees to 1.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Menard County, TX, are Construction (231 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (142 people), and Educational Services (125 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Menard County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Menard 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 Menard County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (231 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (142 people), and Educational Services (125 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Menard County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (5.2 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Menard County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,500), Manufacturing ($77,794), and Utilities ($72,697).

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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. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

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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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% 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. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

69.6% of the population of Menard County, TX has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 8.94% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 3.77% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Menard County, TX see 2164 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% increase from the previous year (2147 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2123 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

2,164 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Menard County, TX see an average of 2,164 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% increase from the previous year (2,147 patients).

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

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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

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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

30.4%

Uninsured

24.4%

Employer Coverage

8.94%

Medicaid

16.3%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

3.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Menard County, TX grew by 0.763% from 30.2% to 30.4%.

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

Menard County, TX is home to a population of 2.12k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.98% of Menard County, TX residents were born outside of the country (127 people).

In 2017, there were 2.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.25k people) in Menard County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 453 White (Hispanic) and 163 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.7

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Menard County, TX was 49.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Menard County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Menard County, TX residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.98%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

127 people

4.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

93 people

As of 2017, 5.98% of Menard County, TX residents (127 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 Menard County, TX was 4.3%, 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

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.1% of Menard County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Menard County, TX was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Menard County, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.25k ± 141

  2. White (Hispanic)

    453 ± 138

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    163 ± 108

In 2017, there were 2.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.25k people) in Menard County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 453 White (Hispanic) and 163 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Menard County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    68 ± 44

  2. World War II

    24 ± 26

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    23 ± 30

Menard County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Menard County, TX was $60,800 in 2017, which is 0.265 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $56,300 to $60,800, a 7.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Menard County, TX is 66.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Menard County, TX have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Menard County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$60,800

2017 Median

± $21,090

$56,300

2016 Median

± $8,814

In 2017, the median property value in Menard County, TX grew to to $60,800 from the previous year's value of $56,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Menard 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 Menard County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $25k - $30k range.

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Household Income

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$37,917

Median Household Income

± $11,237

964

Number of Households

± 164

In 2017, the median household income of the 964 households in Menard County, TX stayed at $37,917 from the previous year's value of $37,917.

The following chart displays the households in Menard 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.7%

2017 Homeownership

64%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.7% of the housing units in Menard County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Menard County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Menard County, TX have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 11% of the workforce in Menard County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69%

  2. Carpooled

    25.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Menard County, TX was Drove Alone (69%), followed by those who Carpooled (25.4%) and those who Worked At Home (3.73%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Menard County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Menard County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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