Milam County, TX

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Population

24,479

0.439% growth

Median Age

41.5


Median Household Income

$41,768

6.52% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

9,527

2.88% growth

Median Property Value

$88,500

7.4% growth

About

In 2017, Milam County, TX had a population of 24.5k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $41,768. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Milam County, TX grew from 24,372 to 24,479, a 0.439% increase and its median household income grew from $39,213 to $41,768, a 6.52% increase.

The population of Milam County, TX is 62.9% White Alone, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.43% Black or African American Alone. 14.8% of the people in Milam County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Milam County, TX is $88,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Milam County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Milam County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Milam County, TX employs 9.53k people. The largest industries in Milam County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,100 people), Educational Services (1,078 people), and Retail Trade (887 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,692), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,549), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,291).

Median household income in Milam County, TX is $41,768. Males in Milam 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 Milam County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,768

2017 value

± $2,688

6.52%

1 Year Growth

± 9.21%

Households in Milam County, TX have a median annual income of $41,768, 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 $39,213 in 2016, which represents a 6.52% 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 Milam County, TX 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 Milam 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 Milam 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 9504.01

  2. Census Tract 9508

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Milam County, TX was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $50,231, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $50,104 and $46,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Milam County, TX (3.85k out of 24k 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 < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    3,104 ± 419

  2. Hispanic

    1,342 ± 311

  3. Black

    544 ± 192

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

9.53k

2017 Value

± 680

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 9.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Milam County, TX grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 9.26k employees to 9.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Milam County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,238 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,008 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (876 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Milam County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Milam County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,238 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,008 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (876 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Milam County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.29 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.54 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Milam County, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,607), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($63,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,118).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.53k

2017 Value

± 680

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 9.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Milam County, TX grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 9.26k employees to 9.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Milam County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,100 people), Educational Services (1,078 people), and Retail Trade (887 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Milam County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Milam 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 Milam County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,100 people), Educational Services (1,078 people), and Retail Trade (887 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Milam County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.39 times higher than expected), Utilities (5.26 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Milam County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,692), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,549), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,291).

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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

87.3% of the population of Milam County, TX has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Milam County, TX see 6128 patients per year on average, which represents a 26.3% increase from the previous year (4851 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4974 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6218 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

6128 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Milam County, TX see an average of 6128 patients per year. This represents a 26.3% increase from the previous year (4851 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

12.7%

Uninsured

39.4%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

2.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Milam County, TX declined by 12.5% from 14.5% to 12.7%.

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

Milam County, TX is home to a population of 24.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.08% of Milam County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Milam County, TX is composed of 15.4k White Alone residents (62.9%), 6.31k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.8%), 2.06k Black or African American Alone residents (8.43%), 536 Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 122 Asian Alone residents (0.498%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.139%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0409%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Milam County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,969 speakers), German (128 speakers), and Other Slavic Languages (71 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Milam County, TX was 41.5. 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 Milam County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Milam County, TX residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.08% of Milam 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 Milam County, TX was 5.36%, 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 Milam County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Milam County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Milam County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Milam County, TX was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.4k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.31k ± 682

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.06k ± 248

In 2017, there were 2.44 times more White Alone residents (15.4k people) in Milam County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.31k Hispanic or Latino and 2.06k 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 Milam County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,969 speakers (13%)

  2. German

    128 speakers (0.562%)

  3. Other Slavic Languages

    71 speakers (0.312%)

14.8% of Milam 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 Milam County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13% of the overall population of Milam County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.562% speak German and 0.312% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    495 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    306 ± 123

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    255 ± 98

Milam County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Milam County, TX was $88,500 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 $82,400 to $88,500, a 7.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Milam County, TX is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Milam County, TX have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Milam 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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$41,768

Median Household Income

± $2,688

9.44k

Number of Households

± 656

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.44k households in Milam County, TX grew to $41,768 from the previous year's value of $39,213.

The following chart displays the households in Milam 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

$88,500

2017 Median

± $4,987

$82,400

2016 Median

± $6,645

In 2017, the median property value in Milam County, TX grew to to $88,500 from the previous year's value of $82,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Milam County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Milam County, TX have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.02% of the workforce in Milam County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.68%

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

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