Nueces County, TX

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2022 Population
353,245
0.0987% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.2
0.556% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
0.702% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,027
7.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$177,700
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
160,537
0.736% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Nueces County, TX had a population of 353k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $64,027. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Nueces County, TX declined from 353,594 to 353,245, a −0.0987% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,477 to $64,027, a 7.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nueces County, TX are White (Hispanic) (35.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (28%), Two+ (Hispanic) (24.5%), Other (Hispanic) (4.36%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.46%).

None of the households in Nueces County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in Nueces County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nueces County, TX are Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2,793 degrees awarded in 2022), Del Mar College (224350) (1,886 degrees), and Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi (333 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Nueces County, TX was $177,700, and the homeownership rate was 59.4%.

Most people in Nueces County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Nueces County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Nueces County, TX borders .

Population & Diversity

Nueces County, TX is home to a population of 353k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.86% of Nueces County, TX residents were born outside of the country (31.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.27 times more White (Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Nueces County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 99k White (Non-Hispanic) and 86.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of Nueces County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Nueces County, TX was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nueces County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    126k ± 4.17k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99k ± 286
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    86.5k ± 4.3k
64.9%
Hispanic Population
229k people

In 2022, there were 1.27 times more White (Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Nueces County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 99k White (Non-Hispanic) and 86.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

64.9% of the people in Nueces County, TX are hispanic (229k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

8.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
31.3k people
8.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
31.4k people

As of 2022, 8.86% of Nueces County, TX residents (31.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nueces County, TX was 8.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,326 ± 588
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,057 ± 678
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,971 ± 489

Nueces County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Nueces County, TX employs 161k people. The largest industries in Nueces County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,788 people), Retail Trade (19,681 people), and Construction (17,381 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,228), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,552), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,267).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

Occupations

161k
2022 Value
± 3,659
0.736%
1 Year growth
± 3.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nueces County, TX grew at a rate of 0.736%, from 159k employees to 161k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nueces County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,576 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,686 people), and Management Occupations (14,771 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nueces County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

161k
2022 Value
± 3,659
0.736%
1 Year growth
± 3.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nueces County, TX grew at a rate of 0.736%, from 159k employees to 161k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nueces County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,788 people), Retail Trade (19,681 people), and Construction (17,381 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nueces County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Nueces County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,230
Median earning men ± $1,880
$33,217
Median earning women ± $840

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,019), Manufacturing ($74,854), and Public Administration ($72,103).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,579), Wholesale Trade ($50,232), and Public Administration ($47,677).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,157
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,339
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,527
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nueces County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Nueces County, TX awarded 5,244 degrees. The student population of Nueces County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,539 male students and 12,772 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nueces County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (2,904 and 56.3%), followed by White (1,717 and 33.3%), Black or African American (218 and 4.23%), and Asian (178 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Nueces County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2,793 and 53.3%), Del Mar College (224350) (1,886 and 36%), and Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi (333 and 6.35%).

The most popular majors in Nueces County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (825 and 15.7%), Registered Nursing (419 and 7.99%), and Welding Technology (245 and 4.67%).

The median tuition cost in Nueces County, TX for a public four year colleges is $3,522 for in-state students and $9,270 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Nueces County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,311 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,311 students enrolled in Nueces County, TX, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 12,479 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 119 degrees awarded
  2. 263 degrees awarded
  3. 199 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nueces County, TX was General Psychology with 119 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Nueces County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,793 degrees awarded
  2. 1,886 degrees awarded
  3. 333 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi with 2,793 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nueces County, TX, which is 0.705 times less than the 3,076 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,904 degrees mean that there were 1.69 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,717 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,522) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,793) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,182) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nueces County, TX was $177,700 in 2022, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,400 to $177,700, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Nueces County, TX is 59.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Nueces County, TX have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nueces County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Nueces County, TX is $64,027. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Nueces County, TX was Census Tract 54.16 with a value of $140,268, followed by Census Tract 54.06 and Census Tract 54.14, with respective values of $130,625 and $129,966.

In 2023, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Nueces County, TX. From 2014 to 2023, the indicator declined 2.56%.

Property

$177,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,050
$77,275
Median Property Taxes
±$2,274

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Rent vs Own

59.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.4% of the housing units in Nueces County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 54.16
  2. Census Tract 54.06
  3. Census Tract 54.14

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nueces County, TX was Census Tract 54.16 with a value of $140,268, followed by Census Tract 54.06 and Census Tract 54.14, with respective values of $130,625 and $129,966.

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

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Household Income

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$64,027
Median Household Income
± $1,446
130k
Number of Households
± 3,171

In 2022, the median household income of the 130k households in Nueces County, TX grew to $64,027 from the previous year's value of $59,477.

The following chart displays the households in Nueces 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nueces County, TX is from Nueces County, TX.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.57%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Nueces County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.65%) and those who worked at home (4.57%).

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nueces County, TX have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Nueces County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2023, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Nueces County, TX. From 2014 to 2023, the indicator declined 2.56%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nueces County, TX (59.8k out of 345k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nueces County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2023, 24.9% of the children was living in poverty in Nueces County, TX. From 2014 to 2023, the indicator declined 1%.

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Health

81.9% of the population of Nueces County, TX has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nueces County, TX see 1215 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.72% decrease from the previous year (1249 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1765 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 709 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,215 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nueces County, TX

Primary care physicians in Nueces County, TX see an average of 1,215 patients per year. This represents a 2.72% decrease from the previous year (1,249 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.1%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nueces County, TX declined by 1.56% from 18.4% to 18.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2023, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.6 in Nueces County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2023, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.1% in Nueces County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2023, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.6% in Nueces County, TX.

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