Palo Pinto County, TX

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Population

28,109

0.67% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$45,067

5.24% growth

Poverty Rate

18.3%


Number of Employees

11,724

1.71% decline

Median Property Value

$88,600

1.84% growth

About

In 2017, Palo Pinto County, TX had a population of 28.1k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $45,067. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Palo Pinto County, TX grew from 27,922 to 28,109, a 0.67% increase and its median household income grew from $42,824 to $45,067, a 5.24% increase.

The population of Palo Pinto County, TX is 75.4% White Alone, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.42% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Palo Pinto County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Palo Pinto County, TX is $88,600, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Palo Pinto County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Palo Pinto County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Palo Pinto County, TX employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Palo Pinto County, TX are Manufacturing (1,478 people), Retail Trade (1,254 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($56,792), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,417).

Median household income in Palo Pinto County, TX is $45,067. Males in Palo Pinto 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 Palo Pinto County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,067

2017 value

± $2,933

5.24%

1 Year Growth

± 9.63%

Households in Palo Pinto County, TX have a median annual income of $45,067, 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 $42,824 in 2016, which represents a 5.24% 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 Palo Pinto 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 4

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palo Pinto County, TX was Census Tract 4 with a value of $62,050, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $55,757 and $52,163.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palo Pinto County, TX (5.05k out of 27.6k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    4,239 ± 410

  2. Hispanic

    1,487 ± 261

  3. Other

    415 ± 167

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

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

11.7k

2017 Value

± 708

-1.71%

1 Year decline

± 8.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palo Pinto County, TX declined at a rate of -1.71%, from 11.9k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palo Pinto County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,373 people), Production Occupations (1,309 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,208 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palo Pinto County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palo Pinto County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,373 people), Production Occupations (1,309 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,208 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Palo Pinto County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palo Pinto County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($116,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,306), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,008).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.7k

2017 Value

± 708

-1.71%

1 Year decline

± 8.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palo Pinto County, TX declined at a rate of -1.71%, from 11.9k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palo Pinto County, TX, are Manufacturing (1,478 people), Retail Trade (1,254 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palo Pinto County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Palo Pinto 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 Palo Pinto County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,478 people), Retail Trade (1,254 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Palo Pinto County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.99 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.9 times), and Utilities (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palo Pinto County, TX, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($56,792), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,417).

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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

79.3% of the population of Palo Pinto County, TX has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Palo Pinto County, TX see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.32% decrease from the previous year (2007 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4008 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5611 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

1,860 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Palo Pinto County, TX see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 7.32% decrease from the previous year (2,007 patients).

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

20.7%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palo Pinto County, TX declined by 5% from 21.8% to 20.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palo Pinto 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

Palo Pinto County, TX is home to a population of 28.1k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.03% of Palo Pinto County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.98k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Palo Pinto County, TX is composed of 21.2k White Alone residents (75.4%), 5.54k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.7%), 681 Black or African American Alone residents (2.42%), 276 Two or More Races residents (0.982%), 177 Asian Alone residents (0.63%), 175 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.623%), 34 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.121%), and 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0854%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Palo Pinto County, TX was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Palo Pinto County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Palo Pinto County, TX residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.98k people

6.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.85k people

As of 2017, 7.03% of Palo Pinto County, TX residents (1.98k 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 Palo Pinto County, TX was 6.62%, 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

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Palo Pinto County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Palo Pinto County, TX was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.2k ± 44

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.54k ± 491

  3. Black or African American Alone

    681 ± 73

In 2017, there were 3.83 times more White Alone residents (21.2k people) in Palo Pinto County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.54k Hispanic or Latino and 681 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 Palo Pinto 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 Palo Pinto 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 Palo Pinto County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Palo Pinto 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

    805 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    320 ± 141

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    180 ± 94

Palo Pinto County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palo Pinto 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 $87,000 to $88,600, a 1.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Palo Pinto County, TX is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Palo Pinto County, TX have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palo Pinto 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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$45,067

Median Household Income

± $2,933

10.4k

Number of Households

± 582

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Palo Pinto County, TX grew to $45,067 from the previous year's value of $42,824.

The following chart displays the households in Palo Pinto 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

$88,600

2017 Median

± $5,891

$87,000

2016 Median

± $5,386

In 2017, the median property value in Palo Pinto County, TX grew to to $88,600 from the previous year's value of $87,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Palo Pinto County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palo Pinto County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.99% of the workforce in Palo Pinto County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Palo Pinto County, TX was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.02%) and those who Worked At Home (4.54%).

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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