Parker County, TX

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Population

125,963

1.91% growth

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$70,608

3.87% growth

Poverty Rate

9.17%


Number of Employees

58,626

1.46% growth

Median Property Value

$180,900

6.35% growth

About

In 2017, Parker County, TX had a population of 126k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $70,608. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Parker County, TX grew from 123,601 to 125,963, a 1.91% increase and its median household income grew from $67,979 to $70,608, a 3.87% increase.

The population of Parker County, TX is 84.4% White Alone, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.64% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Parker County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Parker County, TX are Weatherford College (1,039 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Parker County, TX is $180,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Parker County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Parker County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Parker County, TX employs 58.6k people. The largest industries in Parker County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,873 people), Manufacturing (6,817 people), and Retail Trade (6,279 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,598), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,250), and Utilities ($74,013).

Median household income in Parker County, TX is $70,608. Males in Parker 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 Parker County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,608

2017 value

± $2,107

3.87%

1 Year Growth

± 4.29%

Households in Parker County, TX have a median annual income of $70,608, 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 $67,979 in 2016, which represents a 3.87% 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 Parker 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 1407.04

  2. Census Tract 1407.06

  3. Census Tract 1407.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Parker County, TX was Census Tract 1407.04 with a value of $124,435, followed by Census Tract 1407.06 and Census Tract 1407.05, with respective values of $94,583 and $89,212.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Parker County, TX (11.3k out of 124k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 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

    10,391 ± 755

  2. Hispanic

    2,451 ± 383

  3. Two Or More

    392 ± 168

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

58.6k

2017 Value

± 1,744

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Parker County, TX grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 57.8k employees to 58.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Parker County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,923 people), Management Occupations (7,683 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,345 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Parker County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Parker County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,923 people), Management Occupations (7,683 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Parker County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.49 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Parker County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,352), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($96,921), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($96,164).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.6k

2017 Value

± 1,744

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Parker County, TX grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 57.8k employees to 58.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Parker County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,873 people), Manufacturing (6,817 people), and Retail Trade (6,279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Parker County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Parker 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 Parker County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,873 people), Manufacturing (6,817 people), and Retail Trade (6,279 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Parker County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.87 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.69 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Parker County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,598), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,250), and Utilities ($74,013).

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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

86.4% of the population of Parker County, TX has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 9.58% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Parker County, TX see 2211 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.89% increase from the previous year (2088 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2814 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2088 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

2,211 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Parker County, TX see an average of 2,211 patients per year. This represents a 5.89% increase from the previous year (2,088 patients).

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

13.6%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

9.58%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

2.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Parker County, TX declined by 10.9% from 15.3% to 13.6%.

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

Parker County, TX is home to a population of 126k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.86% of Parker County, TX residents were born outside of the country (6.12k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Parker County, TX is composed of 106k White Alone residents (84.4%), 14.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.5%), 2.07k Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 1.64k Black or African American Alone residents (1.3%), 622 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.494%), 613 Asian Alone residents (0.487%), 132 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.105%), and 52 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0413%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Parker County, TX was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Parker County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Parker County, TX residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.12k people

4.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.54k people

As of 2017, 4.86% of Parker County, TX residents (6.12k 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 Parker County, TX was 4.48%, 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

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Parker County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Parker County, TX was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    106k ± 82

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14.5k ± 1.07k

  3. Two or More Races

    2.07k ± 356

In 2017, there were 7.36 times more White Alone residents (106k people) in Parker County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Hispanic or Latino and 2.07k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Parker 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 Parker 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 Parker County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Parker 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

    3,663 ± 367

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,898 ± 364

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,481 ± 289

Parker County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Parker County, TX awarded 1,039 degrees. The student population of Parker County, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,156 male students and 3,463 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Parker County, TX are White (799 and 77.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (147 and 14.2%), Black or African American (31 and 3%), and Unknown (18 and 1.74%).

The largest universities in Parker County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Weatherford College (1,039 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Parker County, TX are General Studies (435 and 41.9%), Registered Nursing (125 and 12%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (43 and 4.14%).

The median tuition costs in Parker County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 435 degrees awarded

  2. 125 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Parker County, TX was General Studies with 435 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,039 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Parker County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Weatherford College with 1,039 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

354

Degrees Awarded to Men

685

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 354 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Parker County, TX, which is 0.517 times less than the 685 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    799 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    147 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    31 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Parker County, TX were to White students. These 799 degrees mean that there were 5.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Parker County, TX was $180,900 in 2017, which is 0.831 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,100 to $180,900, a 6.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Parker County, TX is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Parker County, TX have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Parker 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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$70,608

Median Household Income

± $2,107

43.9k

Number of Households

± 1,392

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.9k households in Parker County, TX grew to $70,608 from the previous year's value of $67,979.

The following chart displays the households in Parker 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

$180,900

2017 Median

± $6,595

$170,100

2016 Median

± $4,629

In 2017, the median property value in Parker County, TX grew to to $180,900 from the previous year's value of $170,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Parker 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 Parker County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Parker County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Parker County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.5% of the housing units in Parker County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Parker County, TX have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.14% of the workforce in Parker County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.45%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.13%

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

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