Pecos County, TX

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Population

15,804

0.139% decline

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$50,543

2.3% decline

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

6,103

2.16% decline

Median Property Value

$68,600

1.72% decline

About

In 2017, Pecos County, TX had a population of 15.8k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $50,543. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pecos County, TX declined from 15,826 to 15,804, a -0.139% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,735 to $50,543, a -2.3% decrease.

The population of Pecos County, TX is 68.5% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% White Alone, and 4.14% Black or African American Alone. 52.4% of the people in Pecos County, TX speak a non-English language, and 90% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pecos County, TX is $68,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Pecos County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pecos County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pecos County, TX employs 6.1k people. The largest industries in Pecos County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (783 people), Retail Trade (695 people), and Construction (654 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,072), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,193), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,241).

Median household income in Pecos County, TX is $50,543. Males in Pecos 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 Pecos County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,543

2017 value

± $6,324

-2.3%

1 Year Growth

± 16.6%

Households in Pecos County, TX have a median annual income of $50,543, 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 $51,735 in 2016, which represents a -2.3% 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 Pecos County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pecos County, TX 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 Pecos 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pecos County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pecos 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

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pecos County, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $62,012, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $58,203 and $41,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pecos County, TX (1.58k out of 13.7k 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 75+, followed by Males 75+ and then Males 65 - 74.

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. Hispanic

    1,372 ± 249

  2. White

    1,120 ± 237

  3. Other

    422 ± 136

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

6.1k

2017 Value

± 529

-2.16%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pecos County, TX declined at a rate of -2.16%, from 6.24k employees to 6.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pecos County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (827 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (599 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (532 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pecos County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pecos County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (827 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (599 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (532 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pecos County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.95 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.72 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pecos County, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($250,001), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,221), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,589).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.1k

2017 Value

± 529

-2.16%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pecos County, TX declined at a rate of -2.16%, from 6.24k employees to 6.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pecos County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (783 people), Retail Trade (695 people), and Construction (654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pecos County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Pecos 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 Pecos County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (783 people), Retail Trade (695 people), and Construction (654 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pecos County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (23.7 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.56 times), and Utilities (2.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pecos County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($98,072), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,193), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,241).

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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

80.9% of the population of Pecos County, TX has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 7.57% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pecos County, TX see 2025 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.8% decrease from the previous year (2270 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3992 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5323 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

2,025 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pecos County, TX see an average of 2,025 patients per year. This represents a 10.8% decrease from the previous year (2,270 patients).

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

19.1%

Uninsured

50.1%

Employer Coverage

11%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

7.57%

Non-Group

1.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pecos County, TX grew by 2.95% from 18.6% to 19.1%.

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

Pecos County, TX is home to a population of 15.8k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.5% of Pecos County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pecos County, TX is composed of 10.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (68.5%), 4.09k White Alone residents (25.9%), 654 Black or African American Alone residents (4.14%), 87 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.55%), 66 Asian Alone residents (0.418%), 52 Two or More Races residents (0.329%), 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.127%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0569%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pecos County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7,567 speakers), German (53 speakers), and Korean (12 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pecos County, TX was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Pecos County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pecos County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.5% of Pecos County, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pecos County, TX was 14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Pecos County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Pecos County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

90%

2017 Citizenship

90.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90% of Pecos County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pecos County, TX was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10.8k ± 719

  2. White Alone

    4.09k ± 24

  3. Black or African American Alone

    654 ± 63

In 2017, there were 2.64 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (10.8k people) in Pecos County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.09k White Alone and 654 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 Pecos County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7,567 speakers (51.7%)

  2. German

    53 speakers (0.362%)

  3. Korean

    12 speakers (0.082%)

52.4% of Pecos County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pecos County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 51.7% of the overall population of Pecos County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.362% speak German and 0.082% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    296 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    193 ± 102

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    73 ± 55

Pecos County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pecos County, TX was $68,600 in 2017, which is 0.315 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,800 to $68,600, a 1.72% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pecos County, TX is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pecos County, TX have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pecos 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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$50,543

Median Household Income

± $6,324

4.42k

Number of Households

± 404

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.42k households in Pecos County, TX declined from $50,543 from the previous year's value of $51,735.

The following chart displays the households in Pecos 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

$68,600

2017 Median

± $5,310

$69,800

2016 Median

± $7,097

In 2017, the median property value in Pecos County, TX declined from to $68,600 from the previous year's value of $69,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Pecos County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pecos County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.43% of the workforce in Pecos County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.08%

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

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