Rains County, TX

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Population

11,246

1.43% growth

Median Age

47.6


Median Household Income

$48,308

4.16% decline

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

4,601

3.12% growth

Median Property Value

$114,000

19.4% growth

About

In 2017, Rains County, TX had a population of 11.2k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $48,308. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rains County, TX grew from 11,087 to 11,246, a 1.43% increase and its median household income declined from $50,405 to $48,308, a -4.16% decrease.

The population of Rains County, TX is 85.8% White Alone, 8.65% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.93% Two or More Races. 6.44% of the people in Rains County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rains County, TX is $114,000, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Rains County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Rains County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Rains County, TX employs 4.6k people. The largest industries in Rains County, TX are Retail Trade (646 people), Construction (611 people), and Manufacturing (590 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,432), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,750), and Wholesale Trade ($51,429).

Median household income in Rains County, TX is $48,308. Males in Rains 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 Rains County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,308

2017 value

± $4,901

-4.16%

1 Year Growth

± 15.1%

Households in Rains County, TX have a median annual income of $48,308, 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 $50,405 in 2016, which represents a -4.16% 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 Rains 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 Rains 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 Rains 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rains County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $50,273, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $47,255 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rains County, TX (1.46k out of 11.2k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,227 ± 208

  2. Hispanic

    172 ± 107

  3. Other

    107 ± 112

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

4.6k

2017 Value

± 426

3.12%

1 Year growth

± 12.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rains County, TX grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 4.46k employees to 4.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rains County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (636 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (538 people), and Management Occupations (482 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rains County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rains County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (636 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (538 people), and Management Occupations (482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rains County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.35 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.6 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rains County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($230,134), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($92,898), and Legal Occupations ($73,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.6k

2017 Value

± 426

3.12%

1 Year growth

± 12.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rains County, TX grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 4.46k employees to 4.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rains County, TX, are Retail Trade (646 people), Construction (611 people), and Manufacturing (590 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rains County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Rains 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 Rains County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (646 people), Construction (611 people), and Manufacturing (590 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rains County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.83 times higher than expected), Construction (2.12 times), and Utilities (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rains County, TX, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,432), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,750), and Wholesale Trade ($51,429).

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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

78.5% of the population of Rains County, TX has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rains County, TX see 5580 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.16% increase from the previous year (5516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11314 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2263 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

5580 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Rains County, TX see an average of 5580 patients per year. This represents a 1.16% increase from the previous year (5516 patients).

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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

21.5%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

2.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rains County, TX grew by 14.2% from 18.9% to 21.5%.

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

Rains County, TX is home to a population of 11.2k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.54% of Rains County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rains County, TX is composed of 9.65k White Alone residents (85.8%), 973 Hispanic or Latino residents (8.65%), 330 Two or More Races residents (2.93%), 172 Black or African American Alone residents (1.53%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.969%), 9 Asian Alone residents (0.08%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rains County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (610 speakers), Other Indic Languages (24 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rains County, TX was 47.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Rains County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rains County, TX residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.54% of Rains 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 Rains County, TX was 3.95%, 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 Rains County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Rains County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Rains County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rains County, TX was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.65k ± 16

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    973 ± 312

  3. Two or More Races

    330 ± 105

In 2017, there were 9.92 times more White Alone residents (9.65k people) in Rains County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 973 Hispanic or Latino and 330 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 Rains County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    610 speakers (5.81%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    24 speakers (0.229%)

  3. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    20 speakers (0.191%)

6.44% of Rains 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 Rains County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.81% of the overall population of Rains County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.229% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.191% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    565 ± 110

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    144 ± 79

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    85 ± 55

Rains County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rains County, TX was $114,000 in 2017, which is 0.524 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,500 to $114,000, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Rains County, TX is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rains County, TX have an average commute time of 33.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rains 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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$48,308

Median Household Income

± $4,901

4.33k

Number of Households

± 370

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.33k households in Rains County, TX declined from $48,308 from the previous year's value of $50,405.

The following chart displays the households in Rains 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

$114,000

2017 Median

± $10,831

$95,500

2016 Median

± $10,838

In 2017, the median property value in Rains County, TX grew to to $114,000 from the previous year's value of $95,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rains 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 Rains County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rains County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rains County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Rains County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

33.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rains County, TX have a longer commute time (33.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.88% of the workforce in Rains County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.54%

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

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