Reeves County, TX

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Population

14,791

2.44% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$49,390

6.3% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

5,140

3.78% growth

Median Property Value

$52,900

19.1% growth

About

In 2017, Reeves County, TX had a population of 14.8k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $49,390. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Reeves County, TX grew from 14,438 to 14,791, a 2.44% increase and its median household income grew from $46,464 to $49,390, a 6.3% increase.

The population of Reeves County, TX is 75% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% White Alone, and 4.47% Black or African American Alone. 62.7% of the people in Reeves County, TX speak a non-English language, and 82.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Reeves County, TX is $52,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Reeves County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Reeves County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Reeves County, TX employs 5.14k people. The largest industries in Reeves County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), and Public Administration (597 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,861), Utilities ($61,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250).

Median household income in Reeves County, TX is $49,390. Males in Reeves 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 Reeves County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,390

2017 value

± $6,945

6.3%

1 Year Growth

± 16.3%

Households in Reeves County, TX have a median annual income of $49,390, 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 $46,464 in 2016, which represents a 6.3% 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 Reeves 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 Reeves 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 Reeves 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 Reeves 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 9503

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Reeves County, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $58,750, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $42,984 and $36,563.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Reeves County, TX (1.62k out of 12.3k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 35 - 44 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

    1,327 ± 254

  2. Hispanic

    1,178 ± 215

  3. Black

    150 ± 159

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

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

5.14k

2017 Value

± 522

3.78%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Reeves County, TX grew at a rate of 3.78%, from 4.95k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Reeves County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (674 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (539 people), and Transportation Occupations (523 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Reeves County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Reeves County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (674 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (539 people), and Transportation Occupations (523 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Reeves County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.88 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.79 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Reeves County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,833), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,833), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.14k

2017 Value

± 522

3.78%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Reeves County, TX grew at a rate of 3.78%, from 4.95k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Reeves County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), and Public Administration (597 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Reeves County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Reeves 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 Reeves County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), and Public Administration (597 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Reeves County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (26.7 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.81 times), and Public Administration (2.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Reeves County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,861), Utilities ($61,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250).

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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

80.3% of the population of Reeves County, TX has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 5.65% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Reeves County, TX see 3683 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.68% increase from the previous year (3587 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 14921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14921 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

3,683 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Reeves County, TX see an average of 3,683 patients per year. This represents a 2.68% increase from the previous year (3,587 patients).

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

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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

19.7%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

5.65%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Reeves County, TX grew by 1.1% from 19.5% to 19.7%.

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

Reeves County, TX is home to a population of 14.8k people, from which 82.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.9% of Reeves County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Reeves County, TX is composed of 11.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (75%), 2.69k White Alone residents (18.2%), 661 Black or African American Alone residents (4.47%), 168 Asian Alone residents (1.14%), 85 Two or More Races residents (0.575%), 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.365%), 34 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.23%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Reeves County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (8,172 speakers), Tagalog (35 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (26 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Reeves County, TX was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Reeves County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Reeves County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 20.9% of Reeves 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 Reeves County, TX was 24.6%, 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 Reeves County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Reeves County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

82.6%

2017 Citizenship

79%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.6% of Reeves County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Reeves County, TX was 79%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    11.1k ± 794

  2. White Alone

    2.69k ± 40

  3. Black or African American Alone

    661 ± 118

In 2017, there were 4.12 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (11.1k people) in Reeves County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k White Alone and 661 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 Reeves County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8,172 speakers (61.6%)

  2. Tagalog

    35 speakers (0.264%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    26 speakers (0.196%)

62.7% of Reeves 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 Reeves County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 61.6% of the overall population of Reeves County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.264% speak Tagalog and 0.196% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    255 ± 147

  2. Vietnam

    216 ± 75

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    61 ± 44

Reeves County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Reeves County, TX was $52,900 in 2017, which is 0.243 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $44,400 to $52,900, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Reeves County, TX is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Reeves County, TX have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Reeves 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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$49,390

Median Household Income

± $6,945

3.73k

Number of Households

± 380

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.73k households in Reeves County, TX grew to $49,390 from the previous year's value of $46,464.

The following chart displays the households in Reeves 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

$52,900

2017 Median

± $9,377

$44,400

2016 Median

± $9,575

In 2017, the median property value in Reeves County, TX grew to to $52,900 from the previous year's value of $44,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Reeves 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 Reeves County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $20k - $25k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Reeves County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Reeves County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Reeves County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.91%

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

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