Scurry County, TX

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Population

17,346

0.185% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$54,565

1.97% decline

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

6,772

5.05% decline

Median Property Value

$89,800

0.447% growth

About

In 2017, Scurry County, TX had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $54,565. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scurry County, TX grew from 17,314 to 17,346, a 0.185% increase and its median household income declined from $55,661 to $54,565, a -1.97% decrease.

The population of Scurry County, TX is 53.6% White Alone, 39.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.52% Black or African American Alone. 27.5% of the people in Scurry County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scurry County, TX are Western Texas College (328 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Scurry County, TX is $89,800, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in Scurry County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Scurry County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Scurry County, TX employs 6.77k people. The largest industries in Scurry County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,438 people), Retail Trade (1,082 people), and Educational Services (654 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($98,490), Utilities ($84,792), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,500).

Median household income in Scurry County, TX is $54,565. Males in Scurry 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 Scurry County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,565

2017 value

± $5,212

-1.97%

1 Year Growth

± 13.5%

Households in Scurry County, TX have a median annual income of $54,565, 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 $55,661 in 2016, which represents a -1.97% 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 Scurry 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 Scurry 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 Scurry 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scurry County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $72,500, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $67,000 and $49,965.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scurry County, TX (1.99k out of 15.5k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    1,778 ± 335

  2. Hispanic

    1,396 ± 304

  3. Other

    130 ± 118

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

6.77k

2017 Value

± 572

-5.05%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scurry County, TX declined at a rate of -5.05%, from 7.13k employees to 6.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scurry County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (935 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (902 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scurry County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scurry County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (935 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (902 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scurry County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.08 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scurry County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,289), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,522), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,273).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.77k

2017 Value

± 572

-5.05%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scurry County, TX declined at a rate of -5.05%, from 7.13k employees to 6.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scurry County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,438 people), Retail Trade (1,082 people), and Educational Services (654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scurry County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Scurry 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 Scurry County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,438 people), Retail Trade (1,082 people), and Educational Services (654 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scurry County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (39.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.79 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scurry County, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($98,490), Utilities ($84,792), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,500).

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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

84.4% of the population of Scurry County, TX has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.973% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scurry County, TX see 2202 patients per year on average, which represents a 11% decrease from the previous year (2475 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2476 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5778 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

2,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scurry County, TX see an average of 2,202 patients per year. This represents a 11% decrease from the previous year (2,475 patients).

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

15.6%

Uninsured

47%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

0.973%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scurry County, TX grew by 5.19% from 14.8% to 15.6%.

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

Scurry County, TX is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.67% of Scurry County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Scurry County, TX is composed of 9.31k White Alone residents (53.6%), 6.89k Hispanic or Latino residents (39.7%), 784 Black or African American Alone residents (4.52%), 276 Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 38 Asian Alone residents (0.219%), 30 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.173%), 21 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.121%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Scurry County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,288 speakers), Laotian (20 speakers), and German (18 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scurry County, TX was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Scurry County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scurry County, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.67% of Scurry 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 Scurry County, TX was 4.13%, 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 Scurry County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Scurry County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Scurry County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scurry 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

    9.31k ± 62

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.89k ± 383

  3. Black or African American Alone

    784 ± 139

In 2017, there were 1.35 times more White Alone residents (9.31k people) in Scurry County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.89k Hispanic or Latino and 784 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 Scurry County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,288 speakers (26.8%)

  2. Laotian

    20 speakers (0.125%)

  3. German

    18 speakers (0.112%)

27.5% of Scurry 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 Scurry County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 26.8% of the overall population of Scurry County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.125% speak Laotian and 0.112% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    252 ± 85

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    165 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    111 ± 75

Scurry 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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Education

In 2016, universities in Scurry County, TX awarded 328 degrees. The student population of Scurry County, TX is skewed towards men, with 1,161 male students and 1,016 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scurry County, TX are White (150 and 47%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (111 and 34.8%), Black or African American (47 and 14.7%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.88%).

The largest universities in Scurry County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Western Texas College (328 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Scurry County, TX are Plant Nursery Operations & Management (62 and 18.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 and 16.2%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (52 and 15.9%).

The median tuition costs in Scurry 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Scurry County, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 53 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

328 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Scurry County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Texas College with 328 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

218

Degrees Awarded to Men

110

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scurry County, TX, which is 1.98 times more than the 110 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

    150 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    47 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Scurry County, TX were to White students. These 150 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scurry County, TX was $89,800 in 2017, which is 0.413 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,400 to $89,800, a 0.447% increase. The homeownership rate in Scurry County, TX is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scurry County, TX have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scurry 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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$54,565

Median Household Income

± $5,212

5.84k

Number of Households

± 514

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.84k households in Scurry County, TX declined from $54,565 from the previous year's value of $55,661.

The following chart displays the households in Scurry 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

$89,800

2017 Median

± $7,626

$89,400

2016 Median

± $6,931

In 2017, the median property value in Scurry County, TX grew to to $89,800 from the previous year's value of $89,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scurry 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 Scurry County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.1% of the housing units in Scurry County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scurry County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Scurry County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.6%

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

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