Starr County, TX

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2022 Population
65,716
0.226% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.6
0.694% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
33.5%
2.62% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$35,979
7.93% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$88,300
9.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Starr County, TX had a population of 65.7k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $35,979. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Starr County, TX grew from 65,568 to 65,716, a 0.226% increase and its median household income grew from $33,334 to $35,979, a 7.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Starr County, TX are White (Hispanic) (54.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (34.7%), Other (Hispanic) (7.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.274%).

None of the households in Starr County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.8% of the residents in Starr County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Starr County, TX was $88,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Starr County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Starr County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Starr County, TX is home to a population of 65.7k people, from which 81.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 26.3% of Starr County, TX residents were born outside of the country (17.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.57 times more White (Hispanic) residents (35.7k people) in Starr County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Two+ (Hispanic) and 4.66k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.8%
2022 Citizenship
81.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.8% of Starr County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Starr County, TX was 81.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Starr County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    35.7k ± 2.22k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 2.25k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.66k ± 1.18k
96.2%
Hispanic Population
63.2k people

In 2022, there were 1.57 times more White (Hispanic) residents (35.7k people) in Starr County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Two+ (Hispanic) and 4.66k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

96.2% of the people in Starr County, TX are hispanic (63.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Starr County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people
26.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.5k people

As of 2022, 26.3% of Starr County, TX residents (17.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Starr County, TX was 26.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    446 ± 185
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    246 ± 173
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    54 ± 77

Starr County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Starr County, TX employs 24.1k people. The largest industries in Starr County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,197 people), Educational Services (3,880 people), and Construction (2,863 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,191), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,348), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,946).

Occupations

24.1k
2022 Value
± 1,376
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 7.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Starr County, TX grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 23.7k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Starr County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,900 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (2,627 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Starr County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.1k
2022 Value
± 1,376
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 7.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Starr County, TX grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 23.7k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Starr County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,197 people), Educational Services (3,880 people), and Construction (2,863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Starr County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Starr County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$27,041
Median earning men ± $5,530
$20,256
Median earning women ± $1,740

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,859), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,170), and Manufacturing ($41,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($30,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($26,563), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($22,085).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 298
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 194
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 150
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Starr County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.525%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Starr County, TX was $88,300 in 2022, which is 0.313 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $80,300 to $88,300, a 9.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Starr County, TX is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Starr County, TX have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Starr County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Starr County, TX is $35,979. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Starr County, TX was Census Tract 9501.08 with a value of $47,297, followed by Census Tract 9501.05 and Census Tract 9501.06, with respective values of $47,188 and $44,732.

Property

$88,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,349
$13,528
Median Property Taxes
±$847

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Starr County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Starr County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501.08
  2. Census Tract 9501.05
  3. Census Tract 9501.06

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Starr County, TX was Census Tract 9501.08 with a value of $47,297, followed by Census Tract 9501.05 and Census Tract 9501.06, with respective values of $47,188 and $44,732.

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

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Household Income

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$35,979
Median Household Income
± $3,029
18.6k
Number of Households
± 1,129

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Starr County, TX grew to $35,979 from the previous year's value of $33,334.

The following chart displays the households in Starr 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Starr County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.58%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Starr County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.8%) and those who worked at home (8.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Starr County, TX have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.62% of the workforce in Starr County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Starr County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Starr County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Starr County, TX (21.8k out of 65.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

66.9% of the population of Starr County, TX has health coverage, with 20.6% on employee plans, 33.6% on Medicaid, 5.72% on Medicare, 6.66% on non-group plans, and 0.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Starr County, TX see 4617 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.174% increase from the previous year (4609 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8033 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5356 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,617 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Starr County, TX

Primary care physicians in Starr County, TX see an average of 4,617 patients per year. This represents a 0.174% increase from the previous year (4,609 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Starr County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 34.2% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 30.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

33.1%
Uninsured
20.6%
Employer Coverage
33.6%
Medicaid
5.72%
Medicare
6.66%
Non-Group
0.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Starr County, TX declined by 2.14% from 33.8% to 33.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Starr County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39 in Starr County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 46.6% in Starr County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 31.2% in Starr County, TX.

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