Tarrant County, TX

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Population

2.05M

1.86% growth

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$65,052

5.72% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

1.02M

2.7% growth

Median Property Value

$186,200

10.5% growth

About

In 2017, Tarrant County, TX had a population of 2.05M people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $65,052. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tarrant County, TX grew from 2.02M to 2.05M, a 1.86% increase and its median household income grew from $61,534 to $65,052, a 5.72% increase.

The population of Tarrant County, TX is 46.6% White Alone, 28.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.2% Black or African American Alone. 28.3% of the people in Tarrant County, TX speak a non-English language, and 89% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tarrant County, TX are The University of Texas at Arlington (11,829 degrees awarded in 2016), Tarrant County College District (7,839 degrees), and Texas Christian University (2,789 degrees).

The median property value in Tarrant County, TX is $186,200, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Tarrant County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tarrant County, TX is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Looking down from the parking garage 4th and Calhoun streets.

Economy

The economy of Tarrant County, TX employs 1.02M people. The largest industries in Tarrant County, TX are Retail Trade (113,688 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (113,094 people), and Manufacturing (104,226 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,264), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,188), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,372).

Median household income in Tarrant County, TX is $65,052. Males in Tarrant County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Tarrant County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,052

2017 value

± $1,631

5.72%

1 Year Growth

± 2.78%

Households in Tarrant County, TX have a median annual income of $65,052, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,534 in 2016, which represents a 5.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tarrant County, TX made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tarrant 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

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tarrant County, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 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 Tarrant County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tarrant County, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 1139.08

  2. Census Tract 1139.06

  3. Census Tract 1139.09

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tarrant County, TX was Census Tract 1139.08 with a value of $209,125, followed by Census Tract 1139.06 and Census Tract 1139.09, with respective values of $198,413 and $194,861.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tarrant County, TX (265k out of 1.96M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    152,796 ± 3,269

  2. Hispanic

    114,092 ± 2,580

  3. Black

    63,684 ± 2,156

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

1.02M

2017 Value

± 19,331

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 2.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tarrant County, TX grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 996k employees to 1.02M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tarrant County, TX, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (66,901 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (32,947 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (28,699 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (66,901 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (32,947 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (28,699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tarrant County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Preschool & Kinder (8.61 times higher than expected), Air Transportation Workers (2.46 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,020), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,044), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,570).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.02M

2017 Value

± 19,331

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 2.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tarrant County, TX grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 996k employees to 1.02M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tarrant County, TX, are Retail Trade (113,688 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (113,094 people), and Manufacturing (104,226 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tarrant County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (113,688 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (113,094 people), and Manufacturing (104,226 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tarrant County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.78 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.7 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tarrant County, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,264), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,188), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,372).

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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

83.5% of the population of Tarrant County, TX has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.114% increase from the previous year (1756 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1739 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1000 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

1,758 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 0.114% increase from the previous year (1,756 patients).

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

16.5%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

7.98%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tarrant County, TX grew by 5.46% from 15.6% to 16.5%.

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

Tarrant County, TX is home to a population of 2.05M people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.5% of Tarrant County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tarrant County, TX is composed of 957k White Alone residents (46.6%), 593k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.9%), 332k Black or African American Alone residents (16.2%), 110k Asian Alone residents (5.35%), 45.9k Two or More Races residents (2.23%), 7.03k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.342%), 5.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.256%), and 3.7k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.18%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tarrant County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (385,556 speakers), Vietnamese (27,805 speakers), and African Languages (15,469 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tarrant County, TX was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Tarrant County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tarrant County, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.5% of Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX was 15.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tarrant County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Tarrant County, TX residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

89%

2017 Citizenship

90%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89% of Tarrant County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tarrant County, TX was 90%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    957k ± 3.73k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    593k ± 19.5k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    332k ± 4.48k

In 2017, there were 1.61 times more White Alone residents (957k people) in Tarrant County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 593k Hispanic or Latino and 332k 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 Tarrant County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    385,556 speakers (21%)

  2. Vietnamese

    27,805 speakers (1.51%)

  3. African Languages

    15,469 speakers (0.841%)

28.3% of Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21% of the overall population of Tarrant County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.51% speak Vietnamese and 0.841% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    31,541 ± 2,446

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    28,138 ± 3,166

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    20,661 ± 2,852

Tarrant County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tarrant County, TX awarded 28,141 degrees. The student population of Tarrant County, TX is skewed towards women, with 47,986 male students and 70,801 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tarrant County, TX are White (12,494 and 48.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,155 and 23.8%), Black or African American (4,318 and 16.7%), and Asian (1,747 and 6.74%).

The largest universities in Tarrant County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Arlington (11,829 and 42%), Tarrant County College District (7,839 and 27.9%), and Texas Christian University (2,789 and 9.91%).

The most popular majors in Tarrant County, TX are General Studies (4,804 and 17.1%), Registered Nursing (3,621 and 12.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,440 and 5.12%).

The median tuition costs in Tarrant County, TX are $12,562 for private four year colleges, and $7,350 and $20,654 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 465 degrees awarded

  2. 423 degrees awarded

  3. 3,371 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tarrant County, TX was General Studies with 465 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 11,829 degrees awarded

  2. 7,839 degrees awarded

  3. 2,789 degrees awarded

$7,350

Median In-State Public

$12,562

Median Private

In 2016, the Tarrant County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Arlington with 11,829 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10,655

Degrees Awarded to Men

17,486

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 10,655 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tarrant County, TX, which is 0.609 times less than the 17,486 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Tarrant County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,494 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6,155 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4,318 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tarrant County, TX were to White students. These 12,494 degrees mean that there were 2.03 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,155 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tarrant County, TX was $186,200 in 2017, which is 0.856 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $168,500 to $186,200, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Tarrant County, TX is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tarrant County, TX have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tarrant 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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$65,052

Median Household Income

± $1,631

703k

Number of Households

± 14,834

In 2017, the median household income of the 703k households in Tarrant County, TX grew to $65,052 from the previous year's value of $61,534.

The following chart displays the households in Tarrant 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

$186,200

2017 Median

± $3,046

$168,500

2016 Median

± $2,937

In 2017, the median property value in Tarrant County, TX grew to to $186,200 from the previous year's value of $168,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tarrant County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tarrant County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

60%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.6% of the housing units in Tarrant County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60%.

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

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tarrant County, TX have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Tarrant 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. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.28%

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

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