Tom Green County, TX

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Population

116,906

0.552% growth

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$49,662

4.25% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

53,414

1.8% growth

Median Property Value

$122,600

5.24% growth

About

In 2017, Tom Green County, TX had a population of 117k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $49,662. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tom Green County, TX grew from 116,264 to 116,906, a 0.552% increase and its median household income grew from $47,637 to $49,662, a 4.25% increase.

The population of Tom Green County, TX is 54.3% White Alone, 38.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 4% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tom Green County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tom Green County, TX are Angelo State University (1,605 degrees awarded in 2017) and Texas College of Cosmetology-San Angelo (37 degrees).

The median property value in Tom Green County, TX is $122,600, and the homeownership rate is 63.1%. Most people in Tom Green County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tom Green County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Tom Green County, TX employs 53.4k people. The largest industries in Tom Green County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,449 people), Retail Trade (6,515 people), and Educational Services (5,211 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,113), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,125), and Utilities ($44,408).

Median household income in Tom Green County, TX is $49,662. Males in Tom Green 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 Tom Green County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,662

2017 value

± $2,089

4.25%

1 Year Growth

± 5.31%

Households in Tom Green County, TX have a median annual income of $49,662, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,637 in 2016, which represents a 4.25% 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 Texas 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 Texas 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 Tom Green 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 17.08

  2. Census Tract 16

  3. Census Tract 17.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tom Green County, TX was Census Tract 17.08 with a value of $99,328, followed by Census Tract 16 and Census Tract 17.04, with respective values of $80,851 and $67,252.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tom Green 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

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tom Green County, TX (14.3k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    11,532 ± 887

  2. Hispanic

    7,453 ± 694

  3. Other

    1,313 ± 291

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

53.4k

2017 Value

± 1,796

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tom Green County, TX grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 52.5k employees to 53.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tom Green County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,271 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,963 people), and Management Occupations (4,719 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tom Green County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tom Green County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,271 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,963 people), and Management Occupations (4,719 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tom Green County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.52 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tom Green County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,758), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($59,031), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,062).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.4k

2017 Value

± 1,796

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tom Green County, TX grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 52.5k employees to 53.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tom Green County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,449 people), Retail Trade (6,515 people), and Educational Services (5,211 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tom Green County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Tom Green 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 Tom Green County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,449 people), Retail Trade (6,515 people), and Educational Services (5,211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tom Green County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times), and Public Administration (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tom Green County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,113), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,125), and Utilities ($44,408).

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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. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

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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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% 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. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.7% of the population of Tom Green County, TX has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 9.33% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 3.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tom Green County, TX see 1476 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.58% increase from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1941 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 784 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

1,476 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tom Green County, TX see an average of 1,476 patients per year. This represents a 7.58% increase from the previous year (1,372 patients).

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

16.3%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

9.33%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

3.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tom Green County, TX declined by 3.02% from 16.8% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tom Green 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

Tom Green County, TX is home to a population of 117k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.52% of Tom Green County, TX residents were born outside of the country (7.63k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tom Green County, TX is composed of 63.5k White Alone residents (54.3%), 45.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (38.8%), 4.68k Black or African American Alone residents (4%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 1.34k Asian Alone residents (1.14%), 215 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.184%), 137 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.117%), and 45 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0385%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tom Green County, TX was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Tom Green County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Tom Green County, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.63k people

6.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.67k people

As of 2017, 6.52% of Tom Green County, TX residents (7.63k people) 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 Tom Green County, TX was 6.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Tom Green County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tom Green County, TX was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    63.5k ± 142

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45.4k ± 1.73k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.68k ± 240

In 2017, there were 1.4 times more White Alone residents (63.5k people) in Tom Green County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.4k Hispanic or Latino and 4.68k 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 Tom Green County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,370 ± 338

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,627 ± 423

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,319 ± 238

Tom Green County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Tom Green County, TX awarded 1,642 degrees. The student population of Tom Green County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,388 male students and 6,092 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tom Green County, TX are White (958 and 59.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (409 and 25.2%), Black or African American (117 and 7.22%), and Unknown (77 and 4.75%).

The largest universities in Tom Green County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Angelo State University (1,605 and 97.7%) and Texas College of Cosmetology-San Angelo (37 and 2.25%).

The most popular majors in Tom Green County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (134 and 8.16%), School Counseling & Guidance Services (112 and 6.82%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (111 and 6.76%).

The median tuition costs in Tom Green County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,061 and $14,021 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 134 degrees awarded

  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tom Green County, TX was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 85 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,605 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

$4,061

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Tom Green County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Angelo State University with 1,605 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

622

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,020

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 622 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tom Green County, TX, which is 0.61 times less than the 1,020 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

    958 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    409 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    117 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tom Green County, TX were to White students. These 958 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 409 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tom Green County, TX was $122,600 in 2017, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,500 to $122,600, a 5.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Tom Green County, TX is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tom Green County, TX have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tom Green County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,600

2017 Median

± $3,749

$116,500

2016 Median

± $3,728

In 2017, the median property value in Tom Green County, TX grew to to $122,600 from the previous year's value of $116,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tom Green 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 Tom Green County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$49,662

Median Household Income

± $2,089

43.1k

Number of Households

± 1,493

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.1k households in Tom Green County, TX grew to $49,662 from the previous year's value of $47,637.

The following chart displays the households in Tom Green 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.1%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.1% of the housing units in Tom Green County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tom Green County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tom Green County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Tom Green County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Walked

    4.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tom Green County, TX was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Walked (4.06%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tom Green County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tom Green County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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