Van Zandt County, TX

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Population

53,607

1.01% growth

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$50,061

7.53% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

22,384

0.602% growth

Median Property Value

$112,600

6.33% growth

About

In 2017, Van Zandt County, TX had a population of 53.6k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $50,061. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Van Zandt County, TX grew from 53,070 to 53,607, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $46,555 to $50,061, a 7.53% increase.

The population of Van Zandt County, TX is 84.3% White Alone, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.62% Black or African American Alone. 8.52% of the people in Van Zandt County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Van Zandt County, TX is $112,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.1%. Most people in Van Zandt County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Zandt County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Van Zandt County, TX employs 22.4k people. The largest industries in Van Zandt County, TX are Retail Trade (3,005 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,750 people), and Manufacturing (2,270 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,357), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,986), and Wholesale Trade ($47,143).

Median household income in Van Zandt County, TX is $50,061. Males in Van Zandt 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 Van Zandt County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,061

2017 value

± $2,093

7.53%

1 Year Growth

± 5.44%

Households in Van Zandt County, TX have a median annual income of $50,061, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,555 in 2016, which represents a 7.53% 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 Van Zandt County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Van Zandt County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Van Zandt 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 Van Zandt 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 9510

  2. Census Tract 9509

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Van Zandt County, TX was Census Tract 9510 with a value of $50,000, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $48,671 and $47,355.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Zandt County, TX (7.49k out of 52.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    6,680 ± 551

  2. Hispanic

    1,515 ± 262

  3. Black

    299 ± 152

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

22.4k

2017 Value

± 1,084

0.602%

1 Year growth

± 6.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Van Zandt County, TX grew at a rate of 0.602%, from 22.3k employees to 22.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Zandt County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,564 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,514 people), and Management Occupations (1,994 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Zandt County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Van Zandt County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,564 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,514 people), and Management Occupations (1,994 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Van Zandt County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Van Zandt County, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,004), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,147), and Management Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.4k

2017 Value

± 1,084

0.602%

1 Year growth

± 6.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Van Zandt County, TX grew at a rate of 0.602%, from 22.3k employees to 22.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Zandt County, TX, are Retail Trade (3,005 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,750 people), and Manufacturing (2,270 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Zandt County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Van Zandt 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 Van Zandt County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,005 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,750 people), and Manufacturing (2,270 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Van Zandt County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.47 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.67 times), and Construction (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Van Zandt County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,357), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,986), and Wholesale Trade ($47,143).

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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

82.1% of the population of Van Zandt County, TX has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Van Zandt County, TX see 5355 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (5291 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3882 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3397 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

5,355 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Van Zandt County, TX see an average of 5,355 patients per year. This represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (5,291 patients).

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

17.9%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Zandt County, TX declined by 11.4% from 20.2% to 17.9%.

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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

Van Zandt County, TX is home to a population of 53.6k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.03% of Van Zandt County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Van Zandt County, TX is composed of 45.2k White Alone residents (84.3%), 5.51k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.3%), 1.41k Black or African American Alone residents (2.62%), 863 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 294 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.548%), 249 Asian Alone residents (0.464%), 57 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.106%), and 22 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.041%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Van Zandt County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,722 speakers), Gujarati (104 speakers), and Hindi (62 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Van Zandt County, TX was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Van Zandt County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Van Zandt County, TX residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.03% of Van Zandt 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 Van Zandt County, TX was 5.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Van Zandt County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Van Zandt County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Van Zandt County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Van Zandt County, TX was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    45.2k ± 63

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.51k ± 275

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.41k ± 165

In 2017, there were 8.2 times more White Alone residents (45.2k people) in Van Zandt County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.51k Hispanic or Latino and 1.41k 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 Van Zandt County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,722 speakers (7.47%)

  2. Gujarati

    104 speakers (0.209%)

  3. Hindi

    62 speakers (0.124%)

8.52% of Van Zandt County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Van Zandt County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.47% of the overall population of Van Zandt County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.209% speak Gujarati and 0.124% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,498 ± 227

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    620 ± 212

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    426 ± 149

Van Zandt County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Van Zandt County, TX was $112,600 in 2017, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,900 to $112,600, a 6.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Zandt County, TX is 77.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Van Zandt County, TX have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Van Zandt 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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$50,061

Median Household Income

± $2,093

19.4k

Number of Households

± 897

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Van Zandt County, TX grew to $50,061 from the previous year's value of $46,555.

The following chart displays the households in Van Zandt 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

$112,600

2017 Median

± $5,699

$105,900

2016 Median

± $5,456

In 2017, the median property value in Van Zandt County, TX grew to to $112,600 from the previous year's value of $105,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Van Zandt 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 Van Zandt 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 Van Zandt County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Zandt County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.1%

2017 Homeownership

77.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.1% of the housing units in Van Zandt County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Zandt County, TX have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.84% of the workforce in Van Zandt County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.38%

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

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