Ward County, TX

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Population

11,498

0.895% growth

Median Age

33.6


Median Household Income

$63,333

11.5% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

4,823

1.28% growth

Median Property Value

$85,600

4.39% growth

About

In 2017, Ward County, TX had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $63,333. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ward County, TX grew from 11,396 to 11,498, a 0.895% increase and its median household income grew from $56,796 to $63,333, a 11.5% increase.

The population of Ward County, TX is 52.2% Hispanic or Latino, 41.4% White Alone, and 4.81% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ward County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ward County, TX is $85,600, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Ward County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ward County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ward County, TX employs 4.82k people. The largest industries in Ward County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,025 people), Educational Services (529 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (438 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,596), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,839), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,889).

Median household income in Ward County, TX is $63,333. Males in Ward 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 Ward County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,333

2017 value

± $5,589

11.5%

1 Year Growth

± 12.6%

Households in Ward County, TX have a median annual income of $63,333, 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 $56,796 in 2016, which represents a 11.5% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ward 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ward County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $52,253, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $50,962 and $47,407.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ward 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

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ward County, TX (1.31k out of 11.4k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    1,082 ± 198

  2. Hispanic

    888 ± 189

  3. Other

    105 ± 120

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

4.82k

2017 Value

± 416

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ward County, TX grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 4.76k employees to 4.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ward County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (631 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (562 people), and Management Occupations (495 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ward County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ward County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (631 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (562 people), and Management Occupations (495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ward County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.24 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ward County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,000), Management Occupations ($72,536), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($68,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.82k

2017 Value

± 416

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ward County, TX grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 4.76k employees to 4.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ward County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,025 people), Educational Services (529 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (438 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ward County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Ward 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 Ward County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,025 people), Educational Services (529 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (438 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ward County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (39.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.08 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ward County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,596), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,839), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,889).

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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 ($216B) and Mixed freight ($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

80.6% of the population of Ward County, TX has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 7.7% on non-group plans, and 0.844% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ward County, TX see 5860 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% increase from the previous year (5812 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5800 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

5,860 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ward County, TX see an average of 5,860 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% increase from the previous year (5,812 patients).

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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%).

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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

19.4%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

7.7%

Non-Group

0.844%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ward County, TX grew by 11.6% from 17.4% to 19.4%.

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

Ward County, TX is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.04% of Ward County, TX residents were born outside of the country (924 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ward County, TX is composed of 6k Hispanic or Latino residents (52.2%), 4.76k White Alone residents (41.4%), 553 Black or African American Alone residents (4.81%), 75 Two or More Races residents (0.652%), 64 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.557%), 32 Asian Alone residents (0.278%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ward County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ward County, TX was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Ward County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ward County, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.04%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

924 people

8.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

952 people

As of 2017, 8.04% of Ward County, TX residents (924 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 Ward County, TX was 8.35%, 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

94.6%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.6% of Ward County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ward County, TX was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    6k ± 405

  2. White Alone

    4.76k ± 14

  3. Black or African American Alone

    553 ± 65

In 2017, there were 1.26 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (6k people) in Ward County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.76k White Alone and 553 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 Ward County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ward County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ward County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ward County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    201 ± 73

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    155 ± 64

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    59 ± 50

Ward County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ward County, TX was $85,600 in 2017, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,000 to $85,600, a 4.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Ward County, TX is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ward County, TX have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ward 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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$63,333

Median Household Income

± $5,589

3.95k

Number of Households

± 367

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.95k households in Ward County, TX grew to $63,333 from the previous year's value of $56,796.

The following chart displays the households in Ward 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

$85,600

2017 Median

± $4,251

$82,000

2016 Median

± $6,106

In 2017, the median property value in Ward County, TX grew to to $85,600 from the previous year's value of $82,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

71.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Ward County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ward County, TX have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.78% of the workforce in Ward County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.14%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.11%

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

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