Washington County, TX

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Population

34,667

0.356% growth

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$55,793

5.83% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

14,897

1.5% growth

Median Property Value

$163,400

4.74% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, TX had a population of 34.7k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $55,793. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, TX grew from 34,544 to 34,667, a 0.356% increase and its median household income grew from $52,718 to $55,793, a 5.83% increase.

The population of Washington County, TX is 64.5% White Alone, 17% Black or African American Alone, and 15.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Washington County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, TX are Blinn College (1,336 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Washington County, TX is $163,400, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Washington County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, TX employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Washington County, TX are Manufacturing (2,428 people), Retail Trade (1,932 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,833 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,500), Wholesale Trade ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,758).

Median household income in Washington County, TX is $55,793. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,793

2017 value

± $4,336

5.83%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Washington County, TX have a median annual income of $55,793, 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 $52,718 in 2016, which represents a 5.83% 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 Washington 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 1706

  2. Census Tract 1702

  3. Census Tract 1705

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, TX was Census Tract 1706 with a value of $63,528, followed by Census Tract 1702 and Census Tract 1705, with respective values of $62,903 and $60,673.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, TX (4.3k out of 32.5k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 75+ 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

    2,799 ± 410

  2. Hispanic

    1,672 ± 339

  3. Black

    1,319 ± 335

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

14.9k

2017 Value

± 1,014

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 9.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, TX grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 14.7k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,892 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,645 people), and Management Occupations (1,541 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,892 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,645 people), and Management Occupations (1,541 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.66 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,946), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,563), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,509).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.9k

2017 Value

± 1,014

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 9.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, TX grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 14.7k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, TX, are Manufacturing (2,428 people), Retail Trade (1,932 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,833 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,428 people), Retail Trade (1,932 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,833 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.84 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.73 times), and Manufacturing (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,500), Wholesale Trade ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,758).

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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

86% of the population of Washington County, TX has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, TX see 1512 patients per year on average, which represents a 1% increase from the previous year (1497 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2337 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2062 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

1,512 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, TX see an average of 1,512 patients per year. This represents a 1% increase from the previous year (1,497 patients).

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

14%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, TX declined by 9.15% from 15.4% to 14%.

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

Washington County, TX is home to a population of 34.7k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.25% of Washington County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.21k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, TX is composed of 22.3k White Alone residents (64.5%), 5.88k Black or African American Alone residents (17%), 5.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.5%), 612 Asian Alone residents (1.77%), 323 Two or More Races residents (0.932%), 93 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.268%), 41 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.118%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, TX was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Washington County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, TX residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.21k people

8.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.95k people

As of 2017, 9.25% of Washington County, TX residents (3.21k 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 Washington County, TX was 8.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Washington County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, TX was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.3k ± 11

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.88k ± 280

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.37k ± 384

In 2017, there were 3.8 times more White Alone residents (22.3k people) in Washington County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.88k Black or African American Alone and 5.37k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington 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

    927 ± 201

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    312 ± 162

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    213 ± 122

Washington County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, TX awarded 1,336 degrees. The student population of Washington County, TX is skewed towards women, with 9,275 male students and 9,821 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, TX are White (903 and 67.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (250 and 18.7%), Black or African American (120 and 8.98%), and Two or More Races (23 and 1.72%).

The largest universities in Washington County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Blinn College (1,336 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, TX are General Studies (282 and 21.1%), General Business (111 and 8.31%), and Registered Nursing (80 and 5.99%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 282 degrees awarded

  2. 111 degrees awarded

  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Washington County, TX was General Studies with 282 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,336 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blinn College with 1,336 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

510

Degrees Awarded to Men

826

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 510 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, TX, which is 0.617 times less than the 826 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

    903 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    250 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    120 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, TX were to White students. These 903 degrees mean that there were 3.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 250 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, TX was $163,400 in 2017, which is 0.751 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,000 to $163,400, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, TX is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, TX have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$55,793

Median Household Income

± $4,336

12.2k

Number of Households

± 834

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Washington County, TX grew to $55,793 from the previous year's value of $52,718.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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

$163,400

2017 Median

± $10,733

$156,000

2016 Median

± $12,945

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, TX grew to to $163,400 from the previous year's value of $156,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

76.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in Washington County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, TX have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.9% of the workforce in Washington County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, TX was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.72%) and those who Worked At Home (3.54%).

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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