Wilson County, TX

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Population

47,205

1.64% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$71,942

4.66% growth

Poverty Rate

10.2%


Number of Employees

21,002

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$170,600

5.11% growth

About

In 2017, Wilson County, TX had a population of 47.2k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $71,942. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilson County, TX grew from 46,444 to 47,205, a 1.64% increase and its median household income grew from $68,737 to $71,942, a 4.66% increase.

The population of Wilson County, TX is 57.7% White Alone, 39.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.34% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wilson County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wilson County, TX is $170,600, and the homeownership rate is 83.5%. Most people in Wilson County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilson County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wilson County, TX employs 21k people. The largest industries in Wilson County, TX are Retail Trade (2,773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,346 people), and Construction (2,142 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,837), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,551), and Utilities ($70,263).

Median household income in Wilson County, TX is $71,942. Males in Wilson 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 Wilson County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,942

2017 value

± $4,350

4.66%

1 Year Growth

± 7.56%

Households in Wilson County, TX have a median annual income of $71,942, 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 $68,737 in 2016, which represents a 4.66% 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 Wilson 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 4.04

  2. Census Tract 4.03

  3. Census Tract 1.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilson County, TX was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $104,625, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 1.04, with respective values of $89,672 and $89,290.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilson County, TX (4.71k out of 46.3k 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 35 - 44, 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

    4,194 ± 429

  2. Hispanic

    2,979 ± 350

  3. Two Or More

    303 ± 167

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilson County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

21k

2017 Value

± 976

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 6.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilson County, TX grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 20.8k employees to 21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilson County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,923 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,373 people), and Management Occupations (2,280 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilson County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilson County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,923 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,373 people), and Management Occupations (2,280 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilson County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.07 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilson County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,825), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,500), and Management Occupations ($70,808).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21k

2017 Value

± 976

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 6.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilson County, TX grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 20.8k employees to 21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilson County, TX, are Retail Trade (2,773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,346 people), and Construction (2,142 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilson County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wilson 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 Wilson County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,346 people), and Construction (2,142 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilson County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.16 times), and Public Administration (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilson County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,837), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,551), and Utilities ($70,263).

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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

85.8% of the population of Wilson County, TX has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 9.8% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 4.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, TX see 2160 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.2% decrease from the previous year (2578 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4040 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4848 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

2,160 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, TX see an average of 2,160 patients per year. This represents a 16.2% decrease from the previous year (2,578 patients).

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

14.2%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

11%

Medicaid

9.8%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

4.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilson County, TX grew by 2% from 14% to 14.2%.

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

Wilson County, TX is home to a population of 47.2k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.66% of Wilson County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wilson County, TX is composed of 27.2k White Alone residents (57.7%), 18.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (39.2%), 634 Black or African American Alone residents (1.34%), 521 Two or More Races residents (1.1%), 163 Asian Alone residents (0.345%), 85 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.18%), 57 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.121%), and 32 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0678%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wilson County, TX was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Wilson County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Wilson County, TX residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.2k people

4.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.08k people

As of 2017, 4.66% of Wilson County, TX residents (2.2k 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 Wilson County, TX was 4.48%, 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

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Wilson County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wilson County, TX was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.2k ± 63

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    18.5k ± 529

  3. Black or African American Alone

    634 ± 74

In 2017, there were 1.47 times more White Alone residents (27.2k people) in Wilson County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Hispanic or Latino and 634 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wilson 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

    1,400 ± 227

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,186 ± 208

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    995 ± 227

Wilson County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilson County, TX was $170,600 in 2017, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,300 to $170,600, a 5.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilson County, TX is 83.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilson County, TX have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilson 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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$71,942

Median Household Income

± $4,350

15.8k

Number of Households

± 740

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Wilson County, TX grew to $71,942 from the previous year's value of $68,737.

The following chart displays the households in Wilson 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

$170,600

2017 Median

± $6,635

$162,300

2016 Median

± $7,590

In 2017, the median property value in Wilson County, TX grew to to $170,600 from the previous year's value of $162,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wilson 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 Wilson County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.5%

2017 Homeownership

83.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.5% of the housing units in Wilson County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.5%.

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

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Commute Time

32.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilson County, TX have a longer commute time (32.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.95% of the workforce in Wilson County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wilson County, TX was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (6.4%).

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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