Winkler County, TX

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Population

7,777

0.699% growth

Median Age

32.6


Median Household Income

$55,000

1.36% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

3,267

0.669% decline

Median Property Value

$58,200

17.1% growth

About

In 2017, Winkler County, TX had a population of 7.78k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $55,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Winkler County, TX grew from 7,723 to 7,777, a 0.699% increase and its median household income grew from $54,261 to $55,000, a 1.36% increase.

The population of Winkler County, TX is 59.4% Hispanic or Latino, 36.9% White Alone, and 2.33% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Winkler County, TX speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Winkler County, TX is $58,200, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in Winkler County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Winkler County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Winkler County, TX employs 3.27k people. The largest industries in Winkler County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (653 people), Retail Trade (315 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (308 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($132,708), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,231), and Manufacturing ($73,229).

Median household income in Winkler County, TX is $55,000. Males in Winkler 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 Winkler County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,000

2017 value

± $12,087

1.36%

1 Year Growth

± 27.4%

Households in Winkler County, TX have a median annual income of $55,000, 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 $54,261 in 2016, which represents a 1.36% 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 Winkler 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 9504

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winkler County, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $67,879, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $55,000 and $53,721.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winkler County, TX (1.38k out of 7.68k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,147 ± 203

  2. Hispanic

    879 ± 178

  3. Other

    172 ± 108

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

3.27k

2017 Value

± 329

-0.669%

1 Year decline

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Winkler County, TX declined at a rate of -0.669%, from 3.29k employees to 3.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winkler County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (494 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Transportation Occupations (320 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winkler County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Winkler County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (494 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Transportation Occupations (320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Winkler County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.04 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.69 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Winkler County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($103,750), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($60,909), and Production Occupations ($60,729).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.27k

2017 Value

± 329

-0.669%

1 Year decline

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Winkler County, TX declined at a rate of -0.669%, from 3.29k employees to 3.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winkler County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (653 people), Retail Trade (315 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (308 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winkler County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Winkler 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 Winkler County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (653 people), Retail Trade (315 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (308 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Winkler County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (37 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.6 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Winkler County, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($132,708), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,231), and Manufacturing ($73,229).

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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

76.7% of the population of Winkler County, TX has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 8.39% on Medicare, 9.17% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Winkler County, TX see 4002 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.35% increase from the previous year (3910 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3946 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

4,002 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Winkler County, TX see an average of 4,002 patients per year. This represents a 2.35% increase from the previous year (3,910 patients).

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

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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

23.3%

Uninsured

44%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

8.39%

Medicare

9.17%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winkler County, TX declined by 0.69% from 23.4% to 23.3%.

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

Winkler County, TX is home to a population of 7.78k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.2% of Winkler County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Winkler County, TX is composed of 4.62k Hispanic or Latino residents (59.4%), 2.87k White Alone residents (36.9%), 181 Black or African American Alone residents (2.33%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.862%), 40 Two or More Races residents (0.514%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Winkler County, TX was 32.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Winkler County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Winkler County, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.11k people

13.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.06k people

As of 2017, 14.2% of Winkler County, TX residents (1.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Winkler County, TX was 13.7%, 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

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

90.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of Winkler County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Winkler County, TX was 90.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4.62k ± 408

  2. White Alone

    2.87k ± 19

  3. Black or African American Alone

    181 ± 109

In 2017, there were 1.61 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (4.62k people) in Winkler County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k White Alone and 181 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 Winkler 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 Winkler 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 Winkler County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Winkler 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    81 ± 69

  2. Vietnam

    75 ± 47

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    70 ± 41

Winkler County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Winkler County, TX was $58,200 in 2017, which is 0.267 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $49,700 to $58,200, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Winkler County, TX is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Winkler County, TX have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Winkler 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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$55,000

Median Household Income

± $12,087

2.52k

Number of Households

± 276

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.52k households in Winkler County, TX grew to $55,000 from the previous year's value of $54,261.

The following chart displays the households in Winkler 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

$58,200

2017 Median

± $7,313

$49,700

2016 Median

± $4,802

In 2017, the median property value in Winkler County, TX grew to to $58,200 from the previous year's value of $49,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Winkler 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 Winkler County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in Winkler County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

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

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winkler County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Winkler County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.5%

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

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