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1.14% growth
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Median Household Income
4.66% growth
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Number of Employees
1.64% decline
Median Property Value
2.43% growth

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The economy of Wood County, TX employs 15,608 people. The economy of Wood County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 4.69; 2.58; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wood County, TX are Retail trade (2,233), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,118), and Manufacturing (1,415), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($56,000), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,846), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,276).

Median household income in Wood County, TX is $47,814. Males in Wood County, TX have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,402. The income inequality of Wood County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wood County, TX. In Wood County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 54 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,316. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Wood County, TX is home to a population of 43,198 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wood County, TX is composed of 36,070 White residents (83.5%), 4,061 Hispanic residents (9.4%), 2,176 Black residents (5.04%), 329 Two+ residents (0.76%), and 291 Native residents (0.67%). The most common foreign languages in Wood County, TX are Spanish (2,719 speakers), Vietnamese (157 speakers), and German (49 speakers), but compared to other places, Wood County, TX has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (31 speakers), Vietnamese (157 speakers), and Hungarian (8 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wood County, TX awarded 85 degrees. The student population of Wood County, TX is skewed towards females, with 41 male students and 44 female students. Most students in Wood County, TX are Black or African American (57 and 67.1%), followed by White (20 and 23.5%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 7.06%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (2 and 2.35%). The largest universities in Wood County, TX by number of graduates are Jarvis Christian College (65 and 76.5%), Bella Cosmetology College (20 and 23.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Wood County, TX are Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (17 and 20%), General Business Administration & Management (14 and 16.5%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (11 and 12.9%). The median tuition costs in Wood County, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,400 and $10,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, TX is $113,800, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $111,100 to $113,800, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Wood County, TX is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wood County, TX have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wood County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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