Wood County, TX

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Population

43,315

0.271% growth

Median Age

48.1


Median Household Income

$48,038

0.468% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

15,960

2.26% growth

Median Property Value

$117,000

2.81% growth

About

In 2017, Wood County, TX had a population of 43.3k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $48,038. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wood County, TX grew from 43,198 to 43,315, a 0.271% increase and its median household income grew from $47,814 to $48,038, a 0.468% increase.

The population of Wood County, TX is 83.2% White Alone, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.52% Black or African American Alone. 7.66% of the people in Wood County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, TX are Jarvis Christian College (84 degrees awarded in 2016) and Bella Cosmetology College (26 degrees).

The median property value in Wood County, TX is $117,000, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Wood County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wood County, TX employs 16k people. The largest industries in Wood County, TX are Retail Trade (2,510 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,943 people), and Manufacturing (1,543 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,739), Utilities ($65,889), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,719).

Median household income in Wood County, TX is $48,038. Males in Wood 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 Wood County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,038

2017 value

± $3,129

0.468%

1 Year Growth

± 8.43%

Households in Wood County, TX have a median annual income of $48,038, 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 $47,814 in 2016, which represents a 0.468% 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 Wood County, TX 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 Wood County, TX 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 Wood 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 9506.02

  2. Census Tract 9503.01

  3. Census Tract 9503.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, TX was Census Tract 9506.02 with a value of $54,146, followed by Census Tract 9503.01 and Census Tract 9503.02, with respective values of $50,000 and $49,681.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, TX (5.58k out of 41.8k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    4,710 ± 478

  2. Hispanic

    851 ± 219

  3. Black

    488 ± 221

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

16k

2017 Value

± 917

2.26%

1 Year growth

± 7.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wood County, TX grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 15.6k employees to 16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,447 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,546 people), and Management Occupations (1,367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wood County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,447 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,546 people), and Management Occupations (1,367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wood County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.8 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wood County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($99,514), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,114).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16k

2017 Value

± 917

2.26%

1 Year growth

± 7.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wood County, TX grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 15.6k employees to 16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, TX, are Retail Trade (2,510 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,943 people), and Manufacturing (1,543 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wood 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 Wood County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,510 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,943 people), and Manufacturing (1,543 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wood County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.89 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.66 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wood County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,739), Utilities ($65,889), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,719).

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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 with $216B and Mixed freight and $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

84.6% of the population of Wood County, TX has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wood County, TX see 2065 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.8% increase from the previous year (1863 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3159 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3159 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

2065 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wood County, TX see an average of 2065 patients per year. This represents a 10.8% increase from the previous year (1863 patients).

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

15.4%

Uninsured

37.4%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

21.1%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood County, TX declined by 7.82% from 16.7% to 15.4%.

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

Wood County, TX is home to a population of 43.3k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.11% of Wood County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wood County, TX is composed of 36k White Alone residents (83.2%), 4.17k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.62%), 2.39k Black or African American Alone residents (5.52%), 349 Two or More Races residents (0.806%), 260 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.6%), 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.113%), 38 Asian Alone residents (0.0877%), and 34 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0785%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wood County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,719 speakers), Vietnamese (157 speakers), and German (49 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wood County, TX was 48.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Wood County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wood County, TX residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.11% of Wood County, TX residents 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 Wood County, TX was 3.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Wood County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Wood County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Wood County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wood County, TX was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.17k ± 614

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.39k ± 136

In 2017, there were 8.65 times more White Alone residents (36k people) in Wood County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.17k Hispanic or Latino and 2.39k 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 Wood County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,719 speakers (6.68%)

  2. Vietnamese

    157 speakers (0.386%)

  3. German

    49 speakers (0.12%)

7.66% of Wood County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wood County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.68% of the overall population of Wood County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.386% speak Vietnamese and 0.12% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,932 ± 240

  2. Korea

    585 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    391 ± 154

Wood County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wood County, TX awarded 110 degrees. The student population of Wood County, TX is skewed towards women, with 429 male students and 497 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, TX are Black or African American (69 and 62.7%), followed by White (24 and 21.8%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 14.5%), and Unknown (1 and 0.909%).

The largest universities in Wood County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Jarvis Christian College (84 and 76.4%) and Bella Cosmetology College (26 and 23.6%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, TX are General Cosmetology (26 and 23.6%), Sport & Fitness Management (24 and 21.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (21 and 19.1%).

The median tuition costs in Wood County, TX are $10,400 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. 24 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wood County, TX was Sport & Fitness Management with 24 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$10,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Wood County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jarvis Christian College with 84 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

43

Degrees Awarded to Men

67

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 43 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, TX, which is 0.642 times less than the 67 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    69 degrees awarded

  2. White

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wood County, TX were to Black or African American students. These 69 degrees mean that there were 2.88 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, TX was $117,000 in 2017, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,800 to $117,000, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, TX is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wood County, TX have an average commute time of 28.6 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.

Income

Household Income

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$48,038

Median Household Income

± $3,129

16.1k

Number of Households

± 835

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.1k households in Wood County, TX grew to $48,038 from the previous year's value of $47,814.

The following chart displays the households in Wood 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

$117,000

2017 Median

± $6,519

$113,800

2016 Median

± $5,516

In 2017, the median property value in Wood County, TX grew to to $117,000 from the previous year's value of $113,800.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

80.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Wood County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wood County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, TX have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.49% of the workforce in Wood County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.59%

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

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