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Zapata County, TX&

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0.19% growth
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Median Household Income
15% growth
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0.56% growth
Median Property Value
8.88% growth

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The economy of Zapata County, TX employs 5,213 people. The economy of Zapata County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Other services, except public administration; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 25.63; 1.91; and 1.65 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Zapata County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (790), Healthcare & Social Assistance (648), and Retail trade (536), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($56,250), and Educational Services ($44,083).

Median household income in Zapata County, TX is $36,976. Males in Zapata County, TX have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,878. The income inequality of Zapata County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 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 Zapata County, TX. In Zapata County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 14 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,922. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Zapata County, TX is home to a population of 14,335 people, from which 75.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Zapata County, TX is composed of 13,492 Hispanic residents (94.1%), 841 White residents (5.87%), 2 Black residents (0.01%), 0 Other residents (N/A), and 0 Two+ residents (N/A). The most common foreign languages in Zapata County, TX are Spanish (11,356 speakers), Italian (2 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Zapata County, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (11,356 speakers), Italian (2 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Texas awarded 338,219 degrees. The student population of Texas is skewed towards females, with 141,040 male students and 197,179 female students. Most students in Texas are White (139,427 and 41.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (105,788 and 31.3%), Black or African American (40,638 and 12%), and Asian (17,690 and 5.23%). The largest universities in Texas by number of graduates are The University of Texas at Austin (15,390 and 4.55%), Texas A & M University-College Station (14,805 and 4.38%), and The University of Texas at Arlington (10,472 and 3.1%). The most popular majors in Texas are Registered Nursing (9,099 and 2.69%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8,860 and 2.62%), and General Psychology (6,348 and 1.88%). The median tuition costs in Texas are $28,600 for private four year colleges, and $5,808 and $16,606 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Zapata County, TX is $60,100, which is 0.29 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $55,200 to $60,100, a 8.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Zapata County, TX is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Zapata County, TX have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Zapata County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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