Donley County, TX

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Population

3,433

2.08% decline

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$44,429

9.54% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

1,421

3.14% decline

Median Property Value

$65,100

1.96% decline

About

In 2017, Donley County, TX had a population of 3.43k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $44,429. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Donley County, TX declined from 3,506 to 3,433, a -2.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,560 to $44,429, a 9.54% increase.

The population of Donley County, TX is 81.8% White Alone, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.67% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Donley County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Donley County, TX are Clarendon College (273 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Donley County, TX is $65,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Donley County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Donley County, TX is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Donley County, TX employs 1.42k people. The largest industries in Donley County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (170 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (151 people), and Educational Services (142 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,813), Wholesale Trade ($53,125), and Manufacturing ($51,250).

Median household income in Donley County, TX is $44,429. Males in Donley 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 Donley County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,429

2017 value

± $6,281

9.54%

1 Year Growth

± 16.5%

Households in Donley County, TX have a median annual income of $44,429, 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 $40,560 in 2016, which represents a 9.54% 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 Donley 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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Donley County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $38,199, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $34,716 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Donley 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

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Donley County, TX (468 out of 3.13k 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 45 - 54.

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

    409 ± 80

  2. Hispanic

    79 ± 65

  3. Two Or More

    33 ± 62

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

1.42k

2017 Value

± 160

-3.14%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Donley County, TX declined at a rate of -3.14%, from 1.47k employees to 1.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Donley County, TX, are Management Occupations (194 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (175 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (151 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Donley County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Donley County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (194 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (175 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Donley County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.98 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.55 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Donley County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,531), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,250), and Management Occupations ($60,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.42k

2017 Value

± 160

-3.14%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Donley County, TX declined at a rate of -3.14%, from 1.47k employees to 1.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Donley County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (170 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (151 people), and Educational Services (142 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Donley County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Donley 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 Donley County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (170 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (151 people), and Educational Services (142 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Donley County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.1 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.67 times), and Construction (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Donley County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,813), Wholesale Trade ($53,125), and Manufacturing ($51,250).

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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

84.4% of the population of Donley County, TX has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Donley County, TX see 3499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.24% decrease from the previous year (3543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3405 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

3,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Donley County, TX see an average of 3,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.24% decrease from the previous year (3,543 patients).

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

15.6%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

18.5%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Donley County, TX declined by 13.8% from 18.1% to 15.6%.

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

Donley County, TX is home to a population of 3.43k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.51% of Donley County, TX residents were born outside of the country (86 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Donley County, TX is composed of 2.81k White Alone residents (81.8%), 365 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 126 Black or African American Alone residents (3.67%), 94 Two or More Races residents (2.74%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.67%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.466%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18

In 2017, the median age of all people in Donley County, TX was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Donley County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Donley County, TX residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

86 people

2.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

76 people

As of 2017, 2.51% of Donley County, TX residents (86 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 Donley County, TX was 2.17%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Donley County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Donley County, TX was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.81k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    365 ± 35.8

  3. Black or African American Alone

    126 ± 36

In 2017, there were 7.7 times more White Alone residents (2.81k people) in Donley County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 365 Hispanic or Latino and 126 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 Donley 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 Donley 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 Donley County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Donley 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-)

    74 ± 40

  2. Vietnam

    66 ± 29

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    60 ± 39

Donley County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Donley County, TX awarded 273 degrees. The student population of Donley County, TX is skewed towards women, with 674 male students and 760 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Donley County, TX are White (159 and 58.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (68 and 24.9%), Unknown (20 and 7.33%), and Black or African American (19 and 6.96%).

The largest universities in Donley County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Clarendon College (273 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Donley County, TX are Welding Technology (53 and 19.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (49 and 17.9%), and General Studies (49 and 17.9%).

The median tuition costs in Donley County, TX are $N/A 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. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Donley County, TX was Welding Technology with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Donley County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

273 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Donley County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clarendon College with 273 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

107

Degrees Awarded to Men

166

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Donley County, TX, which is 0.645 times less than the 166 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    159 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Donley County, TX were to White students. These 159 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 68 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Donley County, TX was $65,100 in 2017, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $66,400 to $65,100, a 1.96% decrease. The homeownership rate in Donley County, TX is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Donley County, TX have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Donley County, TX is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,429

Median Household Income

± $6,281

1.23k

Number of Households

± 118

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.23k households in Donley County, TX grew to $44,429 from the previous year's value of $40,560.

The following chart displays the households in Donley 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$65,100

2017 Median

± $5,689

$66,400

2016 Median

± $5,303

In 2017, the median property value in Donley County, TX declined from to $65,100 from the previous year's value of $66,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Donley 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 Donley County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Donley County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Donley County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Donley County, TX have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Donley County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Donley County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.92%

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

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