Atascosa County, TX

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2022 Population
49,403
1.48% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.8
0.28% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
12.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,442
6.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,000
21.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Atascosa County, TX had a population of 49.4k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $67,442. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Atascosa County, TX grew from 48,684 to 49,403, a 1.48% increase and its median household income grew from $63,391 to $67,442, a 6.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Atascosa County, TX are White (Hispanic) (32.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (26.1%), Other (Hispanic) (6.67%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%).

None of the households in Atascosa County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Atascosa County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Atascosa County, TX was $141,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Atascosa County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Atascosa County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Atascosa County, TX is home to a population of 49.4k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.79% of Atascosa County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.85k people).

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Hispanic) residents (16.2k people) in Atascosa County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 12.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Atascosa County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Atascosa County, TX was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Atascosa County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 1.62k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 224
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 1.57k
65.7%
Hispanic Population
32.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Hispanic) residents (16.2k people) in Atascosa County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 12.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

65.7% of the people in Atascosa County, TX are hispanic (32.4k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

7.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.85k people
6.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.32k people

As of 2022, 7.79% of Atascosa County, TX residents (3.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atascosa County, TX was 6.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    881 ± 202
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    713 ± 343
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    633 ± 191

Atascosa County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Atascosa County, TX employs 20.5k people. The largest industries in Atascosa County, TX are Retail Trade (2,706 people), Construction (2,101 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,900 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,076), Public Administration ($63,008), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,389).

Occupations

20.5k
2022 Value
± 1,351
2.15%
1 Year growth
± 8.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atascosa County, TX grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 20.1k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atascosa County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,569 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,260 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,062 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atascosa County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.5k
2022 Value
± 1,351
2.15%
1 Year growth
± 8.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atascosa County, TX grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 20.1k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atascosa County, TX, are Retail Trade (2,706 people), Construction (2,101 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,900 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atascosa County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Atascosa County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,702
Median earning men ± $6,346
$29,730
Median earning women ± $2,071

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($68,016), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,577), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,466).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,708), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,122), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,711).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 300
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 212
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 155
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Atascosa County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.789%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atascosa County, TX was $141,000 in 2022, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $141,000, a 21.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Atascosa County, TX is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Atascosa County, TX have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Atascosa County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Atascosa County, TX is $67,442. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Atascosa County, TX was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $59,554, followed by Census Tract 9604.01 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $58,438 and $50,938.

Property

$141,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,764
$11,957
Median Property Taxes
±$974

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Atascosa County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Atascosa County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9604.01
  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atascosa County, TX was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $59,554, followed by Census Tract 9604.01 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $58,438 and $50,938.

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

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Household Income

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$67,442
Median Household Income
± $4,309
15.9k
Number of Households
± 1,040

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Atascosa County, TX grew to $67,442 from the previous year's value of $63,391.

The following chart displays the households in Atascosa 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Atascosa County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (13%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.85%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Atascosa County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13%) and those who worked at home (7.85%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atascosa County, TX have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Atascosa County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atascosa County, TX (6.84k out of 48.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atascosa County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Health

78.6% of the population of Atascosa County, TX has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 9.61% on Medicare, 8.65% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Atascosa County, TX see 5684 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.3% increase from the previous year (4574 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2351 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2249 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,684 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Atascosa County, TX

Primary care physicians in Atascosa County, TX see an average of 5,684 patients per year. This represents a 24.3% increase from the previous year (4,574 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Atascosa County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

21.4%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
9.61%
Medicare
8.65%
Non-Group
1.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atascosa County, TX grew by 9.91% from 19.5% to 21.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.4 in Atascosa County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.7% in Atascosa County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.2% in Atascosa County, TX.

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