Briscoe County, TX

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Population

1,591

4.84% decline

Median Age

46.4


Median Household Income

$42,500

5.24% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

729

3.44% decline

Median Property Value

$65,700

2.98% growth

About

In 2017, Briscoe County, TX had a population of 1.59k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $42,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Briscoe County, TX declined from 1,672 to 1,591, a -4.84% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,385 to $42,500, a 5.24% increase.

The population of Briscoe County, TX is 60.6% White Alone, 32.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.46% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Briscoe County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Briscoe County, TX is $65,700, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Briscoe County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Briscoe County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Briscoe County, TX employs 729 people. The largest industries in Briscoe County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (140 people), Educational Services (87 people), and Retail Trade (64 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($62,679), Utilities ($40,417), and Public Administration ($37,000).

Median household income in Briscoe County, TX is $42,500. Males in Briscoe 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 Briscoe County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,500

2017 value

± $7,062

5.24%

1 Year Growth

± 21.5%

Households in Briscoe County, TX have a median annual income of $42,500, 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 $40,385 in 2016, which represents a 5.24% 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 Briscoe 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 9502

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Briscoe County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $38,603, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Briscoe County, TX (220 out of 1.58k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    195 ± 66

  2. Hispanic

    127 ± 65

  3. Black

    15 ± 58

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

729

2017 Value

± 114

-3.44%

1 Year decline

± 21.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Briscoe County, TX declined at a rate of -3.44%, from 755 employees to 729 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Briscoe County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (97 people), Management Occupations (92 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (75 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (97 people), Management Occupations (92 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (75 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Briscoe County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.41 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Briscoe County, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,625), Legal Occupations ($88,125), and Management Occupations ($51,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

729

2017 Value

± 114

-3.44%

1 Year decline

± 21.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Briscoe County, TX declined at a rate of -3.44%, from 755 employees to 729 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Briscoe County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (140 people), Educational Services (87 people), and Retail Trade (64 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Briscoe County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Briscoe 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 Briscoe County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (140 people), Educational Services (87 people), and Retail Trade (64 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Briscoe County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (7.23 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Briscoe County, TX, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($62,679), Utilities ($40,417), and Public Administration ($37,000).

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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

82.1% of the population of Briscoe County, TX has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 9.55% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Briscoe County, TX see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Briscoe County, TX see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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

17.9%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

18.3%

Medicare

9.55%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Briscoe County, TX declined by 16.1% from 21.4% to 17.9%.

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

Briscoe County, TX is home to a population of 1.59k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.11% of Briscoe County, TX residents were born outside of the country (129 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Briscoe County, TX is composed of 964 White Alone residents (60.6%), 513 Hispanic or Latino residents (32.2%), 71 Two or More Races residents (4.46%), 27 Black or African American Alone residents (1.7%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.01%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Briscoe County, TX was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Briscoe County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Briscoe County, TX residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

129 people

11.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

192 people

As of 2017, 8.11% of Briscoe County, TX residents (129 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 Briscoe County, TX was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

90.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Briscoe County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Briscoe County, TX was 90.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    964 ± 108

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    513 ± 123

  3. Two or More Races

    71 ± 29.1

In 2017, there were 1.88 times more White Alone residents (964 people) in Briscoe County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 513 Hispanic or Latino and 71 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Briscoe 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 Briscoe 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 Briscoe County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Briscoe 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. Vietnam

    29 ± 24

  2. World War II

    16 ± 13

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    6 ± 20

Briscoe County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Briscoe County, TX was $65,700 in 2017, which is 0.302 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $63,800 to $65,700, a 2.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Briscoe County, TX is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Briscoe County, TX have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Briscoe 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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$42,500

Median Household Income

± $7,062

664

Number of Households

± 84

In 2017, the median household income of the 664 households in Briscoe County, TX grew to $42,500 from the previous year's value of $40,385.

The following chart displays the households in Briscoe 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$65,700

2017 Median

± $16,239

$63,800

2016 Median

± $14,886

In 2017, the median property value in Briscoe County, TX grew to to $65,700 from the previous year's value of $63,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Briscoe 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 Briscoe County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Briscoe County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Briscoe County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.13% of the workforce in Briscoe County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    11%

  3. Carpooled

    5.23%

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

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