Carson County, TX

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Population

6,033

0.0996% growth

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$67,010

3.8% growth

Poverty Rate

6.42%


Number of Employees

2,896

0.924% decline

Median Property Value

$107,800

8.67% growth

About

In 2017, Carson County, TX had a population of 6.03k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $67,010. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carson County, TX grew from 6,027 to 6,033, a 0.0996% increase and its median household income grew from $64,554 to $67,010, a 3.8% increase.

The population of Carson County, TX is 86.4% White Alone, 9.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.07% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Carson County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carson County, TX is $107,800, and the homeownership rate is 85%. Most people in Carson County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carson County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Carson County, TX employs 2.9k people. The largest industries in Carson County, TX are Educational Services (358 people), Retail Trade (315 people), and Construction (303 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($89,514), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,241), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,667).

Median household income in Carson County, TX is $67,010. Males in Carson 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 Carson County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,010

2017 value

± $6,981

3.8%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Carson County, TX have a median annual income of $67,010, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,554 in 2016, which represents a 3.8% 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 Carson 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carson County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $67,989, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $66,106 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carson County, TX (381 out of 5.94k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females < 5.

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

    318 ± 93

  2. Hispanic

    47 ± 94

  3. Two Or More

    46 ± 106

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

2.9k

2017 Value

± 275

-0.924%

1 Year decline

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carson County, TX declined at a rate of -0.924%, from 2.92k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carson County, TX, are Management Occupations (388 people), Sales & Related Occupations (366 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carson County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carson County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (388 people), Sales & Related Occupations (366 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (332 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carson County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.4 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.04 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carson County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,278), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($73,000), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($71,923).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.9k

2017 Value

± 275

-0.924%

1 Year decline

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carson County, TX declined at a rate of -0.924%, from 2.92k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carson County, TX, are Educational Services (358 people), Retail Trade (315 people), and Construction (303 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carson County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Carson 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 Carson County, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (358 people), Retail Trade (315 people), and Construction (303 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carson County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.91 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.55 times), and Utilities (4.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carson County, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($89,514), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,241), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,667).

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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

88.1% of the population of Carson County, TX has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 5.44% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carson 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 6057 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6057 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 Carson 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

11.9%

Uninsured

56%

Employer Coverage

5.44%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carson County, TX declined by 2.68% from 12.3% to 11.9%.

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

Carson County, TX is home to a population of 6.03k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.11% of Carson County, TX residents were born outside of the country (127 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carson County, TX is composed of 5.22k White Alone residents (86.4%), 586 Hispanic or Latino residents (9.71%), 125 Two or More Races residents (2.07%), 39 Black or African American Alone residents (0.646%), 32 Asian Alone residents (0.53%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.381%), 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.215%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carson County, TX was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Carson County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carson County, TX residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

127 people

2.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

123 people

As of 2017, 2.11% of Carson County, TX residents (127 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 Carson County, TX was 2.04%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Carson County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carson County, TX was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.22k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    586 ± 86.1

  3. Two or More Races

    125 ± 71.6

In 2017, there were 8.9 times more White Alone residents (5.22k people) in Carson County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 586 Hispanic or Latino and 125 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 Carson 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 Carson 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 Carson County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Carson 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

    186 ± 54

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    80 ± 40

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    62 ± 47

Carson County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carson County, TX was $107,800 in 2017, which is 0.495 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,200 to $107,800, a 8.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Carson County, TX is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carson County, TX have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carson 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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$67,010

Median Household Income

± $6,981

2.29k

Number of Households

± 213

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.29k households in Carson County, TX grew to $67,010 from the previous year's value of $64,554.

The following chart displays the households in Carson 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

$107,800

2017 Median

± $8,622

$99,200

2016 Median

± $9,006

In 2017, the median property value in Carson County, TX grew to to $107,800 from the previous year's value of $99,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carson 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 Carson 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 Carson County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carson County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

85%

2017 Homeownership

86%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85% of the housing units in Carson County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 86%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carson 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 Carson County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carson County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carson County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Carson County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carson County, TX was Drove Alone (86.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.28%).

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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