Cooke County, TX

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Population

39,064

0.478% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$60,027

6.68% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

18,724

1.44% growth

Median Property Value

$144,700

7.99% growth

About

In 2017, Cooke County, TX had a population of 39.1k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $60,027. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cooke County, TX grew from 38,878 to 39,064, a 0.478% increase and its median household income grew from $56,269 to $60,027, a 6.68% increase.

The population of Cooke County, TX is 76.4% White Alone, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Cooke County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cooke County, TX are North Central Texas College (1,147 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Cooke County, TX is $144,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Cooke County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cooke County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cooke County, TX employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Cooke County, TX are Manufacturing (3,219 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,829 people), and Educational Services (1,828 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($102,691), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,228), and Information ($57,009).

Median household income in Cooke County, TX is $60,027. Males in Cooke 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 Cooke County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,027

2017 value

± $2,476

6.68%

1 Year Growth

± 6.89%

Households in Cooke County, TX have a median annual income of $60,027, 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 $56,269 in 2016, which represents a 6.68% 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 Cooke 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 7

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 9

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cooke County, TX was Census Tract 7 with a value of $78,750, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $76,333 and $64,565.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cooke 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

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cooke County, TX (5.31k out of 38.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 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

    4,754 ± 460

  2. Hispanic

    2,358 ± 355

  3. Two Or More

    272 ± 196

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

18.7k

2017 Value

± 954

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 7.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cooke County, TX grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 18.5k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cooke County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,499 people), Production Occupations (2,278 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,539 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cooke County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cooke County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,499 people), Production Occupations (2,278 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,539 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cooke County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.1 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cooke County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($106,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,000), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,258).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 954

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 7.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cooke County, TX grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 18.5k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cooke County, TX, are Manufacturing (3,219 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,829 people), and Educational Services (1,828 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cooke County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cooke 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 Cooke County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,219 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,829 people), and Educational Services (1,828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cooke County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.02 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.74 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cooke County, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($102,691), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,228), and Information ($57,009).

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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

85% of the population of Cooke County, TX has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cooke County, TX see 3923 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (3876 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2310 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1707 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

3,923 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cooke County, TX see an average of 3,923 patients per year. This represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (3,876 patients).

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

Uninsured

45%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cooke County, TX declined by 7.12% from 16.2% to 15%.

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

Cooke County, TX is home to a population of 39.1k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.86% of Cooke County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.46k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cooke County, TX is composed of 29.8k White Alone residents (76.4%), 6.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.3%), 976 Black or African American Alone residents (2.5%), 789 Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 337 Asian Alone residents (0.863%), 259 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.663%), 60 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.154%), and 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.064%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cooke County, TX was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Cooke County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cooke County, TX residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.46k people

8.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.27k people

As of 2017, 8.86% of Cooke County, TX residents (3.46k 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 Cooke County, TX was 8.42%, 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

93%

2017 Citizenship

93.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93% of Cooke County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cooke County, TX was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.8k ± 28

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.77k ± 325

  3. Black or African American Alone

    976 ± 179

In 2017, there were 4.41 times more White Alone residents (29.8k people) in Cooke County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.77k Hispanic or Latino and 976 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 Cooke 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 Cooke 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 Cooke County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cooke 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

    997 ± 160

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    388 ± 130

  3. Korea

    319 ± 106

Cooke County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cooke County, TX awarded 1,147 degrees. The student population of Cooke County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,179 male students and 5,431 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cooke County, TX are White (779 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (209 and 18.4%), Black or African American (89 and 7.85%), and Two or More Races (24 and 2.12%).

The largest universities in Cooke County, TX by number of degrees awarded are North Central Texas College (1,147 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cooke County, TX are General Studies (636 and 55.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (138 and 12%), and Registered Nursing (76 and 6.63%).

The median tuition costs in Cooke 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. 636 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cooke County, TX was General Studies with 636 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cooke County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,147 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Cooke County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Central Texas College with 1,147 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

392

Degrees Awarded to Men

755

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cooke County, TX, which is 0.519 times less than the 755 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

    779 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    209 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    89 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cooke County, TX were to White students. These 779 degrees mean that there were 3.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 209 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cooke County, TX was $144,700 in 2017, which is 0.665 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,000 to $144,700, a 7.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Cooke County, TX is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cooke County, TX have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cooke 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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$60,027

Median Household Income

± $2,476

15.2k

Number of Households

± 777

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Cooke County, TX grew to $60,027 from the previous year's value of $56,269.

The following chart displays the households in Cooke 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

$144,700

2017 Median

± $8,324

$134,000

2016 Median

± $10,864

In 2017, the median property value in Cooke County, TX grew to to $144,700 from the previous year's value of $134,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cooke 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 Cooke County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cooke County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cooke County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Cooke County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cooke County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.95% of the workforce in Cooke County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.8%

  2. Carpooled

    15.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cooke County, TX was Drove Alone (76.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.7%) and those who Worked At Home (4.64%).

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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