Copperas Cove, TX

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2022 Population
36,436
2.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.7
1.25% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.27%
9.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,798
9.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,900
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,440
0.811% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Copperas Cove, TX had a population of 36.4k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $64,798. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Copperas Cove, TX grew from 35,452 to 36,436, a 2.78% increase and its median household income grew from $59,441 to $64,798, a 9.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Copperas Cove, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.16%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.92%), and White (Hispanic) (6.41%).

None of the households in Copperas Cove, 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.

97.2% of the residents in Copperas Cove, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Copperas Cove, TX are Central Texas College (2,687 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Copperas Cove, TX was $146,900, and the homeownership rate was 56.2%.

Most people in Copperas Cove, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Copperas Cove, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Copperas Cove, TX is home to a population of 36.4k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.97% of Copperas Cove, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.17k people).

In 2022, there were 3.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.5k people) in Copperas Cove, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Copperas Cove, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Copperas Cove, TX was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Copperas Cove, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.5k ± 808
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.14k ± 672
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.34k ± 595
19.4%
Hispanic Population
7.06k people

In 2022, there were 3.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.5k people) in Copperas Cove, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.4% of the people in Copperas Cove, TX are hispanic (7.06k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Copperas Cove, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.17k people
6.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.27k people

As of 2022, 5.97% of Copperas Cove, TX residents (2.17k 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 Copperas Cove, TX was 6.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,443 ± 537
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,558 ± 296
  3. Vietnam
    882 ± 203

Copperas Cove, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Copperas Cove, TX employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Copperas Cove, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,981 people), Public Administration (1,775 people), and Educational Services (1,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,018), Information ($60,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,625).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.4k
2022 Value
± 1,037
−0.811%
1 Year decline
± 9.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Copperas Cove, TX declined at a rate of −0.811%, from 14.6k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Copperas Cove, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,093 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,380 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,131 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Copperas Cove, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.4k
2022 Value
± 1,037
−0.811%
1 Year decline
± 9.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Copperas Cove, TX declined at a rate of −0.811%, from 14.6k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Copperas Cove, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,981 people), Public Administration (1,775 people), and Educational Services (1,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Copperas Cove, TX, though some of these residents may live in Copperas Cove, 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

$40,113
Median earning men ± $3,435
$29,267
Median earning women ± $3,395

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($60,583), Public Administration ($51,549), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($53,636), Construction ($40,781), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,276).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

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

In 2022, universities in Copperas Cove, TX awarded 2,687 degrees. The student population of Copperas Cove, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,577 male students and 4,749 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Copperas Cove, TX are White (861 and 32.2%), followed by Black or African American (684 and 25.6%), Hispanic or Latino (675 and 25.2%), and Asian (168 and 6.28%).

The largest universities in Copperas Cove, TX by number of degrees awarded are Central Texas College (2,687 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Copperas Cove, TX are General Studies (664 and 24.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (250 and 9.3%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (197 and 7.33%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,326 students enrolled in Copperas Cove, TX, 43% men and 57% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,571 records, of which 57.1% were women and 42.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 664 degrees awarded
  2. 250 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Copperas Cove, TX was General Studies with 664 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,687 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Texas College with 2,687 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,051 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Copperas Cove, TX, which is 0.642 times less than the 1,636 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 861 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 684 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Copperas Cove, TX was $146,900 in 2022, which is 0.521 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,500 to $146,900, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Copperas Cove, TX is 56.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Copperas Cove, TX have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Copperas Cove, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Copperas Cove, TX is $64,798. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Copperas Cove, TX was Census Tract 108.03 with a value of $92,165, followed by Census Tract 106.04 and Census Tract 108.02, with respective values of $85,521 and $82,744.

Property

$146,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,941
$7,881
Median Property Taxes
±$662

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 Copperas Cove, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.2%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.2% of the housing units in Copperas Cove, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 108.03
  2. Census Tract 106.04
  3. Census Tract 108.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Copperas Cove, TX was Census Tract 108.03 with a value of $92,165, followed by Census Tract 106.04 and Census Tract 108.02, with respective values of $85,521 and $82,744.

The following map shows all of the places in Copperas Cove, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,798
Median Household Income
± $3,209
14k
Number of Households
± 895

In 2022, the median household income of the 14k households in Copperas Cove, TX grew to $64,798 from the previous year's value of $59,441.

The following chart displays the households in Copperas Cove, 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 Copperas Cove, 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 (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.11%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Copperas Cove, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (8.11%).

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Copperas Cove, TX have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.8% of the workforce in Copperas Cove, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

9.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Copperas Cove, TX (3.33k out of 35.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Copperas Cove, 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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Health

86.1% of the population of Copperas Cove, TX has health coverage, with 28.4% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 4.76% on Medicare, 22.9% on non-group plans, and 17.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Coryell County, TX see 5425 patients per year on average, which represents a 16% increase from the previous year (4676 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3069 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1668 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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5,425 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Coryell County, TX

Primary care physicians in Coryell County, TX see an average of 5,425 patients per year. This represents a 16% increase from the previous year (4,676 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Coryell 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 29.3% under 18 years, 25.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.9%
Uninsured
28.4%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
4.76%
Medicare
22.9%
Non-Group
17.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Copperas Cove, TX grew by 1.09% from 13.7% to 13.9%.

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