Edwards County, TX

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Population

2,111

4.09% growth

Median Age

49.1


Median Household Income

$48,462

22.8% growth

Poverty Rate

7%


Number of Employees

888

7.31% decline

Median Property Value

$72,800

0.41% decline

About

In 2017, Edwards County, TX had a population of 2.11k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $48,462. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Edwards County, TX grew from 2,028 to 2,111, a 4.09% increase and its median household income grew from $39,457 to $48,462, a 22.8% increase.

The population of Edwards County, TX is 56.9% Hispanic or Latino, 43.1% White Alone, and 0.0474% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Edwards County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Edwards County, TX is $72,800, and the homeownership rate is 86.9%. Most people in Edwards County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Edwards County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Edwards County, TX employs 888 people. The largest industries in Edwards County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (110 people), Retail Trade (108 people), and Construction (103 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Information ($40,875).

Median household income in Edwards County, TX is $48,462. Males in Edwards 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 Edwards County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,462

2017 value

± $24,610

22.8%

1 Year Growth

± 48.7%

Households in Edwards County, TX have a median annual income of $48,462, 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 $39,457 in 2016, which represents a 22.8% 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 Edwards 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 9503

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edwards County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $48,462, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edwards County, TX (147 out of 2.1k 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 Males 65 - 74, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 75+.

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

    130 ± 86

  2. Hispanic

    120 ± 81

  3. Other

    17 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Edwards County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

888

2017 Value

± 243

-7.31%

1 Year decline

± 38.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Edwards County, TX declined at a rate of -7.31%, from 958 employees to 888 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edwards County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (173 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (157 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Edwards County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Edwards County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (173 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (157 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (125 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edwards County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.83 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Edwards County, TX, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($89,583), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($89,583), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($41,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

888

2017 Value

± 243

-7.31%

1 Year decline

± 38.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Edwards County, TX declined at a rate of -7.31%, from 958 employees to 888 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edwards County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (110 people), Retail Trade (108 people), and Construction (103 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Edwards County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Edwards 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 Edwards County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (110 people), Retail Trade (108 people), and Construction (103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edwards County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (8.97 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Edwards County, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Information ($40,875).

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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

84.6% of the population of Edwards County, TX has health coverage, with 26% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 19.4% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Edwards 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 Edwards 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

15.4%

Uninsured

26%

Employer Coverage

23%

Medicaid

19.4%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edwards County, TX declined by 8.85% from 16.9% to 15.4%.

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

Edwards County, TX is home to a population of 2.11k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.38% of Edwards County, TX residents were born outside of the country (177 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Edwards County, TX is composed of 1.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (56.9%), 909 White Alone residents (43.1%), 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0474%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.7

74

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Edwards County, TX was 49.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 74. But people in Edwards County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Edwards County, TX residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

177 people

10.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

211 people

As of 2017, 8.38% of Edwards County, TX residents (177 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 Edwards County, TX was 10.4%, 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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Edwards County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Edwards County, TX was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.2k ± 248

  2. White Alone

    909 ± 234

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1 ± 3

In 2017, there were 1.32 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.2k people) in Edwards County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 909 White Alone and 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    145 ± 91

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    47 ± 64

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    12 ± 24

Edwards County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Edwards County, TX was $72,800 in 2017, which is 0.335 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,100 to $72,800, a 0.41% decrease. The homeownership rate in Edwards County, TX is 86.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Edwards County, TX have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Edwards 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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$48,462

Median Household Income

± $24,610

634

Number of Households

± 134

In 2017, the median household income of the 634 households in Edwards County, TX grew to $48,462 from the previous year's value of $39,457.

The following chart displays the households in Edwards 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$72,800

2017 Median

± $6,656

$73,100

2016 Median

± $12,931

In 2017, the median property value in Edwards County, TX declined from to $72,800 from the previous year's value of $73,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Edwards 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 Edwards County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

86.9%

2017 Homeownership

88.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.9% of the housing units in Edwards County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 88.6%.

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

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Commute Time

13.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edwards County, TX have a shorter commute time (13.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.4% of the workforce in Edwards County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    16.3%

  3. Carpooled

    15.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Edwards County, TX was Drove Alone (63.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (16.3%) and those who Carpooled (15.2%).

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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