Gillespie County, TX

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Population

25,939

0.804% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Median Age

50.2


Median Household Income

$56,267

0.747% growth

Number of Employees

11,800

4.25% growth

Median Property Value

$269,900

6.05% growth

About

In 2017, Gillespie County, TX had a population of 25.9k people with a median age of 50.2 and a median household income of $56,267. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gillespie County, TX grew from 25,732 to 25,939, a 0.804% increase and its median household income grew from $55,850 to $56,267, a 0.747% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gillespie County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.6%), White (Hispanic) (17%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.42%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (1.92%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%). N/A% of the people in Gillespie County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gillespie County, TX is $269,900, and the homeownership rate is 76.3%. Most people in Gillespie County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gillespie County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Gillespie County, TX employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Gillespie County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,507 people), Retail Trade (1,437 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,303 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,750), Public Administration ($50,732), and Finance & Insurance ($50,156).

Median household income in Gillespie County, TX is $56,267. Males in Gillespie 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 Gillespie County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,267

2017 value

± $3,468

0.747%

1 Year Growth

± 9.66%

Households in Gillespie County, TX have a median annual income of $56,267, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,850 in 2016, which represents a 0.747% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gillespie 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. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gillespie County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $63,438, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $56,713 and $56,046.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gillespie County, TX (3.18k out of 25.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    2,829 ± 379

  2. Hispanic

    1,409 ± 293

  3. Native American

    145 ± 133

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

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

11.8k

2017 Value

± 741

4.25%

1 Year growth

± 8.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gillespie County, TX grew at a rate of 4.25%, from 11.3k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gillespie County, TX, are Management Occupations (1,445 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,439 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,128 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gillespie County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gillespie County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,445 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,439 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,128 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gillespie County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.49 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.79 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gillespie County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($130,313), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,346), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,837).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 741

4.25%

1 Year growth

± 8.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gillespie County, TX grew at a rate of 4.25%, from 11.3k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gillespie County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,507 people), Retail Trade (1,437 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,303 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gillespie County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gillespie 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 Gillespie County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,507 people), Retail Trade (1,437 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,303 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gillespie County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.1 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.56 times), and Construction (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gillespie County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,750), Public Administration ($50,732), and Finance & Insurance ($50,156).

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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. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

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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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% 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. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.9% of the population of Gillespie County, TX has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 22.8% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.944% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gillespie County, TX see 811 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.63% increase from the previous year (798 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1473 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1326 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

811 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gillespie County, TX see an average of 811 patients per year. This represents a 1.63% increase from the previous year (798 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gillespie County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

18.1%

Uninsured

32.1%

Employer Coverage

10.3%

Medicaid

22.8%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

0.944%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gillespie County, TX declined by 0.0519% from 18.2% to 18.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gillespie 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%.

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Diversity

Gillespie County, TX is home to a population of 25.9k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.38% of Gillespie County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.43k people).

In 2017, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Gillespie County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.42k White (Hispanic) and 628 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gillespie County, TX was 50.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Gillespie County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gillespie County, TX residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.43k people

9.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.52k people

As of 2017, 9.38% of Gillespie County, TX residents (2.43k 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 Gillespie County, TX was 9.77%, 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

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Gillespie County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gillespie County, TX was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gillespie County, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    19.6k ± 11

  2. White (Hispanic)

    4.42k ± 471

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)

    628 ± 443

In 2017, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Gillespie County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.42k White (Hispanic) and 628 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Gillespie County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    754 ± 165

  2. Korea

    240 ± 84

  3. World War II

    145 ± 65

Gillespie County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gillespie County, TX was $269,900 in 2017, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $254,500 to $269,900, a 6.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Gillespie County, TX is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gillespie County, TX have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gillespie County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$269,900

2017 Median

± $14,824

$254,500

2016 Median

± $15,566

In 2017, the median property value in Gillespie County, TX grew to to $269,900 from the previous year's value of $254,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gillespie 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 Gillespie County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$56,267

Median Household Income

± $3,468

10.8k

Number of Households

± 708

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Gillespie County, TX grew to $56,267 from the previous year's value of $55,850.

The following chart displays the households in Gillespie 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.3%

2017 Homeownership

77%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.3% of the housing units in Gillespie County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gillespie County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Gillespie County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.5%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gillespie County, TX was Drove Alone (72.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (6.24%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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