Jasper County, TX

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Population

35,444

0.55% decline

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$41,960

5.82% decline

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

12,541

0.673% decline

Median Property Value

$97,400

9.07% growth

About

In 2017, Jasper County, TX had a population of 35.4k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $41,960. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jasper County, TX declined from 35,640 to 35,444, a -0.55% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,552 to $41,960, a -5.82% decrease.

The population of Jasper County, TX is 74.7% White Alone, 16.7% Black or African American Alone, and 6.47% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jasper County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jasper County, TX are Academy of Hair Design-Jasper (49 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Jasper County, TX is $97,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.1%. Most people in Jasper County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jasper County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jasper County, TX employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Jasper County, TX are Retail Trade (1,709 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), and Construction (1,640 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,155), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,675), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,050).

Median household income in Jasper County, TX is $41,960. Males in Jasper 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 Jasper County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,960

2017 value

± $4,187

-5.82%

1 Year Growth

± 17.1%

Households in Jasper County, TX have a median annual income of $41,960, 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 $44,552 in 2016, which represents a -5.82% 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 Jasper 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 9507

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jasper County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $54,468, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $51,875 and $48,239.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jasper County, TX (5.77k out of 34.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    3,715 ± 518

  2. Black

    1,912 ± 373

  3. Hispanic

    294 ± 162

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

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

12.5k

2017 Value

± 917

-0.673%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, TX declined at a rate of -0.673%, from 12.6k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jasper County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,639 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,454 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jasper County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jasper County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,639 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,454 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.99 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.12 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jasper County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($97,857), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,281), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,025).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.5k

2017 Value

± 917

-0.673%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, TX declined at a rate of -0.673%, from 12.6k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jasper County, TX, are Retail Trade (1,709 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), and Construction (1,640 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jasper County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Jasper 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 Jasper County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,709 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), and Construction (1,640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.15 times higher than expected), Construction (2.09 times), and Public Administration (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jasper County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,155), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,675), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,050).

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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

81.8% of the population of Jasper County, TX has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 9.81% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, TX see 2731 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.2% increase from the previous year (2370 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3241 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4456 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

2,731 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, TX see an average of 2,731 patients per year. This represents a 15.2% increase from the previous year (2,370 patients).

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

18.2%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

16.3%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

9.81%

Non-Group

1.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jasper County, TX declined by 2.82% from 18.8% to 18.2%.

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

Jasper County, TX is home to a population of 35.4k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Jasper County, TX residents were born outside of the country (807 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jasper County, TX is composed of 26.5k White Alone residents (74.7%), 5.93k Black or African American Alone residents (16.7%), 2.29k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.47%), 432 Two or More Races residents (1.22%), 180 Asian Alone residents (0.508%), 74 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.209%), 53 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jasper County, TX was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Jasper County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Jasper County, TX residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

807 people

2.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

978 people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Jasper County, TX residents (807 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 Jasper County, TX was 2.74%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Jasper County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jasper County, TX was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.5k ± 108

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.93k ± 109

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.29k ± 441

In 2017, there were 4.47 times more White Alone residents (26.5k people) in Jasper County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.93k Black or African American Alone and 2.29k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    915 ± 213

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    317 ± 156

  3. Korea

    224 ± 84

Jasper County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jasper County, TX awarded 49 degrees. The student population of Jasper County, TX is skewed towards women, with 8 male students and 30 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jasper County, TX are White (37 and 75.5%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 18.4%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 6.12%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Jasper County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Academy of Hair Design-Jasper (49 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jasper County, TX are General Cosmetology (43 and 87.8%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (4 and 8.16%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (2 and 4.08%).

The median tuition costs in Jasper 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. 43 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jasper County, TX was General Cosmetology with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Jasper County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

49 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Jasper County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Academy of Hair Design-Jasper with 49 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5

Degrees Awarded to Men

44

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jasper County, TX, which is 0.114 times less than the 44 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

    37 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jasper County, TX were to White students. These 37 degrees mean that there were 4.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jasper County, TX was $97,400 in 2017, which is 0.448 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,300 to $97,400, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Jasper County, TX is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jasper County, TX have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jasper 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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$41,960

Median Household Income

± $4,187

12k

Number of Households

± 779

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Jasper County, TX declined from $41,960 from the previous year's value of $44,552.

The following chart displays the households in Jasper 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

$97,400

2017 Median

± $9,751

$89,300

2016 Median

± $6,489

In 2017, the median property value in Jasper County, TX grew to to $97,400 from the previous year's value of $89,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jasper 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 Jasper County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.1%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.1% of the housing units in Jasper County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jasper 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 Jasper County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jasper County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jasper County, TX have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.68% of the workforce in Jasper County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Other

    5.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jasper County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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