Refugio County, TX

County

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Population
7,236
0.782% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
41.9

Poverty Rate
18.4%

Median Household Income
$48,112
4.42% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$82,500
2.1% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,809
5.13% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Refugio County, TX had a population of 7.24k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $48,112. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Refugio County, TX declined from 7,293 to 7,236, a -0.782% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,338 to $48,112, a -4.42% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Refugio County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.8%), White (Hispanic) (37.9%), Other (Hispanic) (7.85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.53%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.83%). NaNk% of the people in Refugio County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Refugio County, TX is $82,500, and the homeownership rate is 71%. Most people in Refugio County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Refugio County, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.1%), followed by Other (2.85%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Refugio County, TX is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Texas
62.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 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 Refugio County, TX have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Refugio County, TX is home to a population of 7.24k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.29% of Refugio County, TX residents were born outside of the country (166 people).

In 2018, there were 1.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.03k people) in Refugio County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k White (Hispanic) and 568 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Refugio County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.03k ± 19
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.75k ± 234
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    568 ± 224
50.2%
Hispanic Population
3.63k people

In 2018, there were 1.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.03k people) in Refugio County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k White (Hispanic) and 568 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.2% of the people in Refugio County, TX are hispanic (3.63k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.29%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
166 people
2.29%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
167 people

As of 2018, 2.29% of Refugio County, TX residents (166 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Refugio County, TX was 2.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
60
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Refugio County, TX was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in Refugio County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Refugio County, TX residents was 42.

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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%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Refugio County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Refugio County, TX was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    210 ± 55
  2. Korea
    72 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    53 ± 33

Refugio County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Refugio County, TX is $48,112. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Refugio County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $52,356, followed by Census Tract 9504 and N/A, with respective values of $44,548 and N/A.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Refugio County, TX employs 2.81k people. The largest industries in Refugio County, TX are Retail Trade (333 people), Construction (325 people), and Educational Services (272 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($98,295), Utilities ($83,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,112
2018 value
± $5,652
-4.42%
1 Year Growth
± 17.8%

Households in Refugio County, TX have a median annual income of $48,112, 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 $50,338 in 2017, which represents a -4.42% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Refugio County, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $716
$45,959
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $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 in Texas
  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 in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Refugio County, TX is from Texas.
0.482
2017 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2016 Wage GINI in Texas

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 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 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Refugio County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $52,356, followed by Census Tract 9504 and N/A, with respective values of $44,548 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Refugio 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

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Refugio County, TX (1.3k out of 7.06k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    962 ± 151
  2. Hispanic
    791 ± 140
  3. Two Or More
    255 ± 113

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

2.81k
2018 Value
± 268
-5.13%
1 Year decline
± 14%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Refugio County, TX declined at a rate of -5.13%, from 2.96k employees to 2.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Refugio County, TX, are Production Occupations (276 people), Sales & Related Occupations (276 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Refugio County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Refugio County, TX, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (276 people), Sales & Related Occupations (276 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Refugio County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.39 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.16 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Refugio County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($91,500), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.81k
2018 Value
± 268
-5.13%
1 Year decline
± 14%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Refugio County, TX declined at a rate of -5.13%, from 2.96k employees to 2.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Refugio County, TX, are Retail Trade (333 people), Construction (325 people), and Educational Services (272 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Refugio County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Refugio 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 Refugio County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (333 people), Construction (325 people), and Educational Services (272 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Refugio County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (18.4 times higher than expected), Construction (1.81 times), and Utilities (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Refugio County, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($98,295), Utilities ($83,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

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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 in Texas
$2.8T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Refugio County, TX was $82,500 in 2018, which is 0.359 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $80,800 to $82,500, a 2.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Refugio County, TX is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Refugio County, TX have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Refugio County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$82,500
2018 Median
± $5,494
$80,800
2017 Median
± $5,697

In 2018, the median property value in Refugio County, TX grew to to $82,500 from the previous year's value of $80,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Refugio 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 Refugio County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$48,112
Median Household Income
± $5,652
2.58k
Number of Households
± 236

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.58k households in Refugio County, TX declined from $48,112 from the previous year's value of $50,338.

The following chart displays the households in Refugio 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71%
2018 Homeownership
72.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71% of the housing units in Refugio County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Refugio County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.867% of the workforce in Refugio County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.3%
  2. Carpooled
    9.77%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.93%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Refugio County, TX was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.77%) and those who Worked At Home (2.93%).

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 Refugio County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Refugio County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

84.1% of the population of Refugio County, TX has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Refugio County, TX see 7289 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.178% decrease from the previous year (7302 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3660 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

7,289 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Refugio County, TX

Primary care physicians in Refugio County, TX see an average of 7,289 patients per year. This represents a 0.178% decrease from the previous year (7,302 patients).

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

15.9%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Refugio County, TX declined by 3.73% from 16.5% to 15.9%.

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