Shelby County, TX

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2022 Population
24,157
0.4% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
2.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.3%
1.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,231
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$107,400
23.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shelby County, TX had a population of 24.2k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $49,231. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shelby County, TX declined from 24,254 to 24,157, a −0.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,504 to $49,231, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Hispanic) (8.25%), Other (Hispanic) (6.13%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.68%).

None of the households in Shelby County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in Shelby County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Shelby County, TX was $107,400, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Shelby County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelby County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shelby County, TX is home to a population of 24.2k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.82% of Shelby County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.89k people).

In 2022, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Shelby County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
93.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of Shelby County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shelby County, TX was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 33
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.89k ± 387
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 449
19.1%
Hispanic Population
4.61k people

In 2022, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Shelby County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.1% of the people in Shelby County, TX are hispanic (4.61k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.89k people
7.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.93k people

As of 2022, 7.82% of Shelby County, TX residents (1.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelby County, TX was 7.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    528 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    154 ± 112
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    140 ± 93

Shelby County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shelby County, TX employs 10.1k people. The largest industries in Shelby County, TX are Manufacturing (1,295 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,263 people), and Retail Trade (1,174 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,515), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,781), and Wholesale Trade ($55,625).

Occupations

10.1k
2022 Value
± 788
3.48%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County, TX grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 9.77k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelby County, TX, are Production Occupations (1,184 people), Management Occupations (1,070 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,013 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelby County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.1k
2022 Value
± 788
3.48%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County, TX grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 9.77k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelby County, TX, are Manufacturing (1,295 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,263 people), and Retail Trade (1,174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shelby County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Shelby County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,190
Median earning men ± $6,427
$26,017
Median earning women ± $2,714

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($86,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,844).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,250), and Public Administration ($34,934).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 184
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 109
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 100
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Shelby County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 79.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.367%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelby County, TX was $107,400 in 2022, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,200 to $107,400, a 23.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelby County, TX is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shelby County, TX have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shelby County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shelby County, TX is $49,231. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Shelby County, TX was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $56,500, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $55,268 and $49,726.

Property

$107,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,597
$6,756
Median Property Taxes
±$580

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelby County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.2% of the housing units in Shelby County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Shelby County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shelby County, TX was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $56,500, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $55,268 and $49,726.

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

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Household Income

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$49,231
Median Household Income
± $4,903
8.99k
Number of Households
± 708

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.99k households in Shelby County, TX grew to $49,231 from the previous year's value of $44,504.

The following chart displays the households in Shelby 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shelby County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.66%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Shelby County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.89%) and those who worked at home (4.66%).

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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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelby County, TX have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in Shelby County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelby County, TX (5.58k out of 24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 12 - 14.

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

79.6% of the population of Shelby County, TX has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.925% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, TX see 5055 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.57% decrease from the previous year (5084 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3114 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1661 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,055 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shelby County, TX

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, TX see an average of 5,055 patients per year. This represents a 0.57% decrease from the previous year (5,084 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.4%
Uninsured
32.9%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.925%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelby County, TX declined by 0.98% from 20.6% to 20.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shelby County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 95 in Shelby County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.6% in Shelby County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 25.8% in Shelby County, TX.

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