South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX

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Population
129,148
0.985% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
34.7

Poverty Rate
17.5%

Median Household Income
$46,906
1.13% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$75,700
4.41% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
49,960
1.36% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX had a population of 129k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $46,906. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX declined from 130,433 to 129,148, a -0.985% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,383 to $46,906, a 1.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are White (Hispanic) (48.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (39.9%), Other (Hispanic) (4.17%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.83%). 38.1% of the people in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are Wayland Baptist University (1,674 degrees awarded in 2017) and South Plains College (1,541 degrees).

The median property value in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is $75,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.

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 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (43.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.16%). 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.

South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, 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
52.2% 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 South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is home to a population of 129k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 11.6% of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (15k people).

In 2018, there were 1.21 times more White (Hispanic) residents (62.1k people) in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.39k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are Spanish (44,168 speakers), German (996 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (144 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    62.1k ± 1.14k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.6k ± 372
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.39k ± 888
54.9%
Hispanic Population
70.8k people

In 2018, there were 1.21 times more White (Hispanic) residents (62.1k people) in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.39k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

54.9% of the people in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are hispanic (70.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    44,168 speakers (36.8%)
  2. German
    996 speakers (0.829%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    144 speakers (0.12%)

38.1% of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was Spanish. 36.8% of the overall population of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are native Spanish speakers. 0.829% speak German and 0.12% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
15k people
11.8%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
15.4k people

As of 2018, 11.6% of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX residents (15k 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 South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,116 ± 2,667 people
  2. El Salvador
    337 ± 450 people
  3. Honduras
    284 ± 413 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 13,116 South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX residents, followed by El Salvador with 337 and Honduras with 284.

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Citizenship

91.4%
2018 Citizenship
91.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.4% of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,633 ± 197
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    686 ± 167
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    650 ± 157

South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is $46,906. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $139,923, followed by Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $139,852 and $125,562.

Males in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,083. The income inequality in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX employs 50k people. The largest industries in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (4,488 people), Construction (3,454 people), and Farming (3,147 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($155,647), Offices of physicians ($95,453), and Computer Systems Design ($90,065).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,906
2018 value
± $1,223
1.13%
1 Year Growth
± 3.47%

Households in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have a median annual income of $46,906, 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 $46,383 in 2017, which represents a 1.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$47,413
Average Male Salary in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX
± $6,624
$32,083
Average Female Salary in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX
± $3,825

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX made 1.48 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX
  1. Asian
    $43,177 ± $56,798
  2. White
    $37,136 ± $4,275
  3. American Indian
    $34,157 ± $33,243

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX.

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Wage Distribution

0.427
2017 Wage GINI in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX
0.43
2016 Wage GINI in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX

In 2017, the income inequality in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.773% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $139,923, followed by Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $139,852 and $125,562.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX (21.4k out of 122k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    18,225 ± 799
  2. Hispanic
    14,628 ± 754
  3. Black
    1,131 ± 218

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

50k
2017 Value
-1.36%
1 Year decline
± -1.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX declined at a rate of -1.36%, from 50.6k employees to 50k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,076 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,086 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,744 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,076 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,086 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,744 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Pumping station operators (21.1 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (18.4 times), and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (13.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($342,177), Pharmacists ($125,404), and Firefighters ($86,032).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50k
2017 Value
-1.36%
1 Year decline
± -1.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX declined at a rate of -1.36%, from 50.6k employees to 50k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,488 people), Construction (3,454 people), and Farming (3,147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, 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 South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,488 people), Construction (3,454 people), and Farming (3,147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of Agricultural chemical manufacturing (14.5 times higher than expected), Support activities for agriculture & forestry (14.3 times), and Support activities for mining (13.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($155,647), Offices of physicians ($95,453), and Computer Systems Design ($90,065).

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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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Education

In 2017, universities in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX awarded 3,215 degrees. The student population of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is skewed towards women, with 6,488 male students and 7,688 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are White (1,416 and 44.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,174 and 36.8%), Black or African American (374 and 11.7%), and Two or More Races (75 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Wayland Baptist University (1,674 and 52.1%) and South Plains College (1,541 and 47.9%).

The most popular majors in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are General Business Administration & Management (710 and 22.1%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (385 and 12%), and General Studies (239 and 7.43%).

The median tuition costs in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX are $14,520 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. 239 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 118 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 92 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was General Studies with 239 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,674 degrees awarded
  2. 1,541 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$14,520
Median Private

In 2017, the South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayland Baptist University with 1,674 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,632
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,583
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,632 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX, which is 1.03 times more than the 1,583 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,416 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,174 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    374 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX were to White students. These 1,416 degrees mean that there were 1.21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,174 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was $75,700 in 2018, which is 0.33 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $72,500 to $75,700, a 4.41% increase. The homeownership rate in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$75,700
2018 Median
± $1,915
$72,500
2017 Median
± $2,236

In 2018, the median property value in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX grew to to $75,700 from the previous year's value of $72,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, 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 South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, 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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$46,906
Median Household Income
± $1,223
43.2k
Number of Households
± 1,213

In 2018, the median household income of the 43.2k households in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX grew to $46,906 from the previous year's value of $46,383.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
2018 Homeownership
67.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.5% of the housing units in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.6%
  2. Carpooled
    13.9%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.24%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.9%) and those who Worked At Home (3.24%).

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 South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

79.7% of the population of South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.884% 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 Texas see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 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

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1,670 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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

20.3%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.884%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, TX N/A by N/A from N/A% to 20.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Plains Association of Governments (Outside Lubbock County) PUMA, 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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