Waller County, TX

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Population

48,443

2.96% growth

Median Age

28.8


Median Household Income

$53,506

0.00374% decline

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

21,837

6.95% growth

Median Property Value

$157,600

2.47% growth

About

In 2017, Waller County, TX had a population of 48.4k people with a median age of 28.8 and a median household income of $53,506. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Waller County, TX grew from 47,049 to 48,443, a 2.96% increase and its median household income declined from $53,508 to $53,506, a -0.00374% decrease.

The population of Waller County, TX is 43% White Alone, 29.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 24.9% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Waller County, TX speak a non-English language, and 89.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waller County, TX are Prairie View A & M University (1,532 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Waller County, TX is $157,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Waller County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Waller County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Waller County, TX employs 21.8k people. The largest industries in Waller County, TX are Retail Trade (3,084 people), Educational Services (2,568 people), and Manufacturing (2,400 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,337), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,622), and Utilities ($60,781).

Median household income in Waller County, TX is $53,506. Males in Waller 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 Waller County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,506

2017 value

± $4,971

-0.00374%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Waller County, TX have a median annual income of $53,506, 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 $53,508 in 2016, which represents a -0.00374% 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 Waller 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 6801

  2. Census Tract 6806

  3. Census Tract 6803

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waller County, TX was Census Tract 6801 with a value of $96,955, followed by Census Tract 6806 and Census Tract 6803, with respective values of $72,475 and $47,468.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waller County, TX (7.85k out of 43.7k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    3,608 ± 532

  2. Black

    3,196 ± 760

  3. Hispanic

    3,009 ± 482

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

21.8k

2017 Value

± 1,233

6.95%

1 Year growth

± 7.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Waller County, TX grew at a rate of 6.95%, from 20.4k employees to 21.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waller County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,018 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,450 people), and Management Occupations (1,963 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waller County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Waller County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,018 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,450 people), and Management Occupations (1,963 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Waller County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.34 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.03 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Waller County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($83,586), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,625), and Management Occupations ($68,618).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.8k

2017 Value

± 1,233

6.95%

1 Year growth

± 7.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Waller County, TX grew at a rate of 6.95%, from 20.4k employees to 21.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waller County, TX, are Retail Trade (3,084 people), Educational Services (2,568 people), and Manufacturing (2,400 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waller County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Waller 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 Waller County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,084 people), Educational Services (2,568 people), and Manufacturing (2,400 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Waller County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.86 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.04 times), and Utilities (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Waller County, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,337), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,622), and Utilities ($60,781).

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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

79.5% of the population of Waller County, TX has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 9.6% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Waller County, TX see 9731 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.92% increase from the previous year (9364 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6264 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2948 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

9,731 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Waller County, TX see an average of 9,731 patients per year. This represents a 3.92% increase from the previous year (9,364 patients).

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

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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

20.5%

Uninsured

43.3%

Employer Coverage

14.9%

Medicaid

9.6%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waller County, TX declined by 2.26% from 21% to 20.5%.

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

Waller County, TX is home to a population of 48.4k people, from which 89.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.8% of Waller County, TX residents were born outside of the country (7.15k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Waller County, TX is composed of 20.9k White Alone residents (43%), 14.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.4%), 12k Black or African American Alone residents (24.9%), 846 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 351 Asian Alone residents (0.725%), 66 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.136%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0743%), and 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0413%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Waller County, TX was 28.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Waller County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Waller County, TX residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.15k people

14.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.76k people

As of 2017, 14.8% of Waller County, TX residents (7.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waller County, TX was 14.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

89.1%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.1% of Waller County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Waller County, TX was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.9k ± 64

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14.2k ± 1.33k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    12k ± 311

In 2017, there were 1.47 times more White Alone residents (20.9k people) in Waller County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k Hispanic or Latino and 12k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    726 ± 146

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    314 ± 150

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    242 ± 109

Waller County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Waller County, TX awarded 1,532 degrees. The student population of Waller County, TX is skewed towards women, with 3,459 male students and 5,323 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waller County, TX are Black or African American (1,195 and 82.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (91 and 6.25%), White (72 and 4.95%), and Asian (63 and 4.33%).

The largest universities in Waller County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Prairie View A & M University (1,532 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Waller County, TX are Registered Nursing (144 and 9.4%), General Business Administration & Management (113 and 7.38%), and Counseling Psychology (91 and 5.94%).

The median tuition costs in Waller County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,216 and $19,535 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 144 degrees awarded

  2. 90 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waller County, TX was Registered Nursing with 144 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Waller County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,532 degrees awarded

$6,216

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Waller County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Prairie View A & M University with 1,532 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

542

Degrees Awarded to Men

990

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 542 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waller County, TX, which is 0.547 times less than the 990 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,195 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    91 degrees awarded

  3. White

    72 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Waller County, TX were to Black or African American students. These 1,195 degrees mean that there were 13.1 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waller County, TX was $157,600 in 2017, which is 0.724 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,800 to $157,600, a 2.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Waller County, TX is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Waller County, TX have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waller 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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$53,506

Median Household Income

± $4,971

14.7k

Number of Households

± 1,003

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Waller County, TX declined from $53,506 from the previous year's value of $53,508.

The following chart displays the households in Waller 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

$157,600

2017 Median

± $11,025

$153,800

2016 Median

± $10,266

In 2017, the median property value in Waller County, TX grew to to $157,600 from the previous year's value of $153,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Waller 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 Waller County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Waller County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Waller 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 Waller County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waller County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waller County, TX have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.33% of the workforce in Waller County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Waller County, TX was Drove Alone (78.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.42%).

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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