Erath County, TX

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2022 Population
42,788
1.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
N/AJohn Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
N/ATed Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.6
1.61% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
2.36% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,654
5.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$219,600
24.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,833
5.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Erath County, TX had a population of 42.8k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $59,654. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Erath County, TX grew from 42,288 to 42,788, a 1.18% increase and its median household income grew from $56,691 to $59,654, a 5.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Erath County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (73%), White (Hispanic) (9.12%), Other (Hispanic) (6.79%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%).

None of the households in Erath 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.

94.8% of the residents in Erath County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Erath County, TX are Tarleton State University (228529) (3,463 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Erath County, TX was $219,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.2%.

Most people in Erath County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Erath County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Erath County, TX is home to a population of 42.8k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.96% of Erath County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.41k people).

In 2022, there were 8.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Erath County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.9k White (Hispanic) and 2.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
94.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Erath County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Erath County, TX was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Erath County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.3k ± 106
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.9k ± 893
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.9k ± 814
21.8%
Hispanic Population
9.33k people

In 2022, there were 8.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Erath County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.9k White (Hispanic) and 2.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.8% of the people in Erath County, TX are hispanic (9.33k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.41k people
7.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.33k people

As of 2022, 7.96% of Erath County, TX residents (3.41k 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 Erath County, TX was 7.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    747 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    583 ± 215
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    576 ± 202

Erath County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Erath County, TX employs 20.8k people. The largest industries in Erath County, TX are Educational Services (2,624 people), Retail Trade (2,202 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,195 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,917), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($87,917), and Wholesale Trade ($57,500).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.8k
2022 Value
± 1,237
5.02%
1 Year growth
± 8.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erath County, TX grew at a rate of 5.02%, from 19.8k employees to 20.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Erath County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,184 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,120 people), and Management Occupations (2,104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Erath County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.8k
2022 Value
± 1,237
5.02%
1 Year growth
± 8.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Erath County, TX grew at a rate of 5.02%, from 19.8k employees to 20.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Erath County, TX, are Educational Services (2,624 people), Retail Trade (2,202 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,195 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Erath County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Erath 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

$43,837
Median earning men ± $3,596
$28,686
Median earning women ± $2,594

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,157), Manufacturing ($58,766), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,455).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($77,222), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,714), and Public Administration ($42,257).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 281
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 223
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 206
    Retail Trade

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Civics

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

N/AJohn 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.
N/ATed 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, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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

In 2022, universities in Erath County, TX awarded 3,463 degrees. The student population of Erath County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,075 male students and 9,017 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Erath County, TX are White (2,214 and 64.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (727 and 21.2%), Black or African American (285 and 8.29%), and Two or More Races (122 and 3.55%).

The largest universities in Erath County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Tarleton State University (228529) (3,463 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Erath County, TX are Kinesiology & Exercise Science (282 and 8.14%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (260 and 7.51%), and General Business Administration & Management (249 and 7.19%).

The median tuition cost in Erath County, TX for a public four year colleges is $4,416 for in-state students and $14,208 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Erath County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 48.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,092 (36% men and 64% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,092 students enrolled in Erath County, TX, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,819 records, of which 63.4% were women and 36.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 229 degrees awarded
  2. 206 degrees awarded
  3. 260 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Erath County, TX was General Business with 229 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,463 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tarleton State University (228529) with 3,463 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,183 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Erath County, TX, which is 0.519 times less than the 2,280 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,214 degrees mean that there were 3.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 727 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,416) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,432) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Erath County, TX was $219,600 in 2022, which is 0.779 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $176,600 to $219,600, a 24.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Erath County, TX is 63.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Erath County, TX have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Erath County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Erath County, TX is $59,654. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Erath County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $99,549, followed by Census Tract 9502.01 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $82,448 and $65,015.

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Erath County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.377%.

Property

$219,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,870
$10,124
Median Property Taxes
±$705

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 Erath County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.2% of the housing units in Erath County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502.01
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Erath County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $99,549, followed by Census Tract 9502.01 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $82,448 and $65,015.

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

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Household Income

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$59,654
Median Household Income
± $4,017
16k
Number of Households
± 1,019

In 2022, the median household income of the 16k households in Erath County, TX grew to $59,654 from the previous year's value of $56,691.

The following chart displays the households in Erath 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Erath 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 (76.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.9%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Erath County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.94%) and those who worked at home (6.9%).

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Erath County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.96% of the workforce in Erath County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Erath County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.377%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Erath County, TX (6.67k out of 40.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.5% of the children was living in poverty in Erath County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 151 in Erath County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 33.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85.2% of the population of Erath County, TX has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 9.15% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Erath County, TX see 1779 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.58% decrease from the previous year (1845 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 940 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,779 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Erath County, TX

Primary care physicians in Erath County, TX see an average of 1,779 patients per year. This represents a 3.58% decrease from the previous year (1,845 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Erath 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 24.7% under 18 years, 29.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.8%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
9.15%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
2.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Erath County, TX declined by 0.601% from 14.9% to 14.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.1 in Erath County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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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 37.4% in Erath County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 23.7% in Erath County, TX.

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