Runnels County, TX

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2022 Population
9,858
0.293% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0.988% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
9.76% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,424
6.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$89,700
5.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Runnels County, TX had a population of 9.86k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $55,424. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Runnels County, TX declined from 9,887 to 9,858, a −0.293% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,103 to $55,424, a 6.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Runnels County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.1%), White (Hispanic) (19.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.82%).

None of the households in Runnels 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.

96.5% of the residents in Runnels County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Runnels County, TX was $89,700, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Runnels County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Runnels County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Runnels County, TX is home to a population of 9.86k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.19% of Runnels County, TX residents were born outside of the country (512 people).

In 2022, there were 3.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.92k people) in Runnels County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.9k White (Hispanic) and 1.21k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Runnels County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Runnels County, TX was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Runnels County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.92k ± 20
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.9k ± 292
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 322
35.2%
Hispanic Population
3.47k people

In 2022, there were 3.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.92k people) in Runnels County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.9k White (Hispanic) and 1.21k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.2% of the people in Runnels County, TX are hispanic (3.47k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
512 people
4.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
446 people

As of 2022, 5.19% of Runnels County, TX residents (512 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 Runnels County, TX was 4.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    231 ± 79
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    127 ± 66
  3. Korea
    59 ± 45

Runnels County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Runnels County, TX employs 4.46k people. The largest industries in Runnels County, TX are Manufacturing (623 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), and Educational Services (515 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($90,625), Transportation & Warehousing ($57,875), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,321).

Occupations

4.46k
2022 Value
± 404
−0.447%
1 Year decline
± 12.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Runnels County, TX declined at a rate of −0.447%, from 4.48k employees to 4.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Runnels County, TX, are Management Occupations (595 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (497 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (453 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Runnels County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.46k
2022 Value
± 404
−0.447%
1 Year decline
± 12.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Runnels County, TX declined at a rate of −0.447%, from 4.48k employees to 4.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Runnels County, TX, are Manufacturing (623 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), and Educational Services (515 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Runnels County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Runnels 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

$42,034
Median earning men ± $5,040
$32,341
Median earning women ± $4,672

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($90,625), Information ($68,017), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($88,092), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,938), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,486).

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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. 57
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 48
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 47
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Runnels County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 86.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (12.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.885%).

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 Runnels County, TX was $89,700 in 2022, which is 0.318 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,200 to $89,700, a 5.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Runnels County, TX is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Runnels County, TX have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Runnels County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Runnels County, TX is $55,424. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Runnels County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $66,094, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $59,716 and $57,400.

Property

$89,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,604
$2,907
Median Property Taxes
±$300

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 Runnels County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2022
58.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.9% of the housing units in Runnels County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Runnels County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $66,094, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $59,716 and $57,400.

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

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Household Income

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$55,424
Median Household Income
± $3,308
3.78k
Number of Households
± 329

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.78k households in Runnels County, TX grew to $55,424 from the previous year's value of $52,103.

The following chart displays the households in Runnels 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Runnels 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 (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.63%)

In 2022, 85.2% of workers in Runnels County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.92%) and those who worked at home (3.63%).

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

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Runnels County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Runnels 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 Runnels County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Runnels County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Runnels County, TX (1.14k out of 9.58k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Runnels County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

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Health

84.6% of the population of Runnels County, TX has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Runnels County, TX see 2053 patients per year on average, which represents a 40.4% increase from the previous year (1462 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5200 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2600 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,053 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Runnels County, TX

Primary care physicians in Runnels County, TX see an average of 2,053 patients per year. This represents a 40.4% increase from the previous year (1,462 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Runnels 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 26% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.4%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Runnels County, TX grew by 15.6% from 13.3% to 15.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 37.2% in Runnels 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 20.2% in Runnels County, TX.

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