Balch Springs, TX

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Population

25,236

0.771% growth

Median Age

26.9


Median Household Income

$45,308

7.92% growth

Poverty Rate

21.7%


Number of Employees

10,415

3.85% growth

Median Property Value

$85,900

3.49% growth

About

In 2017, Balch Springs, TX had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 26.9 and a median household income of $45,308. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Balch Springs, TX grew from 25,043 to 25,236, a 0.771% increase and its median household income grew from $41,983 to $45,308, a 7.92% increase.

The population of Balch Springs, TX is 58.8% Hispanic or Latino, 21.6% Black or African American Alone, and 17.5% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Balch Springs, TX speak a non-English language, and 77% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Balch Springs, TX is $85,900, and the homeownership rate is 60.8%. Most people in Balch Springs, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Balch Springs, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Balch Springs, TX employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Balch Springs, TX are Construction (1,954 people), Retail Trade (1,533 people), and Manufacturing (939 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($45,931), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,697), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,298).

Median household income in Balch Springs, TX is $45,308. Males in Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,308

2017 value

± $4,586

7.92%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Balch Springs, TX have a median annual income of $45,308, 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 $41,983 in 2016, which represents a 7.92% 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 Balch Springs, 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 173.06

  2. Census Tract 173.01

  3. Census Tract 171.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Balch Springs, TX was Census Tract 173.06 with a value of $72,656, followed by Census Tract 173.01 and Census Tract 171.01, with respective values of $54,050 and $50,855.

The following map shows all of the places in Balch Springs, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Balch Springs, TX (5.48k out of 25.2k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    4,320 ± 605

  2. Hispanic

    3,742 ± 588

  3. Black

    940 ± 267

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Balch Springs, 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

10.4k

2017 Value

± 869

3.85%

1 Year growth

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Balch Springs, TX grew at a rate of 3.85%, from 10k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Balch Springs, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,858 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,483 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,034 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Balch Springs, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Balch Springs, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,858 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,483 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,034 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Balch Springs, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.58 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.1 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Balch Springs, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,250), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($62,371), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($60,117).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 869

3.85%

1 Year growth

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Balch Springs, TX grew at a rate of 3.85%, from 10k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Balch Springs, TX, are Construction (1,954 people), Retail Trade (1,533 people), and Manufacturing (939 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Balch Springs, TX, though some of these residents may live in Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (1,954 people), Retail Trade (1,533 people), and Manufacturing (939 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Balch Springs, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (6.93 times higher than expected), Construction (2.99 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Balch Springs, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($45,931), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,697), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,298).

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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

67.2% of the population of Balch Springs, TX has health coverage, with 25.7% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 4.13% on Medicare, 6.85% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Balch Springs, TX 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

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).

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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

32.8%

Uninsured

25.7%

Employer Coverage

29.3%

Medicaid

4.13%

Medicare

6.85%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Balch Springs, TX grew by 2.19% from 32.1% to 32.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Balch Springs, 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

Balch Springs, TX is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 77% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Balch Springs, TX residents were born outside of the country (6.92k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Balch Springs, TX is composed of 14.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (58.8%), 5.46k Black or African American Alone residents (21.6%), 4.41k White Alone residents (17.5%), 294 Two or More Races residents (1.17%), 214 Asian Alone residents (0.848%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0634%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Balch Springs, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Balch Springs, TX was 26.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Balch Springs, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Balch Springs, TX residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    6.92k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Balch Springs, TX residents (6.92k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Balch Springs, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

77%

2017 Citizenship

78.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 77% of Balch Springs, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Balch Springs, TX was 78.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    14.8k ± 1.1k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.46k ± 758

  3. White Alone

    4.41k ± 656

In 2017, there were 2.72 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (14.8k people) in Balch Springs, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.46k Black or African American Alone and 4.41k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    262 ± 113

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    186 ± 107

  3. Korea

    68 ± 57

Balch Springs, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Balch Springs, TX was $85,900 in 2017, which is 0.395 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,000 to $85,900, a 3.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Balch Springs, TX is 60.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Balch Springs, TX have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Balch Springs, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$45,308

Median Household Income

± $4,586

6.52k

Number of Households

± 595

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.52k households in Balch Springs, TX grew to $45,308 from the previous year's value of $41,983.

The following chart displays the households in Balch Springs, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,900

2017 Median

± $4,356

$83,000

2016 Median

± $4,808

In 2017, the median property value in Balch Springs, TX grew to to $85,900 from the previous year's value of $83,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Balch Springs, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Balch Springs, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.8%

2017 Homeownership

57.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.8% of the housing units in Balch Springs, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Balch Springs, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Balch Springs, TX have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Balch Springs, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.4%

  2. Carpooled

    18.4%

  3. Other

    8.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Balch Springs, TX was Drove Alone (69.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (18.4%) and those who Other (8.11%).

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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