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Bowie County, TX&

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0.35% growth
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0.03% growth
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1.1% growth
Median Property Value
2.06% growth

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The economy of Bowie County, TX employs 36,356 people. The economy of Bowie County, TX is specialized in Public Admin.; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 2.02; 1.21; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bowie County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,082), Retail trade (4,405), and Public Admin. (3,482), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($61,744), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,808), and Educational Services ($37,948).

Median household income in Bowie County, TX is $42,683. Males in Bowie County, TX have an average income that is 1.64 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,758. The income inequality of Bowie County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bowie County, TX. In Bowie County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,782. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Bowie County, TX is home to a population of 93,483 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bowie County, TX is composed of 60,614 White residents (64.8%), 22,300 Black residents (23.9%), 6,756 Hispanic residents (7.23%), 2,116 Two+ residents (2.26%), and 946 Asian residents (1.01%). The most common foreign languages in Bowie County, TX are Spanish (4,044 speakers), Chinese (362 speakers), and Vietnamese (162 speakers), but compared to other places, Bowie County, TX has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (140 speakers), African Languages (145 speakers), and German (120 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bowie County, TX awarded 1,346 degrees. The student population of Bowie County, TX is skewed towards females, with 520 male students and 826 female students. Most students in Bowie County, TX are White (889 and 66%), followed by Black or African American (290 and 21.5%), Hispanic or Latino (97 and 7.21%), and Two or more races (26 and 1.93%). The largest universities in Bowie County, TX by number of graduates are Texarkana College (806 and 59.9%), Texas A & M University-Texarkana (505 and 37.5%), and Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana (35 and 2.6%). The most popular majors in Bowie County, TX are Welding Technology (78 and 5.79%), General Cosmetology (67 and 4.98%), and HVAC Maintenance (42 and 3.12%). The median tuition costs in Bowie County, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,055 and $16,101 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bowie County, TX is $103,900, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $101,800 to $103,900, a 2.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Bowie County, TX is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bowie County, TX have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bowie County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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