Congressional District 12, TX

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2019 Population
844,563
4% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
US Representative
Kay Granger
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.9
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
10%
8.65% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$73,000
6.96% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$229,800
7.03% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 12, TX had a population of 845k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $73,000. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 12, TX grew from 812,102 to 844,563, a 4% increase and its median household income grew from $68,248 to $73,000, a 6.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 12, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.6%), White (Hispanic) (18.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.48%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.64%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 12, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

93.3% of the residents in Congressional District 12, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 12, TX was $229,800, and the homeownership rate was 65%. Most people in Congressional District 12, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 12, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 12, TX is home to a population of 845k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 28.1% of Congressional District 12, TX residents were born outside of the country (237k people).

In 2019, there were 3.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (512k people) in Congressional District 12, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 154k White (Hispanic) and 80k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 12, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    512k ± 12.3k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    154k ± 12.5k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    80k ± 9.71k
23.2%
Hispanic Population
196k people

In 2019, there were 3.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (512k people) in Congressional District 12, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 154k White (Hispanic) and 80k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.2% of the people in Congressional District 12, TX are hispanic (196k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
237k people
10.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
82.3k people

As of 2019, 28.1% of Congressional District 12, TX residents (237k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 12, TX was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 12, TX was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Congressional District 12, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 12, TX residents was 36.

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Citizenship

93.3%
2019 Citizenship
94.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93.3% of Congressional District 12, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 12, TX was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,044 ± 2,159
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,737 ± 1,666
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,301 ± 1,736

Congressional District 12, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 12, TX is $73,000. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 12, TX was Census Tract 76.04 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 133 and Census Tract 135, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The economy of Congressional District 12, TX employs 414k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 12, TX are Retail Trade (47,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,694 people), and Manufacturing (40,937 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,962), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,974), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,232).

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,000
2019 value
± $2,173
6.96%
1 Year Growth
± 5.14%

Households in Congressional District 12, TX have a median annual income of $73,000, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,248 in 2018, which represents a 6.96% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 12, TX (79.7k out of 796k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    56,268 ± 2,097
  2. Hispanic
    25,807 ± 1,607
  3. Black
    12,275 ± 972

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 12, 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

414k
2019 Value
± 12,765
3.15%
1 Year growth
± 4.19%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 12, TX grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 402k employees to 414k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 12, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,662 people), Management Occupations (46,723 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (46,712 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,662 people), Management Occupations (46,723 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (46,712 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($79,189), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,854), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,584).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

414k
2019 Value
± 12,765
3.15%
1 Year growth
± 4.19%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 12, TX grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 402k employees to 414k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 12, TX, are Retail Trade (47,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,694 people), and Manufacturing (40,937 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 12, TX, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 12, 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 Congressional District 12, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (47,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,694 people), and Manufacturing (40,937 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 12, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,962), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,974), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,232).

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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.

Congressional District 12, TX is currently represented by Kay Granger 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
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 Congressional District 12, TX

Kay Granger
District 12 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 12, TX is currently represented by Kay Granger (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 12, TX was $229,800 in 2019, which is 0.956 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $214,700 to $229,800, a 7.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 12, TX is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 12, TX have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 12, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$229,800
2019 Median
± $4,603
$214,700
2018 Median
± $5,177

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 12, TX grew to to $229,800 from the previous year's value of $214,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 12, 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 Congressional District 12, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,000
Median Household Income
± $2,173
296k
Number of Households
± 10,025

In 2019, the median household income of the 296k households in Congressional District 12, TX grew to $73,000 from the previous year's value of $68,248.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 12, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 12, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 12, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%
2019 Homeownership
61.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 65% of the housing units in Congressional District 12, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 12, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 12, TX have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Congressional District 12, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (9.17%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.05%)

In 2019, 82% of workers in Congressional District 12, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.17%) and those who worked at home (6.05%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 12, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 12, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

16%
Uninsured
51.2%
Employer Coverage
10.1%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 12, TX grew by 3.14% from 15.5% to 16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 12, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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