Congressional District 17, TX

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2019 Population
786,023
0.944% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
US Representative
Pete Sessions
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
33.3
3.1% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.7%
1.2% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$58,929
9.24% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$199,300
3.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 17, TX had a population of 786k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $58,929. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 17, TX declined from 793,513 to 786,023, a −0.944% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,946 to $58,929, a 9.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 17, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.6%), White (Hispanic) (23.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 17, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

92.7% of the residents in Congressional District 17, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 17, TX was $199,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.7%. Most people in Congressional District 17, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 17, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 17, TX is home to a population of 786k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 31.5% of Congressional District 17, TX residents were born outside of the country (248k people).

In 2019, there were 2.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (413k people) in Congressional District 17, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k White (Hispanic) and 106k 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 17, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    413k ± 6.77k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    185k ± 10.3k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 7.37k
26.7%
Hispanic Population
210k people

In 2019, there were 2.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (413k people) in Congressional District 17, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k White (Hispanic) and 106k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.7% of the people in Congressional District 17, TX are hispanic (210k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 17, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

31.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
248k people
11.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
93.1k people

As of 2019, 31.5% of Congressional District 17, TX residents (248k 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 17, TX was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 17, TX was 33.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Congressional District 17, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 17, TX residents was 32.

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Citizenship

92.7%
2019 Citizenship
92.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 92.7% of Congressional District 17, 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 17, TX was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,574 ± 1,475
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,047 ± 2,034
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,207 ± 1,866

Congressional District 17, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 17, TX is $58,929. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 17, 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 17, TX employs 378k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 17, TX are Educational Services (52,753 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (45,437 people), and Retail Trade (37,240 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($135,441), Utilities ($78,622), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,437).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,929
2019 value
± $2,333
9.24%
1 Year Growth
± 4.7%

Households in Congressional District 17, TX have a median annual income of $58,929, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,946 in 2018, which represents a 9.24% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 17, TX (131k out of 740k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    89,058 ± 2,271
  2. Hispanic
    39,090 ± 1,554
  3. Black
    26,728 ± 1,277

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 17, 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

378k
2019 Value
± 12,125
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 4.47%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 17, TX grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 369k employees to 378k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 17, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,067 people), Management Occupations (38,324 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,375 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,067 people), Management Occupations (38,324 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,375 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,349), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,943), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,647).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

378k
2019 Value
± 12,125
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 4.47%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 17, TX grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 369k employees to 378k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 17, TX, are Educational Services (52,753 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (45,437 people), and Retail Trade (37,240 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 17, TX, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 17, 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 17, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (52,753 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (45,437 people), and Retail Trade (37,240 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 17, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($135,441), Utilities ($78,622), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,437).

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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 17, TX is currently represented by Pete Sessions 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 17, TX

Pete Sessions
District 17 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 17, TX is currently represented by Pete Sessions (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 17, TX was $199,300 in 2019, which is 0.829 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $191,800 to $199,300, a 3.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 17, TX is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 17, TX have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 17, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$199,300
2019 Median
± $6,482
$191,800
2018 Median
± $5,610

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 17, TX grew to to $199,300 from the previous year's value of $191,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 17, 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 17, 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.
$58,929
Median Household Income
± $2,333
287k
Number of Households
± 9,376

In 2019, the median household income of the 287k households in Congressional District 17, TX grew to $58,929 from the previous year's value of $53,946.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 17, 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 17, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 17, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%
2019 Homeownership
55.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 17, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 17, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 17, TX have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Congressional District 17, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.36%)

In 2019, 80.6% of workers in Congressional District 17, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.32%) and those who worked at home (5.36%).

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 17, 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 17, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

12.9%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
9.58%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 17, TX declined by 6.78% from 13.8% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 17, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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