Congressional District 29, TX

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2019 Population
783,915
2.41% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
US Representative
Sylvia Garcia
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
30.3
2.26% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
23.2%
1.61% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,300
7.02% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$133,000
13.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 29, TX had a population of 784k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $48,300. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 29, TX grew from 765,435 to 783,915, a 2.41% increase and its median household income grew from $45,133 to $48,300, a 7.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 29, TX are White (Hispanic) (63.7%), Other (Hispanic) (13.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (8.48%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 29, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

80.4% of the residents in Congressional District 29, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 29, TX was $133,000, and the homeownership rate was 52.3%. Most people in Congressional District 29, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 29, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 29, TX is home to a population of 784k people, from which 80.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 119% of Congressional District 29, TX residents were born outside of the country (933k people).

In 2019, there were 4.72 times more White (Hispanic) residents (500k people) in Congressional District 29, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Other (Hispanic) and 79.6k 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 29, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    500k ± 24.1k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    106k ± 12k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    79.6k ± 13.1k
78.7%
Hispanic Population
617k people

In 2019, there were 4.72 times more White (Hispanic) residents (500k people) in Congressional District 29, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Other (Hispanic) and 79.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

78.7% of the people in Congressional District 29, TX are hispanic (617k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

119%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
933k people
32.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
247k people

As of 2019, 119% of Congressional District 29, TX residents (933k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 29, TX was 32.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

22
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 29, TX was 30.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Congressional District 29, TX are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 29, TX residents was 31.

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Citizenship

80.4%
2019 Citizenship
76.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 80.4% of Congressional District 29, 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 29, TX was 76.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,455 ± 1,168
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,399 ± 1,149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,243 ± 810

Congressional District 29, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 29, TX is $48,300. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 29, 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 29, TX employs 338k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 29, TX are Construction (63,871 people), Manufacturing (36,693 people), and Retail Trade (33,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,034), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,237), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,729).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,300
2019 value
± $2,295
7.02%
1 Year Growth
± 5.79%

Households in Congressional District 29, TX have a median annual income of $48,300, 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 $45,133 in 2018, which represents a 7.02% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 29, TX (173k out of 743k 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 Males 6 - 11, 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. Hispanic
    140,635 ± 3,286
  2. White
    132,417 ± 3,243
  3. Black
    19,601 ± 1,311

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 29, TX is Hispanic, followed by White 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

338k
2019 Value
± 12,329
−0.974%
1 Year decline
± 5.12%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 29, TX declined at a rate of −0.974%, from 341k employees to 338k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 29, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (56,846 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,120 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (29,785 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 29, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 29, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (56,846 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,120 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (29,785 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 29, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,411), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,870), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,424).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

338k
2019 Value
± 12,329
−0.974%
1 Year decline
± 5.12%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 29, TX declined at a rate of −0.974%, from 341k employees to 338k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 29, TX, are Construction (63,871 people), Manufacturing (36,693 people), and Retail Trade (33,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 29, TX, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 29, 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 29, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (63,871 people), Manufacturing (36,693 people), and Retail Trade (33,500 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 29, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,034), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,237), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,729).

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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 29, TX is currently represented by Sylvia Garcia 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 29, TX

Sylvia Garcia
District 29 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 29, TX is currently represented by Sylvia Garcia (Democratic Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 29, TX was $133,000 in 2019, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $117,200 to $133,000, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 29, TX is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 29, TX have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 29, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,000
2019 Median
± $5,495
$117,200
2018 Median
± $2,842

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 29, TX grew to to $133,000 from the previous year's value of $117,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 29, 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 29, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$48,300
Median Household Income
± $2,295
231k
Number of Households
± 9,718

In 2019, the median household income of the 231k households in Congressional District 29, TX grew to $48,300 from the previous year's value of $45,133.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 29, 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 29, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 29, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.3%
2019 Homeownership
52.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 52.3% of the housing units in Congressional District 29, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 29, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 29, TX have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Congressional District 29, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.27%)

In 2019, 81.7% of workers in Congressional District 29, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (2.27%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 29, 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 29, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

32.8%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
25.7%
Medicaid
6.28%
Medicare
4.94%
Non-Group
0.568%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 29, TX grew by 2.74% from 31.9% to 32.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 29, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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