Falls County, TX

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Population

17,289

0.139% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$38,834

0.745% growth

Poverty Rate

25.2%


Number of Employees

5,774

2.09% decline

Median Property Value

$63,000

3.37% decline

About

In 2017, Falls County, TX had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $38,834. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Falls County, TX grew from 17,265 to 17,289, a 0.139% increase and its median household income grew from $38,547 to $38,834, a 0.745% increase.

The population of Falls County, TX is 51.5% White Alone, 24.3% Black or African American Alone, and 22.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Falls County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Falls County, TX is $63,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Falls County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Falls County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Falls County, TX employs 5.77k people. The largest industries in Falls County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people), Manufacturing (900 people), and Retail Trade (641 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,712), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,990), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,402).

Median household income in Falls County, TX is $38,834. Males in Falls County, 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 Falls County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,834

2017 value

± $4,055

0.745%

1 Year Growth

± 13.2%

Households in Falls County, TX have a median annual income of $38,834, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,547 in 2016, which represents a 0.745% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time 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 Falls County, 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 8

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Falls County, TX was Census Tract 8 with a value of $57,841, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $47,917 and $45,634.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Falls County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Falls County, TX (3.92k out of 15.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,435 ± 317

  2. Black

    1,411 ± 229

  3. Hispanic

    1,359 ± 259

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Falls County, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

5.77k

2017 Value

± 486

-2.09%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Falls County, TX declined at a rate of -2.09%, from 5.9k employees to 5.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Falls County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (819 people), Production Occupations (500 people), and Transportation Occupations (493 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Falls County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Falls County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (819 people), Production Occupations (500 people), and Transportation Occupations (493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Falls County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.95 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.34 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Falls County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,375), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,778), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.77k

2017 Value

± 486

-2.09%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Falls County, TX declined at a rate of -2.09%, from 5.9k employees to 5.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Falls County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people), Manufacturing (900 people), and Retail Trade (641 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Falls County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Falls County, 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 Falls County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people), Manufacturing (900 people), and Retail Trade (641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Falls County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.16 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.88 times), and Utilities (2.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Falls County, TX, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,712), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,990), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,402).

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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. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

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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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% 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. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.8% of the population of Falls County, TX has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 2.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Falls County, TX see 8571 patients per year on average, which represents a 51.4% increase from the previous year (5663 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4318 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8636 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

8,571 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Falls County, TX see an average of 8,571 patients per year. This represents a 51.4% increase from the previous year (5,663 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Falls County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

19.2%

Uninsured

35.7%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

2.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Falls County, TX grew by 1.6% from 18.9% to 19.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Falls County, 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

Falls County, TX is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.75% of Falls County, TX residents were born outside of the country (994 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Falls County, TX is composed of 8.91k White Alone residents (51.5%), 4.2k Black or African American Alone residents (24.3%), 3.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (22.8%), 158 Two or More Races residents (0.914%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.226%), 32 Asian Alone residents (0.185%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0925%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Falls County, TX was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Falls County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Falls County, TX residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

994 people

5.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

986 people

As of 2017, 5.75% of Falls County, TX residents (994 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Falls County, TX was 5.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Falls County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Falls County, TX was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.91k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.2k ± 53

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.94k ± 302

In 2017, there were 2.12 times more White Alone residents (8.91k people) in Falls County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.2k Black or African American Alone and 3.94k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Falls County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    507 ± 120

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    181 ± 98

  3. World War II

    144 ± 66

Falls County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Falls County, TX was $63,000 in 2017, which is 0.274 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,200 to $63,000, a 3.37% decrease. The homeownership rate in Falls County, TX is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Falls County, TX have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Falls County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$63,000

2017 Median

± $7,496

$65,200

2016 Median

± $8,240

In 2017, the median property value in Falls County, TX declined from to $63,000 from the previous year's value of $65,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Falls County, 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 Falls County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$38,834

Median Household Income

± $4,055

5.41k

Number of Households

± 400

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.41k households in Falls County, TX grew to $38,834 from the previous year's value of $38,547.

The following chart displays the households in Falls County, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Falls County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Falls County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Falls County, TX have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% of the workforce in Falls County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Walked

    3.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Falls County, TX was Drove Alone (78%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Walked (3.69%).

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 Falls County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Falls County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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