Freestone County, TX

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Population

19,646

0.311% growth

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$45,890

1.68% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

7,422

2.28% decline

Median Property Value

$86,100

4.36% growth

About

In 2017, Freestone County, TX had a population of 19.6k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $45,890. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Freestone County, TX grew from 19,585 to 19,646, a 0.311% increase and its median household income grew from $45,134 to $45,890, a 1.68% increase.

The population of Freestone County, TX is 67.5% White Alone, 16.1% Black or African American Alone, and 14.7% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Freestone County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Freestone County, TX is $86,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.8%. Most people in Freestone County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Freestone County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Freestone County, TX employs 7.42k people. The largest industries in Freestone County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,134 people), Retail Trade (637 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (618 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,917), and Finance & Insurance ($71,176).

Median household income in Freestone County, TX is $45,890. Males in Freestone 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 Freestone County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,890

2017 value

± $4,462

1.68%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Freestone County, TX have a median annual income of $45,890, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,134 in 2016, which represents a 1.68% 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.

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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 Freestone 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 6

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 7

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Freestone County, TX was Census Tract 6 with a value of $53,464, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $50,536 and $50,528.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Freestone County, TX (3.12k out of 18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 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

    2,099 ± 293

  2. Hispanic

    833 ± 189

  3. Black

    816 ± 215

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Freestone County, 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

7.42k

2017 Value

± 598

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Freestone County, TX declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 7.6k employees to 7.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Freestone County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (874 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (707 people), and Management Occupations (602 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Freestone County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Freestone County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (874 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (707 people), and Management Occupations (602 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Freestone County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.07 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.28 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Freestone County, TX, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($250,001), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($160,556), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($87,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.42k

2017 Value

± 598

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Freestone County, TX declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 7.6k employees to 7.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Freestone County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,134 people), Retail Trade (637 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (618 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Freestone County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Freestone 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 Freestone County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,134 people), Retail Trade (637 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Freestone County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.42 times), and Utilities (3.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Freestone County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,917), and Finance & Insurance ($71,176).

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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. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% 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. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

82.6% of the population of Freestone County, TX has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Freestone County, TX see 3282 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.3% increase from the previous year (2823 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3271 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6541 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

3,282 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Freestone County, TX see an average of 3,282 patients per year. This represents a 16.3% increase from the previous year (2,823 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Freestone 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%).

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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

17.4%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Freestone County, TX declined by 8.1% from 18.9% to 17.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Freestone 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

Freestone County, TX is home to a population of 19.6k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.73% of Freestone County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.32k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Freestone County, TX is composed of 13.3k White Alone residents (67.5%), 3.16k Black or African American Alone residents (16.1%), 2.89k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.7%), 220 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 72 Asian Alone residents (0.366%), 30 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.153%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Freestone County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Freestone County, TX was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Freestone County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Freestone County, TX residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.32k people

6.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.36k people

As of 2017, 6.73% of Freestone County, TX residents (1.32k 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 Freestone County, TX was 6.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Freestone County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Freestone County, TX was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.3k ± 33

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.16k ± 101

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.89k ± 228

In 2017, there were 4.19 times more White Alone residents (13.3k people) in Freestone County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.16k Black or African American Alone and 2.89k 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 Freestone County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Freestone County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Freestone County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Freestone County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    455 ± 103

  2. Korea

    119 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    99 ± 60

Freestone County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Freestone County, TX was $86,100 in 2017, which is 0.396 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,500 to $86,100, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Freestone County, TX is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Freestone County, TX have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Freestone County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,890

Median Household Income

± $4,462

7.23k

Number of Households

± 521

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.23k households in Freestone County, TX grew to $45,890 from the previous year's value of $45,134.

The following chart displays the households in Freestone 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$86,100

2017 Median

± $6,805

$82,500

2016 Median

± $5,122

In 2017, the median property value in Freestone County, TX grew to to $86,100 from the previous year's value of $82,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Freestone 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 Freestone County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.8% of the housing units in Freestone County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Freestone County, TX have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.41% of the workforce in Freestone County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Freestone County, TX was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Worked At Home (2.7%).

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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