Gregg County, TX

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2022 Population
124,245
0.405% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.8
0.28% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
4.13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,811
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$171,900
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
56,862
0.941% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gregg County, TX had a population of 124k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $63,811. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gregg County, TX grew from 123,744 to 124,245, a 0.405% increase and its median household income grew from $56,566 to $63,811, a 12.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gregg County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.1%), White (Hispanic) (8.43%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.89%).

None of the households in Gregg County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Gregg County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gregg County, TX are Kilgore College (1,008 degrees awarded in 2022), LeTourneau University (464 degrees), and Barber Institute of Texas (6 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Gregg County, TX was $171,900, and the homeownership rate was 59.5%.

Most people in Gregg County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Gregg County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gregg County, TX is home to a population of 124k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.49% of Gregg County, TX residents were born outside of the country (10.6k people).

In 2022, there were 2.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.4k people) in Gregg County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of Gregg County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gregg County, TX was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gregg County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.4k ± 534
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.9k ± 829
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 1.41k
19.6%
Hispanic Population
24.4k people

In 2022, there were 2.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.4k people) in Gregg County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.6% of the people in Gregg County, TX are hispanic (24.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gregg County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people
8.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.2k people

As of 2022, 8.49% of Gregg County, TX residents (10.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gregg County, TX was 8.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,394 ± 433
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,314 ± 317
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,004 ± 252

Gregg County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gregg County, TX employs 56.9k people. The largest industries in Gregg County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,050 people), Retail Trade (7,037 people), and Manufacturing (6,246 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,949), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,598), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,161).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

56.9k
2022 Value
± 2,098
0.941%
1 Year growth
± 5.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gregg County, TX grew at a rate of 0.941%, from 56.3k employees to 56.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gregg County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,953 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,011 people), and Management Occupations (5,091 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gregg County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.9k
2022 Value
± 2,098
0.941%
1 Year growth
± 5.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gregg County, TX grew at a rate of 0.941%, from 56.3k employees to 56.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gregg County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,050 people), Retail Trade (7,037 people), and Manufacturing (6,246 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gregg County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gregg County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,469
Median earning men ± $2,571
$31,993
Median earning women ± $1,510

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,297), Information ($62,059), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,353).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,306), Public Administration ($50,487), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,948).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,552
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,135
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 787
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gregg County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 67.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

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.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members 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
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
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 Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gregg County, TX awarded 1,478 degrees. The student population of Gregg County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,944 male students and 4,844 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gregg County, TX are White (802 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (261 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (261 and 18.2%), and Two or More Races (68 and 4.74%).

The largest universities in Gregg County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Kilgore College (1,008 and 68.2%), LeTourneau University (464 and 31.4%), and Barber Institute of Texas (6 and 0.406%).

The most popular majors in Gregg County, TX are General Studies (415 and 28.1%), Registered Nursing (69 and 4.67%), and General Business Administration & Management (57 and 3.86%).

The median tuition cost in Gregg County, TX for private four year colleges is $33,670.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Gregg County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,788 (44.9% men and 55.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,788 students enrolled in Gregg County, TX, 44.9% men and 55.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,690 records, of which 53.8% were women and 46.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 415 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gregg County, TX was General Studies with 415 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Gregg County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,008 degrees awarded
  2. 464 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kilgore College with 1,008 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 624 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gregg County, TX, which is 0.731 times less than the 854 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 802 degrees mean that there were 3.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 261 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,670) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($888) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,259) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gregg County, TX was $171,900 in 2022, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,900 to $171,900, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Gregg County, TX is 59.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gregg County, TX have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gregg County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gregg County, TX is $63,811. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gregg County, TX was Census Tract 101 with a value of $125,577, followed by Census Tract 5.01 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $115,717 and $82,618.

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gregg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.486%.

Property

$171,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,062
$27,982
Median Property Taxes
±$1,377

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gregg County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.5% of the housing units in Gregg County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101
  2. Census Tract 5.01
  3. Census Tract 106

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gregg County, TX was Census Tract 101 with a value of $125,577, followed by Census Tract 5.01 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $115,717 and $82,618.

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

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Household Income

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$63,811
Median Household Income
± $2,496
47k
Number of Households
± 1,838

In 2022, the median household income of the 47k households in Gregg County, TX grew to $63,811 from the previous year's value of $56,566.

The following chart displays the households in Gregg 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gregg County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.63%)

In 2022, 83.3% of workers in Gregg County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (4.63%).

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gregg County, TX have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Gregg County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gregg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.486%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gregg County, TX (19.9k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gregg 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.3% of the children was living in poverty in Gregg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 454 in Gregg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 131 per 100,000 population.

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Health

83% of the population of Gregg County, TX has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gregg County, TX see 1158 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.61% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1018 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 547 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,158 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gregg County, TX

Primary care physicians in Gregg County, TX see an average of 1,158 patients per year. This represents a 2.61% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

17%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gregg County, TX declined by 5.56% from 18% to 17%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.1 in Gregg County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.2% in Gregg County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.4% in Gregg County, TX.

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