Kleberg County, TX

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Population

31,540

1.06% decline

Median Age

27.9


Median Household Income

$41,700

0.557% growth

Poverty Rate

23.7%


Number of Employees

13,683

2.28% decline

Median Property Value

$86,800

0.231% growth

About

In 2017, Kleberg County, TX had a population of 31.5k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $41,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kleberg County, TX declined from 31,877 to 31,540, a -1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,469 to $41,700, a 0.557% increase.

The population of Kleberg County, TX is 72.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21% White Alone, and 3.48% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Kleberg County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kleberg County, TX are Texas A & M University-Kingsville (2,249 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Kleberg County, TX is $86,800, and the homeownership rate is 53%. Most people in Kleberg County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Kleberg County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kleberg County, TX employs 13.7k people. The largest industries in Kleberg County, TX are Educational Services (2,715 people), Retail Trade (1,665 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,561 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($69,063), Manufacturing ($60,682), and Wholesale Trade ($60,667).

Median household income in Kleberg County, TX is $41,700. Males in Kleberg 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 Kleberg County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,700

2017 value

± $3,197

0.557%

1 Year Growth

± 10.5%

Households in Kleberg County, TX have a median annual income of $41,700, 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 $41,469 in 2016, which represents a 0.557% 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 Kleberg 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 201

  2. Census Tract 205

  3. Census Tract 204

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kleberg County, TX was Census Tract 201 with a value of $59,922, followed by Census Tract 205 and Census Tract 204, with respective values of $49,912 and $41,975.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kleberg County, TX (7k out of 29.5k 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 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

    5,679 ± 635

  2. Hispanic

    5,543 ± 612

  3. Other

    561 ± 297

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

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

13.7k

2017 Value

± 966

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kleberg County, TX declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 14k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kleberg County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,600 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,340 people), and Management Occupations (1,234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kleberg County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kleberg County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,600 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,340 people), and Management Occupations (1,234 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kleberg County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.2 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.88 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kleberg County, TX, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($51,973), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,146), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($50,106).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.7k

2017 Value

± 966

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kleberg County, TX declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 14k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kleberg County, TX, are Educational Services (2,715 people), Retail Trade (1,665 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,561 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kleberg County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kleberg 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 Kleberg County, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,715 people), Retail Trade (1,665 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,561 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kleberg County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.75 times), and Educational Services (2.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kleberg County, TX, by median earnings, are Information ($69,063), Manufacturing ($60,682), and Wholesale Trade ($60,667).

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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

81.7% of the population of Kleberg County, TX has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 7.62% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kleberg County, TX see 2276 patients per year on average, which represents a 1% decrease from the previous year (2299 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2113 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3521 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

2,276 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kleberg County, TX see an average of 2,276 patients per year. This represents a 1% decrease from the previous year (2,299 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

18.3%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

7.62%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

1.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kleberg County, TX declined by 11.5% from 20.7% to 18.3%.

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

Kleberg County, TX is home to a population of 31.5k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.53% of Kleberg County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.74k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kleberg County, TX is composed of 22.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (72.3%), 6.62k White Alone residents (21%), 1.1k Black or African American Alone residents (3.48%), 632 Asian Alone residents (2%), 288 Two or More Races residents (0.913%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.143%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.127%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kleberg County, TX was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Kleberg County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Kleberg County, TX residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.53%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.74k people

7.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.25k people

As of 2017, 5.53% of Kleberg County, TX residents (1.74k 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 Kleberg County, TX was 7.04%, 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

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Kleberg County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kleberg County, TX was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    22.8k ± 698

  2. White Alone

    6.62k ± 53

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.1k ± 182

In 2017, there were 3.45 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (22.8k people) in Kleberg County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.62k White Alone and 1.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    844 ± 184

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    382 ± 164

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    209 ± 112

Kleberg County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kleberg County, TX awarded 2,249 degrees. The student population of Kleberg County, TX is skewed towards men, with 4,597 male students and 4,077 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kleberg County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (918 and 67.8%), followed by White (308 and 22.7%), Black or African American (76 and 5.61%), and Asian (22 and 1.62%).

The largest universities in Kleberg County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-Kingsville (2,249 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kleberg County, TX are General Computer & Information Sciences (304 and 13.5%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (302 and 13.4%), and Mechanical Engineering (158 and 7.03%).

The median tuition costs in Kleberg County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,366 and $16,816 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 291 degrees awarded

  3. 277 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Kleberg County, TX was Mechanical Engineering with 100 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,249 degrees awarded

$4,366

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Kleberg County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-Kingsville with 2,249 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,331

Degrees Awarded to Men

918

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,331 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kleberg County, TX, which is 1.45 times more than the 918 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kleberg County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    918 degrees awarded

  2. White

    308 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    76 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kleberg County, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 918 degrees mean that there were 2.98 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 308 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kleberg County, TX was $86,800 in 2017, which is 0.378 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,600 to $86,800, a 0.231% increase. The homeownership rate in Kleberg County, TX is 53%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kleberg County, TX have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kleberg County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,800

2017 Median

± $4,832

$86,600

2016 Median

± $4,232

In 2017, the median property value in Kleberg County, TX grew to to $86,800 from the previous year's value of $86,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kleberg 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 Kleberg County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$41,700

Median Household Income

± $3,197

11k

Number of Households

± 836

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Kleberg County, TX grew to $41,700 from the previous year's value of $41,469.

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

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Rent vs Own

53%

2017 Homeownership

54.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53% of the housing units in Kleberg County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.7%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kleberg County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Kleberg County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.9%

  3. Walked

    6.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kleberg County, TX was Drove Alone (76.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.9%) and those who Walked (6.77%).

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 Kleberg County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kleberg County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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