Midland County, TX

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Population

159,883

2.61% growth

Median Age

31.8


Median Household Income

$75,815

6.15% growth

Poverty Rate

8.69%


Number of Employees

80,471

2.09% growth

Median Property Value

$187,400

6.66% growth

About

In 2017, Midland County, TX had a population of 160k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $75,815. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Midland County, TX grew from 155,817 to 159,883, a 2.61% increase and its median household income grew from $71,424 to $75,815, a 6.15% increase.

The population of Midland County, TX is 47.3% White Alone, 43.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.86% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Midland County, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Midland County, TX are Midland College (757 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Midland County, TX is $187,400, and the homeownership rate is 66.8%. Most people in Midland County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Midland County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Midland County, TX employs 80.5k people. The largest industries in Midland County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15,119 people), Retail Trade (8,278 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,157 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($203,060), Utilities ($79,745), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,798).

Median household income in Midland County, TX is $75,815. Males in Midland 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 Midland County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,815

2017 value

± $3,574

6.15%

1 Year Growth

± 5.5%

Households in Midland County, TX have a median annual income of $75,815, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,424 in 2016, which represents a 6.15% 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 Midland 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 101.12

  2. Census Tract 101.04

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Midland County, TX was Census Tract 101.12 with a value of $120,634, followed by Census Tract 101.04 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $114,418 and $109,289.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Midland 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

8.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Midland County, TX (13.7k out of 158k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    10,622 ± 993

  2. Hispanic

    9,065 ± 915

  3. Other

    1,577 ± 392

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Midland 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

80.5k

2017 Value

± 2,413

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 4.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Midland County, TX grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 78.8k employees to 80.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Midland County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,475 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (9,496 people), and Management Occupations (8,996 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Midland County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Midland County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,475 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (9,496 people), and Management Occupations (8,996 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Midland County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.62 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Midland County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($122,266), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,643), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($86,922).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.5k

2017 Value

± 2,413

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 4.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Midland County, TX grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 78.8k employees to 80.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Midland County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15,119 people), Retail Trade (8,278 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,157 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Midland County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Midland 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 Midland County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15,119 people), Retail Trade (8,278 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Midland County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (34.8 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.43 times), and Construction (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Midland County, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($203,060), Utilities ($79,745), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,798).

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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

80.7% of the population of Midland County, TX has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 8.53% on Medicaid, 7.56% on Medicare, 9.73% on non-group plans, and 0.745% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Midland County, TX see 2730 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.6% increase from the previous year (2687 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1935 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1260 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

2,730 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Midland County, TX see an average of 2,730 patients per year. This represents a 1.6% increase from the previous year (2,687 patients).

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

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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

19.3%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

8.53%

Medicaid

7.56%

Medicare

9.73%

Non-Group

0.745%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Midland County, TX declined by 2.12% from 19.7% to 19.3%.

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

Midland County, TX is home to a population of 160k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.4% of Midland County, TX residents were born outside of the country (19.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Midland County, TX is composed of 75.6k White Alone residents (47.3%), 69.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (43.2%), 9.37k Black or African American Alone residents (5.86%), 2.91k Asian Alone residents (1.82%), 2.01k Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 608 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.38%), 146 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0913%), and 74 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0463%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Midland County, TX was 31.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Midland County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Midland County, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.8k people

11.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.3k people

As of 2017, 12.4% of Midland County, TX residents (19.8k 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 Midland County, TX was 11.1%, 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

91.6%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.6% of Midland County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Midland County, TX was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    75.6k ± 181

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    69.1k ± 2.44k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    9.37k ± 464

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White Alone residents (75.6k people) in Midland County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69.1k Hispanic or Latino and 9.37k 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 Midland 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 Midland 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 Midland County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Midland 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

    2,293 ± 264

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,381 ± 286

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,232 ± 287

Midland County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Midland County, TX awarded 757 degrees. The student population of Midland County, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,396 male students and 3,249 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Midland County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (393 and 51.9%), followed by White (258 and 34.1%), Black or African American (66 and 8.72%), and Asian (12 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Midland County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Midland College (757 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Midland County, TX are General Studies (303 and 40%), Registered Nursing (45 and 5.94%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (36 and 4.76%).

The median tuition costs in Midland County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,360 and $4,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 303 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Midland County, TX was Electromechanical Technology with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

757 degrees awarded

$3,360

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Midland County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midland College with 757 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

342

Degrees Awarded to Men

415

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 342 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Midland County, TX, which is 0.824 times less than the 415 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    393 degrees awarded

  2. White

    258 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    66 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Midland County, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 393 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 258 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Midland County, TX was $187,400 in 2017, which is 0.861 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $175,700 to $187,400, a 6.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Midland County, TX is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Midland County, TX have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Midland 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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$75,815

Median Household Income

± $3,574

55k

Number of Households

± 1,837

In 2017, the median household income of the 55k households in Midland County, TX grew to $75,815 from the previous year's value of $71,424.

The following chart displays the households in Midland 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

$187,400

2017 Median

± $5,120

$175,700

2016 Median

± $4,753

In 2017, the median property value in Midland County, TX grew to to $187,400 from the previous year's value of $175,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Midland 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 Midland County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Midland County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Midland County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%

2017 Homeownership

66.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.8% of the housing units in Midland County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Midland 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 Midland County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Midland County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Midland County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Midland County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Midland County, TX was Drove Alone (85.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.83%) and those who Worked At Home (2.42%).

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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