Mills County, TX

County

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Population
4,902
0.307% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
50.6

Poverty Rate
16.9%

Median Household Income
$41,827
9.7% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$123,400
11% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,903
7.4% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Mills County, TX had a population of 4.9k people with a median age of 50.6 and a median household income of $41,827. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mills County, TX grew from 4,887 to 4,902, a 0.307% increase and its median household income declined from $46,318 to $41,827, a -9.7% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mills County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.6%), White (Hispanic) (18.7%), Other (Hispanic) (1.02%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.204%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.204%). NaNk% of the people in Mills County, TX speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mills County, TX is $123,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.5%. Most people in Mills County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Mills County, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Mills County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 86.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (10.8%), followed by Other (2.27%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mills County, TX
86.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Mills County, TX is home to a population of 4.9k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.65% of Mills County, TX residents were born outside of the country (326 people).

In 2018, there were 4.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.9k people) in Mills County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 917 White (Hispanic) and 50 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mills County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.9k ± 203
  2. White (Hispanic)
    917 ± 213
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    50 ± 59
19.7%
Hispanic Population
968 people

In 2018, there were 4.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.9k people) in Mills County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 917 White (Hispanic) and 50 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.7% of the people in Mills County, TX are hispanic (968 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.65%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
326 people
6.63%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
324 people

As of 2018, 6.65% of Mills County, TX residents (326 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mills County, TX was 6.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.4
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mills County, TX was 50.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Mills County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Mills County, TX residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people
  2. India
    231,271 ± 11,757 people
  3. El Salvador
    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

96.3%
2018 Citizenship
95.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.3% of Mills County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mills County, TX was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    154 ± 58
  2. Korea
    101 ± 55
  3. World War II
    58 ± 40

Mills County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Mills County, TX is $41,827. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mills County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $45,278, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $41,012 and N/A.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Mills County, TX employs 1.9k people. The largest industries in Mills County, TX are Retail Trade (420 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (262 people), and Educational Services (187 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($53,938), Educational Services ($45,486), and Public Administration ($45,238).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,827
2018 value
± $6,224
-9.7%
1 Year Growth
± 24.7%

Households in Mills County, TX have a median annual income of $41,827, 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 $46,318 in 2017, which represents a -9.7% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Mills County, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $716
$45,959
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $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 in Texas
  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 in Texas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mills County, TX is from Texas.
0.482
2017 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2016 Wage GINI in Texas

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 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mills County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $45,278, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $41,012 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mills County, TX (799 out of 4.72k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 75+.

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
    796 ± 170
  2. Hispanic
    226 ± 109
  3. Asian
    2 ± 65

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

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

1.9k
2018 Value
± 262
-7.4%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mills County, TX declined at a rate of -7.4%, from 2.06k employees to 1.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mills County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (305 people), Sales & Related Occupations (225 people), and Management Occupations (152 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mills County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mills County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (305 people), Sales & Related Occupations (225 people), and Management Occupations (152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mills County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.68 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mills County, TX, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($94,286), Transportation Occupations ($55,815), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($47,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.9k
2018 Value
± 262
-7.4%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mills County, TX declined at a rate of -7.4%, from 2.06k employees to 1.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mills County, TX, are Retail Trade (420 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (262 people), and Educational Services (187 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mills County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Mills 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 Mills County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (420 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (262 people), and Educational Services (187 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mills County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.28 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.82 times), and Retail Trade (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mills County, TX, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($53,938), Educational Services ($45,486), and Public Administration ($45,238).

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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 in Texas
$2.8T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mills County, TX was $123,400 in 2018, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $111,200 to $123,400, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Mills County, TX is 81.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mills County, TX have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mills County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,400
2018 Median
± $24,080
$111,200
2017 Median
± $20,442

In 2018, the median property value in Mills County, TX grew to to $123,400 from the previous year's value of $111,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mills 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 Mills County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,827
Median Household Income
± $6,224
1.75k
Number of Households
± 198

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.75k households in Mills County, TX declined from $41,827 from the previous year's value of $46,318.

The following chart displays the households in Mills 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.5%
2018 Homeownership
84.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 81.5% of the housing units in Mills County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.7%.

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

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Commute Time

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mills County, TX have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Mills County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.7%
  2. Carpooled
    11.6%
  3. Walked
    7.59%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mills County, TX was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.6%) and those who Walked (7.59%).

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

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Health

79.3% of the population of Mills County, TX has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 8.26% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 7.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mills County, TX see 4900 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.616% increase from the previous year (4870 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2454 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1227 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

4,900 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mills County, TX

Primary care physicians in Mills County, TX see an average of 4,900 patients per year. This represents a 0.616% increase from the previous year (4,870 patients).

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

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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 in Texas
$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

20.7%
Uninsured
31.4%
Employer Coverage
8.26%
Medicaid
19.5%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
7.41%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mills County, TX grew by 23.4% from 16.8% to 20.7%.

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