Refugio County, TX

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2022 Population
6,718
1.52% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
1.42% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
4.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,304
7.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$92,900
10.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Refugio County, TX had a population of 6.72k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $54,304. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Refugio County, TX declined from 6,822 to 6,718, a −1.52% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,745 to $54,304, a 7.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Refugio County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (40%), White (Hispanic) (30.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (18.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.45%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.19%).

None of the households in Refugio 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.

99.3% of the residents in Refugio County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Refugio County, TX was $92,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Refugio County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Refugio County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Refugio County, TX is home to a population of 6.72k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.47% of Refugio County, TX residents were born outside of the country (166 people).

In 2022, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.69k people) in Refugio County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k White (Hispanic) and 1.25k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Refugio County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Refugio County, TX was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Refugio County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 25
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.05k ± 285
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.25k ± 304
51.7%
Hispanic Population
3.47k people

In 2022, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.69k people) in Refugio County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k White (Hispanic) and 1.25k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

51.7% of the people in Refugio County, TX are hispanic (3.47k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
166 people
1.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
100 people

As of 2022, 2.47% of Refugio County, TX residents (166 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 Refugio County, TX was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    226 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    45 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    43 ± 43

Refugio County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Refugio County, TX employs 2.61k people. The largest industries in Refugio County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (364 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Construction (291 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,543), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,537), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,854).

Occupations

2.61k
2022 Value
± 308
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Refugio County, TX declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 2.66k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Refugio County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), Sales & Related Occupations (294 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Refugio County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.61k
2022 Value
± 308
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Refugio County, TX declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 2.66k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Refugio County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (364 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Construction (291 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Refugio County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Refugio 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

$39,107
Median earning men ± $13,731
$28,696
Median earning women ± $3,434

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($240,179), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,207), and Manufacturing ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($45,987), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,639), and Manufacturing ($36,071).

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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. 36
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 33
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  3. 29
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Refugio County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 65.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.772%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Refugio County, TX was $92,900 in 2022, which is 0.33 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $84,400 to $92,900, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Refugio County, TX is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Refugio County, TX have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Refugio County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$92,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,933
$1,694
Median Property Taxes
±$213

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 Refugio County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Refugio County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.8% of the housing units in Refugio County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9502

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

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Household Income

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$54,304
Median Household Income
± $2,650
2.24k
Number of Households
± 251

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.24k households in Refugio County, TX grew to $54,304 from the previous year's value of $50,745.

The following chart displays the households in Refugio 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 Refugio 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 (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.35%)
  3. Walked (4.18%)

In 2022, 84.5% of workers in Refugio County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.35%) and those who walked to work (4.18%).

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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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Refugio County, TX have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Refugio County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Refugio County, TX (1.07k out of 6.55k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Refugio County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Health

84.2% of the population of Refugio County, TX has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 8.12% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Refugio County, TX see 6948 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (7032 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3438 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6877 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,948 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Refugio County, TX

Primary care physicians in Refugio County, TX see an average of 6,948 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (7,032 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Refugio 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 25.4% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.8%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
8.12%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Refugio County, TX declined by 4.05% from 16.5% to 15.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 38.3% in Refugio 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 18.8% in Refugio County, TX.

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