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Starr County, TX&

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0.57% growth
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Median Household Income
1.95% growth
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1.04% growth
Median Property Value
2.3% growth

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The economy of Starr County, TX employs 21,225 people. The economy of Starr County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 8.61; 1.93; and 1.73 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Starr County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,492), Educational Services (3,413), and Construction (2,554), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,614), Utilities ($28,125), and Educational Services ($26,103).

Median household income in Starr County, TX is $26,682. Males in Starr County, TX have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,878. The income inequality of Starr County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Starr County, TX. In Starr County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 17 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $13,588. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Starr County, TX is home to a population of 63,008 people, from which 77% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Starr County, TX is composed of 62,352 Hispanic residents (99%), 479 White residents (0.76%), 82 Two+ residents (0.13%), 47 Asian residents (0.07%), and 29 Black residents (0.05%). The most common foreign languages in Starr County, TX are Spanish (54,051 speakers), Tagalog (73 speakers), and Persian (13 speakers), but compared to other places, Starr County, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (54,051 speakers), Tagalog (73 speakers), and Persian (13 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Texas awarded 338,219 degrees. The student population of Texas is skewed towards females, with 141,040 male students and 197,179 female students. Most students in Texas are White (139,427 and 41.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (105,788 and 31.3%), Black or African American (40,638 and 12%), and Asian (17,690 and 5.23%). The largest universities in Texas by number of graduates are The University of Texas at Austin (15,390 and 4.55%), Texas A & M University-College Station (14,805 and 4.38%), and The University of Texas at Arlington (10,472 and 3.1%). The most popular majors in Texas are Registered Nursing (9,099 and 2.69%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8,860 and 2.62%), and General Psychology (6,348 and 1.88%). The median tuition costs in Texas are $28,600 for private four year colleges, and $5,808 and $16,606 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Starr County, TX is $66,600, which is 0.32 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $65,100 to $66,600, a 2.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Starr County, TX is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Starr County, TX have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Starr County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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