Upshur County, TX

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Population

40,506

0.524% growth

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$48,796

2.25% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

16,720

0.68% growth

Median Property Value

$111,600

15.6% growth

About

In 2017, Upshur County, TX had a population of 40.5k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $48,796. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Upshur County, TX grew from 40,295 to 40,506, a 0.524% increase and its median household income grew from $47,724 to $48,796, a 2.25% increase.

The population of Upshur County, TX is 80.7% White Alone, 8.91% Black or African American Alone, and 8.06% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Upshur County, TX speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Upshur County, TX is $111,600, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Upshur County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Upshur County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Upshur County, TX employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Upshur County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,275 people), Retail Trade (2,099 people), and Manufacturing (1,927 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,799), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,786), and Manufacturing ($50,553).

Median household income in Upshur County, TX is $48,796. Males in Upshur 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 Upshur County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,796

2017 value

± $2,647

2.25%

1 Year Growth

± 8.56%

Households in Upshur County, TX have a median annual income of $48,796, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,724 in 2016, which represents a 2.25% 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 Upshur 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 9507

  2. Census Tract 9506

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Upshur County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $68,264, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $58,490 and $51,865.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Upshur 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

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Upshur County, TX (5.51k out of 39.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    4,277 ± 487

  2. Hispanic

    846 ± 205

  3. Black

    760 ± 212

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

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

16.7k

2017 Value

± 872

0.68%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Upshur County, TX grew at a rate of 0.68%, from 16.6k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Upshur County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,298 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,915 people), and Management Occupations (1,486 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Upshur County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Upshur County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,298 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,915 people), and Management Occupations (1,486 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Upshur County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.63 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Upshur County, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($77,813), Legal Occupations ($73,620), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($68,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.7k

2017 Value

± 872

0.68%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Upshur County, TX grew at a rate of 0.68%, from 16.6k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Upshur County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,275 people), Retail Trade (2,099 people), and Manufacturing (1,927 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Upshur County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Upshur 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 Upshur County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,275 people), Retail Trade (2,099 people), and Manufacturing (1,927 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Upshur County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.55 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.87 times), and Construction (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Upshur County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,799), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,786), and Manufacturing ($50,553).

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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

84.1% of the population of Upshur County, TX has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Upshur County, TX see 4060 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.62% increase from the previous year (4035 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8194 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2561 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

4,060 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Upshur County, TX see an average of 4,060 patients per year. This represents a 0.62% increase from the previous year (4,035 patients).

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

15.9%

Uninsured

43.6%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Upshur County, TX declined by 6.75% from 17% to 15.9%.

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

Upshur County, TX is home to a population of 40.5k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.12% of Upshur County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Upshur County, TX is composed of 32.7k White Alone residents (80.7%), 3.61k Black or African American Alone residents (8.91%), 3.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.06%), 403 Two or More Races residents (0.995%), 298 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.736%), 136 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.336%), 91 Asian Alone residents (0.225%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Upshur County, TX was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Upshur County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Upshur County, TX residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.26k people

3.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.23k people

As of 2017, 3.12% of Upshur County, TX residents (1.26k 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 Upshur County, TX was 3.05%, 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

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Upshur County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Upshur County, TX was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.7k ± 74

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.61k ± 144

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.26k ± 518

In 2017, there were 9.06 times more White Alone residents (32.7k people) in Upshur County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.61k Black or African American Alone and 3.26k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Upshur 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 Upshur 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 Upshur County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Upshur 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

    871 ± 168

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    463 ± 191

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    445 ± 161

Upshur County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Upshur County, TX was $111,600 in 2017, which is 0.513 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,500 to $111,600, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Upshur County, TX is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Upshur County, TX have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Upshur 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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$48,796

Median Household Income

± $2,647

14.1k

Number of Households

± 786

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Upshur County, TX grew to $48,796 from the previous year's value of $47,724.

The following chart displays the households in Upshur 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

$111,600

2017 Median

± $7,789

$96,500

2016 Median

± $5,477

In 2017, the median property value in Upshur County, TX grew to to $111,600 from the previous year's value of $96,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Upshur 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 Upshur County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

78.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in Upshur County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Upshur County, TX have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.46% of the workforce in Upshur County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Upshur County, TX was Drove Alone (83.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4%).

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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