Wood County, TX

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2021 Population
44,615
0.974% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
48.2
0.207% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
13.6%
5.49% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$58,418
2.94% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$153,900
1.65% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
17,060
2.23% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Wood County, TX had a population of 44.6k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $58,418.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.18%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.71%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.86%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%).

None of the households in Wood 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.

97.2% of the residents in Wood County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, TX are Jarvis Christian University (90 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Wood County, TX was $153,900, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%.

Most people in Wood County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wood County, TX is home to a population of 44.6k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 4.08% of Wood County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.82k people).

In 2021, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.3k people) in Wood County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k White (Hispanic) and 2.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2021 Citizenship
97.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.2% of Wood County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.3k ± 161
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 435
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.1k ± 231
10.5%
Hispanic Population
4.69k people

In 2021, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.3k people) in Wood County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k White (Hispanic) and 2.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Wood County, TX are hispanic (4.69k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,459,913 ± 36,829 people
  2. India
    290,669 ± 13,170 people
  3. El Salvador
    220,934 ± 11,496 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,459,913 Texas residents, followed by India with 290,669 and El Salvador with 220,934.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.08%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.82k people
4.12%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.86k people

As of 2021, 4.08% of Wood County, TX residents (1.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,783 ± 282
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    678 ± 206
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    538 ± 195

Wood County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wood County, TX employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in Wood County, TX are Retail Trade (20,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,405 people), and Manufacturing (13,490 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,663), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,092), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,138).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,604. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.1k
2021 Value
± 1,048
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 8.63%

In 2021, there were 17.1k employees (± 1,048) in Wood County, TX.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,970 people), Management Occupations (1,650 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,554 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.1k
2021 Value
± 1,048
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 8.63%

In 2021, there were 17.1k employees (± 1,048) in Wood County, TX.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, TX, are Retail Trade (20,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,405 people), and Manufacturing (13,490 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wood 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

$42,484
Median earning men ± $2,446
$30,912
Median earning women ± $3,734

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,605), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,222), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,739).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,220), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,392), and Information ($40,938).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Texas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 260
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 244
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 153
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $137k
    Manufacturing
  2. $91.7k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $62.9k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $255B
  2. $212B
  3. $180B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $255B, followed by Gasoline ($212B) and Fuel oils ($180B).

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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$2.26T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.54T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 101% to $4.54T by 2050.

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. $77.7B
  2. $68.4B
  3. $58.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $77.7B, followed by California with $68.4B and Michigan and $58.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wood County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 83.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.768%).

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.

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

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 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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In 2021, universities in Wood County, TX awarded 90 degrees. The student population of Wood County, TX in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 324 male students and 397 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, TX are Black or African American (73 and 82%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12 and 13.5%), White (2 and 2.25%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.12%).

The largest universities in Wood County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Jarvis Christian University (90 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (31 and 34.4%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 and 31.1%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (17 and 18.9%).

The median tuition cost in Wood County, TX for private four year colleges is $10,400.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 721 students enrolled in Wood County, TX, 44.9% men and 55.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 537 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wood County, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

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Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
90 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jarvis Christian University with 90 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 21 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, TX, which is 0.304 times less than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 73 degrees mean that there were 6.08 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($10,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.46% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.43% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (5.58M), Some college (4.95M), and Bachelors Degree (4.04M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, TX was $153,900 in 2021, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $153,900, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, TX is 80.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Wood County, TX have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wood County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wood County, TX is $58,418. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wood County, TX was Census Tract 9503.01 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $61,064 and $59,434.

In 2022, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.08%.

Property

$153,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,002
$14,352
Median Property Taxes
±$929

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

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

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
Homeownership
N/A
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In N/A, 80.6% of the housing units in Wood County, TX were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503.01
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, TX was Census Tract 9503.01 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $61,064 and $59,434.

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

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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.
$58,418
Median Household Income
± $3,639
17.6k
Number of Households
± 1,020

In 2021, the median household income of the 17.6k households in Wood County, TX was $58,418.

The following chart displays the households in Wood 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 Wood County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2021, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.85%)

In 2021, 78.3% of workers in Wood County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (6.85%).

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

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, TX have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 5.42% of the workforce in Wood 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 Wood County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wood County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, TX (5.84k out of 43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21.4% of the children was living in poverty in Wood County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 175 in Wood County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 6.44 per 100,000 population.

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84.1% of the population of Wood County, TX has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 20.4% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wood County, TX see 2397 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.25% increase from the previous year (2256 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2723 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2893 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,397 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wood County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wood County, TX see an average of 2,397 patients per year. This represents a 6.25% increase from the previous year (2,256 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.9%
Uninsured
35.5%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
20.4%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wood County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.6 in Wood County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 35.9% in Wood County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.2% in Wood County, TX.

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