Castro County, TX

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2022 Population
7,381
0.926% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.8
1.16% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
8.99% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,886
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,400
11.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Castro County, TX had a population of 7.38k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $59,886. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Castro County, TX declined from 7,450 to 7,381, a −0.926% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,551 to $59,886, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Castro County, TX are White (Hispanic) (35.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (23.1%), Other (Hispanic) (6.52%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.44%).

None of the households in Castro 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.

89.5% of the residents in Castro County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Castro County, TX was $96,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%.

Most people in Castro County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Castro County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Castro County, TX is home to a population of 7.38k people, from which 89.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.4% of Castro County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2022, there were 1.17 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.64k people) in Castro County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.5%
2022 Citizenship
87.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.5% of Castro County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Castro County, TX was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Castro County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    2.64k ± 470
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.26k ± 25
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.7k ± 489
65.4%
Hispanic Population
4.82k people

In 2022, there were 1.17 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.64k people) in Castro County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

65.4% of the people in Castro County, TX are hispanic (4.82k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

16.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
17.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people

As of 2022, 16.4% of Castro County, TX residents (1.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Castro County, TX was 17.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    207 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    102 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    37 ± 36

Castro County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Castro County, TX employs 3.47k people. The largest industries in Castro County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (617 people), Retail Trade (583 people), and Educational Services (366 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($63,221), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,337), and Educational Services ($55,813).

Occupations

3.47k
2022 Value
± 411
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Castro County, TX declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 3.52k employees to 3.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Castro County, TX, are Management Occupations (462 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (343 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (322 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Castro County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.47k
2022 Value
± 411
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Castro County, TX declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 3.52k employees to 3.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Castro County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (617 people), Retail Trade (583 people), and Educational Services (366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Castro County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Castro 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

$46,250
Median earning men ± $8,428
$30,300
Median earning women ± $9,976

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,750), Manufacturing ($70,909), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,863), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,536), and Public Administration ($46,520).

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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%.

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. 51
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 41
    Retail Trade
  3. 41
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Castro County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 76.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.432%).

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.

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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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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Race

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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Castro County, TX was $96,400 in 2022, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,300 to $96,400, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Castro County, TX is 64.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Castro County, TX have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Castro County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Castro County, TX is $59,886. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Castro County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $72,679, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $63,018 and $52,995.

Property

$96,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,772
$1,540
Median Property Taxes
±$236

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

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
Homeownership
2022
57.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.6% of the housing units in Castro County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

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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. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Castro County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $72,679, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $63,018 and $52,995.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Castro 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.
$59,886
Median Household Income
± $10,198
2.38k
Number of Households
± 322

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.38k households in Castro County, TX grew to $59,886 from the previous year's value of $53,551.

The following chart displays the households in Castro 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 Castro 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 (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (17.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.14%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Castro County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.3%) and those who worked at home (2.14%).

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

15.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Castro County, TX have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.668% of the workforce in Castro 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 Castro County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Castro County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Castro County, TX (908 out of 7.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Castro 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

76.5% of the population of Castro County, TX has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 9.65% on Medicare, 6.29% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.9% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 32.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

23.5%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
9.65%
Medicare
6.29%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Castro County, TX grew by 5.62% from 22.3% to 23.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 38.9% in Castro County, TX.

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