Delta County, TX

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2022 Population
5,278
0.514% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,491
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$163,700
28.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Delta County, TX had a population of 5.28k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $68,491. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Delta County, TX grew from 5,251 to 5,278, a 0.514% increase and its median household income grew from $58,705 to $68,491, a 16.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delta County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.75%), White (Hispanic) (4.95%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.79%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%).

None of the households in Delta 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.

99.4% of the residents in Delta County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Delta County, TX was $163,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Delta County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Delta County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Delta County, TX is home to a population of 5.28k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.33% of Delta County, TX residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2022, there were 8.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.11k people) in Delta County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 462 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 261 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Delta County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Delta County, TX was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delta County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.11k ± 37
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    462 ± 40
  3. White (Hispanic)
    261 ± 120
9.45%
Hispanic Population
499 people

In 2022, there were 8.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.11k people) in Delta County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 462 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 261 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.45% of the people in Delta County, TX are hispanic (499 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.33%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
0.838%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
44 people

As of 2022, 1.33% of Delta County, TX residents (70 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 Delta County, TX was 0.838%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    106 ± 57
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    104 ± 80
  3. Korea
    38 ± 33

Delta County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Delta County, TX employs 2.31k people. The largest industries in Delta County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (466 people), Manufacturing (354 people), and Educational Services (283 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($94,669), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($94,669), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,292).

Occupations

2.31k
2022 Value
± 301
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 18.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delta County, TX grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 2.27k employees to 2.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delta County, TX, are Management Occupations (299 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (295 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (197 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delta County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.31k
2022 Value
± 301
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 18.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delta County, TX grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 2.27k employees to 2.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delta County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (466 people), Manufacturing (354 people), and Educational Services (283 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delta County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Delta 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

$49,167
Median earning men ± $10,081
$44,205
Median earning women ± $8,223

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($115,063), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($110,739), and Public Administration ($110,395).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,771), Retail Trade ($46,458), and Manufacturing ($39,543).

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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. 18
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 13
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 13
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delta County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 83.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.926%).

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).

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 Delta County, TX was $163,700 in 2022, which is 0.581 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $127,400 to $163,700, a 28.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Delta County, TX is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Delta County, TX have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delta County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$163,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,068
$1,691
Median Property Taxes
±$229

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 Delta County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Delta County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delta 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.
$68,491
Median Household Income
± $19,007
2.11k
Number of Households
± 299

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.11k households in Delta County, TX grew to $68,491 from the previous year's value of $58,705.

The following chart displays the households in Delta 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delta 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 (85%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.21%)
  3. Carpooled (6.19%)

In 2022, 85% of workers in Delta County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.21%) and those who carpooled to work (6.19%).

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

31.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delta County, TX have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.02% of the workforce in Delta 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 Delta County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delta County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delta County, TX (736 out of 5.22k 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 < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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

93% of the population of Delta County, TX has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7%
Uninsured
46.1%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
19.6%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delta County, TX declined by 24.5% from 9.27% to 7%.

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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 36.3% in Delta County, TX.

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