Gaines County, TX

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2020 Population
21,077
1.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
28.1
1.08% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.5%
4.83% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,994
0.0952% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$141,200
6.43% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Gaines County, TX had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 28.1 and a median household income of $62,994. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Gaines County, TX grew from 20,706 to 21,077, a 1.79% increase and its median household income declined from $63,054 to $62,994, a −0.0952% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gaines County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), White (Hispanic) (33.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.75%), Other (Hispanic) (3.07%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Gaines 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.

85.3% of the residents in Gaines County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Gaines County, TX was $141,200, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%.

Most people in Gaines County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Gaines County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Gaines County, TX is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 85.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 24.5% of Gaines County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.17k people).

In 2020, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Gaines County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7k White (Hispanic) and 1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.3%
2020 Citizenship
83.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 85.3% of Gaines County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Gaines County, TX was 83.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gaines County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 26
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7k ± 607
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1k ± 606
41.7%
Hispanic Population
8.8k people

In 2020, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Gaines County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7k White (Hispanic) and 1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.7% of the people in Gaines County, TX are hispanic (8.8k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

24.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people
26.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.41k people

As of 2020, 24.5% of Gaines County, TX residents (5.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gaines County, TX was 26.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    219 ± 139
  2. Vietnam
    105 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    91 ± 80

Gaines County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Gaines County, TX employs 8.6k people. The largest industries in Gaines County, TX are Construction (1,657 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (896 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (887 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,958), Wholesale Trade ($61,522), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,708).

Occupations

8.6k
2020 Value
± 771
4.53%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Gaines County, TX grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 8.23k employees to 8.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gaines County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,326 people), Management Occupations (1,127 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (856 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gaines County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.6k
2020 Value
± 771
4.53%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Gaines County, TX grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 8.23k employees to 8.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gaines County, TX, are Construction (1,657 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (896 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (887 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gaines County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gaines 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

$43,306
Median earning men ± $4,169
$24,505
Median earning women ± $2,026

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($67,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,141).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,598), Manufacturing ($33,167), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($27,035).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 88
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 85
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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

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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. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

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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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T 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. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

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 Gaines County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 89.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (9.61%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.901%).

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 36 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 36 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

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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The median property value in Gaines County, TX was $141,200 in 2020, which is 0.614 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,900 to $141,200, a 6.43% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gaines County, TX is 72.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Gaines County, TX have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gaines County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$141,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$29,380
$4,248
Median Property Taxes
±$484

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

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.3% of the housing units in Gaines County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9501

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gaines 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.
$62,994
Median Household Income
± $5,676
5.88k
Number of Households
± 656

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.88k households in Gaines County, TX declined from $62,994 from the previous year's value of $63,054.

The following chart displays the households in Gaines 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 Gaines County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Carpooled (18.3%)
  3. Other (4.95%)

In 2020, 69.1% of workers in Gaines County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18.3%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.95%).

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

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gaines County, TX have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.76% of the workforce in Gaines 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 Gaines County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gaines County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gaines County, TX (3.05k out of 21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gaines 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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70.1% of the population of Gaines County, TX has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 6.37% on Medicare, 8.28% on non-group plans, and 0.381% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gaines County, TX see 5225 patients per year on average, which represents a 26.6% increase from the previous year (4128 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10746 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10746 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,225 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gaines County, TX

Primary care physicians in Gaines County, TX see an average of 5,225 patients per year. This represents a 26.6% increase from the previous year (4,128 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 37.4% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.66% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

29.9%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
6.37%
Medicare
8.28%
Non-Group
0.381%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gaines County, TX declined by 11.3% from 33.7% to 29.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40 in Gaines County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 34.8% in Gaines County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 32.2% in Gaines County, TX.

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