Lake Jackson, TX

Census Place

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2020 Population
27,269
0.0953% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.6
2.89% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.84%
8.25% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$81,207
1.53% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$200,800
8.25% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
13,678
0.175% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lake Jackson, TX had a population of 27.3k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $81,207. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lake Jackson, TX declined from 27,295 to 27,269, a −0.0953% decrease and its median household income declined from $82,465 to $81,207, a −1.53% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Jackson, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.4%), White (Hispanic) (21.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.19%), Other (Hispanic) (3.89%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%).

None of the households in Lake Jackson, 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.

95.8% of the residents in Lake Jackson, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake Jackson, TX are Brazosport College (223506) (956 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lake Jackson, TX was $200,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.7%.

Most people in Lake Jackson, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Jackson, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lake Jackson, TX is home to a population of 27.3k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.29% of Lake Jackson, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.53k people).

In 2020, there were 2.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Lake Jackson, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.98k White (Hispanic) and 1.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2020 Citizenship
95.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.8% of Lake Jackson, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lake Jackson, TX was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake Jackson, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 1.19k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.98k ± 866
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 433
28.6%
Hispanic Population
7.79k people

In 2020, there were 2.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Lake Jackson, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.98k White (Hispanic) and 1.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.6% of the people in Lake Jackson, TX are hispanic (7.79k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.53k people
10.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.76k people

As of 2020, 9.29% of Lake Jackson, TX residents (2.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake Jackson, TX was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    435 ± 149
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    358 ± 143
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    144 ± 80

Lake Jackson, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lake Jackson, TX employs 13.7k people. The largest industries in Lake Jackson, TX are Manufacturing (2,620 people), Construction (2,065 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,743 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,086), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,071), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,580).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

13.7k
2020 Value
± 990
−0.175%
1 Year decline
± 10%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake Jackson, TX declined at a rate of −0.175%, from 13.7k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Jackson, TX, are Management Occupations (1,561 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,404 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,207 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Jackson, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.7k
2020 Value
± 990
−0.175%
1 Year decline
± 10%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake Jackson, TX declined at a rate of −0.175%, from 13.7k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Jackson, TX, are Manufacturing (2,620 people), Construction (2,065 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,743 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Jackson, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lake Jackson, 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

$57,194
Median earning men ± $7,142
$34,799
Median earning women ± $6,509

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($107,532), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,625), and Manufacturing ($93,350).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($91,302), Construction ($65,938), and Public Administration ($56,667).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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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.

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 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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In 2020, universities in Lake Jackson, TX awarded 956 degrees. The student population of Lake Jackson, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,690 male students and 2,162 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake Jackson, TX are White (430 and 45.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (406 and 42.6%), Black or African American (60 and 6.29%), and Two or More Races (26 and 2.73%).

The largest universities in Lake Jackson, TX by number of degrees awarded are Brazosport College (223506) (956 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lake Jackson, TX are General Studies (306 and 32%), Chemical Technology (193 and 20.2%), and Instrumentation Technology (87 and 9.1%).

The median tuition cost in Lake Jackson, TX for a public four year colleges is $2,629 for in-state students and $4,063 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,852 students enrolled in Lake Jackson, TX, 43.9% men and 56.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,686 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 65 degree-majors awarded
  2. 40 degree-majors awarded
  3. 306 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake Jackson, TX was Chemical Technology with 65 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lake Jackson, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
956 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brazosport College (223506) with 956 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 534 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake Jackson, TX, which is 1.27 times more than the 422 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 430 degrees mean that there were 1.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 406 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,629) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($675) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) 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 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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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lake Jackson, TX was $200,800 in 2020, which is 0.874 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $185,500 to $200,800, a 8.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake Jackson, TX is 62.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lake Jackson, TX have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake Jackson, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake Jackson, TX is $81,207. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Lake Jackson, TX was Census Tract 6634 with a value of $70,634, followed by Census Tract 6632 and Census Tract 6633, with respective values of $67,273 and $60,588.

Property

$200,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,664
$6,313
Median Property Taxes
±$524

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 Lake Jackson, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

62.7%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.7% of the housing units in Lake Jackson, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6634
  2. Census Tract 6632
  3. Census Tract 6633

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Jackson, TX was Census Tract 6634 with a value of $70,634, followed by Census Tract 6632 and Census Tract 6633, with respective values of $67,273 and $60,588.

The following map shows all of the places in Lake Jackson, 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.
$81,207
Median Household Income
± $7,828
10.1k
Number of Households
± 792

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Lake Jackson, TX declined from $81,207 from the previous year's value of $82,465.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, 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 (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.39%)

In 2020, 85.3% of workers in Lake Jackson, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.66%) and those who worked at home (3.39%).

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

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Jackson, TX have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Lake Jackson, 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 Lake Jackson, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake Jackson, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Jackson, TX (2.13k out of 27.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Jackson, 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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86% of the population of Lake Jackson, TX has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 9.29% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 7.71% on non-group plans, and 0.584% 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 Brazoria County, TX see 1589 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.58% increase from the previous year (1549 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1817 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1397 patients per year.

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

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1,589 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brazoria County, TX

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see an average of 1,589 patients per year. This represents a 2.58% increase from the previous year (1,549 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brazoria 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 27.4% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

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

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

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
58.1%
Employer Coverage
9.29%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
7.71%
Non-Group
0.584%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake Jackson, TX grew by 0.216% from 14% to 14%.

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