Cochran County, TX

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2022 Population
2,529
0.94% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.809% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
25.8%
4.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$41,597
8.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$48,000
7.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cochran County, TX had a population of 2.53k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $41,597. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cochran County, TX declined from 2,553 to 2,529, a −0.94% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,203 to $41,597, a 8.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cochran County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (33%), Two+ (Hispanic) (27.5%), White (Hispanic) (24.8%), Other (Hispanic) (6.68%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.26%).

None of the households in Cochran 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.

88% of the residents in Cochran County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cochran County, TX was $48,000, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Cochran County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cochran County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cochran County, TX is home to a population of 2.53k people, from which 88% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.5% of Cochran County, TX residents were born outside of the country (393 people).

In 2022, there were 1.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (834 people) in Cochran County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 696 Two+ (Hispanic) and 628 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88%
2022 Citizenship
87.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88% of Cochran County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cochran County, TX was 87.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cochran County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    834 ± 3
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    696 ± 136
  3. White (Hispanic)
    628 ± 120
60.9%
Hispanic Population
1.54k people

In 2022, there were 1.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (834 people) in Cochran County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 696 Two+ (Hispanic) and 628 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.9% of the people in Cochran County, TX are hispanic (1.54k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

15.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
393 people
16.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
417 people

As of 2022, 15.5% of Cochran County, TX residents (393 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 Cochran County, TX was 16.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    43 ± 38
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    21 ± 22
  3. Vietnam
    11 ± 24

Cochran County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cochran County, TX employs 1.07k people. The largest industries in Cochran County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (163 people), Public Administration (109 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (104 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($190,500), Public Administration ($67,645), and Utilities ($52,857).

Occupations

1.07k
2022 Value
± 156
−1.38%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cochran County, TX declined at a rate of −1.38%, from 1.08k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cochran County, TX, are Management Occupations (143 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130 people), and Transportation Occupations (122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cochran County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.07k
2022 Value
± 156
−1.38%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cochran County, TX declined at a rate of −1.38%, from 1.08k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cochran County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (163 people), Public Administration (109 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (104 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cochran County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cochran 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

$46,518
Median earning men ± $10,729
$29,018
Median earning women ± $4,039

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($190,750), Public Administration ($68,634), and Retail Trade ($60,694).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,015), Public Administration ($54,722), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($29,196).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 15
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 12
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 11
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cochran County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 80.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cochran County, TX was $48,000 in 2022, which is 0.17 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $44,600 to $48,000, a 7.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Cochran County, TX is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cochran County, TX have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cochran County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$48,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,846
$647
Median Property Taxes
±$85

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
57.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Cochran County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$41,597
Median Household Income
± $7,058
959
Number of Households
± 127

In 2022, the median household income of the 959 households in Cochran County, TX grew to $41,597 from the previous year's value of $38,203.

The following chart displays the households in Cochran 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cochran 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 (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (15.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.83%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Cochran County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.1%) and those who worked at home (1.83%).

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

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cochran County, TX have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Cochran 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 Cochran County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cochran County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cochran County, TX (640 out of 2.48k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

80.7% of the population of Cochran County, TX has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 27.7% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.3%
Uninsured
28.7%
Employer Coverage
27.7%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cochran County, TX declined by 13.7% from 22.4% to 19.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 41.9% in Cochran County, TX.

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