Ellis County, TX

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2022 Population
195,509
4% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.2
0.549% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.2%
0.398% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$93,248
9.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$275,800
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
99,369
5.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ellis County, TX had a population of 196k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $93,248. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ellis County, TX grew from 187,984 to 195,509, a 4% increase and its median household income grew from $85,272 to $93,248, a 9.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ellis County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.2%), White (Hispanic) (13.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.98%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.63%).

None of the households in Ellis 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.

95.3% of the residents in Ellis County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ellis County, TX are Southwestern Assemblies of God University (557 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ellis County, TX was $275,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Ellis County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ellis County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ellis County, TX is home to a population of 196k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.71% of Ellis County, TX residents were born outside of the country (15.1k people).

In 2022, there were 4.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Ellis County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k White (Hispanic) and 24.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.3% of Ellis County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ellis County, TX was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ellis County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    110k ± 450
  2. White (Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 2.32k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 614
27.5%
Hispanic Population
53.8k people

In 2022, there were 4.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Ellis County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k White (Hispanic) and 24.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.5% of the people in Ellis County, TX are hispanic (53.8k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.1k people
7.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.7k people

As of 2022, 7.71% of Ellis County, TX residents (15.1k 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 Ellis County, TX was 7.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,530 ± 565
  2. Vietnam
    2,926 ± 347
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,963 ± 374

Ellis County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ellis County, TX employs 99.4k people. The largest industries in Ellis County, TX are Retail Trade (12,608 people), Manufacturing (12,228 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,477 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,833), Utilities ($77,591), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,864).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

99.4k
2022 Value
± 2,788
5.92%
1 Year growth
± 3.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ellis County, TX grew at a rate of 5.92%, from 93.8k employees to 99.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ellis County, TX, are Management Occupations (12,350 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,705 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,566 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ellis County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

99.4k
2022 Value
± 2,788
5.92%
1 Year growth
± 3.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ellis County, TX grew at a rate of 5.92%, from 93.8k employees to 99.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ellis County, TX, are Retail Trade (12,608 people), Manufacturing (12,228 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,477 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ellis County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Ellis 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

$56,921
Median earning men ± $1,700
$40,324
Median earning women ± $2,002

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,228), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,720), and Public Administration ($78,147).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,721), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,333), and Public Administration ($52,457).

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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. 983
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 757
    Manufacturing
  3. 710
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ellis County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

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

In 2022, universities in Ellis County, TX awarded 557 degrees. The student population of Ellis County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 869 male students and 925 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ellis County, TX are White (335 and 60.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (113 and 20.5%), Black or African American (49 and 8.91%), and Two or More Races (21 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Ellis County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Assemblies of God University (557 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ellis County, TX are Christian Studies (94 and 16.9%), Biblical Studies (75 and 13.5%), and Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries (59 and 10.6%).

The median tuition cost in Ellis County, TX for private four year colleges is $16,822.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ellis County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 55.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,794 (48.4% men and 51.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,794 students enrolled in Ellis County, TX, 48.4% men and 51.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 938 records, of which 57% were women and 43% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ellis County, TX was General Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
557 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Assemblies of God University with 557 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 245 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ellis County, TX, which is 0.785 times less than the 312 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 335 degrees mean that there were 2.96 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 113 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,822) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,338) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ellis County, TX was $275,800 in 2022, which is 0.978 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $239,000 to $275,800, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Ellis County, TX is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ellis County, TX have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ellis County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ellis County, TX is $93,248. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ellis County, TX was Census Tract 608.01 with a value of $152,659, followed by Census Tract 602.09 and Census Tract 608.02, with respective values of $123,587 and $119,324.

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ellis County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.03%.

Property

$275,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,040
$49,846
Median Property Taxes
±$1,611

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.9% of the housing units in Ellis County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 608.01
  2. Census Tract 602.09
  3. Census Tract 608.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ellis County, TX was Census Tract 608.01 with a value of $152,659, followed by Census Tract 602.09 and Census Tract 608.02, with respective values of $123,587 and $119,324.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ellis County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$93,248
Median Household Income
± $2,485
65.7k
Number of Households
± 2,034

In 2022, the median household income of the 65.7k households in Ellis County, TX grew to $93,248 from the previous year's value of $85,272.

The following chart displays the households in Ellis 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 Ellis 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 (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.22%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Ellis County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (9.22%).

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ellis County, TX have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Ellis County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ellis County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ellis County, TX (15.9k out of 193k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ellis 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.1% of the children was living in poverty in Ellis County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 142 in Ellis County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 75.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

83.9% of the population of Ellis County, TX has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 9.43% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 9.36% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, TX see 2432 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (2361 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2950 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1304 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,432 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ellis County, TX

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, TX see an average of 2,432 patients per year. This represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (2,361 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.1%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
9.43%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
9.36%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ellis County, TX grew by 0.242% from 16.1% to 16.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.4 in Ellis County, TX.

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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 36.1% in Ellis County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.9% in Ellis County, TX.

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