Gaines County, TX

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2022 Population
21,523
1.68% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
29.3
3.9% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.7%
9.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,299
8.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,100
32.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gaines County, TX had a population of 21.5k people with a median age of 29.3 and a median household income of $73,299. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gaines County, TX grew from 21,167 to 21,523, a 1.68% increase and its median household income grew from $67,728 to $73,299, a 8.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gaines County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.2%), White (Hispanic) (24.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.8%), Other (Hispanic) (4.29%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%).

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.

85.2% of the residents in Gaines County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gaines County, TX was $181,100, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Gaines County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gaines County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gaines County, TX is home to a population of 21.5k people, from which 85.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.8% of Gaines County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.12k people).

In 2022, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Gaines County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k White (Hispanic) and 2.75k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.2%
2022 Citizenship
82.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.2% of Gaines County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gaines County, TX was 82.1%, 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)
    11.7k ± 28
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.35k ± 967
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.75k ± 909
42.6%
Hispanic Population
9.17k people

In 2022, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Gaines County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k White (Hispanic) and 2.75k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.6% of the people in Gaines County, TX are hispanic (9.17k 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

23.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.12k people
27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.72k people

As of 2022, 23.8% of Gaines County, TX residents (5.12k 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 Gaines County, TX was 27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    190 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 123
  3. Vietnam
    140 ± 108

Gaines County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gaines County, TX employs 8.83k people. The largest industries in Gaines County, TX are Construction (1,385 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (931 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (926 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,969), Utilities ($76,319), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,459).

Occupations

8.83k
2022 Value
± 845
4.2%
1 Year growth
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gaines County, TX grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 8.47k employees to 8.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gaines County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,289 people), Management Occupations (1,211 people), and Transportation Occupations (932 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

8.83k
2022 Value
± 845
4.2%
1 Year growth
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gaines County, TX grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 8.47k employees to 8.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gaines County, TX, are Construction (1,385 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (931 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (926 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

$61,136
Median earning men ± $11,685
$29,484
Median earning women ± $4,950

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($91,375), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,357), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,830).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,114), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,384), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,730).

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

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Civics

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 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.

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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gaines County, TX was $181,100 in 2022, which is 0.642 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,400 to $181,100, a 32.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Gaines County, TX is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gaines County, TX have an average commute time of 21.4 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

$181,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,701
$5,078
Median Property Taxes
±$587

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 $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Gaines County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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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.
$73,299
Median Household Income
± $10,129
6.91k
Number of Households
± 770

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.91k households in Gaines County, TX grew to $73,299 from the previous year's value of $67,728.

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.
0.476
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 (70%)
  2. Carpooled (19.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4%)

In 2022, 70% of workers in Gaines County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (19.2%) and those who worked at home (4%).

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

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gaines County, TX have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.02% 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

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gaines County, TX (2.71k out of 21.4k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

70.5% of the population of Gaines County, TX has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 6.88% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.299% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gaines County, TX see 10746 patients per year on average, which represents a 106% increase from the previous year (5225 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10998 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10998 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

10,746 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gaines County, TX

Primary care physicians in Gaines County, TX see an average of 10,746 patients per year. This represents a 106% increase from the previous year (5,225 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 36.5% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.57% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

29.5%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
6.88%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.299%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gaines County, TX declined by 3.32% from 30.5% to 29.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.9 in Gaines 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 38% in Gaines County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 35.8% in Gaines County, TX.

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