Kleberg County, TX

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2022 Population
30,860
0.5% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.6
0.351% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
30.6%
6.89% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,487
5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,300
30.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,990
0.983% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Kleberg County, TX had a population of 30.9k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $52,487. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kleberg County, TX declined from 31,015 to 30,860, a −0.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,986 to $52,487, a 5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kleberg County, TX are White (Hispanic) (39.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (28.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (19.8%), Other (Hispanic) (4.58%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%).

None of the households in Kleberg 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.

96.9% of the residents in Kleberg County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kleberg County, TX are Texas A & M University-Kingsville (1,533 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kleberg County, TX was $128,300, and the homeownership rate was 54.1%.

Most people in Kleberg County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kleberg County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kleberg County, TX is home to a population of 30.9k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.1% of Kleberg County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.88k people).

In 2022, there were 1.38 times more White (Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Kleberg County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.89k Two+ (Hispanic) and 6.11k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Kleberg County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kleberg County, TX was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kleberg County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 1.3k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8.89k ± 1.31k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.11k ± 32
73.5%
Hispanic Population
22.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.38 times more White (Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Kleberg County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.89k Two+ (Hispanic) and 6.11k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

73.5% of the people in Kleberg County, TX are hispanic (22.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kleberg 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

6.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.88k people
6.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.88k people

As of 2022, 6.1% of Kleberg County, TX residents (1.88k 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 Kleberg County, TX was 6.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    582 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    500 ± 236
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    391 ± 192

Kleberg County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kleberg County, TX employs 13k people. The largest industries in Kleberg County, TX are Retail Trade (2,041 people), Educational Services (2,020 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,517 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,060), Transportation & Warehousing ($81,292), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,417).

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

13k
2022 Value
± 1,178
−0.983%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kleberg County, TX declined at a rate of −0.983%, from 13.1k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kleberg County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,423 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,352 people), and Management Occupations (1,008 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kleberg County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13k
2022 Value
± 1,178
−0.983%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kleberg County, TX declined at a rate of −0.983%, from 13.1k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kleberg County, TX, are Retail Trade (2,041 people), Educational Services (2,020 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,517 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kleberg County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kleberg 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

$46,961
Median earning men ± $7,672
$26,546
Median earning women ± $6,524

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,000), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,292).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($98,403), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,190), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,435).

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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. 282
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 230
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 127
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kleberg County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.886%).

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.

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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 Kleberg County, TX awarded 1,533 degrees. The student population of Kleberg County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,017 male students and 3,075 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kleberg County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (978 and 73.3%), followed by White (258 and 19.3%), Black or African American (51 and 3.82%), and Asian (25 and 1.87%).

The largest universities in Kleberg County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-Kingsville (1,533 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kleberg County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (142 and 9.26%), General Computer & Information Sciences (89 and 5.81%), and General Civil Engineering (77 and 5.02%).

The median tuition cost in Kleberg County, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,137 for in-state students and $18,133 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kleberg County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,092 (49.5% men and 50.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,092 students enrolled in Kleberg County, TX, 49.5% men and 50.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,244 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kleberg County, TX was General Civil Engineering with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kleberg County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,533 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-Kingsville with 1,533 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 726 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kleberg County, TX, which is 0.9 times less than the 807 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 978 degrees mean that there were 3.79 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 258 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,137) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,755) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,242) 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 Kleberg County, TX was $128,300 in 2022, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,000 to $128,300, a 30.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Kleberg County, TX is 54.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kleberg County, TX have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kleberg County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kleberg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

Property

$128,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,812
$6,443
Median Property Taxes
±$619

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

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Rent vs Own

54.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.1% of the housing units in Kleberg County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 202
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$52,487
Median Household Income
± $4,987
11.9k
Number of Households
± 1,032

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Kleberg County, TX grew to $52,487 from the previous year's value of $49,986.

The following chart displays the households in Kleberg 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 Kleberg 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 (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.48%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Kleberg County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (5.48%).

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kleberg County, TX have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Kleberg 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 Kleberg County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kleberg County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kleberg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

30.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kleberg County, TX (8.89k out of 29.1k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kleberg County, TX is Hispanic, followed by Two Or More and White.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 30% of the children was living in poverty in Kleberg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 500 in Kleberg County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 297 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.7% of the population of Kleberg County, TX has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 8.89% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kleberg County, TX see 2360 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (2395 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1785 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1896 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

2,360 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kleberg County, TX

Primary care physicians in Kleberg County, TX see an average of 2,360 patients per year. This represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (2,395 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 30.7% between 18 and 34 years, 29.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% 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

17.3%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
20.6%
Medicaid
8.89%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kleberg County, TX grew by 15.1% from 15.1% to 17.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.9 in Kleberg 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 40.9% in Kleberg County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.8% in Kleberg County, TX.

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