Tarrant County, TX

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2022 Population
2.11M
1.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
0.287% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
2.24% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,872
7.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$269,400
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.07M
1.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tarrant County, TX had a population of 2.11M people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $78,872. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tarrant County, TX grew from 2.09M to 2.11M, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $73,545 to $78,872, a 7.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tarrant County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.9%), White (Hispanic) (11.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.98%), and Other (Hispanic) (8.15%).

None of the households in Tarrant 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.

90.7% of the residents in Tarrant County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tarrant County, TX are The University of Texas at Arlington (13,900 degrees awarded in 2022), Tarrant County College District (228547) (7,513 degrees), and Texas Christian University (228875) (3,190 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tarrant County, TX was $269,400, and the homeownership rate was 59.7%.

Most people in Tarrant County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Tarrant County, TX was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Looking down from the parking garage 4th and Calhoun streets.

Population & Diversity

Tarrant County, TX is home to a population of 2.11M people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.2% of Tarrant County, TX residents were born outside of the country (342k people).

In 2022, there were 2.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (928k people) in Tarrant County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 358k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 251k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.7%
2022 Citizenship
90.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.7% of Tarrant County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tarrant County, TX was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tarrant County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    928k ± 1.46k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    358k ± 3.1k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    251k ± 7.27k
29.8%
Hispanic Population
630k people

In 2022, there were 2.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (928k people) in Tarrant County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 358k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 251k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.8% of the people in Tarrant County, TX are hispanic (630k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tarrant 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

16.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
342k people
16.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
340k people

As of 2022, 16.2% of Tarrant County, TX residents (342k 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 Tarrant County, TX was 16.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    30,712 ± 1,854
  2. Vietnam
    28,822 ± 933
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    20,473 ± 1,301

Tarrant County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tarrant County, TX employs 1.07M people. The largest industries in Tarrant County, TX are Retail Trade (124,355 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (119,719 people), and Manufacturing (107,885 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,199), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,664), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,563).

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

1.07M
2022 Value
± 9,856
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 1.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tarrant County, TX grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 1.05M employees to 1.07M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tarrant County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128,472 people), Management Occupations (121,834 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (109,702 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tarrant County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.07M
2022 Value
± 9,856
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 1.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tarrant County, TX grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 1.05M employees to 1.07M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tarrant County, TX, are Retail Trade (124,355 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (119,719 people), and Manufacturing (107,885 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tarrant County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Tarrant 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

$52,019
Median earning men ± $689
$39,426
Median earning women ± $676

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,976), Public Administration ($79,269), and Information ($78,978).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,886), Public Administration ($57,961), and Information ($55,897).

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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. 20,554
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 10,986
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 9,343
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tarrant County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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

In 2022, universities in Tarrant County, TX awarded 30,676 degrees. The student population of Tarrant County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 44,684 male students and 65,445 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tarrant County, TX are White (11,545 and 40.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8,186 and 28.5%), Black or African American (4,628 and 16.1%), and Asian (2,527 and 8.81%).

The largest universities in Tarrant County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Arlington (13,900 and 45.3%), Tarrant County College District (228547) (7,513 and 24.5%), and Texas Christian University (228875) (3,190 and 10.4%).

The most popular majors in Tarrant County, TX are General Studies (4,629 and 15.1%), Registered Nursing (3,771 and 12.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,574 and 5.13%).

The median tuition costs in Tarrant County, TX are $14,363 for private four year colleges, and $8,978 and $26,689 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tarrant County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 110,129 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 110,129 students enrolled in Tarrant County, TX, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 34,838 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 445 degrees awarded
  2. 405 degrees awarded
  3. 3,429 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tarrant County, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 445 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,900 degrees awarded
  2. 7,513 degrees awarded
  3. 3,190 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Arlington with 13,900 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 11,169 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tarrant County, TX, which is 0.573 times less than the 19,507 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 11,545 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 8,186 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 ($14,363) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,346) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,639) 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 Tarrant County, TX was $269,400 in 2022, which is 0.956 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $229,200 to $269,400, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Tarrant County, TX is 59.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tarrant County, TX have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tarrant County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tarrant County, TX is $78,872. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tarrant County, TX was Census Tract 1139.08 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1138.15 and Census Tract 1139.06, with respective values of $227,802 and $225,526.

In 2022, 16.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tarrant County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.595%.

Property

$269,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,897
$450,549
Median Property Taxes
±$5,502

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

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Rent vs Own

59.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.7% of the housing units in Tarrant County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1139.08
  2. Census Tract 1138.15
  3. Census Tract 1139.06

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tarrant County, TX was Census Tract 1139.08 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1138.15 and Census Tract 1139.06, with respective values of $227,802 and $225,526.

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

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Household Income

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$78,872
Median Household Income
± $795
755k
Number of Households
± 7,609

In 2022, the median household income of the 755k households in Tarrant County, TX grew to $78,872 from the previous year's value of $73,545.

The following chart displays the households in Tarrant 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 Tarrant 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%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.7%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Tarrant County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.7%).

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tarrant County, TX have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Tarrant 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 Tarrant County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tarrant County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tarrant County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.595%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tarrant County, TX (230k out of 2.08M 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.4% of the children was living in poverty in Tarrant County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 403 in Tarrant County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 49.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

83.1% of the population of Tarrant County, TX has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 8.61% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see 1689 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.764% decrease from the previous year (1702 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1633 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 696 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,689 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tarrant County, TX

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see an average of 1,689 patients per year. This represents a 0.764% decrease from the previous year (1,702 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tarrant 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 27.5% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.9%
Uninsured
49.8%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
8.61%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tarrant County, TX grew by 0.908% from 16.8% to 16.9%.

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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 48.5 in Tarrant 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 37.7% in Tarrant 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 18.9% in Tarrant County, TX.

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