Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX

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2022 Population
166,406
0.597% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
2.44% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.71%
6.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$119,901
9.89% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$479,100
22.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX had a population of 166k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $119,901. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX grew from 165,419 to 166,406, a 0.597% increase and its median household income grew from $109,108 to $119,901, a 9.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), White (Hispanic) (11.5%), Other (Hispanic) (9.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.51%).

26.4% of the households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, 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.

91.8% of the residents in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was $479,100, and the homeownership rate was 82%.

Most people in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX is home to a population of 166k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 15% of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (24.9k people).

In 2022, there were 4.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.2k people) in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Hispanic) and 15.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX are Spanish (31,407 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,520 households), and Hindi (806 households).

Citizenship

91.8%
2022 Citizenship
91.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.8% of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was 91.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92.2k ± 3.22k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 2.34k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 2.46k
29.9%
Hispanic Population
49.8k people

In 2022, there were 4.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.2k people) in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Hispanic) and 15.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.9% of the people in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX are hispanic (49.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
24.9k people
14.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24.7k people

As of 2022, 15% of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX residents (24.9k 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 Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was 14.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    31,407 households (20%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,520 households (0.968%)
  3. Hindi
    806 households (0.514%)

26.4% of the households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was Spanish. 20% of the households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,223 ± 402
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,076 ± 490
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,539 ± 348

Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX employs 78.9k people. The largest industries in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX are Construction (6,780 people), Computer Systems Design (4,635 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($390,817), Nondepository credit & related activities ($274,782), and Software publishing ($202,884).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,853
Women
45.1%
36,406
Men
54.9%

The workforce of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX in 2020 was 66,259 people, with 45.1% woman, and 54.9% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX.

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Occupations

78.9k
2022 Value
4.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 4.34%, from 75.6k employees to 78.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX, are Other managers (4,027 people), Software developers (2,004 people), and Chief executives & legislators (1,858 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

78.9k
2022 Value
4.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 4.34%, from 75.6k employees to 78.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX, are Construction (6,780 people), Computer Systems Design (4,635 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, 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

$70,509
Median earning men ± $4,452
$53,612
Median earning women ± $2,657

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($127,741), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($126,030), and Information ($118,935).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($95,620), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,228), and Information ($83,438).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), 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.

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

Measure

In 2022, 1.18% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.92% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (40k), Some college (23.9k), and High School or Equivalent (23.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was $479,100 in 2022, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $392,100 to $479,100, a 22.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX is 82%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX is $119,901. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

Property

$479,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,169
$50,777
Median Property Taxes
±$1,902

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 Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82% of the housing units in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, 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.
$119,901
Median Household Income
± $4,938
62k
Number of Households
± 2,387

In 2022, the median household income of the 62k households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX grew to $119,901 from the previous year's value of $109,108.

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Wage Distribution

0.494
2022 Wage GINI in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX
0.496
2021 Wage GINI in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX

In 2022, the income inequality in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.347% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (63.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (26.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.35%)

In 2022, 63.5% of workers in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (26.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.35%).

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, 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 Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.71% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX (11k out of 163k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, 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

88.6% of the population of Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 7% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 44.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
7%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX declined by 0.24% from 11.4% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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