Castro County, TX

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2020 Population
7,561
1.46% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.7
2.59% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.8%
13.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,900
0.483% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$83,300
1.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Castro County, TX had a population of 7.56k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $49,900. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Castro County, TX declined from 7,673 to 7,561, a −1.46% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,142 to $49,900, a −0.483% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Castro County, TX are White (Hispanic) (52.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.17%), Other (Hispanic) (3.27%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%).

None of the households in Castro 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.

88.6% of the residents in Castro County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Castro County, TX was $83,300, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in Castro County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Castro County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Castro County, TX is home to a population of 7.56k people, from which 88.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 15.9% of Castro County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.2k people).

In 2020, there were 1.66 times more White (Hispanic) residents (3.96k people) in Castro County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k White (Non-Hispanic) and 693 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.6%
2020 Citizenship
87.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.6% of Castro County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Castro County, TX was 87.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Castro County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    3.96k ± 409
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 14
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    693 ± 403
64.8%
Hispanic Population
4.9k people

In 2020, there were 1.66 times more White (Hispanic) residents (3.96k people) in Castro County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k White (Non-Hispanic) and 693 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

64.8% of the people in Castro County, TX are hispanic (4.9k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

15.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.2k people
16.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.27k people

As of 2020, 15.9% of Castro County, TX residents (1.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Castro County, TX was 16.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    134 ± 99
  2. Vietnam
    120 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    96 ± 80

Castro County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Castro County, TX employs 3.56k people. The largest industries in Castro County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (730 people), Retail Trade (592 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (505 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,968), Utilities ($55,917), and Wholesale Trade ($55,649).

Occupations

3.56k
2020 Value
± 382
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Castro County, TX grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 3.47k employees to 3.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Castro County, TX, are Management Occupations (469 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (447 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (384 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Castro County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.56k
2020 Value
± 382
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Castro County, TX grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 3.47k employees to 3.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Castro County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (730 people), Retail Trade (592 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (505 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Castro County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Castro 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

$40,964
Median earning men ± $6,339
$30,129
Median earning women ± $8,034

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,304), Manufacturing ($60,858), and Wholesale Trade ($56,282).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,898), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,529), and Retail Trade ($35,631).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 51
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 41
    Retail Trade
  3. 41
    Wholesale Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Castro County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 76.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.432%).

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 36 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 36 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Castro County, TX was $83,300 in 2020, which is 0.362 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $81,900 to $83,300, a 1.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Castro County, TX is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Castro County, TX have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Castro County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Castro County, TX is $49,900. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Castro County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $92,188, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $48,507 and $42,750.

Property

$83,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,863
$1,494
Median Property Taxes
±$218

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 Castro County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2020
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.4% of the housing units in Castro County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Castro County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $92,188, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $48,507 and $42,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Castro 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.
$49,900
Median Household Income
± $4,131
2.56k
Number of Households
± 316

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.56k households in Castro County, TX declined from $49,900 from the previous year's value of $50,142.

The following chart displays the households in Castro 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 Castro County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.39%)

In 2020, 81.1% of workers in Castro County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (3.39%).

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

14.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Castro County, TX have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.762% of the workforce in Castro 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 Castro County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Castro County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Castro County, TX (886 out of 7.48k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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77.1% of the population of Castro County, TX has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 9.4% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

22.9%
Uninsured
32.7%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
9.4%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Castro County, TX declined by 2.7% from 23.5% to 22.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Castro County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.5% in Castro County, TX.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Castro County, TX.

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