Swisher County, TX

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2022 Population
6,989
0.936% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
3.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
29.5%
18.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$40,290
1.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$85,300
8.94% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Swisher County, TX had a population of 6.99k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $40,290. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Swisher County, TX declined from 7,055 to 6,989, a −0.936% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,685 to $40,290, a 1.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Swisher County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.1%), White (Hispanic) (31.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.88%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%).

None of the households in Swisher 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.

92% of the residents in Swisher County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Swisher County, TX was $85,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Swisher County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Swisher County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Swisher County, TX is home to a population of 6.99k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.2% of Swisher County, TX residents were born outside of the country (716 people).

In 2022, there were 1.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.94k people) in Swisher County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.21k White (Hispanic) and 728 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2022 Citizenship
90%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92% of Swisher County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Swisher County, TX was 90%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Swisher County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.94k ± 147
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.21k ± 398
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    728 ± 366
45.5%
Hispanic Population
3.18k people

In 2022, there were 1.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.94k people) in Swisher County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.21k White (Hispanic) and 728 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

45.5% of the people in Swisher County, TX are hispanic (3.18k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

10.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
716 people
13.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
925 people

As of 2022, 10.2% of Swisher County, TX residents (716 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 Swisher County, TX was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    84 ± 65
  2. Vietnam
    80 ± 56
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    35 ± 22

Swisher County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Swisher County, TX employs 2.67k people. The largest industries in Swisher County, TX are Educational Services (527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (370 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (336 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($78,265), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,577), and Utilities ($51,750).

Occupations

2.67k
2022 Value
± 381
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 18.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Swisher County, TX grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 2.6k employees to 2.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Swisher County, TX, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (438 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (300 people), and Management Occupations (276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Swisher County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.67k
2022 Value
± 381
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 18.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Swisher County, TX grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 2.6k employees to 2.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Swisher County, TX, are Educational Services (527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (370 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (336 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Swisher County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Swisher 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

$43,294
Median earning men ± $6,912
$25,069
Median earning women ± $8,483

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,577), Public Administration ($57,591), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,235), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,903), and Retail Trade ($28,188).

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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. 38
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 36
    Manufacturing
  3. 32
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Swisher County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 78.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.934%).

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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Swisher County, TX was $85,300 in 2022, which is 0.303 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $78,300 to $85,300, a 8.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Swisher County, TX is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Swisher County, TX have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Swisher County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Swisher County, TX is $40,290. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Swisher County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $52,833, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $48,945 and $29,492.

Property

$85,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,027
$1,648
Median Property Taxes
±$242

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
59.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in Swisher County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Swisher County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $52,833, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $48,945 and $29,492.

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

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Household Income

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$40,290
Median Household Income
± $5,515
2.4k
Number of Households
± 294

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.4k households in Swisher County, TX grew to $40,290 from the previous year's value of $39,685.

The following chart displays the households in Swisher 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Swisher 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 (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Walked (3.98%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Swisher County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who walked to work (3.98%).

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

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Swisher County, TX have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.02% of the workforce in Swisher 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 Swisher County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Swisher County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Swisher County, TX (1.88k out of 6.37k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

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

79.6% of the population of Swisher County, TX has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.424% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.8% were men and 47.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 31.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.8% were men and 47.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.4%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.424%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Swisher County, TX declined by 6.11% from 21.7% to 20.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 41.2% in Swisher County, TX.

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