DeWitt County, TX

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2022 Population
19,826
0.0403% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.725% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
2.67% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,100
5.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$156,700
8.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, DeWitt County, TX had a population of 19.8k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $61,100. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of DeWitt County, TX declined from 19,834 to 19,826, a −0.0403% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,873 to $61,100, a 5.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeWitt County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.3%), Other (Hispanic) (22.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.75%), White (Hispanic) (7.42%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.21%).

None of the households in DeWitt 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.

97.6% of the residents in DeWitt County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in DeWitt County, TX was $156,700, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in DeWitt County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in DeWitt County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

DeWitt County, TX is home to a population of 19.8k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.73% of DeWitt County, TX residents were born outside of the country (541 people).

In 2022, there were 2.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in DeWitt County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.54k Other (Hispanic) and 1.54k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of DeWitt County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in DeWitt County, TX was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeWitt County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.6k ± 100
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    4.54k ± 606
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.54k ± 181
36.4%
Hispanic Population
7.21k people

In 2022, there were 2.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in DeWitt County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.54k Other (Hispanic) and 1.54k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.4% of the people in DeWitt County, TX are hispanic (7.21k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.73%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
541 people
2.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
586 people

As of 2022, 2.73% of DeWitt County, TX residents (541 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 DeWitt County, TX was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    262 ± 79
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    184 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    101 ± 67

DeWitt County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of DeWitt County, TX employs 7.54k people. The largest industries in DeWitt County, TX are Retail Trade (1,040 people), Educational Services (1,005 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (931 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($102,500), Wholesale Trade ($82,000), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,835).

Occupations

7.54k
2022 Value
± 599
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in DeWitt County, TX grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 7.4k employees to 7.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeWitt County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (948 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (744 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (686 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeWitt County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.54k
2022 Value
± 599
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in DeWitt County, TX grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 7.4k employees to 7.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeWitt County, TX, are Retail Trade (1,040 people), Educational Services (1,005 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (931 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeWitt County, TX, though some of these residents may live in DeWitt 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

$42,643
Median earning men ± $5,244
$29,273
Median earning women ± $4,641

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($119,032), Wholesale Trade ($82,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,182).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($63,036), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,577), and Public Administration ($47,083).

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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. 165
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 97
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 77
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in DeWitt County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 80.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.567%).

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 DeWitt County, TX was $156,700 in 2022, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,700 to $156,700, a 8.29% increase. The homeownership rate in DeWitt County, TX is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in DeWitt County, TX have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeWitt County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in DeWitt County, TX is $61,100. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeWitt County, TX was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $64,904, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $60,795 and $57,452.

Property

$156,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,985
$4,655
Median Property Taxes
±$403

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in DeWitt County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9704
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeWitt County, TX was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $64,904, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $60,795 and $57,452.

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

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Household Income

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$61,100
Median Household Income
± $4,804
6.59k
Number of Households
± 521

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.59k households in DeWitt County, TX grew to $61,100 from the previous year's value of $57,873.

The following chart displays the households in DeWitt 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 DeWitt 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.07%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in DeWitt County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.65%) and those who worked at home (4.07%).

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

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeWitt County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.24% of the workforce in DeWitt 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 DeWitt County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DeWitt County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeWitt County, TX (2.96k out of 17.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeWitt 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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Health

82.7% of the population of DeWitt County, TX has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in DeWitt County, TX see 1833 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.21% decrease from the previous year (2019 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4035 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5044 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,833 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeWitt County, TX

Primary care physicians in DeWitt County, TX see an average of 1,833 patients per year. This represents a 9.21% decrease from the previous year (2,019 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DeWitt 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 25.4% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.3%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeWitt County, TX grew by 4.99% from 16.5% to 17.3%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in DeWitt County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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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 37.8% in DeWitt County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 20.1% in DeWitt County, TX.

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