Victoria County, TX

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2022 Population
91,209
0.0778% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0.833% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
2.79% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,308
9.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,200
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
41,593
0.808% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Victoria County, TX had a population of 91.2k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $66,308. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Victoria County, TX declined from 91,280 to 91,209, a −0.0778% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,598 to $66,308, a 9.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Victoria County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.7%), White (Hispanic) (26.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (16.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.28%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.86%).

None of the households in Victoria 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.

96.4% of the residents in Victoria County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Victoria County, TX are University of Houston-Victoria (225502) (1,328 degrees awarded in 2022), Victoria College (229540) (600 degrees), and Victoria Beauty & Barber College (48 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Victoria County, TX was $181,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in Victoria County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Victoria County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Victoria County, TX is home to a population of 91.2k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.36% of Victoria County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Victoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.1k White (Hispanic) and 15.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Victoria County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Victoria County, TX was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Victoria County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.9k ± 231
  2. White (Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 1.6k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    15.4k ± 1.68k
48.5%
Hispanic Population
44.2k people

In 2022, there were 1.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Victoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.1k White (Hispanic) and 15.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

48.5% of the people in Victoria County, TX are hispanic (44.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Victoria 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

6.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.8k people
6.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.94k people

As of 2022, 6.36% of Victoria County, TX residents (5.8k 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 Victoria County, TX was 6.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,528 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,450 ± 314
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    760 ± 205

Victoria County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Victoria County, TX employs 41.6k people. The largest industries in Victoria County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,235 people), Retail Trade (5,575 people), and Manufacturing (4,977 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,742), Utilities ($68,076), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,667).

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

41.6k
2022 Value
± 1,717
−0.808%
1 Year decline
± 5.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Victoria County, TX declined at a rate of −0.808%, from 41.9k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Victoria County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,774 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,514 people), and Management Occupations (4,146 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Victoria County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.6k
2022 Value
± 1,717
−0.808%
1 Year decline
± 5.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Victoria County, TX declined at a rate of −0.808%, from 41.9k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Victoria County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,235 people), Retail Trade (5,575 people), and Manufacturing (4,977 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Victoria County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Victoria 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

$49,130
Median earning men ± $2,948
$29,177
Median earning women ± $1,258

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($71,275), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,042), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,211).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,125), Wholesale Trade ($53,980), and Construction ($53,750).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,150
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 695
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 467
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Victoria County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 68.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.992%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Victoria County, TX awarded 1,991 degrees. The student population of Victoria County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,360 male students and 4,870 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Victoria County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (803 and 41.2%), followed by White (686 and 35.2%), Black or African American (250 and 12.8%), and Asian (127 and 6.52%).

The largest universities in Victoria County, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of Houston-Victoria (225502) (1,328 and 66.7%), Victoria College (229540) (600 and 30.1%), and Victoria Beauty & Barber College (48 and 2.41%).

The most popular majors in Victoria County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (355 and 17.8%), General Interdisciplinary Studies (174 and 8.74%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (135 and 6.78%).

The median tuition cost in Victoria County, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,111 for in-state students and $14,903 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Victoria County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,230 (32.6% men and 67.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,230 students enrolled in Victoria County, TX, 32.6% men and 67.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,327 records, of which 69.3% were women and 30.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 133 degrees awarded
  2. 120 degrees awarded
  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Victoria County, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 133 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,328 degrees awarded
  2. 600 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Houston-Victoria (225502) with 1,328 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 685 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Victoria County, TX, which is 0.525 times less than the 1,306 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 803 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 686 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,111) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,388) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Victoria County, TX was $181,200 in 2022, which is 0.643 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,200 to $181,200, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Victoria County, TX is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Victoria County, TX have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Victoria County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Victoria County, TX is $66,308. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Victoria County, TX was Census Tract 15.03 with a value of $101,771, followed by Census Tract 15.04 and Census Tract 15.01, with respective values of $89,150 and $87,130.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Victoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.424%.

Property

$181,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,310
$23,006
Median Property Taxes
±$1,119

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.1% of the housing units in Victoria County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 15.03
  2. Census Tract 15.04
  3. Census Tract 15.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Victoria County, TX was Census Tract 15.03 with a value of $101,771, followed by Census Tract 15.04 and Census Tract 15.01, with respective values of $89,150 and $87,130.

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

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Household Income

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$66,308
Median Household Income
± $2,357
34.3k
Number of Households
± 1,469

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.3k households in Victoria County, TX grew to $66,308 from the previous year's value of $60,598.

The following chart displays the households in Victoria 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 Victoria 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 (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.81%)

In 2022, 79.8% of workers in Victoria County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (5.81%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Victoria County, TX have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Victoria County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Victoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.424%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Victoria County, TX (14.9k out of 89.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Victoria County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.4% of the children was living in poverty in Victoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 425 in Victoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 146 per 100,000 population.

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Health

83.6% of the population of Victoria County, TX has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Victoria County, TX see 1335 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1315 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 605 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,335 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Victoria County, TX

Primary care physicians in Victoria County, TX see an average of 1,335 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1,315 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Victoria 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 26.8% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.4%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Victoria County, TX declined by 1.6% from 16.7% to 16.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.8 in Victoria 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 38.4% in Victoria 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 20.2% in Victoria County, TX.

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