Wilson County, TX

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2022 Population
50,381
2.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0.25% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
4.95% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$89,708
6.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$266,600
15.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilson County, TX had a population of 50.4k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $89,708. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilson County, TX grew from 49,374 to 50,381, a 2.04% increase and its median household income grew from $84,042 to $89,708, a 6.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilson County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.8%), White (Hispanic) (22.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.4%), Other (Hispanic) (3.62%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%).

None of the households in Wilson 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.

97.5% of the residents in Wilson County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wilson County, TX was $266,600, and the homeownership rate was 85.6%.

Most people in Wilson County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilson County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilson County, TX is home to a population of 50.4k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.27% of Wilson County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.15k people).

In 2022, there were 2.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.6k people) in Wilson County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k White (Hispanic) and 7.26k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilson County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.6k ± 221
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 1.19k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.26k ± 1.17k
40.7%
Hispanic Population
20.5k people

In 2022, there were 2.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.6k people) in Wilson County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k White (Hispanic) and 7.26k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.7% of the people in Wilson County, TX are hispanic (20.5k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people
4.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people

As of 2022, 4.27% of Wilson County, TX residents (2.15k 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 Wilson County, TX was 4.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,627 ± 306
  2. Vietnam
    1,252 ± 198
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    950 ± 273

Wilson County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilson County, TX employs 23.3k people. The largest industries in Wilson County, TX are Retail Trade (2,636 people), Educational Services (2,545 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,512 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,148), Public Administration ($81,282), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,743).

Occupations

23.3k
2022 Value
± 1,204
2.29%
1 Year growth
± 7.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson County, TX grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 22.8k employees to 23.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilson County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,887 people), Management Occupations (2,721 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,365 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilson County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.3k
2022 Value
± 1,204
2.29%
1 Year growth
± 7.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson County, TX grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 22.8k employees to 23.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilson County, TX, are Retail Trade (2,636 people), Educational Services (2,545 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,512 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilson County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wilson 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

$61,932
Median earning men ± $4,230
$38,193
Median earning women ± $3,070

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($98,250), Public Administration ($85,893), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,351).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($58,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,012), and Public Administration ($50,216).

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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. 201
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 167
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 116
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wilson County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 73.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.604%).

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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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).

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 Wilson County, TX was $266,600 in 2022, which is 0.946 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $231,100 to $266,600, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilson County, TX is 85.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilson County, TX have an average commute time of 36.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilson County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wilson County, TX is $89,708. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wilson County, TX was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $147,656, followed by Census Tract 1.03 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $100,000 and $96,140.

Property

$266,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,205
$14,851
Median Property Taxes
±$918

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 Wilson County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

85.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.6% of the housing units in Wilson County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 86.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.04
  2. Census Tract 1.03
  3. Census Tract 1.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilson County, TX was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $147,656, followed by Census Tract 1.03 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $100,000 and $96,140.

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

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Household Income

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$89,708
Median Household Income
± $4,391
17.3k
Number of Households
± 979

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.3k households in Wilson County, TX grew to $89,708 from the previous year's value of $84,042.

The following chart displays the households in Wilson 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 Wilson 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 (78.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.74%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Wilson County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.74%).

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

36.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilson County, TX have a longer commute time (36.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4% of the workforce in Wilson 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 Wilson County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wilson County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilson County, TX (5.11k out of 49.7k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

87.8% of the population of Wilson County, TX has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 9.61% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 4.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, TX see 2321 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.27% increase from the previous year (2184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3468 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2601 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,321 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wilson County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, TX see an average of 2,321 patients per year. This represents a 6.27% increase from the previous year (2,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wilson 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 25.6% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% 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

12.2%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
9.61%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
4.44%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilson County, TX declined by 5.91% from 13% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wilson 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 66.1 in Wilson 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 37% in Wilson 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 16.6% in Wilson County, TX.

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