Hale County, TX

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2022 Population
32,525
1.08% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
0.299% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.5%
8.71% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,721
4.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,500
17.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,924
2.47% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Hale County, TX had a population of 32.5k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $50,721. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hale County, TX declined from 32,879 to 32,525, a −1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,649 to $50,721, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hale County, TX are White (Hispanic) (36.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.4%), Other (Hispanic) (10%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%).

None of the households in Hale 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.

92.8% of the residents in Hale County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hale County, TX are Wayland Baptist University (1,074 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hale County, TX was $97,500, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%.

Most people in Hale County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hale County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hale County, TX is home to a population of 32.5k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Hale County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.43k people).

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more White (Hispanic) residents (11.8k people) in Hale County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Hale County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hale County, TX was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hale County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 1.06k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 74
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.68k ± 1.02k
61.6%
Hispanic Population
20k people

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more White (Hispanic) residents (11.8k people) in Hale County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

61.6% of the people in Hale County, TX are hispanic (20k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hale 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

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.43k people
10.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.32k people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Hale County, TX residents (3.43k 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 Hale County, TX was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    240 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    189 ± 83
  3. Korea
    173 ± 84

Hale County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hale County, TX employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Hale County, TX are Retail Trade (2,214 people), Educational Services (1,681 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,844), Utilities ($78,289), and Construction ($43,575).

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

13.9k
2022 Value
± 931
−2.47%
1 Year decline
± 9.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hale County, TX declined at a rate of −2.47%, from 14.3k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hale County, TX, are Management Occupations (1,582 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,475 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hale County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.9k
2022 Value
± 931
−2.47%
1 Year decline
± 9.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hale County, TX declined at a rate of −2.47%, from 14.3k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hale County, TX, are Retail Trade (2,214 people), Educational Services (1,681 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hale County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Hale 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

$41,875
Median earning men ± $1,742
$26,612
Median earning women ± $3,157

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,636), Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,989), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,731).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($50,227), Public Administration ($45,410), and Manufacturing ($40,908).

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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. 266
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 218
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 151
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hale County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 74.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

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

In 2022, universities in Hale County, TX awarded 1,074 degrees. The student population of Hale County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,385 male students and 1,593 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hale County, TX are White (381 and 36%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (355 and 33.6%), Black or African American (187 and 17.7%), and Two or More Races (50 and 4.73%).

The largest universities in Hale County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Wayland Baptist University (1,074 and 100%).

The median tuition cost in Hale County, TX for private four year colleges is $20,942.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Hale County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,978 (46.5% men and 53.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,978 students enrolled in Hale County, TX, 46.5% men and 53.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 999 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hale County, TX was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 58 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,074 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayland Baptist University with 1,074 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 498 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hale County, TX, which is 0.865 times less than the 576 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 381 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 355 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,942) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,426) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hale County, TX was $97,500 in 2022, which is 0.346 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,200 to $97,500, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Hale County, TX is 61.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hale County, TX have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hale County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hale County, TX is $50,721. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hale County, TX was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $65,163, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $63,924 and $56,702.

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hale County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.21%.

Property

$97,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,305
$6,789
Median Property Taxes
±$534

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

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Rent vs Own

61.7%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.7% of the housing units in Hale County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9509
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hale County, TX was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $65,163, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $63,924 and $56,702.

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

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Household Income

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$50,721
Median Household Income
± $4,549
11k
Number of Households
± 780

In 2022, the median household income of the 11k households in Hale County, TX grew to $50,721 from the previous year's value of $48,649.

The following chart displays the households in Hale 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 Hale 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 (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.32%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Hale County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (2.32%).

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hale County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Hale 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 Hale County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hale County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hale County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hale County, TX (5.6k out of 30.2k 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 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hale County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White 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, 24.6% of the children was living in poverty in Hale County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 222 in Hale County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 16.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

77.7% of the population of Hale County, TX has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 8% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hale County, TX see 3037 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (3383 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5459 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 762 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,037 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hale County, TX

Primary care physicians in Hale County, TX see an average of 3,037 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (3,383 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hale 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 30.3% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

22.3%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
8%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hale County, TX declined by 3.02% from 23% to 22.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.7 in Hale 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 39% in Hale 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 24.1% in Hale County, TX.

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