Deaf Smith County, TX

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2022 Population
18,585
0.482% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32
0.312% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
5.55% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,942
4.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$107,500
17.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Deaf Smith County, TX had a population of 18.6k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $51,942. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Deaf Smith County, TX declined from 18,675 to 18,585, a −0.482% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,611 to $51,942, a 4.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Deaf Smith County, TX are White (Hispanic) (39.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (25.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (22.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.39%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Deaf Smith 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.

87.3% of the residents in Deaf Smith County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Deaf Smith County, TX was $107,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.4%.

Most people in Deaf Smith County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Deaf Smith County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Deaf Smith County, TX is home to a population of 18.6k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.5% of Deaf Smith County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.08k people).

In 2022, there were 1.54 times more White (Hispanic) residents (7.42k people) in Deaf Smith County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.81k Two+ (Hispanic) and 4.13k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.3%
2022 Citizenship
88.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.3% of Deaf Smith County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Deaf Smith County, TX was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Deaf Smith County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    7.42k ± 1.19k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.81k ± 1.13k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.13k ± 23
75.4%
Hispanic Population
14k people

In 2022, there were 1.54 times more White (Hispanic) residents (7.42k people) in Deaf Smith County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.81k Two+ (Hispanic) and 4.13k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

75.4% of the people in Deaf Smith County, TX are hispanic (14k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

16.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.08k people
16.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.04k people

As of 2022, 16.5% of Deaf Smith County, TX residents (3.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Deaf Smith County, TX was 16.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    186 ± 108
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    96 ± 63
  3. World War II
    28 ± 31

Deaf Smith County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Deaf Smith County, TX employs 8.43k people. The largest industries in Deaf Smith County, TX are Manufacturing (1,578 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (870 people), and Retail Trade (813 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($80,357), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,457), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,170).

Occupations

8.43k
2022 Value
± 762
−1.46%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Deaf Smith County, TX declined at a rate of −1.46%, from 8.55k employees to 8.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Deaf Smith County, TX, are Production Occupations (945 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (777 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Deaf Smith County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.43k
2022 Value
± 762
−1.46%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Deaf Smith County, TX declined at a rate of −1.46%, from 8.55k employees to 8.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Deaf Smith County, TX, are Manufacturing (1,578 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (870 people), and Retail Trade (813 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Deaf Smith County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Deaf Smith 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

$41,358
Median earning men ± $3,918
$29,295
Median earning women ± $2,760

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,126), Wholesale Trade ($54,241), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,392).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,644), Construction ($45,804), and Manufacturing ($44,188).

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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. 111
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 101
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 84
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Deaf Smith County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 71.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.759%).

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 Deaf Smith County, TX was $107,500 in 2022, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $91,700 to $107,500, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Deaf Smith County, TX is 64.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Deaf Smith County, TX have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Deaf Smith County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Deaf Smith County, TX is $51,942. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Deaf Smith County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $54,167, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $53,333 and $51,671.

Property

$107,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,130
$3,881
Median Property Taxes
±$439

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 Deaf Smith County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.4%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.4% of the housing units in Deaf Smith County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Deaf Smith County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $54,167, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $53,333 and $51,671.

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

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Household Income

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$51,942
Median Household Income
± $3,123
6.02k
Number of Households
± 606

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.02k households in Deaf Smith County, TX grew to $51,942 from the previous year's value of $49,611.

The following chart displays the households in Deaf Smith 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 Deaf Smith 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 (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (14.9%)
  3. Other (3.48%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Deaf Smith County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.9%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (3.48%).

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

17 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Deaf Smith County, TX have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Deaf Smith 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 Deaf Smith County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Deaf Smith County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Deaf Smith County, TX (2.9k out of 18.3k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

76.8% of the population of Deaf Smith County, TX has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 7.93% on non-group plans, and 0.544% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Deaf Smith County, TX see 9273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (9380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 18277 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

9,273 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Deaf Smith County, TX

Primary care physicians in Deaf Smith County, TX see an average of 9,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (9,380 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Deaf Smith 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 33.2% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% 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

23.2%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
7.93%
Non-Group
0.544%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Deaf Smith County, TX declined by 0.0153% from 23.3% to 23.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.8 in Deaf Smith 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 39.8% in Deaf Smith County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 26.2% in Deaf Smith County, TX.

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