Gillespie County, TX

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2022 Population
26,953
0.834% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.7
0.202% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.07%
19% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,162
8.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$399,400
23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gillespie County, TX had a population of 27k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $70,162. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gillespie County, TX grew from 26,730 to 26,953, a 0.834% increase and its median household income grew from $64,438 to $70,162, a 8.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gillespie County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.5%), White (Hispanic) (13%), Other (Hispanic) (5.68%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%).

None of the households in Gillespie 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.

93.6% of the residents in Gillespie County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gillespie County, TX was $399,400, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%.

Most people in Gillespie County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gillespie County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gillespie County, TX is home to a population of 27k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.81% of Gillespie County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.65k people).

In 2022, there were 5.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.5k people) in Gillespie County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k White (Hispanic) and 1.53k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.6% of Gillespie County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gillespie County, TX was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gillespie County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.5k ± 167
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.5k ± 631
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 566
24.4%
Hispanic Population
6.57k people

In 2022, there were 5.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.5k people) in Gillespie County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k White (Hispanic) and 1.53k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.4% of the people in Gillespie County, TX are hispanic (6.57k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.65k people
9.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.42k people

As of 2022, 9.81% of Gillespie County, TX residents (2.65k 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 Gillespie County, TX was 9.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    814 ± 182
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    219 ± 117
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    208 ± 115

Gillespie County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gillespie County, TX employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Gillespie County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,876 people), Construction (1,643 people), and Retail Trade (1,639 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($202,946), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,329), and Information ($89,191).

Occupations

12.4k
2022 Value
± 958
2.41%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gillespie County, TX grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 12.1k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gillespie County, TX, are Management Occupations (1,735 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,407 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,308 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gillespie County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.4k
2022 Value
± 958
2.41%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gillespie County, TX grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 12.1k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gillespie County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,876 people), Construction (1,643 people), and Retail Trade (1,639 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gillespie County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gillespie 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

$46,941
Median earning men ± $5,133
$31,264
Median earning women ± $3,064

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,385), Information ($91,515), and Public Administration ($59,013).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,456), Construction ($51,183), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,750).

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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%.

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. 363
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 235
    Manufacturing
  3. 216
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gillespie County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 79% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.883%).

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 Gillespie County, TX was $399,400 in 2022, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $324,700 to $399,400, a 23% increase. The homeownership rate in Gillespie County, TX is 69.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gillespie County, TX have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gillespie County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gillespie County, TX is $70,162. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gillespie County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $73,710, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $72,988 and $68,359.

Property

$399,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,708
$7,705
Median Property Taxes
±$621

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

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Rent vs Own

69.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.8% of the housing units in Gillespie County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gillespie County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $73,710, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $72,988 and $68,359.

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

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Household Income

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$70,162
Median Household Income
± $5,719
11k
Number of Households
± 811

In 2022, the median household income of the 11k households in Gillespie County, TX grew to $70,162 from the previous year's value of $64,438.

The following chart displays the households in Gillespie 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 Gillespie 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 (74.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.37%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Gillespie County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (9.37%).

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

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gillespie County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Gillespie 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 Gillespie County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gillespie County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gillespie County, TX (2.41k out of 26.6k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

82.1% of the population of Gillespie County, TX has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 9.94% on Medicaid, 20.9% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 0.751% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gillespie County, TX see 818 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (838 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1037 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

818 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gillespie County, TX

Primary care physicians in Gillespie County, TX see an average of 818 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (838 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gillespie 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 21.2% under 18 years, 14.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.9%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
9.94%
Medicaid
20.9%
Medicare
18.2%
Non-Group
0.751%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gillespie County, TX declined by 2.34% from 18.4% to 17.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gillespie 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 Gillespie 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 33.1% in Gillespie 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 24.2% in Gillespie County, TX.

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