Gonzales County, TX

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2022 Population
19,736
0.0811% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.1%
5.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,255
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$156,100
33.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gonzales County, TX had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $64,255. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gonzales County, TX grew from 19,720 to 19,736, a 0.0811% increase and its median household income grew from $55,698 to $64,255, a 15.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gonzales County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.1%), White (Hispanic) (30%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.1%), Other (Hispanic) (8.44%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.11%).

None of the households in Gonzales 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.

92.3% of the residents in Gonzales County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gonzales County, TX was $156,100, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Gonzales County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Gonzales County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gonzales County, TX is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.4% of Gonzales County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.25k people).

In 2022, there were 1.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.91k people) in Gonzales County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.93k White (Hispanic) and 2.58k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.3%
2022 Citizenship
91.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.3% of Gonzales County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gonzales County, TX was 91.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gonzales County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.91k ± 32
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.93k ± 672
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.58k ± 683
52.2%
Hispanic Population
10.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.91k people) in Gonzales County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.93k White (Hispanic) and 2.58k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

52.2% of the people in Gonzales County, TX are hispanic (10.3k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

11.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.25k people
11.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.32k people

As of 2022, 11.4% of Gonzales County, TX residents (2.25k 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 Gonzales County, TX was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    338 ± 131
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    203 ± 98
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    81 ± 52

Gonzales County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gonzales County, TX employs 8.68k people. The largest industries in Gonzales County, TX are Manufacturing (1,499 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (899 people), and Retail Trade (854 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,854), Utilities ($65,896), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,819).

Occupations

8.68k
2022 Value
± 650
0.393%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gonzales County, TX grew at a rate of 0.393%, from 8.65k employees to 8.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gonzales County, TX, are Management Occupations (1,049 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,043 people), and Production Occupations (1,030 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gonzales County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.68k
2022 Value
± 650
0.393%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gonzales County, TX grew at a rate of 0.393%, from 8.65k employees to 8.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gonzales County, TX, are Manufacturing (1,499 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (899 people), and Retail Trade (854 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gonzales County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Gonzales 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

$46,018
Median earning men ± $1,984
$31,740
Median earning women ± $3,639

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,413), Public Administration ($59,083), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,413).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,147), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,650), and Construction ($46,172).

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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. 110
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 80
    Retail Trade
  3. 72
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gonzales County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 73.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.745%).

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 Gonzales County, TX was $156,100 in 2022, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,100 to $156,100, a 33.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Gonzales County, TX is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gonzales County, TX have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gonzales County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gonzales County, TX is $64,255. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gonzales County, TX was Census Tract 5 with a value of $71,238, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $67,219 and $62,426.

Property

$156,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,854
$4,968
Median Property Taxes
±$447

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

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Gonzales County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 6
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gonzales County, TX was Census Tract 5 with a value of $71,238, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $67,219 and $62,426.

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

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Household Income

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$64,255
Median Household Income
± $5,415
7.41k
Number of Households
± 574

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.41k households in Gonzales County, TX grew to $64,255 from the previous year's value of $55,698.

The following chart displays the households in Gonzales 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gonzales 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 (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.59%)
  3. Walked (6.14%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Gonzales County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.59%) and those who walked to work (6.14%).

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

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gonzales County, TX have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.88% of the workforce in Gonzales 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 Gonzales County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gonzales County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gonzales County, TX (2.54k out of 19.4k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gonzales County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

81.1% of the population of Gonzales County, TX has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gonzales County, TX see 2605 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0768% increase from the previous year (2603 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2618 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2618 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,605 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gonzales County, TX

Primary care physicians in Gonzales County, TX see an average of 2,605 patients per year. This represents a 0.0768% increase from the previous year (2,603 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gonzales 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 28.3% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.9%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gonzales County, TX declined by 6.67% from 20.3% to 18.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 39.6% in Gonzales County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 25.2% in Gonzales County, TX.

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