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Hays County, Texas; Brazos County, Texas; Smith County, Texas; Gregg County, Texas

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Table

Hays County, Texas
Brazos County, Texas
Smith County, Texas
Gregg County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
255,397
237,032
237,186
124,201
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
255,397
237,032
237,186
124,201
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
241,067
233,849
233,479
124,239
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
5.9%
1.4%
1.6%
0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 241,067 233,849 233,479 124,239
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 157,107 194,851 209,714 121,730
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
5.6%
6.2%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.8%
20.7%
24.3%
25.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.7%
10.1%
17.1%
15.8%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
49.7%
51.5%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.4%
79.6%
77.5%
74.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.7%
11.5%
17.8%
21.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.7%
0.9%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.0%
5.9%
1.7%
1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
40.6%
27.0%
20.7%
20.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.5%
54.4%
58.5%
56.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 11,997 8,400 11,515 6,842
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 9.1% 12.8% 9.1% 8.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 99,332 98,955 98,655 53,512
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 62.2% 47.0% 67.2% 59.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $258,000 $217,700 $164,200 $144,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,861 $1,669 $1,377 $1,236
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $683 $606 $505 $466
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,168 $966 $955 $872
Building permits, 2021 5,439 2,212 912 363
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 76,724 81,514 77,809 46,174
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.82 2.58 2.88 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 81.9% 71.7% 87.2% 82.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 25.5% 23.6% 17.1% 17.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 96.1% 95.4% 92.9% 91.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.3% 83.0% 83.6% 83.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.4% 88.3% 87.1% 84.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 38.6% 41.4% 27.0% 21.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.9% 6.2% 9.2% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.1%
16.6%
21.2%
21.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.2% 61.7% 61.3% 60.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.6% 58.8% 56.6% 54.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 541,934 667,848 596,446 364,704
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 854,853 1,445,905 2,985,848 1,261,801
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 178,986 284,298 368,912 581,232
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,967,714 3,005,133 4,074,641 2,928,784
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $23,120 $13,417 $17,937 $23,814
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.1 17.3 23.6 21.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $68,724 $50,289 $59,450 $52,027
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,988 $28,679 $28,858 $27,809
Persons in poverty, percent
9.6%
22.3%
12.7%
18.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 4,807 4,594 5,931 4,022
Total employment, 2020 66,007 71,917 95,866 67,160
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,380,490 2,847,923 4,231,956 2,942,077
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.5% -0.4% 1.8% -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 21,437 15,378 20,568 10,481
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,525 3,833 4,668 3,212
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,805 2,046 2,568 1,770
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 729 675 776 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 495 675 493 268
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,484 2,579 3,525 2,359
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 227 175 294 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,798 2,967 3,660 2,365
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 356.2 399.0 253.4 454.5
Population per square mile, 2010 231.7 332.8 227.6 445.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 676.85 586.14 921.47 273.38
Land area in square miles, 2010 677.98 585.45 921.45 273.30
FIPS Code 48209 48041 48423 48183
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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