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Houston County, Texas; Aransas County, Texas; Taylor County, Texas

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Houston County, Texas
Aransas County, Texas
Taylor County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 23,169 23,792 137,640
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 23,169 23,792 137,640
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 23,731 23,158 131,508
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -2.4% 2.7% 4.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 23,732 23,158 131,506
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
4.8%
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
17.5%
24.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.0%
29.6%
14.4%
Female persons, percent
46.5%
50.6%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.6%
93.1%
85.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
25.5%
1.7%
8.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.2%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
2.0%
2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
1.8%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.5%
27.4%
24.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
61.3%
67.5%
63.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,938 2,645 10,854
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.7% 5.8% 5.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,712 15,962 57,787
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 68.7% 73.9% 59.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $80,200 $158,900 $112,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,029 $1,335 $1,195
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $394 $465 $422
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $650 $822 $846
Building permits, 2018 0 189 341
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 8,328 9,529 49,443
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.36 2.56 2.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.9% 83.9% 76.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.9% 15.6% 16.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 74.0% 87.2% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 54.4% 75.7% 71.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 81.6% 83.6% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 14.5% 19.5% 24.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.1% 14.4% 11.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.1%
22.3%
16.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 42.3% 53.6% 62.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 42.9% 48.0% 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,867 50,540 303,161
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 53,890 46,198 1,026,485
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 159,990 D 913,867
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 10,454 2,007,019
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 160,651 288,881 2,223,491
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,936 $12,129 $16,659
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.4 20.8 16.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $33,552 $44,601 $49,161
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $17,884 $29,999 $25,419
Persons in poverty, percent
22.3%
18.1%
15.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 342 529 3,477
Total employment, 2017 3,797 4,387 54,640
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 131,410 127,617 1,997,177
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 15.8% 3.5% -1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,430 2,602 10,225
All firms, 2012 1,218 2,712 11,399
Men-owned firms, 2012 592 1,510 6,444
Women-owned firms, 2012 431 859 3,441
Minority-owned firms, 2012 283 778 2,331
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 871 1,835 8,467
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 80 341 1,344
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,031 2,281 9,085
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 19.3 91.9 143.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,230.91 252.07 915.55
FIPS Code 48225 48007 48441
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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