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Gaines County, Texas

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Gaines County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 20,901
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 20,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,526
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 19.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,526
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
10.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
35.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
8.9%
Female persons, percent
49.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
42.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 364
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 26.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,483
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 76.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $111,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,080
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $376
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $697
Building permits, 2018 1
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 5,716
Persons per household, 2013-2017 3.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 85.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 59.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 84.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 68.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 61.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 11.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
33.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 46.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 29,897
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 31,899
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 362,192
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 108,877
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,913
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 19.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $58,167
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $22,656
Persons in poverty, percent
15.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 418
Total employment, 2016 3,909
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 206,258
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,942
All firms, 2012 1,480
Men-owned firms, 2012 900
Women-owned firms, 2012 365
Minority-owned firms, 2012 270
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,145
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 99
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,345
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 11.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,502.38
FIPS Code 48165
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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