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Jim Wells County, Texas

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Table

Jim Wells County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
38,847
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
38,847
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
38,891
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 38,891
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 40,838
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
27.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.7%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
0.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
80.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
18.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,774
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,408
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 71.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $76,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,368
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $383
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $779
Building permits, 2021 5
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 12,924
Persons per household, 2016-2020 3.13
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 47.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 75.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 65.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 78.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
21.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 74,160
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 211,222
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 454,745
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 641,610
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,366
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $45,857
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $21,749
Persons in poverty, percent
20.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 783
Total employment, 2020 13,672
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 425,302
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,950
All firms, 2012 4,022
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,184
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,393
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,801
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,077
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 345
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,392
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 47.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 864.97
FIPS Code 48249
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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