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Jim Wells County, Texas

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Jim Wells County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 40,822
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 40,822
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 40,836
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) Z
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 40,838
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
27.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.3%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
0.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
80.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
17.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,032
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 5.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,418
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 69.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $73,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,196
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $370
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $742
Building permits, 2018 6
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 13,614
Persons per household, 2013-2017 3.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 46.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 64.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 53.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 73.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 11.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 49.0%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
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+, 2013-2017 28.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $41,103
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,631
Persons in poverty, percent
23.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 875
Total employment, 2016 13,161
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 442,569
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -19.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,975
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.

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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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