Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX

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2022 Population
186,316
1.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36
0.552% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
5.94% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,883
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$204,300
16.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
76,348
2.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX had a population of 186k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $64,883. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX grew from 184,053 to 186,316, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $58,829 to $64,883, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (46%), White (Hispanic) (15.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Other (Hispanic) (12.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (7.27%).

24.8% of the households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are Prairie View A & M University (1,730 degrees awarded in 2022) and Wharton County Junior College (229841) (865 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was $204,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.

Most people in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX is home to a population of 186k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.2% of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (19k people).

In 2022, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.7k people) in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29k White (Hispanic) and 27.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are Spanish (40,229 households), Vietnamese (581 households), and German (481 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
93,502
Women
50%
93,627
Men
50%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 187,129 inhabitants, with 50% men, and 50% women.

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Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    85.7k ± 387
  2. White (Hispanic)
    29k ± 1.9k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.8k ± 469
35.8%
Hispanic Population
66.7k people

In 2022, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.7k people) in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29k White (Hispanic) and 27.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.8% of the people in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are hispanic (66.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,969 ± 2,791 people
  2. El Salvador
    1,010 ± 778 people
  3. Honduras
    610 ± 605 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 13,969 Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX residents, followed by El Salvador with 1,010 and Honduras with 610.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
19k people
10.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.3k people

As of 2022, 10.2% of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX residents (19k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    40,229 households (23.1%)
  2. Vietnamese
    581 households (0.333%)
  3. German
    481 households (0.276%)

24.8% of the households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was Spanish. 23.1% of the households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,218 ± 378
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,639 ± 364
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,400 ± 271

Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX employs 76.3k people. The largest industries in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are Construction (7,936 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,587 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,730 people), and the highest paying industries are Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($243,490), Legal services ($143,234), and Offices of physicians ($125,507).

Males in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,912. The income inequality in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,705
Women
44.7%
41,665
Men
55.3%

The workforce of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX in 2020 was 75,370 people, with 44.7% woman, and 55.3% men.

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Occupations

76.3k
2022 Value
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 74.7k employees to 76.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,155 people), Other managers (2,030 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,018 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.3k
2022 Value
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 74.7k employees to 76.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, are Construction (7,936 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,587 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,730 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,281
Median earning men ± $2,028
$30,217
Median earning women ± $1,708

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,658), Wholesale Trade ($61,551), and Manufacturing ($59,802).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($51,792), Public Administration ($48,508), and Wholesale Trade ($46,575).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX awarded 2,595 degrees. The student population of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,265 male students and 9,286 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are Black or African American (1,503 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (515 and 20.4%), White (361 and 14.3%), and Asian (103 and 4.09%).

The largest universities in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Prairie View A & M University (1,730 and 66.7%) and Wharton County Junior College (229841) (865 and 33.3%).

The most popular majors in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are General Studies (210 and 8.09%), General Business Administration & Management (166 and 6.4%), and Registered Nursing (156 and 6.01%).

The median tuition cost in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX for a public four year colleges is $7,387 for in-state students and $22,590 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,551 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,551 students enrolled in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 8,194 records, of which 68.3% were women and 31.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 146 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was General Health & Physical Education with 146 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,730 degrees awarded
  2. 865 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Prairie View A & M University with 1,730 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 968 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, which is 0.595 times less than the 1,627 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 1,503 degrees mean that there were 2.92 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 515 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,387) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,912) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,381) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 2.07% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (45.9k), Some college (37.1k), and Primary Education (24.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was $204,300 in 2022, which is 0.725 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $175,400 to $204,300, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX is 72.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX is $64,883. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

Property

$204,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,172
$47,777
Median Property Taxes
±$1,837

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Rent vs Own

72.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.1% of the housing units in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,883
Median Household Income
± $2,228
66.3k
Number of Households
± 2,227

In 2022, the median household income of the 66.3k households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX grew to $64,883 from the previous year's value of $58,829.

The following chart displays the households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.45
2022 Wage GINI in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX

In 2022, the income inequality in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.677% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.65%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.07%) and those who worked at home (5.65%).

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.53% of the workforce in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX (25.8k out of 180k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

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Health

82.8% of the population of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.2%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX declined by 5.6% from 18.2% to 17.2%.

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