Wichita County, TX

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2022 Population
129,584
0.127% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.8
0.87% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
4.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,862
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$129,000
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
57,700
2.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wichita County, TX had a population of 130k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $58,862. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wichita County, TX grew from 129,419 to 129,584, a 0.127% increase and its median household income grew from $53,272 to $58,862, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.6%), White (Hispanic) (12.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.85%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.46%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%).

None of the households in Wichita County, 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.

96.1% of the residents in Wichita County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wichita County, TX are Midwestern State University (1,387 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wichita County, TX was $129,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.6%.

Most people in Wichita County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wichita County, TX is home to a population of 130k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.21% of Wichita County, TX residents were born outside of the country (8.05k people).

In 2022, there were 5.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.4k people) in Wichita County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.8k White (Hispanic) and 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Wichita County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita County, TX was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.4k ± 198
  2. White (Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 917
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 474
20.4%
Hispanic Population
26.4k people

In 2022, there were 5.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.4k people) in Wichita County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.8k White (Hispanic) and 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.4% of the people in Wichita County, TX are hispanic (26.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wichita County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.05k people
5.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.57k people

As of 2022, 6.21% of Wichita County, TX residents (8.05k 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 Wichita County, TX was 5.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,299 ± 690
  2. Vietnam
    2,787 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,315 ± 385

Wichita County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wichita County, TX employs 57.7k people. The largest industries in Wichita County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,424 people), Retail Trade (7,597 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,595 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,313), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,532), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,379).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

57.7k
2022 Value
± 1,897
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wichita County, TX grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 56.4k employees to 57.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,102 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,732 people), and Management Occupations (4,997 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.7k
2022 Value
± 1,897
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wichita County, TX grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 56.4k employees to 57.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,424 people), Retail Trade (7,597 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wichita County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wichita County, 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

$43,220
Median earning men ± $2,156
$30,203
Median earning women ± $1,191

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,596), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,573), and Manufacturing ($55,444).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,208), Wholesale Trade ($50,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,039).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,336
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 810
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 594
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wichita County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 69.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.47%).

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 Wichita County, TX awarded 1,387 degrees. The student population of Wichita County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,109 male students and 3,675 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita County, TX are White (711 and 57.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (261 and 21%), Black or African American (167 and 13.4%), and Two or More Races (45 and 3.62%).

The largest universities in Wichita County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Midwestern State University (1,387 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wichita County, TX are Registered Nursing (197 and 14.2%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (193 and 13.9%), and Radiographer (120 and 8.65%).

The median tuition cost in Wichita County, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,877 for in-state students and $7,827 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wichita County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,784 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,784 students enrolled in Wichita County, TX, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,713 records, of which 67.2% were women and 32.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 197 degrees awarded
  3. 193 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita County, TX was Radiographer with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wichita County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,387 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midwestern State University with 1,387 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 425 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita County, TX, which is 0.442 times less than the 962 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 711 degrees mean that there were 2.72 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 261 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 ($5,877) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,899) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% 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

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita County, TX was $129,000 in 2022, which is 0.458 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,600 to $129,000, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita County, TX is 60.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wichita County, TX have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wichita County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wichita County, TX is $58,862. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita County, TX was Census Tract 133 with a value of $91,109, followed by Census Tract 118 and Census Tract 134.01, with respective values of $87,500 and $86,875.

In 2022, 16.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wichita County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.84%.

Property

$129,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,477
$29,453
Median Property Taxes
±$1,234

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.6% of the housing units in Wichita County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 133
  2. Census Tract 118
  3. Census Tract 134.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita County, TX was Census Tract 133 with a value of $91,109, followed by Census Tract 118 and Census Tract 134.01, with respective values of $87,500 and $86,875.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wichita County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,862
Median Household Income
± $1,910
48.6k
Number of Households
± 1,714

In 2022, the median household income of the 48.6k households in Wichita County, TX grew to $58,862 from the previous year's value of $53,272.

The following chart displays the households in Wichita County, 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

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wichita County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Walked (7.44%)

In 2022, 74% of workers in Wichita County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who walked to work (7.44%).

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita County, TX have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Wichita County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wichita County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.84%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita County, TX (18.5k out of 117k 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 Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wichita County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.9% of the children was living in poverty in Wichita County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 380 in Wichita County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 31.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85.3% of the population of Wichita County, TX has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 5.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wichita County, TX see 1191 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.03% decrease from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1293 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 579 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,191 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wichita County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wichita County, TX see an average of 1,191 patients per year. This represents a 8.03% decrease from the previous year (1,295 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wichita County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.7%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
5.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita County, TX declined by 1.86% from 14.9% to 14.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.1 in Wichita County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.4% in Wichita County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.6% in Wichita County, TX.

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