Parker County, TX

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2022 Population
151,188
4.41% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.253% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.91%
1.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$95,721
8.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$311,000
17.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
72,909
6.59% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Parker County, TX had a population of 151k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $95,721. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Parker County, TX grew from 144,803 to 151,188, a 4.41% increase and its median household income grew from $88,535 to $95,721, a 8.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Parker County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), White (Hispanic) (6.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.66%).

None of the households in Parker 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.

97.3% of the residents in Parker County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Parker County, TX are Weatherford College (1,036 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Parker County, TX was $311,000, and the homeownership rate was 82%.

Most people in Parker County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Parker County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Parker County, TX is home to a population of 151k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.62% of Parker County, TX residents were born outside of the country (6.98k people).

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Parker County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.73k White (Hispanic) and 7.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Parker County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Parker County, TX was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Parker County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 482
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.73k ± 931
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.8k ± 1.15k
13.7%
Hispanic Population
20.6k people

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Parker County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.73k White (Hispanic) and 7.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.7% of the people in Parker County, TX are hispanic (20.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Parker 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

4.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.98k people
4.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.92k people

As of 2022, 4.62% of Parker County, TX residents (6.98k 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 Parker County, TX was 4.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,438 ± 569
  2. Vietnam
    3,431 ± 367
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,745 ± 312

Parker County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Parker County, TX employs 72.9k people. The largest industries in Parker County, TX are Retail Trade (9,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,228 people), and Manufacturing (7,866 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($118,854), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,366), and Utilities ($91,050).

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

72.9k
2022 Value
± 2,381
6.59%
1 Year growth
± 4.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Parker County, TX grew at a rate of 6.59%, from 68.4k employees to 72.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Parker County, TX, are Management Occupations (9,735 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,562 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,522 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Parker County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.9k
2022 Value
± 2,381
6.59%
1 Year growth
± 4.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Parker County, TX grew at a rate of 6.59%, from 68.4k employees to 72.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Parker County, TX, are Retail Trade (9,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,228 people), and Manufacturing (7,866 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Parker County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Parker 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

$65,822
Median earning men ± $3,498
$36,711
Median earning women ± $1,975

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,774), Manufacturing ($93,750), and Information ($90,903).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($66,754), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,481), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,253).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 885
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 639
    Manufacturing
  3. 557
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Parker County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 81.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Parker County, TX awarded 1,036 degrees. The student population of Parker County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,973 male students and 3,472 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Parker County, TX are White (688 and 66.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (235 and 22.8%), Black or African American (37 and 3.59%), and Two or More Races (33 and 3.2%).

The largest universities in Parker County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Weatherford College (1,036 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Parker County, TX are General Studies (397 and 38.3%), Registered Nursing (168 and 16.2%), and General Cosmetology (74 and 7.14%).

The median tuition cost in Parker County, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,550 for in-state students and $7,860 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,445 students enrolled in Parker County, TX, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,653 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 397 degrees awarded
  3. 157 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Parker County, TX was Radiographer with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,036 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Weatherford College with 1,036 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 314 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Parker County, TX, which is 0.435 times less than the 722 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 688 degrees mean that there were 2.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 235 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Parker County, TX was $311,000 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $264,100 to $311,000, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Parker County, TX is 82%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Parker County, TX have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Parker County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Parker County, TX is $95,721. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Parker County, TX was Census Tract 1406.01 with a value of $114,191, followed by Census Tract 1405.02 and Census Tract 1404.11, with respective values of $111,658 and $108,125.

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Parker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.87%.

Property

$311,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,787
$43,127
Median Property Taxes
±$1,645

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 Parker County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Parker County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82% of the housing units in Parker County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1406.01
  2. Census Tract 1405.02
  3. Census Tract 1404.11

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Parker County, TX was Census Tract 1406.01 with a value of $114,191, followed by Census Tract 1405.02 and Census Tract 1404.11, with respective values of $111,658 and $108,125.

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

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Household Income

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$95,721
Median Household Income
± $3,738
52.6k
Number of Households
± 1,978

In 2022, the median household income of the 52.6k households in Parker County, TX grew to $95,721 from the previous year's value of $88,535.

The following chart displays the households in Parker 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Parker 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 (77.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.2%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Parker County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Parker County, TX have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.51% of the workforce in Parker County, 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 Parker County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Parker County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Parker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.87%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Parker County, TX (11.8k out of 149k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Parker County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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, 9.8% of the children was living in poverty in Parker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 131 in Parker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 26.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.2% of the population of Parker County, TX has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 7.12% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 3.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Parker County, TX see 2507 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.07% increase from the previous year (2386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2850 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1665 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Parker County, TX

Primary care physicians in Parker County, TX see an average of 2,507 patients per year. This represents a 5.07% increase from the previous year (2,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Parker 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 26.2% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.8%
Uninsured
49.4%
Employer Coverage
7.12%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
3.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Parker County, TX grew by 0.294% from 13.8% to 13.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.7 in Parker 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 33.4% in Parker 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 17.3% in Parker County, TX.

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