Kaufman County, TX

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2022 Population
149,773
6.87% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.6
1.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.79%
2.32% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,075
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$256,900
18.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,153
8.32% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kaufman County, TX had a population of 150k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $84,075. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kaufman County, TX grew from 140,145 to 149,773, a 6.87% increase and its median household income grew from $75,187 to $84,075, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kaufman County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), White (Hispanic) (10.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.79%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.26%).

None of the households in Kaufman 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.

94.8% of the residents in Kaufman County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kaufman County, TX are Southwestern Christian College (20 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kaufman County, TX was $256,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Kaufman County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kaufman County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kaufman County, TX is home to a population of 150k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.58% of Kaufman County, TX residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

In 2022, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Kaufman County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Kaufman County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kaufman County, TX was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kaufman County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.4k ± 226
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.5k ± 668
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 1.72k
24.8%
Hispanic Population
37.1k people

In 2022, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Kaufman County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.8% of the people in Kaufman County, TX are hispanic (37.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kaufman 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

9.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people
8.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2022, 9.58% of Kaufman County, TX residents (14.4k 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 Kaufman County, TX was 8.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,412 ± 437
  2. Vietnam
    1,841 ± 274
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,030 ± 272

Kaufman County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kaufman County, TX employs 73.2k people. The largest industries in Kaufman County, TX are Retail Trade (9,064 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,753 people), and Educational Services (7,953 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($77,938), Utilities ($75,563), and Public Administration ($64,746).

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

73.2k
2022 Value
± 2,492
8.32%
1 Year growth
± 4.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kaufman County, TX grew at a rate of 8.32%, from 67.5k employees to 73.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kaufman County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,685 people), Management Occupations (7,680 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,417 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kaufman County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.2k
2022 Value
± 2,492
8.32%
1 Year growth
± 4.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kaufman County, TX grew at a rate of 8.32%, from 67.5k employees to 73.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kaufman County, TX, are Retail Trade (9,064 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,753 people), and Educational Services (7,953 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kaufman County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kaufman 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

$55,638
Median earning men ± $2,179
$40,514
Median earning women ± $2,936

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($106,303), Public Administration ($73,964), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,537).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($63,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,211), and Wholesale Trade ($50,147).

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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. 662
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 481
    Manufacturing
  3. 407
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kaufman County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.931%).

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 Kaufman County, TX awarded 20 degrees. The student population of Kaufman County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 54 male students and 34 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kaufman County, TX are Black or African American (18 and 90%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 10%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Kaufman County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Christian College (20 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kaufman County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (19 and 95%) and Biblical Studies (1 and 5%).

The median tuition cost in Kaufman County, TX for private four year colleges is $10,070.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 88 students enrolled in Kaufman County, TX, 61.4% men and 38.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 84 records, of which 35.7% were women and 64.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kaufman County, TX was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Christian College with 20 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kaufman County, TX, which is 3 times more than the 5 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 18 degrees mean that there were 9 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($10,070) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,742) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,168) 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 Kaufman County, TX was $256,900 in 2022, which is 0.911 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $216,300 to $256,900, a 18.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kaufman County, TX is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kaufman County, TX have an average commute time of 35.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kaufman County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kaufman County, TX is $84,075. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kaufman County, TX was Census Tract 507.01 with a value of $97,917, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 502.04, with respective values of $94,125 and $82,321.

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.54%.

Property

$256,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,037
$37,065
Median Property Taxes
±$1,416

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Kaufman County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 507.01
  2. Census Tract 512.02
  3. Census Tract 502.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kaufman County, TX was Census Tract 507.01 with a value of $97,917, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 502.04, with respective values of $94,125 and $82,321.

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

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Household Income

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$84,075
Median Household Income
± $3,457
47.9k
Number of Households
± 1,895

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.9k households in Kaufman County, TX grew to $84,075 from the previous year's value of $75,187.

The following chart displays the households in Kaufman 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 Kaufman 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 (79.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.94%)
  3. Carpooled (8.65%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Kaufman County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.94%) and those who carpooled to work (8.65%).

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

35.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kaufman County, TX have a longer commute time (35.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.57% of the workforce in Kaufman 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 Kaufman County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kaufman County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.54%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kaufman County, TX (14.5k out of 148k 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 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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

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, 12.7% of the children was living in poverty in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 234 in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 105 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.4% of the population of Kaufman County, TX has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 8.81% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kaufman County, TX see 3890 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.9% increase from the previous year (3476 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1023 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kaufman County, TX

Primary care physicians in Kaufman County, TX see an average of 3,890 patients per year. This represents a 11.9% increase from the previous year (3,476 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kaufman 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 29.8% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
8.81%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.62%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kaufman County, TX declined by 2.41% from 13.9% to 13.6%.

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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 46.7 in Kaufman 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 36.2% in Kaufman 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 17.1% in Kaufman County, TX.

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