Wise County, TX

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2022 Population
70,062
3.22% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.512% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.08%
9.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$85,385
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$248,400
25.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wise County, TX had a population of 70.1k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $85,385. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wise County, TX grew from 67,877 to 70,062, a 3.22% increase and its median household income grew from $75,482 to $85,385, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wise County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), White (Hispanic) (11.6%), Other (Hispanic) (4.72%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.53%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%).

None of the households in Wise 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.

94.9% of the residents in Wise County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wise County, TX was $248,400, and the homeownership rate was 81.6%.

Most people in Wise County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34 minutes. The average car ownership in Wise County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wise County, TX is home to a population of 70.1k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.38% of Wise County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.17k people).

In 2022, there were 6.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Wise County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.15k White (Hispanic) and 3.31k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.9% of Wise County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wise County, TX was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wise County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.3k ± 213
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.15k ± 877
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.31k ± 933
20.4%
Hispanic Population
14.3k people

In 2022, there were 6.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Wise County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.15k White (Hispanic) and 3.31k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.4% of the people in Wise County, TX are hispanic (14.3k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.38%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people
7.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.94k people

As of 2022, 7.38% of Wise County, TX residents (5.17k 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 Wise County, TX was 7.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,454 ± 247
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    874 ± 221
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    745 ± 181

Wise County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wise County, TX employs 34.4k people. The largest industries in Wise County, TX are Retail Trade (4,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,102 people), and Manufacturing (2,948 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($82,853), Public Administration ($82,297), and Utilities ($81,071).

Occupations

34.4k
2022 Value
± 1,519
4.58%
1 Year growth
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wise County, TX grew at a rate of 4.58%, from 32.9k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wise County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,218 people), Management Occupations (3,759 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,378 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wise County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.4k
2022 Value
± 1,519
4.58%
1 Year growth
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wise County, TX grew at a rate of 4.58%, from 32.9k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wise County, TX, are Retail Trade (4,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,102 people), and Manufacturing (2,948 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wise County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wise 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

$55,818
Median earning men ± $2,160
$34,427
Median earning women ± $2,725

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($97,955), Public Administration ($86,676), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,607).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,371), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,969), and Construction ($52,821).

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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. 407
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 291
    Manufacturing
  3. 247
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wise County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 83.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.958%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wise County, TX was $248,400 in 2022, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $197,300 to $248,400, a 25.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Wise County, TX is 81.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wise County, TX have an average commute time of 34 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wise County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wise County, TX is $85,385. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wise County, TX was Census Tract 1504.03 with a value of $100,781, followed by Census Tract 1505 and Census Tract 1506.03, with respective values of $95,727 and $94,545.

Property

$248,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,014
$19,660
Median Property Taxes
±$988

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

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Rent vs Own

81.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.6% of the housing units in Wise County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1504.03
  2. Census Tract 1505
  3. Census Tract 1506.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wise County, TX was Census Tract 1504.03 with a value of $100,781, followed by Census Tract 1505 and Census Tract 1506.03, with respective values of $95,727 and $94,545.

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

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Household Income

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$85,385
Median Household Income
± $5,181
24.1k
Number of Households
± 1,130

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.1k households in Wise County, TX grew to $85,385 from the previous year's value of $75,482.

The following chart displays the households in Wise 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 Wise 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 (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.97%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Wise County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (8.97%).

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

34 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wise County, TX have a longer commute time (34 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.07% of the workforce in Wise 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 Wise County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wise County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wise County, TX (6.23k out of 68.6k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wise 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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Health

83.8% of the population of Wise County, TX has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wise County, TX see 2499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (2530 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4181 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2633 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wise County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wise County, TX see an average of 2,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (2,530 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wise 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% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.2%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wise County, TX declined by 6.18% from 17.3% to 16.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wise County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.4 in Wise County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36.7% in Wise County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.6% in Wise County, TX.

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