Gregg County, TX

123,745 Population
273.4 square miles 452.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.5%
Ranked 36th Highest in TX
Population Density
452.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.8%
was 56.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.0%
was 8.8%
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
25.7%
was 25.8%
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 14.3%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 5
Ranked 25th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
18.1%
was 17.6%
Ranked 39th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$47,140
was $47,727
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.3
43.7
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
3,326
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
21
Ranked 25th Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.2
was 0.8
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Violent Crimes per 100,000
72.7
was 66.7
Ranked 120th Highest in TX
Property Crimes per 100,000
457.1
was 439.8
Ranked 152nd Highest in TX

 Housing

Total Housing Units
51,836
was 51,654
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$823
was $792
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
774
was 654
 
Occupied Housing Units
45,231
was 45,568
 
Homeownership Rate
59.0%
was 57.3%
Ranked 40th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
243
was 228
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
189.6
was 189.0
Ranked 13th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.2%
was 23.8%
Ranked 30th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
531
was 426
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 42nd Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
15.3
was 13.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.3
was 5.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
92.1%
was 87.7%
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
73.2%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 98.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.4%
was 83.9%
Ranked 42nd Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.3%
was 21.1%
Ranked 32nd Highest in TX

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