Jim Wells County TX Information


Jim Wells County Subdivisions

Jim Wells County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,165
Population in Households 42,808
Population in Familes 37,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 357
Population Density1 50
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 14,692
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 10,972
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,044 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,275 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,417 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,352 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $79,472
Average Home Value $112,633


Median Household Income $41,041
Average Household Income $56,261
Per Capita Income $19,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.62%
Households 0.82% 0.58%
Families 0.73% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jim Wells County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jim Wells County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 71st
Population Density1 # 77 70th
Diversity Index2 # 185 27th
Median Household Income # 181 29th
Per Capita Income # 222 13th

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