Jim Wells County TX Information


Jim Wells County Subdivisions

Jim Wells County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,483
Daytime Population: Workers 15,712
Daytime Population: Residents 28,916
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 42,126
Population in Familes 36,598
Population in Group Qrtrs 357
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $41,724
Average Household Income $58,255
Per Capita Income $20,019


Total Housing Units 16,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,189 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,330 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,428 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $82,150
Average Home Value $113,944


Total Households 14,519
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 10,854
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.46%
Households 0.54% 0.46%
Families 0.48% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.33%


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, 2017 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 # 77 70th
Population Density # 78 70th
Diversity Index # 188 27th
Median Household Income # 195 24th
Per Capita Income # 222 13th

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