WOOD COUNTY

DEMOGRAPHICS

Total Population: 45,131

Households: 18,023

Median Age: 49

Population Growth Rate: 1%

HOUSING

Total Units: 18,023

Owner Occupied: 14,069

Renter Occupied: 3,954

Vacant: 4,044

Median Home Value: $120,941

Average Home Value: $161,977

INCOME

Cost of Living: 91.80 of US Average

Median Household: 2016 $44,703 >> 2021 $50,232

Average Household: 2016 $62,543 >> 2021 $67,316

Per Capita:             2016 $25,521 >> 2021 $27,330

COMMUTE

Average Commute Time: 28 min.

Drive Alone: 12,204

Carpooled: 1,505

Public: 34

Work at Home: 1,025

WORKFORCE

Workers Age 16+: 15,348

Graduates: HS 9,223; Associates 1,900; Bachelor's 4,323; Graduate 1,940

Total Employed: 13,176

Total Businesses: 1,805

AG/FORESTRY/MINING/UTILITIES/CONSTRUCTION/MANUFACTURING/WHOLESALE TRADE

Wood County Mobile Workforce

"Wood County Mobile Workforce is equipped with 10 computers, a meeting and training area and two flat-screen televisions for presentations of community announcements, job postings and advertisements by firms looking for workers.

Services the Mobile Workforce Center can provide include:

  • Perform pre-employment screening at an employers’ office or construction site;

  • Assist new employers in the area with job posting and recruiting;

  • Provide pre-employment testing;

  • Access WorkInTexas.com Web site for job matching to thousands of good paying jobs in Texas;

  • Greet applicants, hand out applications and provide professional support to employers and job seekers with the help of staffers for Workforce Solutions of East Texas."