Austin County, TX

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2020 Population
29,892
0.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.9
0.491% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.7%
3.58% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$64,468
2.63% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$197,200
0.458% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
14,219
5.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Austin County, TX had a population of 29.9k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $64,468. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Austin County, TX grew from 29,764 to 29,892, a 0.43% increase and its median household income declined from $66,206 to $64,468, a −2.63% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Austin County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.6%), White (Hispanic) (13.9%), Other (Hispanic) (11.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.51%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%).

None of the households in Austin 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.

94.1% of the residents in Austin County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Austin County, TX was $197,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%. Most people in Austin County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Austin County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Austin County, TX is home to a population of 29.9k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.5% of Austin County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.84k people).

In 2020, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Austin County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.15k White (Hispanic) and 3.52k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Austin County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 59
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.15k ± 728
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.52k ± 735
27.2%
Hispanic Population
8.14k people

In 2020, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Austin County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.15k White (Hispanic) and 3.52k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.2% of the people in Austin County, TX are hispanic (8.14k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.84k people
10.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.12k people

As of 2020, 9.5% of Austin County, TX residents (2.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Austin County, TX was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 2
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Austin County, TX was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Austin County, TX are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Austin County, TX residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Citizenship

94.1%
2020 Citizenship
93.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.1% of Austin County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Austin County, TX was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    484 ± 119
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    233 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    116 ± 61

Austin County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Austin County, TX is $64,468. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Austin County, TX was Census Tract 7604 with a value of $80,599, followed by Census Tract 7605.01 and Census Tract 7605.02, with respective values of $80,330 and $52,670.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Austin County, TX employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Austin County, TX are Construction (1,852 people), Retail Trade (1,814 people), and Manufacturing (1,504 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,540), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,534), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,002).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,468
2020 value
± $4,347
−2.63%
1 Year Growth
± 12.2%

Households in Austin County, TX have a median annual income of $64,468, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,206 in 2019, which represents a −2.63% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Austin County, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,236
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $745
$50,589
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $558

In 2020, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Texas
  1. Asian
    $71,020 ± $2,237
  2. White
    $57,454 ± $557
  3. American Indian
    $48,111 ± $6,839

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Austin County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7604
  2. Census Tract 7605.01
  3. Census Tract 7605.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Austin County, TX was Census Tract 7604 with a value of $80,599, followed by Census Tract 7605.01 and Census Tract 7605.02, with respective values of $80,330 and $52,670.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Austin County, TX (3.47k out of 29.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Hispanic
    1,337 ± 318
  2. White
    1,332 ± 287
  3. Black
    1,012 ± 294

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Austin County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.2k
2020 Value
± 970
5.34%
1 Year growth
± 8.78%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Austin County, TX grew at a rate of 5.34%, from 13.5k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Austin County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,620 people), Management Occupations (1,408 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Austin County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Austin County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,620 people), Management Occupations (1,408 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Austin County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.36 times), and Production Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Austin County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,063), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,723), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,396).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k
2020 Value
± 970
5.34%
1 Year growth
± 8.78%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Austin County, TX grew at a rate of 5.34%, from 13.5k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Austin County, TX, are Construction (1,852 people), Retail Trade (1,814 people), and Manufacturing (1,504 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Austin County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Austin County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Austin County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (1,852 people), Retail Trade (1,814 people), and Manufacturing (1,504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Austin County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.04 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.39 times), and Construction (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Austin County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,540), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,534), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,002).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Texas.
$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Austin County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 78.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.845%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Austin County, TX
78.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 96.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 95.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 95% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Austin County, TX was $197,200 in 2020, which is 0.858 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $196,300 to $197,200, a 0.458% increase. The homeownership rate in Austin County, TX is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Austin County, TX have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Austin County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$197,200
2020 Median
± $11,965
$196,300
2019 Median
± $12,285

In 2020, the median property value in Austin County, TX grew to to $197,200 from the previous year's value of $196,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Austin County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Austin County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,468
Median Household Income
± $4,347
11.6k
Number of Households
± 803

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Austin County, TX declined from $64,468 from the previous year's value of $66,206.

The following chart displays the households in Austin 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Austin County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Austin County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
2020 Homeownership
76.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 78.4% of the housing units in Austin County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Austin County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Austin County, TX have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Austin County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.08%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.63%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Austin County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.08%) and those who worked at home (6.63%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Austin County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Austin County, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

85.4% of the population of Austin County, TX has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Austin County, TX see 5998 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.8% increase from the previous year (4964 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2503 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2503 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,998 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Austin County, TX

Primary care physicians in Austin County, TX see an average of 5,998 patients per year. This represents a 20.8% increase from the previous year (4,964 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Austin County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$4,696
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,273
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,895
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.6%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Austin County, TX grew by 4.98% from 13.9% to 14.6%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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