Kaufman County, TX

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2020 Population
129,792
4.84% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.3
0.563% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
5.44% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,179
2.96% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$195,400
9.59% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
61,908
5.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kaufman County, TX had a population of 130k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $72,179. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kaufman County, TX grew from 123,804 to 129,792, a 4.84% increase and its median household income grew from $70,107 to $72,179, a 2.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kaufman County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.4%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.68%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.64%).

None of the households in Kaufman 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.

95.2% of the residents in Kaufman County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kaufman County, TX are Southwestern Christian College (27 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Kaufman County, TX was $195,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Kaufman County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Kaufman County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kaufman County, TX is home to a population of 130k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.6% of Kaufman County, TX residents were born outside of the country (9.86k people).

In 2020, there were 3.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.7k people) in Kaufman County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.5k White (Hispanic) and 16.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2020 Citizenship
95.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.2% of Kaufman County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kaufman County, TX was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kaufman County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.7k ± 173
  2. White (Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 1.15k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 404
22.4%
Hispanic Population
29.1k people

In 2020, there were 3.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.7k people) in Kaufman County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.5k White (Hispanic) and 16.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.4% of the people in Kaufman County, TX are hispanic (29.1k people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

7.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.86k people
7.92%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
9.81k people

As of 2020, 7.6% of Kaufman County, TX residents (9.86k 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 Kaufman County, TX was 7.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,094 ± 276
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,953 ± 410
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,002 ± 247

Kaufman County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kaufman County, TX employs 61.9k people. The largest industries in Kaufman County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,375 people), Retail Trade (7,790 people), and Construction (6,710 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,879), Information ($72,955), and Wholesale Trade ($62,500).

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.

Occupations

61.9k
2020 Value
± 2,276
5.51%
1 Year growth
± 4.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kaufman County, TX grew at a rate of 5.51%, from 58.7k employees to 61.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kaufman County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,110 people), Management Occupations (6,536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,894 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kaufman County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.9k
2020 Value
± 2,276
5.51%
1 Year growth
± 4.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kaufman County, TX grew at a rate of 5.51%, from 58.7k employees to 61.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kaufman County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,375 people), Retail Trade (7,790 people), and Construction (6,710 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kaufman County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Kaufman County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,875
Median earning men ± $3,215
$32,597
Median earning women ± $2,169

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($81,492), Public Administration ($63,807), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,772).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($56,635), Wholesale Trade ($56,346), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,470).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 662
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 481
    Manufacturing
  3. 407
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $756k
    Manufacturing
  2. $233k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $137k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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

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$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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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kaufman County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.931%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Kaufman County, TX awarded 27 degrees. The student population of Kaufman County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 49 male students and 35 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kaufman County, TX are Black or African American (25 and 92.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 7.41%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Kaufman County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Christian College (27 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kaufman County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 and 96.3%) and Biblical Studies (1 and 3.7%).

The median tuition cost in Kaufman County, TX for private four year colleges is $7,070.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 84 students enrolled in Kaufman County, TX, 58.3% men and 41.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 80 records, of which 42.5% were women and 57.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
26 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kaufman County, TX was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kaufman County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
27 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Christian College with 27 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 12 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kaufman County, TX, which is 0.8 times less than the 15 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 25 degrees mean that there were 12.5 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($7,070) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,061) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,168) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kaufman County, TX was $195,400 in 2020, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $178,300 to $195,400, a 9.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Kaufman County, TX is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kaufman County, TX have an average commute time of 36.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kaufman County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kaufman County, TX is $72,179. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kaufman County, TX was Census Tract 507.01 with a value of $88,382, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 512.01, with respective values of $75,638 and $73,750.

In 2021, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.4%.

Property

$195,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,735
$30,075
Median Property Taxes
±$1,209

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kaufman County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kaufman County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2020
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.6% of the housing units in Kaufman County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 507.01
  2. Census Tract 512.02
  3. Census Tract 512.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kaufman County, TX was Census Tract 507.01 with a value of $88,382, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 512.01, with respective values of $75,638 and $73,750.

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

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Household Income

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$72,179
Median Household Income
± $2,856
39.2k
Number of Households
± 1,537

In 2020, the median household income of the 39.2k households in Kaufman County, TX grew to $72,179 from the previous year's value of $70,107.

The following chart displays the households in Kaufman 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kaufman 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.81%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.36%)

In 2020, 82.8% of workers in Kaufman County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.81%) and those who worked at home (5.36%).

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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Commute Time

36.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kaufman County, TX have a longer commute time (36.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.9% of the workforce in Kaufman County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.4%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kaufman County, TX (13.8k out of 128k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.8% of the children was living in poverty in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 234 in Kaufman County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 105 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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86.6% of the population of Kaufman County, TX has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 9.43% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.71% 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 Kaufman County, TX see 3476 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (3151 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1089 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,476 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kaufman County, TX

Primary care physicians in Kaufman County, TX see an average of 3,476 patients per year. This represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (3,151 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.5% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
9.43%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kaufman County, TX declined by 2.2% from 13.7% to 13.4%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.7 in Kaufman County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.7% in Kaufman County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.8% in Kaufman County, TX.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Kaufman County, TX.

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