Potter County, TX

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2020 Population
118,323
1.13% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.1
0.59% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20.1%
1.67% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,652
2.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$97,000
4.86% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
50,273
2.88% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Potter County, TX had a population of 118k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $43,652. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Potter County, TX declined from 119,674 to 118,323, a −1.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,528 to $43,652, a 2.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Potter County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.6%), White (Hispanic) (32.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.98%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.11%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.64%).

None of the households in Potter 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.

88.5% of the residents in Potter County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Potter County, TX are Amarillo College (222576) (2,128 degrees awarded in 2020), Milan Institute-Amarillo (55 degrees), and Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy (492591) (26 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Potter County, TX was $97,000, and the homeownership rate was 54.7%.

Most people in Potter County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Potter County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Potter County, TX is home to a population of 118k people, from which 88.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 16.1% of Potter County, TX residents were born outside of the country (19k people).

In 2020, there were 1.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.5k people) in Potter County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38k White (Hispanic) and 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.5%
2020 Citizenship
88.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.5% of Potter County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Potter County, TX was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Potter County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.5k ± 86
  2. White (Hispanic)
    38k ± 1.22k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 474
38.8%
Hispanic Population
45.9k people

In 2020, there were 1.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.5k people) in Potter County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38k White (Hispanic) and 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

38.8% of the people in Potter County, TX are hispanic (45.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Potter 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

16.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
19k people
15.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18.8k people

As of 2020, 16.1% of Potter County, TX residents (19k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Potter County, TX was 15.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,052 ± 236
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,200 ± 271
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,031 ± 224

Potter County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Potter County, TX employs 50.3k people. The largest industries in Potter County, TX are Manufacturing (8,359 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,934 people), and Retail Trade (5,525 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,356), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,442), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,106).

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

50.3k
2020 Value
± 1,686
−2.88%
1 Year decline
± 4.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Potter County, TX declined at a rate of −2.88%, from 51.8k employees to 50.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Potter County, TX, are Production Occupations (5,182 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,003 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,806 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Potter County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.3k
2020 Value
± 1,686
−2.88%
1 Year decline
± 4.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Potter County, TX declined at a rate of −2.88%, from 51.8k employees to 50.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Potter County, TX, are Manufacturing (8,359 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,934 people), and Retail Trade (5,525 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Potter County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Potter 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

$35,481
Median earning men ± $1,521
$25,740
Median earning women ± $836

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,375), Public Administration ($49,174), and Wholesale Trade ($46,882).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,527), Public Administration ($40,968), and Information ($40,089).

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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. 1,760
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,010
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 654
    Retail Trade

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. $1.56M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $891k
    Manufacturing
  3. $786k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Potter County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 68.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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 Potter County, TX awarded 2,250 degrees. The student population of Potter County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,148 male students and 6,234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Potter County, TX are White (998 and 44.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (973 and 43.2%), Black or African American (121 and 5.38%), and Asian (61 and 2.71%).

The largest universities in Potter County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Amarillo College (222576) (2,128 and 94.6%), Milan Institute-Amarillo (55 and 2.44%), and Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy (492591) (26 and 1.16%).

The most popular majors in Potter County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (289 and 12.8%), General Studies (282 and 12.5%), and Registered Nursing (202 and 8.98%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 9,382 students enrolled in Potter County, TX, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,162 records, of which 68.4% were women and 31.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 282 degree-majors awarded
  2. 202 degree-majors awarded
  3. 186 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Potter County, TX was General Studies with 282 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,128 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Amarillo College (222576) with 2,128 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 951 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Potter County, TX, which is 0.732 times less than the 1,299 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 998 degrees mean that there were 1.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 973 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,128) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,040) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,732) 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 Potter County, TX was $97,000 in 2020, which is 0.422 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $92,500 to $97,000, a 4.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Potter County, TX is 54.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Potter County, TX have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Potter County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Potter County, TX is $43,652. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Potter County, TX was Census Tract 133 with a value of $98,784, followed by Census Tract 143 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $86,649 and $84,722.

In 2021, 20% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Potter County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.41%.

Property

$97,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,433
$24,037
Median Property Taxes
±$1,038

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 Potter County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

54.7%
Homeownership
2020
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 54.7% of the housing units in Potter County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 133
  2. Census Tract 143
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Potter County, TX was Census Tract 133 with a value of $98,784, followed by Census Tract 143 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $86,649 and $84,722.

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

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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.
$43,652
Median Household Income
± $1,525
44k
Number of Households
± 1,601

In 2020, the median household income of the 44k households in Potter County, TX grew to $43,652 from the previous year's value of $42,528.

The following chart displays the households in Potter 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Potter 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 (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.06%)

In 2020, 82.1% of workers in Potter County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (3.06%).

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

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Potter County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Potter 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 Potter County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Potter County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Potter County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.41%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Potter County, TX (22.4k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Potter County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 26.1% of the children was living in poverty in Potter County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 640 in Potter County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 7.44 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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77.9% of the population of Potter County, TX has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 9.07% on Medicare, 7.59% on non-group plans, and 1.51% 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 Potter County, TX see 1344 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.448% increase from the previous year (1338 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1894 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% 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

1,344 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Potter County, TX

Primary care physicians in Potter County, TX see an average of 1,344 patients per year. This represents a 0.448% increase from the previous year (1,338 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Potter 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 30% under 18 years, 23.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

22.1%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
9.07%
Medicare
7.59%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Potter County, TX declined by 0.00788% from 22.1% to 22.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Potter 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 71.6 in Potter 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 31.4% in Potter County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 24.5% in Potter County, TX.

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