El Paso, TX

Census Place

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Population
682,686
0.131% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
33.1

Median Household Income
$45,031
0.619% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$130,900
2.51% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, El Paso, TX had a population of 683k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $45,031. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of El Paso, TX declined from 683,583 to 682,686, a -0.131% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,754 to $45,031, a 0.619% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in El Paso, TX are White (Hispanic) (64.8%), Other (Hispanic) (14.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.09%). NaNk% of the people in El Paso, TX speak a non-English language, and 88.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in El Paso, TX are The University of Texas at El Paso (4,656 degrees awarded in 2017), El Paso Community College (4,509 degrees), and Vista College (2,549 degrees).

The median property value in El Paso, TX is $130,900, and the homeownership rate is 58.3%. Most people in El Paso, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in El Paso, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 69.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (25.9%), followed by Other (4.98%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% 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.

El Paso, TX 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Texas
69.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% 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
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, 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 El Paso, TX have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

El Paso, TX is home to a population of 683k people, from which 88.2% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of El Paso, TX residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 4.49 times more White (Hispanic) residents (443k people) in El Paso, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 98.5k Other (Hispanic) and 84k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in El Paso, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    443k ± 11.7k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    98.5k ± 11k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84k ± 2.94k
82%
Hispanic Population
560k people

In 2018, there were 4.49 times more White (Hispanic) residents (443k people) in El Paso, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 98.5k Other (Hispanic) and 84k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

82% of the people in El Paso, TX are hispanic (560k people).

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

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Age by Nativity

27
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in El Paso, TX was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in El Paso, TX are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all El Paso, TX residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people
  2. India
    285,714 ± 13,058 people
  3. El Salvador
    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

88.2%
2018 Citizenship
88%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.2% of El Paso, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in El Paso, TX was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    20,025 ± 2,519
  2. Vietnam
    7,656 ± 1,192
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,473 ± 1,105

El Paso, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in El Paso, TX is $45,031. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in El Paso, TX was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of El Paso, TX employs N/A people. The largest industries in El Paso, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,214 people), Educational Services (37,856 people), and Retail Trade (36,549 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,094), Public Administration ($54,976), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,254).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,031
2018 value
± $2,325
0.619%
1 Year Growth
± 6.65%

Households in El Paso, TX have a median annual income of $45,031, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,754 in 2017, which represents a 0.619% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $718
$48,835
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $66,902 ± $2,105
  2. White
    $54,641 ± $518
  3. Two or More Races
    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 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 El Paso, TX is from Texas.
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Texas
0.479
2017 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in El Paso, TX was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in El Paso, TX (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
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From N/A to N/A, employment in El Paso, TX stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in El Paso, TX, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of El Paso, TX.

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Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of El Paso, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($79,129), Legal Occupations ($67,031), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,597).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
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From N/A to N/A, employment in El Paso, TX stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in El Paso, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,214 people), Educational Services (37,856 people), and Retail Trade (36,549 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of El Paso, TX, though some of these residents may live in El Paso, 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 El Paso, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,214 people), Educational Services (37,856 people), and Retail Trade (36,549 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, El Paso, TX has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.64 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.51 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in El Paso, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,094), Public Administration ($54,976), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,254).

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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. $282B
  2. $216B
  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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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$1.97T
2015 Value in Texas
$2.8T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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. $85.7B
  2. $53.4B
  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in El Paso, TX awarded 14,173 degrees. The student population of El Paso, TX is skewed towards women, with 27,568 male students and 35,448 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in El Paso, TX are Hispanic or Latino (10,604 and 77.2%), followed by White (1,595 and 11.6%), Black or African American (1,012 and 7.37%), and Unknown (188 and 1.37%).

The largest universities in El Paso, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at El Paso (4,656 and 32.9%), El Paso Community College (4,509 and 31.8%), and Vista College (2,549 and 18%).

The most popular majors in El Paso, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,455 and 10.3%), Medical Assistant (1,399 and 9.87%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (551 and 3.89%).

The median tuition costs in El Paso, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,931 and $19,676 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 351 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 290 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,455 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in El Paso, TX was General Business with 351 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,656 degrees awarded
  2. 4,509 degrees awarded
  3. 2,549 degrees awarded
$5,931
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the El Paso, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at El Paso with 4,656 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,854
Degrees Awarded to Men
8,319
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,854 men were awarded degrees from institutions in El Paso, TX, which is 0.704 times less than the 8,319 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in El Paso, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    10,604 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,595 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,012 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in El Paso, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 10,604 degrees mean that there were 6.65 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,595 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in El Paso, TX was $130,900 in 2018, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $127,700 to $130,900, a 2.51% increase. The homeownership rate in El Paso, TX is 58.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in El Paso, TX have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in El Paso, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$130,900
2018 Median
± $3,818
$127,700
2017 Median
± $3,588

In 2018, the median property value in El Paso, TX grew to to $130,900 from the previous year's value of $127,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in El Paso, 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 El Paso, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$45,031
Median Household Income
± $2,325
228k
Number of Households
± 8,923

In 2018, the median household income of the 228k households in El Paso, TX grew to $45,031 from the previous year's value of $44,754.

The following chart displays the households in El Paso, 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 El Paso, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Paso, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.3%
2018 Homeownership
58.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.3% of the housing units in El Paso, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in El Paso, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in El Paso, TX have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in El Paso, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    82.4%
  2. Carpooled
    9.33%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.59%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in El Paso, TX was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.33%) and those who Worked At Home (3.59%).

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 El Paso, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in El Paso, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

N/A% of the population of El Paso, TX has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% 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 El Paso County, TX see 2099 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.32% decrease from the previous year (2171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2283 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1264 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,099 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in El Paso County, TX

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see an average of 2,099 patients per year. This represents a 3.32% decrease from the previous year (2,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in El Paso 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

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

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The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in El Paso, 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. 14.5% prevalence
  2. 14.4% prevalence
  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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