Brazoria County, TX

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2020 Population
368,062
2.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36
0.559% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.92%
8.91% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$83,325
2.31% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$213,100
7.79% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
171,352
1.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Brazoria County, TX had a population of 368k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $83,325. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Brazoria County, TX grew from 360,677 to 368,062, a 2.05% increase and its median household income grew from $81,447 to $83,325, a 2.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brazoria County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.1%), White (Hispanic) (21.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.61%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.45%).

None of the households in Brazoria 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.

93.7% of the residents in Brazoria County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX are Alvin Community College (1,458 degrees awarded in 2020), Brazosport College (956 degrees), and Natural Images Beauty College (32 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Brazoria County, TX was $213,100, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%. Most people in Brazoria County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Brazoria County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Brazoria County, TX is home to a population of 368k people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 13% of Brazoria County, TX residents were born outside of the country (47.7k people).

In 2020, there were 2.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (170k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.6k White (Hispanic) and 51.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brazoria County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    170k ± 229
  2. White (Hispanic)
    79.6k ± 2.56k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.8k ± 819
31%
Hispanic Population
114k people

In 2020, there were 2.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (170k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.6k White (Hispanic) and 51.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31% of the people in Brazoria County, TX are hispanic (114k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
47.7k people
13.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
47.4k people

As of 2020, 13% of Brazoria County, TX residents (47.7k 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 Brazoria County, TX was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Brazoria County, TX was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Brazoria County, TX are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Brazoria County, TX residents was 36.

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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

93.7%
2020 Citizenship
93.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.7% of Brazoria County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Brazoria County, TX was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,783 ± 613
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,458 ± 786
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,192 ± 478

Brazoria County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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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.

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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 Brazoria County, TX is $83,325. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6631 with a value of $125,174, followed by Census Tract 6636 and Census Tract 6610, with respective values of $122,962 and $104,119.

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 Brazoria County, TX employs 171k people. The largest industries in Brazoria County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,670 people), Manufacturing (21,989 people), and Educational Services (18,684 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,801), Utilities ($94,341), and Manufacturing ($85,101).

Wages

Median Household Income

$83,325
2020 value
± $3,025
2.31%
1 Year Growth
± 4.32%

Households in Brazoria County, TX have a median annual income of $83,325, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $81,447 in 2019, which represents a 2.31% annual growth.

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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 Brazoria 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6631
  2. Census Tract 6636
  3. Census Tract 6610

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6631 with a value of $125,174, followed by Census Tract 6636 and Census Tract 6610, with respective values of $122,962 and $104,119.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brazoria County, TX (28.2k out of 356k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. White
    20,435 ± 1,218
  2. Hispanic
    12,220 ± 992
  3. Black
    3,751 ± 684

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brazoria 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

171k
2020 Value
± 4,246
1.17%
1 Year growth
± 3.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 169k employees to 171k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brazoria County, TX, are Management Occupations (19,330 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,424 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,834 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (19,330 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,424 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,834 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brazoria County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.59 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($99,553), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($97,821), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,099).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

171k
2020 Value
± 4,246
1.17%
1 Year growth
± 3.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 169k employees to 171k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brazoria County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,670 people), Manufacturing (21,989 people), and Educational Services (18,684 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brazoria County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brazoria 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 Brazoria County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,670 people), Manufacturing (21,989 people), and Educational Services (18,684 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brazoria County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.84 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.67 times), and Construction (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brazoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,801), Utilities ($94,341), and Manufacturing ($85,101).

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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

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brazoria County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 58.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%). 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 Brazoria County, TX
58.3% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Brazoria County, TX awarded 2,446 degrees. The student population of Brazoria County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,013 male students and 5,619 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brazoria County, TX are White (1,081 and 45%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (907 and 37.7%), Black or African American (237 and 9.86%), and Asian (83 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Alvin Community College (1,458 and 59.6%), Brazosport College (956 and 39.1%), and Natural Images Beauty College (32 and 1.31%).

The most popular majors in Brazoria County, TX are General Studies (662 and 27.1%), Chemical Technology (326 and 13.3%), and Registered Nursing (161 and 6.58%).

The median tuition cost in Brazoria County, TX for a public four year colleges is $2,629 for in-state students and $4,063 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 127 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 662 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 161 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brazoria County, TX was Chemical Technology with 127 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,458 degrees awarded
  2. 956 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded
$2,629
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Brazoria County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alvin Community College with 1,458 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,159
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,287
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brazoria County, TX, which is 0.901 times less than the 1,287 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Brazoria County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,081 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    907 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    237 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Brazoria County, TX was White students. These 1,081 degrees mean that there were 1.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 907 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brazoria County, TX was $213,100 in 2020, which is 0.927 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $197,700 to $213,100, a 7.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Brazoria County, TX is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Brazoria County, TX have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brazoria County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$213,100
2020 Median
± $4,575
$197,700
2019 Median
± $4,326

In 2020, the median property value in Brazoria County, TX grew to to $213,100 from the previous year's value of $197,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brazoria 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 Brazoria County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k 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.
$83,325
Median Household Income
± $3,025
124k
Number of Households
± 3,539

In 2020, the median household income of the 124k households in Brazoria County, TX grew to $83,325 from the previous year's value of $81,447.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
2020 Homeownership
72.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.3% of the housing units in Brazoria County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brazoria County, TX have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Brazoria County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.44%)

In 2020, 84.3% of workers in Brazoria County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.18%) and those who worked at home (5.44%).

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

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Health

86.7% of the population of Brazoria County, TX has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 9.17% on Medicaid, 9.01% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.31% 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 Brazoria County, TX see 1589 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.58% increase from the previous year (1549 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1817 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1397 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

1,589 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brazoria County, TX

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see an average of 1,589 patients per year. This represents a 2.58% increase from the previous year (1,549 patients).

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

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$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

13.3%
Uninsured
56.5%
Employer Coverage
9.17%
Medicaid
9.01%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brazoria County, TX declined by 4.93% from 14% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brazoria 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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