Brazoria County, TX

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Population
370,200
2.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
36.1

Poverty Rate
9.23%

Median Household Income
$73,623
10.5% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$205,600
5.33% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
169,481
0.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Brazoria County, TX had a population of 370k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $73,623. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Brazoria County, TX grew from 362,457 to 370,200, a 2.14% increase and its median household income declined from $82,229 to $73,623, a -10.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brazoria County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.1%), White (Hispanic) (23.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.04%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.91%). 0% of the households in Brazoria County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 93.4% of the residents in Brazoria County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX are Alvin Community College (1,349 degrees awarded in 2019), Brazosport College (1,272 degrees), and Natural Images Beauty College (25 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Brazoria County, TX was $205,600, and the homeownership rate was 70%. Most people in Brazoria County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brazoria County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Brazoria County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 60.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.6%), followed by Other (4.28%). 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.

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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Brazoria County, TX
60.1% for the Republican 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, 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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Diversity

Brazoria County, TX is home to a population of 370k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 12.8% of Brazoria County, TX residents were born outside of the country (47.4k people).

In 2018, there were 1.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (171k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 86.9k White (Hispanic) and 53.6k 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)
    171k ± 427
  2. White (Hispanic)
    86.9k ± 7.29k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53.6k ± 821
31.1%
Hispanic Population
115k people

In 2018, there were 1.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (171k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 86.9k White (Hispanic) and 53.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.1% of the people in Brazoria County, TX are hispanic (115k 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

12.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
47.4k people
12.5%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
45.3k people

As of 2018, 12.8% of Brazoria County, TX residents (47.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brazoria County, TX was 12.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Brazoria County, TX was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Brazoria County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, 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
    2,429,667 ± 36,631 people
  2. India
    295,205 ± 13,271 people
  3. El Salvador
    240,462 ± 11,989 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,429,667 Texas residents, followed by India with 295,205 and El Salvador with 240,462.

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Citizenship

93.4%
2018 Citizenship
93.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.4% of Brazoria County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Brazoria County, TX was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,531 ± 1,086
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,442 ± 1,292
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,317 ± 865

Brazoria County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Brazoria County, TX is $73,623. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6607.01 with a value of $128,110, followed by Census Tract 6631 and Census Tract 6636, with respective values of $127,773 and $120,083.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,216. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Brazoria County, TX employs 169k people. The largest industries in Brazoria County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,821 people), Manufacturing (21,579 people), and Construction (19,505 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,481), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,375), and Information ($77,388).

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,623
2018 value
± $4,248
-10.5%
1 Year Growth
± 8.86%

Households in Brazoria County, TX have a median annual income of $73,623, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,229 in 2017, which represents a -10.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,763
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $711
$50,216
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $564

In 2019, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.37 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. Alaska Native
    $71,002 ± $51,672
  2. Asian
    $70,200 ± $2,161
  3. White
    $55,818 ± $520

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian 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.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Texas
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2019, the income inequality in Texas was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.511% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6607.01
  2. Census Tract 6631
  3. Census Tract 6636

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6607.01 with a value of $128,110, followed by Census Tract 6631 and Census Tract 6636, with respective values of $127,773 and $120,083.

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 Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brazoria County, TX (31.6k out of 342k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    23,477 ± 1,274
  2. Hispanic
    14,312 ± 1,065
  3. Black
    4,362 ± 674

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

169k
2018 Value
± 8,819
0.17%
1 Year growth
± 7.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 0.17%, from 169k employees to 169k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brazoria County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,504 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,010 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (14,960 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,504 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,010 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (14,960 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 (1.88 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.74 times), and Production Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($100,755), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,765), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

169k
2018 Value
± 8,819
0.17%
1 Year growth
± 7.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 0.17%, from 169k employees to 169k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brazoria County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,821 people), Manufacturing (21,579 people), and Construction (19,505 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 (21,821 people), Manufacturing (21,579 people), and Construction (19,505 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 (3.66 times higher than expected), Construction (1.74 times), and Utilities (1.47 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 ($86,481), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,375), and Information ($77,388).

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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. $358B
  2. $332B
  3. $284B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $358B, followed by Crude petroleum ($332B) and Gasoline ($284B).

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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$2.8T
2018 Value in Texas
$5.07T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
81.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Texas trade was $2.8T. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $5.07T 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. $97.6B
  2. $67.7B
  3. $60.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.6B, followed by Michigan with $67.7B and California and $60.2B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Brazoria County, TX awarded 2,646 degrees. The student population of Brazoria County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,522 male students and 5,555 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brazoria County, TX are White (1,238 and 47.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (930 and 35.5%), Black or African American (246 and 9.39%), and Asian (108 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Alvin Community College (1,349 and 51%), Brazosport College (1,272 and 48.1%), and Natural Images Beauty College (25 and 0.945%).

The most popular majors in Brazoria County, TX are General Studies (649 and 24.5%), Chemical Technology (471 and 17.8%), and Registered Nursing (184 and 6.95%).

The median tuition costs in Brazoria County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,622 and $4,052 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 649 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 184 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brazoria County, TX was Chemical Technology with 131 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. 1,349 degrees awarded
  2. 1,272 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded
$2,622
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Brazoria County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alvin Community College with 1,349 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,373
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,273
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,373 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brazoria County, TX, which is 1.08 times more than the 1,273 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender 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
    1,238 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    930 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    246 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Brazoria County, TX was White students. These 1,238 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 930 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brazoria County, TX was $205,600 in 2018, which is 0.895 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $195,200 to $205,600, a 5.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Brazoria County, TX is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brazoria County, TX have an average commute time of 27.9 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

$205,600
2018 Median
± $10,632
$195,200
2017 Median
± $7,129

In 2018, the median property value in Brazoria County, TX grew to to $205,600 from the previous year's value of $195,200.

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

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$73,623
Median Household Income
± $4,248
121k
Number of Households
± 7,242

In 2018, the median household income of the 121k households in Brazoria County, TX declined from $73,623 from the previous year's value of $82,229.

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

70%
2018 Homeownership
72.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70% of the housing units in Brazoria County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brazoria County, TX have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (86.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.02%)
  3. Carpooled (5.67%)

In 2018, 86.2% of workers in Brazoria County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.02%) and those who carpooled to work (5.67%).

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 3 cars.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Brazoria County, TX has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 9.58% on Medicaid, 8.61% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.981% 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

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

12.1%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
9.58%
Medicaid
8.61%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.981%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brazoria County, TX declined by 6.33% from 12.9% to 12.1%.

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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