Brooks County, TX

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Population
7,180
0.979% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
32.7

Poverty Rate
38.9%

Median Household Income
$27,378
10.4% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$64,000
3.39% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,428
2.45% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Brooks County, TX had a population of 7.18k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $27,378. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Brooks County, TX declined from 7,251 to 7,180, a -0.979% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,794 to $27,378, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brooks County, TX are White (Hispanic) (84.4%), Other (Hispanic) (6.06%), White (Non-Hispanic) (5.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.89%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.891%). 0% of the households in Brooks County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 91.4% of the residents in Brooks County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Brooks County, TX was $64,000, and the homeownership rate was 62.4%. Most people in Brooks County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Brooks County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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 Brooks County, TX went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 74.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (23.6%), followed by Other (1.77%). 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Brooks County, TX
74.6% 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, 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

Brooks County, TX is home to a population of 7.18k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.6% of Brooks County, TX residents were born outside of the country (760 people).

In 2018, there were 13.9 times more White (Hispanic) residents (6.06k people) in Brooks County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Other (Hispanic) and 400 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brooks County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    6.06k ± 361
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    435 ± 254
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    400 ± 191
93.9%
Hispanic Population
6.74k people

In 2018, there were 13.9 times more White (Hispanic) residents (6.06k people) in Brooks County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Other (Hispanic) and 400 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

93.9% of the people in Brooks County, TX are hispanic (6.74k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
760 people
10.9%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
788 people

As of 2018, 10.6% of Brooks County, TX residents (760 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 Brooks County, TX was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.6
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Brooks County, TX was 32.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Brooks County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Brooks County, TX residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,517,866 ± 37,182 people
  2. India
    267,786 ± 12,644 people
  3. El Salvador
    216,011 ± 11,367 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,517,866 Texas residents, followed by India with 267,786 and El Salvador with 216,011.

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Citizenship

91.4%
2018 Citizenship
91.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.4% of Brooks County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Brooks County, TX was 91.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    80 ± 61
  2. Korea
    59 ± 53
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 55

Brooks County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Brooks County, TX is $27,378. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brooks County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $27,424, followed by Census Tract 9501 and N/A, with respective values of $27,198 and N/A.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,245. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Brooks County, TX employs 2.43k people. The largest industries in Brooks County, TX are Educational Services (429 people), Retail Trade (421 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (383 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($38,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,726).

Wages

Median Household Income

$27,378
2018 value
± $2,831
10.4%
1 Year Growth
± 15.1%

Households in Brooks County, TX have a median annual income of $27,378, 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 $24,794 in 2017, which represents a 10.4% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Brooks County, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,707
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $741
$49,245
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $549

In 2019, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 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
    $69,055 ± $2,236
  2. White
    $55,439 ± $530
  3. American Indian
    $49,081 ± $7,151

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brooks County, TX is from Texas.
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2019, the income inequality in Texas was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.281% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brooks County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $27,424, followed by Census Tract 9501 and N/A, with respective values of $27,198 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

38.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brooks County, TX (2.57k out of 6.61k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. Hispanic
    2,414 ± 372
  2. White
    2,336 ± 371
  3. Other
    119 ± 103

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

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

2.43k
2018 Value
± 379
-2.45%
1 Year decline
± 22.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brooks County, TX declined at a rate of -2.45%, from 2.49k employees to 2.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brooks County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (337 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (320 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (217 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brooks County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brooks County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (337 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (320 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (217 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brooks County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.02 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.57 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brooks County, TX, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($95,417), Transportation Occupations ($45,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($43,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.43k
2018 Value
± 379
-2.45%
1 Year decline
± 22.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brooks County, TX declined at a rate of -2.45%, from 2.49k employees to 2.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brooks County, TX, are Educational Services (429 people), Retail Trade (421 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (383 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brooks County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brooks 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 Brooks County, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (429 people), Retail Trade (421 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (383 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brooks County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.4 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brooks County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($38,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,726).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brooks County, TX was $64,000 in 2018, which is 0.279 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $61,900 to $64,000, a 3.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Brooks County, TX is 62.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brooks County, TX have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brooks County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$64,000
2018 Median
± $5,997
$61,900
2017 Median
± $7,157

In 2018, the median property value in Brooks County, TX grew to to $64,000 from the previous year's value of $61,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brooks 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 Brooks County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$27,378
Median Household Income
± $2,831
2.05k
Number of Households
± 278

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.05k households in Brooks County, TX grew to $27,378 from the previous year's value of $24,794.

The following chart displays the households in Brooks 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brooks County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brooks County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.4%
2018 Homeownership
61.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62.4% of the housing units in Brooks County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brooks County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Brooks County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.94%)
  3. Walked (4.95%)

In 2018, 84.6% of workers in Brooks County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.94%) and those who walked to work (4.95%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

78.1% of the population of Brooks County, TX has health coverage, with 27.6% on employee plans, 32.5% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 6.48% on non-group plans, and 0.362% 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).

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%)

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

21.9%
Uninsured
27.6%
Employer Coverage
32.5%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
6.48%
Non-Group
0.362%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brooks County, TX grew by 8.78% from 20.1% to 21.9%.

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