Cherokee County, TX

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2019 Population
52,118
0.414% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
37.9
0.265% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.4%
9.84% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,186
4.65% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$102,900
2.18% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
20,251
0.555% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Cherokee County, TX had a population of 52.1k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $48,186. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Cherokee County, TX grew from 51,903 to 52,118, a 0.414% increase and its median household income grew from $46,044 to $48,186, a 4.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.7%), White (Hispanic) (20.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.5%), Other (Hispanic) (1.94%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%). 0% of the households in Cherokee County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

91.9% of the residents in Cherokee County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (190 degrees awarded in 2019) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (19 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $102,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%. Most people in Cherokee County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cherokee County, TX is home to a population of 52.1k people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 41.1% of Cherokee County, TX residents were born outside of the country (21.4k people).

In 2019, there were 2.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.6k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k White (Hispanic) and 7.04k 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 Cherokee County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.6k ± 32
  2. White (Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 425
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.04k ± 242
23.1%
Hispanic Population
12.1k people

In 2019, there were 2.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.6k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k White (Hispanic) and 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.1% of the people in Cherokee County, TX are hispanic (12.1k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

41.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.4k people
9.88%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.13k people

As of 2019, 41.1% of Cherokee County, TX residents (21.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 9.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Cherokee County, TX was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Cherokee County, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Cherokee County, TX residents was 38.

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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

91.9%
2019 Citizenship
92.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 91.9% of Cherokee County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,390 ± 233
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    302 ± 119
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    293 ± 168

Cherokee County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.6 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 Cherokee County, TX is $48,186. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $61,091, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $53,438 and $52,721.

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 Cherokee County, TX employs 20.3k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,496 people), Manufacturing (2,325 people), and Retail Trade (2,310 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,521), Construction ($41,864), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,458).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,186
2019 value
± $2,205
4.65%
1 Year Growth
± 5.94%

Households in Cherokee County, TX have a median annual income of $48,186, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,044 in 2018, which represents a 4.65% annual growth.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9509

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $61,091, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $53,438 and $52,721.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, TX (8.01k out of 48.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 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. White
    5,611 ± 564
  2. Hispanic
    2,112 ± 322
  3. Black
    1,916 ± 331

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

20.3k
2019 Value
± 1,059
−0.555%
1 Year decline
± 7.48%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Cherokee County, TX declined at a rate of −0.555%, from 20.4k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,204 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,760 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,753 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,204 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,760 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,753 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cherokee County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.2 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.46 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,729), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,639), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,963).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.3k
2019 Value
± 1,059
−0.555%
1 Year decline
± 7.48%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Cherokee County, TX declined at a rate of −0.555%, from 20.4k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,496 people), Manufacturing (2,325 people), and Retail Trade (2,310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,496 people), Manufacturing (2,325 people), and Retail Trade (2,310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cherokee County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.54 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.93 times), and Construction (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cherokee County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,521), Construction ($41,864), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,458).

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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

Showing data for Texas.
$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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 76.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.7%), followed by Other (2.39%). 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 Cherokee County, TX
76.9% 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Cherokee County, TX awarded 209 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, TX is skewed towards men, with 328 male students and 299 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (67 and 35.4%), followed by White (67 and 35.4%), Black or African American (47 and 24.9%), and Asian (4 and 2.12%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (190 and 90.9%) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (19 and 9.09%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, TX are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (190 and 90.9%) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (19 and 9.09%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee County, TX for private four year colleges is $6,600.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cherokee County, TX was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 95 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 190 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
$6,600
Median Private

In 2019, the Cherokee County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jacksonville College-Main Campus with 190 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
108
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 101 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, TX, which is 0.935 times less than the 108 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Cherokee County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded
  2. White
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Cherokee County, TX was Hispanic or Latino students. These 67 degrees mean that there were 1 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $102,900 in 2019, which is 0.428 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $100,700 to $102,900, a 2.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, TX is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Cherokee County, TX have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,900
2019 Median
± $8,061
$100,700
2018 Median
± $7,378

In 2019, the median property value in Cherokee County, TX grew to to $102,900 from the previous year's value of $100,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, 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.
$48,186
Median Household Income
± $2,205
18.1k
Number of Households
± 964

In 2019, the median household income of the 18.1k households in Cherokee County, TX grew to $48,186 from the previous year's value of $46,044.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee 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

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
2019 Homeownership
71.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71.9% of the housing units in Cherokee County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cherokee County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.2% of the workforce in Cherokee County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (15.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.46%)

In 2019, 78.8% of workers in Cherokee County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.2%) and those who worked at home (3.46%).

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

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Health

81% of the population of Cherokee County, TX has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.75% 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 Cherokee County, TX see 2630 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.71% increase from the previous year (2488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3290 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1074 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

2,630 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, TX

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, TX see an average of 2,630 patients per year. This represents a 5.71% increase from the previous year (2,488 patients).

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

19%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, TX grew by 1.17% from 18.8% to 19%.

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