Galveston County, TX

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Population
337,890
0.852% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
37.8

Median Household Income
$73,840
4.75% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$202,300
1.99% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Galveston County, TX had a population of 338k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $73,840. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Galveston County, TX grew from 335,036 to 337,890, a 0.852% increase and its median household income grew from $70,494 to $73,840, a 4.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Galveston County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.7%), White (Hispanic) (21.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%). NaNk% of the people in Galveston County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Galveston County, TX are The University of Texas Medical Branch (1,189 degrees awarded in 2017), College of the Mainland (708 degrees), and Galveston College (559 degrees).

The median property value in Galveston County, TX is $202,300, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Galveston County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Galveston County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Galveston County, TX borders Brazoria County, TX, Chambers County, TX, and Harris County, TX.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.5%), followed by Other (4.47%). 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.

Galveston County, TX is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Texas
60% 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, 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 Galveston County, TX have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Galveston County, TX is home to a population of 338k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Galveston County, TX residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 2.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Galveston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.3k White (Hispanic) and 41.3k 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 Galveston County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 821
  2. White (Hispanic)
    73.3k ± 3.01k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.3k ± 2.23k
25%
Hispanic Population
84.5k people

In 2018, there were 2.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Galveston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.3k White (Hispanic) and 41.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25% of the people in Galveston County, TX are hispanic (84.5k people).

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

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Galveston County, TX was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Galveston County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Galveston County, TX residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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

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

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Citizenship

93.8%
2018 Citizenship
95.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.8% of Galveston County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Galveston County, TX was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,842 ± 1,297
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,726 ± 1,380
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,834 ± 1,313

Galveston County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Galveston County, TX is $73,840. In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Galveston County, TX was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

The economy of Galveston County, TX employs N/A people. The largest industries in Galveston County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,382 people), Educational Services (17,996 people), and Retail Trade (16,199 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,096), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,297), and Manufacturing ($79,453).

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,840
2018 value
± $4,662
4.75%
1 Year Growth
± 7.32%

Households in Galveston County, TX have a median annual income of $73,840, 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 $70,494 in 2017, which represents a 4.75% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Galveston 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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$67,436
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $718
$48,835
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $539

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Texas
  1. Asian
    $66,902 ± $2,105
  2. White
    $54,641 ± $518
  3. Two or More Races
    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Galveston County, TX is from Texas.
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Texas
0.479
2017 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Galveston County, TX was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Galveston County, TX is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

N/A
N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Galveston County, TX stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

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

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Galveston County, TX, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Galveston County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Galveston County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($115,208), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,033), and Management Occupations ($85,643).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Galveston County, TX stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Galveston County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,382 people), Educational Services (17,996 people), and Retail Trade (16,199 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Galveston County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Galveston 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 Galveston County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,382 people), Educational Services (17,996 people), and Retail Trade (16,199 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Galveston County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.84 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.48 times), and Construction (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Galveston County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($104,096), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,297), and Manufacturing ($79,453).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $282B
  2. $216B
  3. $159B

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

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $85.7B
  2. $53.4B
  3. $34.5B

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

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Galveston County, TX awarded 2,469 degrees. The student population of Galveston County, TX is skewed towards women, with 3,667 male students and 6,192 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Galveston County, TX are White (1,178 and 48.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (630 and 26%), Black or African American (330 and 13.6%), and Asian (207 and 8.53%).

The largest universities in Galveston County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas Medical Branch (1,189 and 48.2%), College of the Mainland (708 and 28.7%), and Galveston College (559 and 22.6%).

The most popular majors in Galveston County, TX are Registered Nursing (526 and 21.3%), General Studies (351 and 14.2%), and Medicine (220 and 8.91%).

The median tuition costs in Galveston County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,095 and $19,306 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 351 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 137 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Galveston County, TX was Chemical Technology with 137 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,189 degrees awarded
  2. 708 degrees awarded
  3. 559 degrees awarded
$6,095
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Galveston County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas Medical Branch with 1,189 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

832
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,637
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 832 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Galveston County, TX, which is 0.508 times less than the 1,637 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,178 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    630 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    330 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Galveston County, TX were to White students. These 1,178 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 630 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Galveston County, TX was $202,300 in 2018, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $206,400 to $202,300, a 1.99% decrease. The homeownership rate in Galveston County, TX is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Galveston County, TX have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Galveston County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$202,300
2018 Median
± $8,579
$206,400
2017 Median
± $12,035

In 2018, the median property value in Galveston County, TX declined from to $202,300 from the previous year's value of $206,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Galveston 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 Galveston County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$73,840
Median Household Income
± $4,662
122k
Number of Households
± 6,375

In 2018, the median household income of the 122k households in Galveston County, TX grew to $73,840 from the previous year's value of $70,494.

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

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Rent vs Own

68%
2018 Homeownership
67.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68% of the housing units in Galveston County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Galveston County, TX have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% of the workforce in Galveston County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.5%
  2. Carpooled
    8.74%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.44%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Galveston County, TX was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.74%) and those who Worked At Home (3.44%).

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Galveston County, TX has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Galveston County, TX see 1395 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.87% decrease from the previous year (1482 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2336 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1043 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,395 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Galveston County, TX

Primary care physicians in Galveston County, TX see an average of 1,395 patients per year. This represents a 5.87% decrease from the previous year (1,482 patients).

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

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

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

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

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

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