Mesquite, TX

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Population
144,250
0.0916% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
32.5

Poverty Rate
13.4%

Median Household Income
$56,074
7.49% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$129,100
8.49% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
69,220
0.377% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Mesquite, TX had a population of 144k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $56,074. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mesquite, TX grew from 144,118 to 144,250, a 0.0916% increase and its median household income grew from $52,167 to $56,074, a 7.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mesquite, TX are White (Hispanic) (34.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (28.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), Other (Hispanic) (3.24%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%). NaNk% of the people in Mesquite, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mesquite, TX are Eastfield College (1,610 degrees awarded in 2017), Carrington College-Mesquite (95 degrees), and Hands on Therapy (62 degrees).

The median property value in Mesquite, TX is $129,100, and the homeownership rate is 57.5%. Most people in Mesquite, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Mesquite, TX is 2 cars per household.

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 Dallas County, TX went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 60.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.6%), followed by Other (4.6%). 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

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Texas.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Dallas County, TX
60.8% 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, 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

Mesquite, TX is home to a population of 144k people, from which 87.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 19.3% of Mesquite, TX residents were born outside of the country (27.8k people).

In 2018, there were 1.22 times more White (Hispanic) residents (50.4k people) in Mesquite, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 36.9k 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 Mesquite, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    50.4k ± 1.9k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.2k ± 1.57k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36.9k ± 1.95k
40.4%
Hispanic Population
58.3k people

In 2018, there were 1.22 times more White (Hispanic) residents (50.4k people) in Mesquite, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 36.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.4% of the people in Mesquite, TX are hispanic (58.3k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
27.8k people
18.6%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
26.8k people

As of 2018, 19.3% of Mesquite, TX residents (27.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mesquite, TX was 18.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

28
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mesquite, TX was 32.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Mesquite, TX are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Mesquite, TX residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people
  2. India
    231,271 ± 11,757 people
  3. El Salvador
    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

87.2%
2018 Citizenship
87.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 87.2% of Mesquite, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mesquite, TX was 87.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,015 ± 280
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,296 ± 281
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    990 ± 229

Mesquite, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Mesquite, TX is $56,074. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Mesquite, TX was Census Tract 502.06 with a value of $110,202, followed by Census Tract 175 and Census Tract 173.03, with respective values of $65,614 and $63,203.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Mesquite, TX employs 69.2k people. The largest industries in Mesquite, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,556 people), Construction (8,034 people), and Retail Trade (7,750 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,200), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,550), and Educational Services ($48,458).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,074
2018 value
± $1,923
7.49%
1 Year Growth
± 4.02%

Households in Mesquite, TX have a median annual income of $56,074, 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 $52,167 in 2017, which represents a 7.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $716
$45,959
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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
    $64,947 ± $2,196
  2. White
    $52,072 ± $505
  3. American Indian
    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 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 Mesquite, TX is from Texas.
0.482
2017 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2016 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, 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. Census Tract 502.06
  2. Census Tract 175
  3. Census Tract 173.03

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mesquite, TX was Census Tract 502.06 with a value of $110,202, followed by Census Tract 175 and Census Tract 173.03, with respective values of $65,614 and $63,203.

The following map shows all of the places in Mesquite, 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

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mesquite, TX (19.2k out of 143k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    12,477 ± 1,013
  2. Hispanic
    9,509 ± 911
  3. Black
    4,847 ± 600

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

69.2k
2018 Value
± 2,136
-0.377%
1 Year decline
± 4.32%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mesquite, TX declined at a rate of -0.377%, from 69.5k employees to 69.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mesquite, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,908 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,630 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (6,436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,908 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,630 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (6,436 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mesquite, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.49 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mesquite, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,464), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,307), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,430).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.2k
2018 Value
± 2,136
-0.377%
1 Year decline
± 4.32%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mesquite, TX declined at a rate of -0.377%, from 69.5k employees to 69.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mesquite, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,556 people), Construction (8,034 people), and Retail Trade (7,750 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mesquite, TX, though some of these residents may live in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,556 people), Construction (8,034 people), and Retail Trade (7,750 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mesquite, TX has an unusually high number of Construction (1.81 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.44 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mesquite, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,200), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,550), and Educational Services ($48,458).

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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. $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 Mesquite, TX awarded 1,785 degrees. The student population of Mesquite, TX is skewed towards women, with 6,679 male students and 9,772 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mesquite, TX are Hispanic or Latino (833 and 46.7%), followed by White (444 and 24.9%), Black or African American (368 and 20.6%), and Asian (63 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Mesquite, TX by number of degrees awarded are Eastfield College (1,610 and 90.2%), Carrington College-Mesquite (95 and 5.32%), and Hands on Therapy (62 and 3.47%).

The most popular majors in Mesquite, TX are General Studies (674 and 37.8%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (218 and 12.2%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (165 and 9.24%).

The median tuition costs in Mesquite, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 674 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 46 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mesquite, TX was General Studies with 674 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,610 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Mesquite, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastfield College with 1,610 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

771
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,014
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 771 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mesquite, TX, which is 0.76 times less than the 1,014 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    833 degrees awarded
  2. White
    444 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    368 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mesquite, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 833 degrees mean that there were 1.88 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 444 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mesquite, TX was $129,100 in 2018, which is 0.562 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $119,000 to $129,100, a 8.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Mesquite, TX is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mesquite, TX have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mesquite, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$129,100
2018 Median
± $2,887
$119,000
2017 Median
± $2,321

In 2018, the median property value in Mesquite, TX grew to to $129,100 from the previous year's value of $119,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$56,074
Median Household Income
± $1,923
46.5k
Number of Households
± 1,687

In 2018, the median household income of the 46.5k households in Mesquite, TX grew to $56,074 from the previous year's value of $52,167.

The following chart displays the households in Mesquite, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.5%
2018 Homeownership
57.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 57.5% of the housing units in Mesquite, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mesquite, TX have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Mesquite, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.7%
  2. Carpooled
    13%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.21%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mesquite, TX was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (13%) and those who Worked At Home (2.21%).

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

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Health

79.2% of the population of Mesquite, TX has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 8.1% on Medicare, 8.3% on non-group plans, and 1.04% 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 Dallas County, TX see 1476 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.472% decrease from the previous year (1483 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 780 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

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1,476 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dallas County, TX

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, TX see an average of 1,476 patients per year. This represents a 0.472% decrease from the previous year (1,483 patients).

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

20.8%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
8.1%
Medicare
8.3%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mesquite, TX declined by 2.91% from 21.5% to 20.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mesquite, 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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