Optometrists by County of Practice - September, 2000

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County  2000 Population  2000 Optometrist Total  Ratio of 2000 Population per Optometrist*  Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population 
Anderson 52,375 7 7,482 13.4
Andrews 15,660 1 15,660 6.4
Angelina 74,493 8 9,312 10.7
Aransas 19,756 2 9,878 10.1
Archer 8,338 0 0 0.0
Armstrong 1,968 0 0 0.0
Atascosa 37,640 2 18,820 5.3
Austin 20,809 0 0 0.0
Bailey 7,516 1 7,516 13.3
Bandera 14,301 0 0 0.0
Bastrop 55,488 4 13,872 7.2
Baylor 4,086 0 0 0.0
Bee 29,489 2 14,745 6.8
Bell 214,253 29 7,388 13.5
Bexar 1,378,499 165 8,355 12.0
Blanco 7,406 0 0 0.0
Borden 818 0 0 0.0
Bosque 16,256 0 0 0.0
Bowie 85,046 15 5,670 17.6
Brazoria 225,358 28 8,049 12.4
Brazos 121,895 19 6,416 15.6
Brewster 11,100 1 11,100 9.0
Briscoe 1,905 0 0 0.0
Brooks 9,026 0 0 0.0
Brown 33,967 4 8,492 11.8
Burleson 15,493 0 0 0.0
Burnet 28,431 5 5,686 17.6
Caldwell 32,610 2 16,305 6.1
Calhoun 20,191 1 20,191 5.0
Callahan 11,891 0 0 0.0
Cameron 336,339 13 25,872 3.9
Camp 10,798 1 10,798 9.3
Carson 6,408 0 0 0.0
Cass 29,850 3 9,950 10.1
Castro 9,640 0 0 0.0
Chambers 20,892 0 0 0.0
Cherokee 43,978 3 14,659 6.8
Childress 6,816 2 3,408 29.3
Clay 9,922 0 0 0.0
Cochran 4,873 0 0 0.0
Coke 3,426 0 0 0.0
Coleman 9,179 0 0 0.0
Collin 430,995 64 6,734 14.8
Collingsworth 3,375 0 0 0.0
Colorado 18,132 0 0 0.0
Comal 76,491 8 9,561 10.5
Comanche 13,175 1 13,175 7.6
Concho 3,329 0 0 0.0
Cooke 32,501 5 6,500 15.4
Coryell 77,787 4 19,447 5.1
Cottle 2,122 0 0 0.0
Crane 5,202 0 0 0.0
Crockett 4,333 0 0 0.0
Crosby 7,653 0 0 0.0
Culberson 4,177 0 0 0.0
Dallam 5,499 1 5,499 18.2
Dallas 2,208,154 249 8,868 11.3
Dawson 16,402 1 16,402 6.1
Deaf Smith 20,266 1 20,266 4.9
Delta 4,848 0 0 0.0
Denton 417,742 33 12,659 7.9
De Witt 20,307 1 20,307 4.9
Dickens 2,455 0 0 0.0
Dimmit 11,320 0 0 0.0
Donley 3,525 0 0 0.0
Duval 14,813 0 0 0.0
Eastland 17,464 2 8,732 11.5
Ector 129,665 15 8,644 11.6
Edwards 2,523 0 0 0.0
Ellis 122,854 4 30,714 3.3
El Paso 775,004 54 14,352 7.0
Erath 31,257 5 6,251 16.0
Falls 18,888 0 0 0.0
Fannin 25,811 1 25,811 3.9
Fayette 20,341 3 6,780 14.7
Fisher 4,630 0 0 0.0
Floyd 8,852 1 8,852 11.3
Foard 1,686 0 0 0.0
Fort Bend 332,865 37 8,996 11.1
Franklin 8,148 0 0 0.0
Freestone 16,995 1 16,995 5.9
Frio 16,625 0 0 0.0
Gaines 15,052 2 7,526 13.3
Galveston 234,988 33 7,121 14.0
Garza 5,321 0 0 0.0
Gillespie 20,028 3 6,676 15.0
Glasscock 1,617 0 0 0.0
Goliad 6,551 0 0 0.0
Gonzales 18,284 1 18,284 5.5
Gray 22,421 4 5,605 17.8
Grayson 97,324 12 8,110 12.3
Gregg 108,319 14 7,737 12.9
Grimes 23,196 0 0 0.0
Guadalupe 86,629 3 28,876 3.5
Hale 35,155 4 8,789 11.4
Hall 3,674 0 0 0.0
Hamilton 7,283 0 0 0.0
Hansford 5,847 0 0 0.0
Hardeman 4,982 0 0 0.0
Hardin 42,649 3 14,216 7.0
Harris 3,320,437 488 6,804 14.7
Harrison 63,839 6 10,640 9.4
Hartley 4,860 0 0 0.0
Haskell 6,529 0 0 0.0
Hays 90,499 7 12,928 7.7
Hemphill 3,657 1 3,657 27.3
Henderson 76,792 4 19,198 5.2
Hidalgo 546,651 32 17,083 5.9
Hill 28,984 3 9,661 10.4
Hockley 24,590 2 12,295 8.1
Hood 43,104 6 7,184 13.9
Hopkins 29,736 3 9,912 10.1
Houston 22,571 2 11,286 8.9
Howard 31,831 5 6,366 15.7
Hudspeth 3,393 0 0 0.0
Hunt 73,296 8 9,162 10.9
Hutchinson 24,808 2 12,404 8.1
Irion 1,749 0 0 0.0
Jack 6,825 0 0 0.0
Jackson 13,186 1 13,186 7.6
Jasper 31,771 1 31,771 3.1
Jeff Davis 2,201 0 0 0.0
Jefferson 235,107 19 12,374 8.1
Jim Hogg 6,424 0 0 0.0
Jim Wells 40,035 5 8,007 12.5
Johnson 138,920 9 15,436 6.5
Jones 18,933 1 18,933 5.3
Karnes 15,756 1 15,756 6.3
Kaufman 72,649 4 18,162 5.5
Kendall 19,428 3 6,476 15.4
Kenedy 527 0 0 0.0
Kent 991 0 0 0.0
Kerr 42,532 6 7,089 14.1
Kimble 4,114 0 0 0.0
King 385 0 0 0.0
Kinney 3,358 0 0 0.0
Kleberg 32,437 2 16,219 6.2
Knox 4,728 0 0 0.0
Lamar 43,825 5 8,765 11.4
Lamb 14,617 0 0 0.0
Lampasas 14,606 0 0 0.0
La Salle 6,471 0 0 0.0
Lavaca 17,973 1 17,973 5.6
Lee 14,960 1 14,960 6.7
Leon 15,927 0 0 0.0
Liberty 60,417 4 15,104 6.6
Limestone 21,778 1 21,778 4.6
Lipscomb 3,058 0 0 0.0
Live Oak 10,070 0 0 0.0
Llano 12,484 0 0 0.0
Loving 116 0 0 0.0
Lubbock 227,472 30 7,582 13.2
Lynn 6,865 0 0 0.0
McCulloch 8,871 1 8,871 11.3
McLennan 193,271 17 11,369 8.8
McMullen 867 0 0 0.0
Madison 12,035 0 0 0.0
Marion 10,413 0 0 0.0
Martin 5,471 0 0 0.0
Mason 3,270 0 0 0.0
Matagorda 38,590 1 38,590 2.6
Maverick 45,153 2 22,577 4.4
Medina 34,699 2 17,350 5.8
Menard 2,285 0 0 0.0
Midland 130,258 14 9,304 10.7
Milam 23,304 0 0 0.0
Mills 4,450 1 4,450 22.5
Mitchell 9,105 1 9,105 11.0
Montague 15,929 1 15,929 6.3
Montgomery 241,384 12 20,115 5.0
Moore 19,088 2 9,544 10.5
Morris 12,800 1 12,800 7.8
Motley 1,423 0 0 0.0
Nacogdoches 57,211 6 9,535 10.5
Navarro 44,269 3 14,756 6.8
Newton 14,567 0 0 0.0
Nolan 17,027 2 8,514 11.7
Nueces 318,478 31 10,273 9.7
Ochiltree 9,103 1 9,103 11.0
Oldham 2,200 0 0 0.0
Orange 81,925 4 20,481 4.9
Palo Pinto 27,049 2 13,525 7.4
Panola 23,885 3 7,962 12.6
Parker 95,347 6 15,891 6.3
Parmer 10,519 0 0 0.0
Pecos 17,734 1 17,734 5.6
Polk 38,224 3 12,741 7.8
Potter 108,708 36 3,020 33.1
Presidio 8,718 0 0 0.0
Rains 8,123 0 0 0.0
Randall 109,727 3 36,576 2.7
Reagan 5,224 0 0 0.0
Real 2,525 0 0 0.0
Red River 13,739 0 0 0.0
Reeves 17,176 1 17,176 5.8
Refugio 8,179 0 0 0.0
Roberts 1,017 0 0 0.0
Robertson 17,152 0 0 0.0
Rockwall 41,179 6 6,863 14.6
Runnels 11,425 1 11,425 8.8
Rusk 46,113 3 15,371 6.5
Sabine 10,241 1 10,241 9.8
San Augustine 7,954 0 0 0.0
San Jacinto 21,282 0 0 0.0
San Patricio 68,963 2 34,482 2.9
San Saba 5,436 0 0 0.0
Schleicher 3,294 0 0 0.0
Scurry 19,290 1 19,290 5.2
Shackelford 3,150 0 0 0.0
Shelby 21,807 1 21,807 4.6
Sherman 2,949 0 0 0.0
Smith 170,027 19 8,949 11.2
Somervell 6,512 0 0 0.0
Starr 64,579 2 32,290 3.1
Stephens 9,013 1 9,013 11.1
Sterling 1,536 0 0 0.0
Stonewall 1,935 0 0 0.0
Sutton 4,545 0 0 0.0
Swisher 8,570 2 4,285 23.3
Tarrant 1,545,091 172 8,983 11.1
Taylor 124,684 17 7,334 13.6
Terrell 1,530 0 0 0.0
Terry 13,830 1 13,830 7.2
Throckmorton 1,796 0 0 0.0
Titus 25,481 5 5,096 19.6
Tom Green 111,575 14 7,970 12.5
Travis 654,255 115 5,689 17.6
Trinity 12,889 0 0 0.0
Tyler 19,509 0 0 0.0
Upshur 33,522 1 33,522 3.0
Upton 4,859 0 0 0.0
Uvalde 26,239 4 6,560 15.2
Val Verde 44,730 4 11,183 8.9
Van Zandt 43,336 1 43,336 2.3
Victoria 81,257 14 5,804 17.2
Walker 52,748 5 10,550 9.5
Waller 26,782 0 0 0.0
Ward 13,599 1 13,599 7.4
Washington 29,479 4 7,370 13.6
Webb 188,224 8 23,528 4.3
Wharton 41,040 3 13,680 7.3
Wheeler 5,344 0 0 0.0
Wichita 128,861 22 5,857 17.1
Wilbarger 15,322 1 15,322 6.5
Willacy 20,147 0 0 0.0
Williamson 224,964 23 9,781 10.2
Wilson 30,543 0 0 0.0
Winkler 9,090 1 9,090 11.0
Wise 42,804 6 7,134 14.0
Wood 33,299 4 8,325 12.0
Yoakum 9,478 0 0 0.0
Young 16,941 3 5,647 17.7
Zapata 13,360 1 13,360 7.5
Zavala 13,910 0 0 0.0
Texas Total 20,344,798 2,177 9,345 10.7

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Department of Health, Division of Professional Licensing and Certification, September 14, 2000.

Includes:  All active Optometrists with a Texas practice address.   The Optometrists were sorted by their county of practice. The county was determined based on the zip code. If the practice address was unavailable, the mailing address was used to determine the county.

Excludes:   Optometrists with a status code as "not renewed", "expired", and "inactive." In addition, 2,194 records were not included in this report because they had out-of-state addresses or were inactive.

Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, February 2, 2006.

 


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