Optometrists by County of Practice - October, 2004

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County 2004 Estimated Population 2004 Optometrist Total Ratio of 2004 Population per Optometrist* Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 56,809 3 18,936 5.3 113
Andrews 13,470 0 - 0.0 -
Angelina 83,005 10 8,301 12.0 52
Aransas 23,628 2 11,814 8.5 79
Archer 9,447 0 - 0.0 -
Armstrong 2,197 0 - 0.0 -
Atascosa 42,226 2 21,113 4.7 124
Austin 26,145 0 - 0.0 -
Bailey 6,873 1 6,873 14.5 27
Bandera 19,881 0 - 0.0 -
Bastrop 68,506 5 13,701 7.3 88
Baylor 4,063 0 - 0.0 -
Bee 33,328 2 16,664 6.0 108
Bell 251,884 28 8,996 11.1 60
Bexar 1,473,775 181 8,142 12.3 50
Blanco 9,270 1 9,270 10.8 66
Borden 745 0 - 0.0 -
Bosque 17,951 0 - 0.0 -
Bowie 90,768 14 6,483 15.4 18
Brazoria 266,690 33 8,082 12.4 48
Brazos 162,350 25 6,494 15.4 19
Brewster 9,361 1 9,361 10.7 67
Briscoe 1,842 0 - 0.0 -
Brooks 8,272 0 - 0.0 -
Brown 38,918 5 7,784 12.8 41
Burleson 17,623 1 17,623 5.7 112
Burnet 37,688 7 5,384 18.6 10
Caldwell 37,073 1 37,073 2.7 143
Calhoun 21,761 1 21,761 4.6 128
Callahan 12,968 0 - 0.0 -
Cameron 372,610 16 23,288 4.3 131
Camp 12,436 1 12,436 8.0 84
Carson 6,573 0 - 0.0 -
Cass 30,329 3 10,110 9.9 72
Castro 8,614 0 - 0.0 -
Chambers 30,400 0 - 0.0 -
Cherokee 48,717 3 16,239 6.2 102
Childress 7,836 2 3,918 25.5 3
Clay 11,385 0 - 0.0 -
Cochran 3,874 0 - 0.0 -
Coke 3,912 0 - 0.0 -
Coleman 9,121 0 - 0.0 -
Collin 623,088 116 5,371 18.6 9
Collingsworth 3,246 0 - 0.0 -
Colorado 21,173 1 21,173 4.7 127
Comal 89,275 10 8,928 11.2 58
Comanche 14,188 1 14,188 7.0 91
Concho 4,078 0 - 0.0 -
Cooke 38,188 6 6,365 15.7 16
Coryell 78,749 5 15,750 6.3 101
Cottle 1,888 0 - 0.0 -
Crane 4,161 0 - 0.0 -
Crockett 4,321 0 - 0.0 -
Crosby 7,291 0 - 0.0 -
Culberson 3,129 0 - 0.0 -
Dallam 6,531 1 6,531 15.3 20
Dallas 2,325,350 251 9,264 10.8 65
Dawson 15,156 1 15,156 6.6 96
Deaf Smith 19,183 1 19,183 5.2 115
Delta 5,373 0 - 0.0 -
Denton 537,303 47 11,432 8.7 76
De Witt 20,468 1 20,468 4.9 121
Dickens 2,744 0 - 0.0 -
Dimmit 10,549 0 - 0.0 -
Donley 3,851 0 - 0.0 -
Duval 13,527 0 - 0.0 -
Eastland 18,498 2 9,249 10.8 64
Ector 124,819 14 8,916 11.2 57
Edwards 2,215 0 - 0.0 -
Ellis 128,224 5 25,645 3.9 137
El Paso 726,708 53 13,711 7.3 89
Erath 35,268 4 8,817 11.3 56
Falls 19,114 0 - 0.0 -
Fannin 32,782 2 16,391 6.1 105
Fayette 22,927 1 22,927 4.4 129
Fisher 4,319 0 - 0.0 -
Floyd 8,010 0 - 0.0 -
Foard 1,608 0 - 0.0 -
Fort Bend 429,187 57 7,530 13.3 35
Franklin 9,462 0 - 0.0 -
Freestone 18,995 1 18,995 5.3 114
Frio 17,304 0 - 0.0 -
Gaines 15,077 2 7,539 13.3 36
Galveston 266,546 39 6,835 14.6 26
Garza 5,162 0 - 0.0 -
Gillespie 21,978 3 7,326 13.7 31
Glasscock 1,458 0 - 0.0 -
Goliad 7,312 0 - 0.0 -
Gonzales 19,677 1 19,677 5.1 120
Gray 22,585 3 7,528 13.3 34
Grayson 115,700 17 6,806 14.7 24
Gregg 115,113 15 7,674 13.0 37
Grimes 25,241 0 - 0.0 -
Guadalupe 100,342 4 25,086 4.0 136
Hale 37,060 3 12,353 8.1 83
Hall 3,862 0 - 0.0 -
Hamilton 8,406 0 - 0.0 -
Hansford 5,579 0 - 0.0 -
Hardeman 4,766 0 - 0.0 -
Hardin 50,134 2 25,067 4.0 135
Harris 3,642,461 563 6,470 15.5 17
Harrison 64,563 5 12,913 7.7 85
Hartley 5,650 0 - 0.0 -
Haskell 6,108 0 - 0.0 -
Hays 124,616 8 15,577 6.4 98
Hemphill 3,536 1 3,536 28.3 2
Henderson 78,027 5 15,605 6.4 99
Hidalgo 655,202 40 16,380 6.1 104
Hill 34,671 3 11,557 8.7 77
Hockley 23,180 1 23,180 4.3 130
Hood 46,198 7 6,600 15.2 21
Hopkins 32,928 6 5,488 18.2 11
Houston 23,601 3 7,867 12.7 45
Howard 34,127 5 6,825 14.7 25
Hudspeth 3,577 0 - 0.0 -
Hunt 86,211 11 7,837 12.8 43
Hutchinson 23,631 1 23,631 4.2 133
Irion 1,820 0 - 0.0 -
Jack 8,903 0 - 0.0 -
Jackson 14,991 1 14,991 6.7 95
Jasper 36,752 3 12,251 8.2 82
Jeff Davis 2,253 1 2,253 44.4 1
Jefferson 253,414 28 9,051 11.0 62
Jim Hogg 5,534 0 - 0.0 -
Jim Wells 41,218 4 10,305 9.7 74
Johnson 144,005 14 10,286 9.7 73
Jones 20,861 1 20,861 4.8 123
Karnes 16,221 2 8,111 12.3 49
Kaufman 84,691 4 21,173 4.7 126
Kendall 27,018 6 4,503 22.2 6
Kenedy 436 0 - 0.0 -
Kent 853 0 - 0.0 -
Kerr 45,498 8 5,687 17.6 12
Kimble 4,601 0 - 0.0 -
King 362 0 - 0.0 -
Kinney 3,488 0 - 0.0 -
Kleberg 33,283 1 33,283 3.0 142
Knox 4,279 0 - 0.0 -
Lamar 49,541 3 16,514 6.1 106
Lamb 15,090 0 - 0.0 -
Lampasas 19,610 1 19,610 5.1 118
La Salle 6,271 0 - 0.0 -
Lavaca 19,477 1 19,477 5.1 117
Lee 16,869 0 - 0.0 -
Leon 16,262 0 - 0.0 -
Liberty 77,738 5 15,548 6.4 97
Limestone 23,121 3 7,707 13.0 39
Lipscomb 3,104 0 - 0.0 -
Live Oak 12,543 0 - 0.0 -
Llano 18,307 0 - 0.0 -
Loving 67 0 - 0.0 -
Lubbock 252,941 35 7,227 13.8 30
Lynn 6,769 0 - 0.0 -
McCulloch 8,447 1 8,447 11.8 53
McLennan 219,787 14 15,699 6.4 100
McMullen 860 0 - 0.0 -
Madison 13,411 0 - 0.0 -
Marion 11,153 0 - 0.0 -
Martin 4,977 0 - 0.0 -
Mason 3,780 0 - 0.0 -
Matagorda 39,205 1 39,205 2.6 144
Maverick 50,135 1 50,135 2.0 145
Medina 42,309 2 21,155 4.7 125
Menard 2,373 0 - 0.0 -
Midland 118,092 15 7,873 12.7 46
Milam 25,621 0 - 0.0 -
Mills 5,187 1 5,187 19.3 7
Mitchell 9,873 1 9,873 10.1 71
Montague 19,370 1 19,370 5.2 116
Montgomery 352,556 39 9,040 11.1 61
Moore 20,692 1 20,692 4.8 122
Morris 13,176 0 - 0.0 -
Motley 1,430 0 - 0.0 -
Nacogdoches 61,608 7 8,801 11.4 55
Navarro 48,105 4 12,026 8.3 80
Newton 15,449 0 - 0.0 -
Nolan 16,040 3 5,347 18.7 8
Nueces 321,693 35 9,191 10.9 63
Ochiltree 9,413 1 9,413 10.6 68
Oldham 2,272 0 - 0.0 -
Orange 87,915 3 29,305 3.4 139
Palo Pinto 28,237 2 14,119 7.1 90
Panola 23,199 3 7,733 12.9 40
Parker 103,132 6 17,189 5.8 110
Parmer 10,351 0 - 0.0 -
Pecos 17,199 1 17,199 5.8 111
Polk 44,089 3 14,696 6.8 93
Potter 117,647 17 6,920 14.5 28
Presidio 7,945 0 - 0.0 -
Rains 10,626 0 - 0.0 -
Randall 112,321 28 4,011 24.9 4
Reagan 3,511 0 - 0.0 -
Real 3,115 0 - 0.0 -
Red River 14,386 0 - 0.0 -
Reeves 13,316 1 13,316 7.5 86
Refugio 8,087 0 - 0.0 -
Roberts 912 0 - 0.0 -
Robertson 16,629 0 - 0.0 -
Rockwall 55,581 8 6,948 14.4 29
Runnels 11,590 1 11,590 8.6 78
Rusk 48,484 4 12,121 8.3 81
Sabine 10,574 1 10,574 9.5 75
San Augustine 9,330 0 - 0.0 -
San Jacinto 23,592 1 23,592 4.2 132
San Patricio 71,838 3 23,946 4.2 134
San Saba 6,401 0 - 0.0 -
Schleicher 3,048 0 - 0.0 -
Scurry 16,597 1 16,597 6.0 107
Shackelford 3,350 0 - 0.0 -
Shelby 26,027 1 26,027 3.8 138
Sherman 3,288 0 - 0.0 -
Smith 184,873 24 7,703 13.0 38
Somervell 7,770 0 - 0.0 -
Starr 58,814 2 29,407 3.4 140
Stephens 9,792 1 9,792 10.2 69
Sterling 1,429 0 - 0.0 -
Stonewall 1,702 0 - 0.0 -
Sutton 4,327 0 - 0.0 -
Swisher 8,600 2 4,300 23.3 5
Tarrant 1,570,071 200 7,850 12.7 44
Taylor 127,178 20 6,359 15.7 15
Terrell 1,089 0 - 0.0 -
Terry 13,064 0 - 0.0 -
Throckmorton 1,876 0 - 0.0 -
Titus 29,400 3 9,800 10.2 70
Tom Green 105,143 12 8,762 11.4 54
Travis 854,084 115 7,427 13.5 33
Trinity 14,161 0 - 0.0 -
Tyler 21,215 0 - 0.0 -
Upshur 36,927 0 - 0.0 -
Upton 3,550 0 - 0.0 -
Uvalde 26,812 4 6,703 14.9 22
Val Verde 47,244 6 7,874 12.7 47
Van Zandt 51,432 3 17,144 5.8 109
Victoria 87,398 14 6,243 16.0 14
Walker 64,984 4 16,246 6.2 103
Waller 37,492 0 - 0.0 -
Ward 11,235 0 - 0.0 -
Washington 31,250 4 7,813 12.8 42
Webb 221,740 7 31,677 3.2 141
Wharton 42,832 3 14,277 7.0 92
Wheeler 5,166 0 - 0.0 -
Wichita 133,250 23 5,793 17.3 13
Wilbarger 14,730 1 14,730 6.8 94
Willacy 21,161 0 - 0.0 -
Williamson 310,228 38 8,164 12.2 51
Wilson 37,060 0 - 0.0 -
Winkler 7,404 1 7,404 13.5 32
Wise 53,754 8 6,719 14.9 23
Wood 39,272 2 19,636 5.1 119
Yoakum 7,698 0 - 0.0 -
Young 17,991 2 8,996 11.1 59
Zapata 13,456 1 13,456 7.4 87
Zavala 12,107 0 - 0.0 -
Texas Total 22,549,142 2,508 8,991 11.1

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Optometry Board - October, 2004

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," "canceled," "deceased," "inactive," and out of state records (2,524).

Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 3, 2004.


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