Optometrists by County of Practice - September, 2005

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County 2005 Estimated Population 2005 Optometrist Total Ratio of 2005 Population per Optometrist* Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 57,241 3 19,080 5.2 120
Andrews 13,596 0 - 0.0 -
Angelina 83,733 10 8,373 11.9 53
Aransas 23,900 2 11,950 8.4 86
Archer 9,583 0 - 0.0 -
Armstrong 2,216 0 - 0.0 -
Atascosa 43,141 2 21,571 4.6 134
Austin 26,829 1 26,829 3.7 144
Bailey 6,943 1 6,943 14.4 35
Bandera 20,470 2 10,235 9.8 76
Bastrop 71,450 6 11,908 8.4 85
Baylor 4,052 0 - 0.0 -
Bee 33,586 2 16,793 6.0 114
Bell 255,441 28 9,123 11.0 65
Bexar 1,493,724 187 7,988 12.5 49
Blanco 9,498 1 9,498 10.5 68
Borden 754 0 - 0.0 -
Bosque 18,162 0 - 0.0 -
Bowie 91,123 14 6,509 15.4 25
Brazoria 273,161 35 7,805 12.8 44
Brazos 165,921 25 6,637 15.1 30
Brewster 9,510 2 4,755 21.0 7
Briscoe 1,855 0 - 0.0 -
Brooks 8,354 0 - 0.0 -
Brown 39,269 5 7,854 12.7 45
Burleson 17,941 1 17,941 5.6 118
Burnet 38,623 6 6,437 15.5 24
Caldwell 38,401 1 38,401 2.6 148
Calhoun 22,029 1 22,029 4.5 135
Callahan 12,978 0 - 0.0 -
Cameron 382,445 17 22,497 4.4 137
Camp 12,647 1 12,647 7.9 90
Carson 6,584 0 - 0.0 -
Cass 30,303 3 10,101 9.9 75
Castro 8,685 0 - 0.0 -
Chambers 31,551 0 - 0.0 -
Cherokee 49,289 4 12,322 8.1 87
Childress 7,858 2 3,929 25.5 4
Clay 11,481 0 - 0.0 -
Cochran 3,925 0 - 0.0 -
Coke 3,928 0 - 0.0 -
Coleman 9,084 0 - 0.0 -
Collin 659,619 109 6,052 16.5 21
Collingsworth 3,268 0 - 0.0 -
Colorado 21,383 0 - 0.0 -
Comal 92,244 9 10,249 9.8 77
Comanche 14,247 1 14,247 7.0 99
Concho 4,099 0 - 0.0 -
Cooke 38,678 7 5,525 18.1 13
Coryell 79,725 4 19,931 5.0 126
Cottle 1,894 0 - 0.0 -
Crane 4,202 0 - 0.0 -
Crockett 4,390 0 - 0.0 -
Crosby 7,342 0 - 0.0 -
Culberson 3,167 0 - 0.0 -
Dallam 6,599 1 6,599 15.2 27
Dallas 2,354,691 270 8,721 11.5 57
Dawson 15,186 1 15,186 6.6 105
Deaf Smith 19,335 1 19,335 5.2 122
Delta 5,363 0 - 0.0 -
Denton 565,845 48 11,788 8.5 84
De Witt 20,598 1 20,598 4.9 130
Dickens 2,741 0 - 0.0 -
Dimmit 10,615 0 - 0.0 -
Donley 3,855 0 - 0.0 -
Duval 13,623 0 - 0.0 -
Eastland 18,567 2 9,284 10.8 66
Ector 125,884 14 8,992 11.1 61
Edwards 2,228 0 - 0.0 -
Ellis 132,813 6 22,136 4.5 136
El Paso 739,145 51 14,493 6.9 100
Erath 35,712 4 8,928 11.2 59
Falls 19,255 0 - 0.0 -
Fannin 33,158 2 16,579 6.0 111
Fayette 23,245 1 23,245 4.3 138
Fisher 4,311 0 - 0.0 -
Floyd 8,063 0 - 0.0 -
Foard 1,604 0 - 0.0 -
Fort Bend 449,778 53 8,486 11.8 54
Franklin 9,459 0 - 0.0 -
Freestone 19,297 1 19,297 5.2 121
Frio 17,564 1 17,564 5.7 117
Gaines 15,241 1 15,241 6.6 106
Galveston 270,715 41 6,603 15.1 28
Garza 5,232 0 - 0.0 -
Gillespie 22,297 4 5,574 17.9 14
Glasscock 1,476 0 - 0.0 -
Goliad 7,409 0 - 0.0 -
Gonzales 19,953 1 19,953 5.0 127
Gray 22,557 3 7,519 13.3 40
Grayson 117,047 13 9,004 11.1 63
Gregg 116,156 13 8,935 11.2 60
Grimes 25,682 0 - 0.0 -
Guadalupe 103,346 6 17,224 5.8 115
Hale 37,161 4 9,290 10.8 67
Hall 3,883 0 - 0.0 -
Hamilton 8,457 0 - 0.0 -
Hansford 5,627 1 5,627 17.8 16
Hardeman 4,767 0 - 0.0 -
Hardin 50,627 2 25,314 4.0 140
Harris 3,708,107 592 6,264 16.0 23
Harrison 65,200 5 13,040 7.7 91
Hartley 5,668 0 - 0.0 -
Haskell 6,113 0 - 0.0 -
Hays 131,774 8 16,472 6.1 110
Hemphill 3,581 1 3,581 27.9 3
Henderson 79,242 4 19,811 5.0 125
Hidalgo 678,278 44 15,415 6.5 107
Hill 35,311 3 11,770 8.5 83
Hockley 23,316 2 11,658 8.6 81
Hood 47,538 6 7,923 12.6 46
Hopkins 33,159 5 6,632 15.1 29
Houston 23,733 4 5,933 16.9 20
Howard 34,274 5 6,855 14.6 33
Hudspeth 3,636 0 - 0.0 -
Hunt 88,642 11 8,058 12.4 50
Hutchinson 23,581 1 23,581 4.2 139
Irion 1,835 0 - 0.0 -
Jack 8,917 0 - 0.0 -
Jackson 15,146 1 15,146 6.6 104
Jasper 37,034 3 12,345 8.1 88
Jeff Davis 2,263 1 2,263 44.2 2
Jefferson 253,935 28 9,069 11.0 64
Jim Hogg 5,608 0 - 0.0 -
Jim Wells 41,705 3 13,902 7.2 98
Johnson 148,575 12 12,381 8.1 89
Jones 20,874 1 20,874 4.8 132
Karnes 16,400 2 8,200 12.2 52
Kaufman 88,385 6 14,731 6.8 101
Kendall 27,878 5 5,576 17.9 15
Kenedy 441 0 - 0.0 -
Kent 853 0 - 0.0 -
Kerr 45,962 7 6,566 15.2 26
Kimble 4,623 0 - 0.0 -
King 364 0 - 0.0 -
Kinney 3,513 0 - 0.0 -
Kleberg 33,630 1 33,630 3.0 147
Knox 4,284 0 - 0.0 -
Lamar 49,793 3 16,598 6.0 112
Lamb 15,200 0 - 0.0 -
Lampasas 20,097 1 20,097 5.0 129
La Salle 6,372 0 - 0.0 -
Lavaca 19,546 1 19,546 5.1 124
Lee 17,202 0 - 0.0 -
Leon 16,510 0 - 0.0 -
Liberty 79,712 6 13,285 7.5 94
Limestone 23,379 2 11,690 8.6 82
Lipscomb 3,118 0 - 0.0 -
Live Oak 12,595 0 - 0.0 -
Llano 18,640 0 - 0.0 -
Loving 66 0 - 0.0 -
Lubbock 254,987 35 7,285 13.7 38
Lynn 6,815 0 - 0.0 -
McCulloch 8,492 1 8,492 11.8 55
McLennan 221,740 17 13,044 7.7 92
McMullen 861 0 - 0.0 -
Madison 13,521 0 - 0.0 -
Marion 11,192 0 - 0.0 -
Martin 5,029 1 5,029 19.9 8
Mason 3,799 0 - 0.0 -
Matagorda 39,529 1 39,529 2.5 149
Maverick 50,837 1 50,837 2.0 150
Medina 43,058 2 21,529 4.6 133
Menard 2,378 0 - 0.0 -
Midland 118,732 19 6,249 16.0 22
Milam 25,987 1 25,987 3.8 142
Mills 5,189 1 5,189 19.3 9
Mitchell 9,918 1 9,918 10.1 74
Montague 19,427 1 19,427 5.1 123
Montgomery 368,453 33 11,165 9.0 80
Moore 20,827 1 20,827 4.8 131
Morris 13,196 0 - 0.0 -
Motley 1,431 0 - 0.0 -
Nacogdoches 62,381 7 8,912 11.2 58
Navarro 48,950 3 16,317 6.1 109
Newton 15,527 0 - 0.0 -
Nolan 16,102 3 5,367 18.6 11
Nueces 324,053 34 9,531 10.5 71
Ochiltree 9,516 1 9,516 10.5 70
Oldham 2,295 0 - 0.0 -
Orange 88,591 3 29,530 3.4 145
Palo Pinto 28,534 3 9,511 10.5 69
Panola 23,295 3 7,765 12.9 43
Parker 107,055 8 13,382 7.5 96
Parmer 10,420 0 - 0.0 -
Pecos 17,288 1 17,288 5.8 116
Polk 44,843 3 14,948 6.7 103
Potter 118,748 17 6,985 14.3 36
Presidio 8,126 0 - 0.0 -
Rains 11,025 1 11,025 9.1 79
Randall 114,355 29 3,943 25.4 5
Reagan 3,560 0 - 0.0 -
Real 3,134 0 - 0.0 -
Red River 14,404 0 - 0.0 -
Reeves 13,362 1 13,362 7.5 95
Refugio 8,147 0 - 0.0 -
Roberts 920 0 - 0.0 -
Robertson 16,786 0 - 0.0 -
Rockwall 59,099 11 5,373 18.6 12
Runnels 11,611 2 5,806 17.2 17
Rusk 48,783 3 16,261 6.1 108
Sabine 10,588 2 5,294 18.9 10
San Augustine 9,387 0 - 0.0 -
San Jacinto 23,908 0 - 0.0 -
San Patricio 72,985 4 18,246 5.5 119
San Saba 6,452 0 - 0.0 -
Schleicher 3,083 0 - 0.0 -
Scurry 16,669 1 16,669 6.0 113
Shackelford 3,352 0 - 0.0 -
Shelby 26,230 1 26,230 3.8 143
Sherman 3,310 0 - 0.0 -
Smith 187,638 26 7,217 13.9 37
Somervell 8,017 0 - 0.0 -
Starr 60,176 2 30,088 3.3 146
Stephens 9,835 1 9,835 10.2 72
Sterling 1,441 0 - 0.0 -
Stonewall 1,708 0 - 0.0 -
Sutton 4,399 0 - 0.0 -
Swisher 8,648 2 4,324 23.1 6
Tarrant 1,602,624 201 7,973 12.5 48
Taylor 127,539 19 6,713 14.9 31
Terrell 1,092 0 - 0.0 -
Terry 13,132 0 - 0.0 -
Throckmorton 1,879 1 1,879 53.2 1
Titus 29,733 3 9,911 10.1 73
Tom Green 105,560 13 8,120 12.3 51
Travis 863,575 112 7,710 13.0 42
Trinity 14,267 0 - 0.0 -
Tyler 21,279 0 - 0.0 -
Upshur 37,342 0 - 0.0 -
Upton 3,595 0 - 0.0 -
Uvalde 27,022 4 6,756 14.8 32
Val Verde 47,811 6 7,969 12.5 47
Van Zandt 52,262 1 52,262 1.9 151
Victoria 88,202 15 5,880 17.0 19
Walker 65,662 5 13,132 7.6 93
Waller 38,689 0 - 0.0 -
Ward 11,322 0 - 0.0 -
Washington 31,517 3 10,506 9.5 78
Webb 229,382 9 25,487 3.9 141
Wharton 43,271 5 8,654 11.6 56
Wheeler 5,139 0 - 0.0 -
Wichita 133,656 23 5,811 17.2 18
Wilbarger 14,771 1 14,771 6.8 102
Willacy 21,448 0 - 0.0 -
Williamson 326,830 43 7,601 13.2 41
Wilson 38,289 0 - 0.0 -
Winkler 7,456 1 7,456 13.4 39
Wise 55,025 8 6,878 14.5 34
Wood 39,921 2 19,961 5.0 128
Yoakum 7,794 0 - 0.0 -
Young 18,004 2 9,002 11.1 62
Zapata 13,806 1 13,806 7.2 97
Zavala 12,228 0 - 0.0 -
Texas Total 23,002,555 2,577 8,926 11.2

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Optometry Board - September 16, 2005

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.

Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, October 21, 2005.


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