Optometrists by County of Practice - September, 2006

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County 2006 Estimated Population 2006 Optometrist Total Ratio of 2006 Population per Optometrist* Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 57,688 2 28,844 3.5 140
Andrews 13,715 1 13,715 7.3 100
Angelina 84,472 10 8,447 11.8 54
Aransas 24,192 1 24,192 4.1 136
Archer 9,720 0 - 0.0 -
Armstrong 2,228 0 - 0.0 -
Atascosa 44,029 2 22,015 4.5 133
Austin 27,504 2 13,752 7.3 101
Bailey 7,016 1 7,016 14.3 30
Bandera 21,062 1 21,062 4.7 132
Bastrop 74,510 7 10,644 9.4 79
Baylor 4,036 0 - 0.0 -
Bee 33,819 2 16,910 5.9 113
Bell 258,953 35 7,399 13.5 35
Bexar 1,514,039 193 7,845 12.7 42
Blanco 9,740 1 9,740 10.3 67
Borden 758 0 - 0.0 -
Bosque 18,375 0 - 0.0 -
Bowie 91,466 14 6,533 15.3 24
Brazoria 279,602 41 6,820 14.7 28
Brazos 168,445 24 7,019 14.2 31
Brewster 9,630 0 - 0.0 -
Briscoe 1,868 0 - 0.0 -
Brooks 8,437 0 - 0.0 -
Brown 39,621 5 7,924 12.6 43
Burleson 18,247 1 18,247 5.5 119
Burnet 39,565 7 5,652 17.7 14
Caldwell 39,748 2 19,874 5.0 124
Calhoun 22,315 1 22,315 4.5 134
Callahan 12,989 0 - 0.0 -
Cameron 392,377 21 18,685 5.4 120
Camp 12,888 1 12,888 7.8 94
Carson 6,604 0 - 0.0 -
Cass 30,276 4 7,569 13.2 39
Castro 8,755 0 - 0.0 -
Chambers 32,708 0 - 0.0 -
Cherokee 49,852 6 8,309 12.0 51
Childress 7,891 2 3,946 25.3 4
Clay 11,578 0 - 0.0 -
Cochran 3,969 0 - 0.0 -
Coke 3,934 0 - 0.0 -
Coleman 9,061 0 - 0.0 -
Collin 697,668 117 5,963 16.8 18
Collingsworth 3,276 0 - 0.0 -
Colorado 21,616 0 - 0.0 -
Comal 95,238 9 10,582 9.5 76
Comanche 14,306 2 7,153 14.0 33
Concho 4,116 0 - 0.0 -
Cooke 39,167 6 6,528 15.3 23
Coryell 80,681 4 20,170 5.0 126
Cottle 1,895 0 - 0.0 -
Crane 4,243 0 - 0.0 -
Crockett 4,456 0 - 0.0 -
Crosby 7,389 0 - 0.0 -
Culberson 3,208 0 - 0.0 -
Dallam 6,682 1 6,682 15.0 27
Dallas 2,385,141 279 8,549 11.7 55
Dawson 15,212 1 15,212 6.6 106
Deaf Smith 19,467 2 9,734 10.3 66
Delta 5,365 0 - 0.0 -
Denton 595,367 55 10,825 9.2 81
De Witt 20,733 2 10,367 9.6 73
Dickens 2,745 0 - 0.0 -
Dimmit 10,684 1 10,684 9.4 80
Donley 3,848 0 - 0.0 -
Duval 13,716 0 - 0.0 -
Eastland 18,624 2 9,312 10.7 62
Ector 126,989 13 9,768 10.2 68
Edwards 2,238 0 - 0.0 -
Ellis 137,541 7 19,649 5.1 123
El Paso 751,585 56 13,421 7.5 99
Erath 36,085 3 12,028 8.3 88
Falls 19,429 0 - 0.0 -
Fannin 33,555 2 16,778 6.0 112
Fayette 23,595 0 - 0.0 -
Fisher 4,293 0 - 0.0 -
Floyd 8,115 0 - 0.0 -
Foard 1,606 0 - 0.0 -
Fort Bend 470,524 73 6,446 15.5 22
Franklin 9,458 0 - 0.0 -
Freestone 19,603 1 19,603 5.1 122
Frio 17,821 1 17,821 5.6 117
Gaines 15,395 1 15,395 6.5 108
Galveston 274,862 48 5,726 17.5 17
Garza 5,299 0 - 0.0 -
Gillespie 22,614 4 5,654 17.7 15
Glasscock 1,494 0 - 0.0 -
Goliad 7,494 0 - 0.0 -
Gonzales 20,255 1 20,255 4.9 127
Gray 22,522 4 5,631 17.8 13
Grayson 118,401 13 9,108 11.0 60
Gregg 117,233 14 8,374 11.9 52
Grimes 26,124 0 - 0.0 -
Guadalupe 106,387 8 13,298 7.5 97
Hale 37,240 4 9,310 10.7 61
Hall 3,902 0 - 0.0 -
Hamilton 8,502 0 - 0.0 -
Hansford 5,676 0 - 0.0 -
Hardeman 4,765 0 - 0.0 -
Hardin 51,121 3 17,040 5.9 114
Harris 3,778,101 590 6,404 15.6 20
Harrison 65,824 5 13,165 7.6 95
Hartley 5,688 0 - 0.0 -
Haskell 6,123 0 - 0.0 -
Hays 138,573 8 17,322 5.8 115
Hemphill 3,632 1 3,632 27.5 2
Henderson 80,476 4 20,119 5.0 125
Hidalgo 701,542 43 16,315 6.1 109
Hill 35,952 2 17,976 5.6 118
Hockley 23,446 2 11,723 8.5 86
Hood 48,898 5 9,780 10.2 69
Hopkins 33,393 5 6,679 15.0 26
Houston 23,845 7 3,406 29.4 1
Howard 34,398 4 8,600 11.6 57
Hudspeth 3,697 0 - 0.0 -
Hunt 91,085 11 8,280 12.1 49
Hutchinson 23,525 1 23,525 4.3 135
Irion 1,843 0 - 0.0 -
Jack 8,941 0 - 0.0 -
Jackson 15,313 1 15,313 6.5 107
Jasper 37,310 3 12,437 8.0 91
Jeff Davis 2,275 0 - 0.0 -
Jefferson 254,119 29 8,763 11.4 59
Jim Hogg 5,687 0 - 0.0 -
Jim Wells 42,163 3 14,054 7.1 102
Johnson 153,345 12 12,779 7.8 93
Jones 20,905 1 20,905 4.8 131
Karnes 16,603 2 8,302 12.0 50
Kaufman 92,168 3 30,723 3.3 142
Kendall 28,750 6 4,792 20.9 7
Kenedy 445 0 - 0.0 -
Kent 853 0 - 0.0 -
Kerr 46,442 6 7,740 12.9 40
Kimble 4,640 0 - 0.0 -
King 367 0 - 0.0 -
Kinney 3,541 0 - 0.0 -
Kleberg 33,862 3 11,287 8.9 82
Knox 4,295 0 - 0.0 -
Lamar 50,014 4 12,504 8.0 92
Lamb 15,313 0 - 0.0 -
Lampasas 20,597 1 20,597 4.9 130
La Salle 6,473 0 - 0.0 -
Lavaca 19,618 0 - 0.0 -
Lee 17,550 0 - 0.0 -
Leon 16,769 2 8,385 11.9 53
Liberty 81,706 4 20,427 4.9 129
Limestone 23,661 2 11,831 8.5 87
Lipscomb 3,129 0 - 0.0 -
Live Oak 12,664 0 - 0.0 -
Llano 18,966 0 - 0.0 -
Loving 66 0 - 0.0 -
Lubbock 256,791 40 6,420 15.6 21
Lynn 6,856 0 - 0.0 -
McCulloch 8,550 1 8,550 11.7 56
McLennan 223,768 18 12,432 8.0 90
McMullen 863 0 - 0.0 -
Madison 13,636 0 - 0.0 -
Marion 11,224 0 - 0.0 -
Martin 5,083 0 - 0.0 -
Mason 3,814 0 - 0.0 -
Matagorda 39,833 1 39,833 2.5 144
Maverick 51,509 1 51,509 1.9 147
Medina 43,811 1 43,811 2.3 146
Menard 2,391 0 - 0.0 -
Midland 119,401 18 6,633 15.1 25
Milam 26,336 1 26,336 3.8 139
Mills 5,207 1 5,207 19.2 9
Mitchell 9,961 1 9,961 10.0 71
Montague 19,498 1 19,498 5.1 121
Montgomery 384,991 38 10,131 9.9 72
Moore 20,964 2 10,482 9.5 74
Morris 13,212 0 - 0.0 -
Motley 1,428 0 - 0.0 -
Nacogdoches 63,040 6 10,507 9.5 75
Navarro 49,807 3 16,602 6.0 110
Newton 15,594 0 - 0.0 -
Nolan 16,165 3 5,388 18.6 11
Nueces 326,193 34 9,594 10.4 64
Ochiltree 9,615 2 4,808 20.8 8
Oldham 2,319 0 - 0.0 -
Orange 89,253 3 29,751 3.4 141
Palo Pinto 28,865 2 14,433 6.9 104
Panola 23,397 3 7,799 12.8 41
Parker 111,082 9 12,342 8.1 89
Parmer 10,492 0 - 0.0 -
Pecos 17,389 1 17,389 5.8 116
Polk 45,621 4 11,405 8.8 83
Potter 119,866 15 7,991 12.5 45
Presidio 8,299 0 - 0.0 -
Rains 11,452 1 11,452 8.7 84
Randall 116,294 31 3,751 26.7 3
Reagan 3,608 0 - 0.0 -
Real 3,151 0 - 0.0 -
Red River 14,404 0 - 0.0 -
Reeves 13,397 1 13,397 7.5 98
Refugio 8,201 0 - 0.0 -
Roberts 926 0 - 0.0 -
Robertson 16,959 0 - 0.0 -
Rockwall 62,825 11 5,711 17.5 16
Runnels 11,646 1 11,646 8.6 85
Rusk 49,082 2 24,541 4.1 137
Sabine 10,599 1 10,599 9.4 77
San Augustine 9,455 0 - 0.0 -
San Jacinto 24,208 0 - 0.0 -
San Patricio 74,072 5 14,814 6.8 105
San Saba 6,502 0 - 0.0 -
Schleicher 3,126 0 - 0.0 -
Scurry 16,725 1 16,725 6.0 111
Shackelford 3,341 0 - 0.0 -
Shelby 26,461 2 13,231 7.6 96
Sherman 3,323 0 - 0.0 -
Smith 190,440 23 8,280 12.1 48
Somervell 8,299 0 - 0.0 -
Starr 61,508 2 30,754 3.3 143
Stephens 9,866 1 9,866 10.1 70
Sterling 1,455 0 - 0.0 -
Stonewall 1,712 0 - 0.0 -
Sutton 4,459 0 - 0.0 -
Swisher 8,685 2 4,343 23.0 5
Tarrant 1,635,837 205 7,980 12.5 44
Taylor 127,885 18 7,105 14.1 32
Terrell 1,098 0 - 0.0 -
Terry 13,197 0 - 0.0 -
Throckmorton 1,888 0 - 0.0 -
Titus 30,069 4 7,517 13.3 38
Tom Green 105,888 11 9,626 10.4 65
Travis 873,093 126 6,929 14.4 29
Trinity 14,351 0 - 0.0 -
Tyler 21,345 0 - 0.0 -
Upshur 37,748 0 - 0.0 -
Upton 3,646 0 - 0.0 -
Uvalde 27,246 5 5,449 18.4 12
Val Verde 48,375 6 8,063 12.4 47
Van Zandt 53,114 1 53,114 1.9 148
Victoria 89,034 17 5,237 19.1 10
Walker 66,201 7 9,457 10.6 63
Waller 39,913 1 39,913 2.5 145
Ward 11,408 0 - 0.0 -
Washington 31,799 3 10,600 9.4 78
Webb 236,952 9 26,328 3.8 138
Wharton 43,718 5 8,744 11.4 58
Wheeler 5,100 0 - 0.0 -
Wichita 133,986 21 6,380 15.7 19
Wilbarger 14,815 2 7,408 13.5 36
Willacy 21,720 0 - 0.0 -
Williamson 343,927 47 7,318 13.7 34
Wilson 39,524 0 - 0.0 -
Winkler 7,500 1 7,500 13.3 37
Wise 56,299 7 8,043 12.4 46
Wood 40,585 2 20,293 4.9 128
Yoakum 7,889 0 - 0.0 -
Young 18,027 4 4,507 22.2 6
Zapata 14,156 1 14,156 7.1 103
Zavala 12,350 0 - 0.0 -
Texas Total 23,464,827 2,690 8,723 11.5

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Optometry Board - September 18, 2006

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 2, 2006.


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