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NPs, 2007

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Total active NPs licensed in Texas*: 6,497

Total active NPs with active Texas RN license (see table below)*: 5,798

Nurse Practitioners (NP) by County of Practice - September, 2007

County 2007 Population 2007 AT Total Ratio of 2007 Population per AT* Ratio of ATs per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 57,578 8 7197.25 13.8941957 124
Andrews 13,687 4 3421.75 29.22481187 38
Angelina 83,674 19 4403.894737 22.70717308 68
Aransas 25,077 3 8359 11.96315349 139
Archer 9,429 1 9429 10.60557853 151
Armstrong 2,221 1 2221 45.02476362 11
Atascosa 45,479 4 11369.75 8.795268146 171
Austin 27,277 3 9092.333333 10.99827694 150
Bailey 7,072 1 7072 14.14027149 123
Bandera 20,607 0 - 0 -
Bastrop 80,134 6 13355.66667 7.487458507 182
Baylor 4,088 1 4088 24.46183953 57
Bee 34,213 8 4276.625 23.38292462 65
Bell 260,121 97 2681.659794 37.29033796 21
Bexar 1,541,881 379 4068.287599 24.58036645 56
Blanco 9,976 2 4988 20.04811548 85
Borden 759 0 - 0 -
Bosque 18,339 7 2619.857143 38.17002018 20
Bowie 93,046 33 2819.575758 35.46632848 22
Brazoria 287,432 32 8982.25 11.133068 147
Brazos 165,086 31 5325.354839 18.77809142 95
Brewster 9,508 5 1901.6 52.58729491 8
Briscoe 1,862 0 - 0 -
Brooks 8,491 0 - 0 -
Brown 39,259 6 6543.166667 15.28311979 116
Burleson 18,213 1 18213 5.490583649 193
Burnet 41,185 5 8237 12.14034236 134
Caldwell 37,830 6 6305 15.86042823 108
Calhoun 21,543 2 10771.5 9.283758065 165
Callahan 13,607 1 13607 7.349158521 184
Cameron 393,463 64 6147.859375 16.26582423 103
Camp 13,149 1 13149 7.605141075 179
Carson 6,532 1 6532 15.30924679 114
Cass 30,285 7 4326.428571 23.11375268 66
Castro 8,802 2 4401 22.72210861 67
Chambers 32,090 3 10696.66667 9.348706762 162
Cherokee 49,315 9 5479.444444 18.25002535 98
Childress 7,821 4 1955.25 51.14435494 9
Clay 11,402 0 - 0 -
Cochran 4,017 1 4017 24.89419965 53
Coke 3,950 0 - 0 -
Coleman 9,190 3 3063.333333 32.64417845 27
Collin 722,692 142 5089.380282 19.6487577 87
Collingsworth 3,174 0 - 0 -
Colorado 22,037 2 11018.5 9.075645505 167
Comal 99,055 21 4716.904762 21.20034324 78
Comanche 14,173 3 4724.333333 21.16700769 80
Concho 4,017 1 4017 24.89419965 53
Cooke 39,578 12 3298.166667 30.31987468 32
Coryell 75,228 7 10746.85714 9.305045994 164
Cottle 1,880 0 - 0 -
Crane 4,277 0 - 0 -
Crockett 4,367 0 - 0 -
Crosby 7,418 0 - 0 -
Culberson 3,241 0 - 0 -
Dallam 6,641 0 - 0 -
Dallas 2,327,105 944 2465.153602 40.56542356 16
Dawson 15,555 1 15555 6.428801029 189
Deaf Smith 19,891 5 3978.2 25.13699663 52
Delta 5,392 1 5392 18.54599407 96
Denton 640,347 93 6885.451613 14.52337561 120
De Witt 20,562 3 6854 14.59002043 119
Dickens 2,908 2 1454 68.77579092 2
Dimmit 10,736 1 10736 9.314456036 163
Donley 4,067 0 - 0 -
Duval 13,690 0 - 0 -
Eastland 18,811 4 4702.75 21.26415395 77
Ector 128,642 37 3476.810811 28.76199064 40
Edwards 2,250 0 - 0 -
Ellis 142,519 19 7501 13.33155579 126
El Paso 745,609 152 4905.322368 20.38602002 83
Erath 36,748 8 4593.5 21.76989224 72
Falls 18,814 1 18814 5.315190815 195
Fannin 34,933 4 8733.25 11.45049094 144
Fayette 23,776 4 5944 16.82368775 101
Fisher 4,182 1 4182 23.91200383 62
Floyd 8,095 0 - 0 -
Foard 1,611 1 1611 62.07324643 5
Fort Bend 489,074 59 8289.389831 12.0636141 137
Franklin 10,010 0 - 0 -
Freestone 19,650 1 19650 5.089058524 196
Frio 17,220 3 5740 17.42160279 100
Gaines 15,589 3 5196.333333 19.24433896 91
Galveston 280,796 141 1991.460993 50.21439052 10
Garza 5,244 0 - 0 -
Gillespie 23,271 5 4654.2 21.48596966 74
Glasscock 1,505 0 - 0 -
Goliad 7,415 2 3707.5 26.97235334 47
Gonzales 20,114 2 10057 9.943323059 157
Gray 22,175 5 4435 22.54791432 70
Grayson 119,071 29 4105.896552 24.35521664 58
Gregg 116,789 30 3892.966667 25.68735069 50
Grimes 25,761 1 25761 3.881836885 199
Guadalupe 111,304 9 12367.11111 8.085962769 176
Hale 37,590 5 7518 13.30140995 127
Hall 3,836 1 3836 26.06882169 48
Hamilton 8,377 2 4188.5 23.87489555 63
Hansford 5,645 0 - 0 -
Hardeman 4,721 1 4721 21.18195298 79
Hardin 51,495 4 12873.75 7.767744441 178
Harris 3,801,506 1090 3487.620183 28.67284702 41
Harrison 63,554 7 9079.142857 11.01425559 149
Hartley 5,677 0 - 0 -
Haskell 6,046 2 3023 33.07972213 26
Hays 147,834 32 4619.8125 21.64590013 73
Hemphill 3,489 0 - 0 -
Henderson 81,143 9 9015.888889 11.09152977 148
Hidalgo 725,105 111 6532.477477 15.30812779 115
Hill 35,635 3 11878.33333 8.418689491 173
Hockley 23,821 5 4764.2 20.98988288 81
Hood 49,041 5 9808.2 10.19555066 154
Hopkins 34,098 4 8524.5 11.73089331 141
Houston 23,940 3 7980 12.53132832 131
Howard 33,970 12 2830.833333 35.32528702 23
Hudspeth 3,768 0 - 0 -
Hunt 86,471 14 6176.5 16.19039909 104
Hutchinson 23,192 3 7730.666667 12.935495 128
Irion 1,839 0 - 0 -
Jack 8,925 0 - 0 -
Jackson 14,695 1 14695 6.805035726 186
Jasper 36,479 11 3316.272727 30.15433537 35
Jeff Davis 2,531 1 2531 39.51007507 18
Jefferson 253,369 109 2324.486239 43.02025899 15
Jim Hogg 5,537 0 - 0 -
Jim Wells 41,535 5 8307 12.03804021 138
Johnson 154,808 10 15480.8 6.45961449 188
Jones 20,777 4 5194.25 19.25205756 90
Karnes 15,893 2 7946.5 12.58415655 130
Kaufman 95,889 15 6392.6 15.64308732 109
Kendall 30,871 6 5145.166667 19.43571637 89
Kenedy 454 0 - 0 -
Kent 842 0 - 0 -
Kerr 47,029 16 2939.3125 34.02156116 25
Kimble 4,630 2 2315 43.19654428 14
King 365 0 - 0 -
Kinney 3,433 0 - 0 -
Kleberg 34,850 4 8712.5 11.47776184 143
Knox 4,235 1 4235 23.61275089 64
Lamar 50,419 28 1800.678571 55.53461989 6
Lamb 15,313 3 5104.333333 19.59119702 88
Lampasas 22,152 2 11076 9.028530155 168
La Salle 6,468 1 6468 15.46072975 112
Lavaca 19,424 2 9712 10.29654036 152
Lee 17,268 1 17268 5.791058606 192
Leon 16,925 0 - 0 -
Liberty 80,589 6 13431.5 7.445184827 183
Limestone 23,172 7 3310.285714 30.20887278 34
Lipscomb 3,095 2 1547.5 64.62035541 3
Live Oak 12,427 0 - 0 -
Llano 18,618 1 18618 5.371146203 194
Loving 66 0 - 0 -
Lubbock 256,339 115 2229.034783 44.86246728 12
Lynn 6,851 1 6851 14.59640928 118
McCulloch 8,361 0 - 0 -
McLennan 223,520 65 3438.769231 29.0801718 39
McMullen 871 0 - 0 -
Madison 13,881 1 13881 7.204091924 185
Marion 11,230 2 5615 17.809439 99
Martin 5,128 0 - 0 -
Mason 4,007 0 - 0 -
Matagorda 38,903 1 38903 2.570495849 200
Maverick 52911 4 13227.75 7.559864678 181
Medina 44,251 2 22125.5 4.519671872 198
Menard 2,529 0 - 0 -
Midland 122,329 15 8155.266667 12.26201473 132
Milam 25,998 5 5199.6 19.23224863 92
Mills 5,135 2 2567.5 38.94839338 19
Mitchell 9,896 1 9896 10.10509297 155
Montague 19,938 4 4984.5 20.0621928 84
Montgomery 407,164 63 6462.920635 15.47288071 111
Moore 21,204 2 10602 9.432182607 161
Morris 13,208 1 13208 7.571168988 180
Motley 1,421 0 - 0 -
Nacogdoches 62,169 15 4144.6 24.12778073 61
Navarro 49,594 8 6199.25 16.13098359 106
Newton 15,262 3 5087.333333 19.65666361 86
Nolan 15,813 2 7906.5 12.64782141 129
Nueces 322,467 99 3257.242424 30.7008159 31
Ochiltree 9,746 1 9746 10.26061974 153
Oldham 2,293 1 2293 43.61098997 13
Orange 85,029 14 6073.5 16.46497077 102
Palo Pinto 28,185 8 3523.125 28.38389214 44
Panola 22,985 0 - 0 -
Parker 110,363 13 8489.461538 11.77931009 140
Parmer 10,478 3 3492.666667 28.63141821 42
Pecos 17,504 5 3500.8 28.56489945 43
Polk 48,351 4 12087.75 8.272838204 174
Potter 123,047 78 1577.525641 63.39041179 4
Presidio 8,273 1 8273 12.0875136 135
Rains 11,212 0 - 0 -
Randall 112,068 29 3864.413793 25.87714602 49
Reagan 3,636 0 - 0 -
Real 3,217 0 - 0 -
Red River 14,494 3 4831.333333 20.69821995 82
Reeves 12,801 0 - 0 -
Refugio 8,196 1 8196 12.20107369 133
Roberts 929 0 - 0 -
Robertson 16,773 1 16773 5.961962678 191
Rockwall 70,122 15 4674.8 21.39128947 76
Runnels 11,498 1 11498 8.697164724 172
Rusk 49,196 7 7028 14.22879909 122
Sabine 10,829 1 10829 9.234463016 166
San Augustine 9,318 2 4659 21.46383344 75
San Jacinto 24,348 0 - 0 -
San Patricio 71,659 8 8957.375 11.16398498 146
San Saba 6,294 1 6294 15.88814744 107
Schleicher 3,107 1 3107 32.18538783 28
Scurry 16,638 1 16638 6.010337781 190
Shackelford 3,378 1 3378 29.60331557 37
Shelby 26,403 5 5280.6 18.93724198 94
Sherman 3,310 1 3310 30.21148036 33
Smith 193,217 68 2841.426471 35.19359063 24
Somervell 8,260 2 4130 24.21307506 60
Starr 63,674 3 21224.66667 4.711499199 197
Stephens 9,930 1 9930 10.07049345 156
Sterling 1,456 0 - 0 -
Stonewall 1,703 0 - 0 -
Sutton 4,408 0 - 0 -
Swisher 8,757 1 8757 11.41943588 145
Tarrant 1,682,034 414 4062.884058 24.61305776 55
Taylor 131,443 42 3129.595238 31.95301385 29
Terrell 1,097 1 1097 91.15770283 1
Terry 13,331 2 6665.5 15.00262546 117
Throckmorton 1,868 1 1868 53.53319058 7
Titus 30,938 5 6187.6 16.16135497 105
Tom Green 104,176 31 3360.516129 29.75733374 36
Travis 903,749 283 3193.459364 31.31400422 30
Trinity 14,820 0 - 0 -
Tyler 21,835 3 7278.333333 13.73940921 125
Upshur 37,629 3 12543 7.972574344 177
Upton 3,641 1 3641 27.46498215 45
Uvalde 27,950 4 6987.5 14.31127013 121
Val Verde 49,003 9 5444.777778 18.36622248 97
Van Zandt 52,742 5 10548.4 9.480110728 160
Victoria 88,266 35 2521.885714 39.65286747 17
Walker 66,514 6 11085.66667 9.020657305 169
Waller 41,394 4 10348.5 9.663236218 159
Ward 11,352 1 11352 8.809020437 170
Washington 32,209 5 6441.8 15.52361141 110
Webb 242,788 55 4414.327273 22.65350841 69
Wharton 43,251 5 8650.2 11.56042635 142
Wheeler 5,095 0 - 0 -
Wichita 127,600 31 4116.129032 24.29467085 59
Wilbarger 14,790 4 3697.5 27.04530088 46
Willacy 21,504 0 - 0 -
Williamson 356,545 55 6482.636364 15.42582283 113
Wilson 41,422 5 8284.4 12.07088021 136
Winkler 7,527 0 - 0 -
Wise 57,776 11 5252.363636 19.03904736 93
Wood 40,871 4 10217.75 9.78689046 158
Yoakum 7,918 2 3959 25.25890376 51
Young 18,047 4 4511.75 22.16434865 71
Zapata 14,996 1 14996 6.668444919 187
Zavala 12,349 1 12349 8.097821686 175
Texas Total 23,728,510 5798 4092.533632 24.43474116  
Documentation

* Of the 6,497 individual active NPs licensed in Texas, 699 did not hold an active Texas RN license and therefore no geographic practice data was available for these nurses. 

Data Source: Texas Board of Nursing - September 2007

 

Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, April 29, 2014

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Last updated May 30, 2014