Optometrists by County of Practice - September, 2008

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County 2008 Population 2008 Optometrist Total Ratio of 2008 Population per Optometrist* Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 57,910 4 14,478 6.9 98
Andrews 13,777 1 13,777 7.3 89
Angelina 84,171 10 8,417 11.9 48
Aransas 25,451 1 25,451 3.9 135
Archer 9,503 0 - 0.0 -
Armstrong 2,238 0 - 0.0 -
Atascosa 46,479 2 23,240 4.3 132
Austin 27,851 1 27,851 3.6 137
Bailey 7,142 1 7,142 14.0 26
Bandera 21,032 0 - 0.0 -
Bastrop 83,889 6 13,982 7.2 91
Baylor 4,080 0 - 0.0 -
Bee 34,458 3 11,486 8.7 78
Bell 263,086 31 8,487 11.8 50
Bexar 1,562,396 200 7,812 12.8 37
Blanco 10,215 1 10,215 9.8 68
Borden 763 0 - 0.0 -
Bosque 18,518 0 - 0.0 -
Bowie 93,518 13 7,194 13.9 28
Brazoria 294,384 41 7,180 13.9 27
Brazos 166,821 24 6,951 14.4 23
Brewster 9,624 0 - 0.0 -
Briscoe 1,873 0 - 0.0 -
Brooks 8,557 0 - 0.0 -
Brown 39,487 5 7,897 12.7 40
Burleson 18,483 2 9,242 10.8 57
Burnet 42,252 6 7,042 14.2 24
Caldwell 38,700 1 38,700 2.6 140
Calhoun 21,629 1 21,629 4.6 128
Callahan 13,677 0 - 0.0 -
Cameron 401,862 24 16,744 6.0 107
Camp 13,373 1 13,373 7.5 88
Carson 6,520 0 - 0.0 -
Cass 30,238 3 10,079 9.9 66
Castro 8,877 0 - 0.0 -
Chambers 32,995 0 - 0.0 -
Cherokee 49,710 4 12,428 8.0 84
Childress 7,829 2 3,915 25.5 3
Clay 11,442 0 - 0.0 -
Cochran 4,062 0 - 0.0 -
Coke 3,960 0 - 0.0 -
Coleman 9,186 0 - 0.0 -
Collin 760,664 130 5,851 17.1 11
Collingsworth 3,174 0 - 0.0 -
Colorado 22,308 0 - 0.0 -
Comal 102,320 10 10,232 9.8 69
Comanche 14,201 1 14,201 7.0 94
Concho 4,011 0 - 0.0 -
Cooke 40,048 5 8,010 12.5 43
Coryell 75,145 9 8,349 12.0 45
Cottle 1,881 0 - 0.0 -
Crane 4,312 0 - 0.0 -
Crockett 4,395 0 - 0.0 -
Crosby 7,470 0 - 0.0 -
Culberson 3,274 0 - 0.0 -
Dallam 6,691 1 6,691 14.9 19
Dallas 2,344,905 265 8,849 11.3 55
Dawson 15,608 1 15,608 6.4 102
Deaf Smith 20,058 1 20,058 5.0 119
Delta 5,393 0 - 0.0 -
Denton 674,765 68 9,923 10.1 63
De Witt 20,638 1 20,638 4.8 122
Dickens 2,931 0 - 0.0 -
Dimmit 10,778 1 10,778 9.3 72
Donley 4,093 0 - 0.0 -
Duval 13,756 0 - 0.0 -
Eastland 18,880 2 9,440 10.6 61
Ector 129,801 14 9,272 10.8 58
Edwards 2,260 0 - 0.0 -
Ellis 147,615 7 21,088 4.7 125
El Paso 755,157 52 14,522 6.9 99
Erath 37,175 4 9,294 10.8 59
Falls 18,872 0 - 0.0 -
Fannin 35,462 2 17,731 5.6 113
Fayette 24,098 0 - 0.0 -
Fisher 4,160 0 - 0.0 -
Floyd 8,147 0 - 0.0 -
Foard 1,609 0 - 0.0 -
Fort Bend 510,966 80 6,387 15.7 17
Franklin 10,093 0 - 0.0 -
Freestone 19,900 1 19,900 5.0 117
Frio 17,328 1 17,328 5.8 109
Gaines 15,733 1 15,733 6.4 103
Galveston 285,327 34 8,392 11.9 47
Garza 5,292 0 - 0.0 -
Gillespie 23,649 4 5,912 16.9 12
Glasscock 1,522 0 - 0.0 -
Goliad 7,488 1 7,488 13.4 32
Gonzales 20,327 1 20,327 4.9 120
Gray 22,096 5 4,419 22.6 5
Grayson 120,304 14 8,593 11.6 53
Gregg 117,679 16 7,355 13.6 29
Grimes 26,078 0 - 0.0 -
Guadalupe 114,770 8 14,346 7.0 96
Hale 37,661 4 9,415 10.6 60
Hall 3,842 0 - 0.0 -
Hamilton 8,409 0 - 0.0 -
Hansford 5,686 0 - 0.0 -
Hardeman 4,724 0 - 0.0 -
Hardin 51,906 3 17,302 5.8 108
Harris 3,867,607 624 6,198 16.1 15
Harrison 63,739 4 15,935 6.3 104
Hartley 5,689 0 - 0.0 -
Haskell 6,050 0 - 0.0 -
Hays 156,020 14 11,144 9.0 77
Hemphill 3,506 1 3,506 28.5 2
Henderson 82,291 4 20,573 4.9 121
Hidalgo 749,265 42 17,840 5.6 114
Hill 36,125 2 18,063 5.5 115
Hockley 23,950 2 11,975 8.4 82
Hood 50,239 5 10,048 10.0 65
Hopkins 34,386 5 6,877 14.5 22
Houston 24,075 3 8,025 12.5 44
Howard 33,981 4 8,495 11.8 51
Hudspeth 3,833 0 - 0.0 -
Hunt 87,942 8 10,993 9.1 76
Hutchinson 23,070 1 23,070 4.3 131
Irion 1,847 0 - 0.0 -
Jack 8,948 0 - 0.0 -
Jackson 14,730 0 - 0.0 -
Jasper 36,558 2 18,279 5.5 116
Jeff Davis 2,566 0 - 0.0 -
Jefferson 253,609 25 10,144 9.9 67
Jim Hogg 5,569 0 - 0.0 -
Jim Wells 41,831 3 13,944 7.2 90
Johnson 159,338 9 17,704 5.6 112
Jones 20,777 1 20,777 4.8 124
Karnes 15,969 1 15,969 6.3 105
Kaufman 99,999 3 33,333 3.0 139
Kendall 31,987 3 10,662 9.4 71
Kenedy 459 0 - 0.0 -
Kent 841 0 - 0.0 -
Kerr 47,512 7 6,787 14.7 21
Kimble 4,646 0 - 0.0 -
King 369 0 - 0.0 -
Kinney 3,436 0 - 0.0 -
Kleberg 35,137 3 11,712 8.5 81
Knox 4,227 0 - 0.0 -
Lamar 50,641 6 8,440 11.8 49
Lamb 15,386 0 - 0.0 -
Lampasas 22,838 0 - 0.0 -
La Salle 6,543 0 - 0.0 -
Lavaca 19,479 0 - 0.0 -
Lee 17,510 1 17,510 5.7 110
Leon 17,183 0 - 0.0 -
Liberty 82,173 3 27,391 3.7 136
Limestone 23,337 2 11,669 8.6 80
Lipscomb 3,105 0 - 0.0 -
Live Oak 12,417 0 - 0.0 -
Llano 18,842 0 - 0.0 -
Loving 65 0 - 0.0 -
Lubbock 257,690 38 6,781 14.7 20
Lynn 6,876 0 - 0.0 -
McCulloch 8,376 1 8,376 11.9 46
McLennan 225,379 16 14,086 7.1 92
McMullen 873 0 - 0.0 -
Madison 14,034 0 - 0.0 -
Marion 11,270 0 - 0.0 -
Martin 5,186 0 - 0.0 -
Mason 4,031 0 - 0.0 -
Matagorda 39,026 1 39,026 2.6 141
Maverick 53,688 1 53,688 1.9 143
Medina 44,956 2 22,478 4.4 129
Menard 2,565 0 - 0.0 -
Midland 123,362 20 6,168 16.2 14
Milam 26,289 0 - 0.0 -
Mills 5,149 1 5,149 19.4 7
Mitchell 9,917 0 - 0.0 -
Montague 20,055 1 20,055 5.0 118
Montgomery 425,757 54 7,884 12.7 39
Moore 21,342 1 21,342 4.7 127
Morris 13,238 0 - 0.0 -
Motley 1,419 0 - 0.0 -
Nacogdoches 62,735 7 8,962 11.2 56
Navarro 50,322 4 12,581 7.9 85
Newton 15,262 0 - 0.0 -
Nolan 15,813 2 7,907 12.6 42
Nueces 323,802 41 7,898 12.7 41
Ochiltree 9,848 2 4,924 20.3 6
Oldham 2,309 0 - 0.0 -
Orange 84,937 4 21,234 4.7 126
Palo Pinto 28,343 2 14,172 7.1 93
Panola 22,999 3 7,666 13.0 34
Parker 113,774 8 14,222 7.0 95
Parmer 10,546 0 - 0.0 -
Pecos 17,583 1 17,583 5.7 111
Polk 49,449 2 24,725 4.0 133
Potter 124,416 31 4,013 24.9 4
Presidio 8,402 0 - 0.0 -
Rains 11,533 0 - 0.0 -
Randall 112,995 17 6,647 15.0 18
Reagan 3,684 0 - 0.0 -
Real 3,239 0 - 0.0 -
Red River 14,509 0 - 0.0 -
Reeves 12,717 1 12,717 7.9 86
Refugio 8,239 0 - 0.0 -
Roberts 936 0 - 0.0 -
Robertson 16,898 0 - 0.0 -
Rockwall 74,926 13 5,764 17.4 10
Runnels 11,497 1 11,497 8.7 79
Rusk 49,464 2 24,732 4.0 134
Sabine 10,871 1 10,871 9.2 74
San Augustine 9,357 0 - 0.0 -
San Jacinto 24,601 0 - 0.0 -
San Patricio 72,187 5 14,437 6.9 97
San Saba 6,317 0 - 0.0 -
Schleicher 3,140 1 3,140 31.8 1
Scurry 16,674 1 16,674 6.0 106
Shackelford 3,384 0 - 0.0 -
Shelby 26,577 2 13,289 7.5 87
Sherman 3,326 0 - 0.0 -
Smith 196,271 23 8,534 11.7 52
Somervell 8,493 0 - 0.0 -
Starr 65,152 2 32,576 3.1 138
Stephens 9,967 1 9,967 10.0 64
Sterling 1,465 0 - 0.0 -
Stonewall 1,704 0 - 0.0 -
Sutton 4,450 0 - 0.0 -
Swisher 8,805 1 8,805 11.4 54
Tarrant 1,720,067 221 7,783 12.8 36
Taylor 132,329 21 6,301 15.9 16
Terrell 1,101 0 - 0.0 -
Terry 13,404 0 - 0.0 -
Throckmorton 1,873 0 - 0.0 -
Titus 31,362 4 7,841 12.8 38
Tom Green 104,179 10 10,418 9.6 70
Travis 916,083 119 7,698 13.0 35
Trinity 14,977 0 - 0.0 -
Tyler 21,970 0 - 0.0 -
Upshur 37,936 0 - 0.0 -
Upton 3,671 0 - 0.0 -
Uvalde 28,203 4 7,051 14.2 25
Val Verde 49,532 4 12,383 8.1 83
Van Zandt 53,385 1 53,385 1.9 142
Victoria 88,794 17 5,223 19.1 8
Walker 66,940 9 7,438 13.4 30
Waller 42,576 0 - 0.0 -
Ward 11,391 0 - 0.0 -
Washington 32,484 3 10,828 9.2 73
Webb 250,144 11 22,740 4.4 130
Wharton 43,541 4 10,885 9.2 75
Wheeler 5,075 0 - 0.0 -
Wichita 126,977 17 7,469 13.4 31
Wilbarger 14,811 1 14,811 6.8 100
Willacy 21,675 0 - 0.0 -
Williamson 373,961 70 5,342 18.7 9
Wilson 42,816 0 - 0.0 -
Winkler 7,567 1 7,567 13.2 33
Wise 59,084 6 9,847 10.2 62
Wood 41,462 2 20,731 4.8 123
Yoakum 7,989 0 - 0.0 -
Young 18,053 3 6,018 16.6 13
Zapata 15,435 1 15,435 6.5 101
Zavala 12,442 0 - 0.0 -
Texas Total 24,178,180 2,766 8,741 11.4

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Optometry Board - September 4, 2008

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, September 24, 2008.


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