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Optometrists by County of Practice - September, 2009

County 2009 Population 2009 Optometrist Total Ratio of 2009 Population per Optometrist* Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population Rank
Anderson 57,589 3 19,196 5.2 122
Andrews 14,197 1 14,197 7.0 95
Angelina 84,608 9 9,401 10.6 63
Aransas 27,019 1 27,019 3.7 138
Archer 9,464 0 - 0.0 -
Armstrong 2,267 0 - 0.0 -
Atascosa 45,189 2 22,595 4.4 131
Austin 28,205 1 28,205 3.5 140
Bailey 6,361 1 6,361 15.7 21
Bandera 20,900 0 - 0.0 -
Bastrop 79,038 8 9,880 10.1 69
Baylor 3,999 0 - 0.0 -
Bee 33,956 3 11,319 8.8 84
Bell 286,049 34 8,413 11.9 49
Bexar 1,612,972 222 7,266 13.8 38
Blanco 10,139 1 10,139 9.9 75
Borden 766 0 - 0.0 -
Bosque 17,689 0 - 0.0 -
Bowie 92,641 16 5,790 17.3 14
Brazoria 310,491 49 6,337 15.8 19
Brazos 173,300 25 6,932 14.4 32
Brewster 9,408 1 9,408 10.6 64
Briscoe 1,862 0 - 0.0 -
Brooks 7,889 0 - 0.0 -
Brown 39,734 5 7,947 12.6 44
Burleson 18,466 1 18,466 5.4 121
Burnet 46,080 9 5,120 19.5 9
Caldwell 38,028 1 38,028 2.6 143
Calhoun 23,039 1 23,039 4.3 132
Callahan 14,367 0 - 0.0 -
Cameron 408,951 23 17,780 5.6 114
Camp 13,214 1 13,214 7.6 92
Carson 6,750 0 - 0.0 -
Cass 30,638 3 10,213 9.8 77
Castro 7,483 0 - 0.0 -
Chambers 34,810 1 34,810 2.9 142
Cherokee 49,662 5 9,932 10.1 72
Childress 7,898 2 3,949 25.3 4
Clay 11,210 0 - 0.0 -
Cochran 3,499 0 - 0.0 -
Coke 3,909 0 - 0.0 -
Coleman 8,963 0 - 0.0 -
Collin 801,865 140 5,728 17.5 13
Collingsworth 3,161 0 - 0.0 -
Colorado 22,074 1 22,074 4.5 130
Comal 116,038 13 8,926 11.2 57
Comanche 14,230 1 14,230 7.0 96
Concho 3,869 0 - 0.0 -
Cooke 40,414 6 6,736 14.8 28
Coryell 80,692 8 10,087 9.9 74
Cottle 1,872 0 - 0.0 -
Crane 4,273 0 - 0.0 -
Crockett 4,545 0 - 0.0 -
Crosby 6,600 0 - 0.0 -
Culberson 2,733 0 - 0.0 -
Dallam 6,729 1 6,729 14.9 27
Dallas 2,412,431 286 8,435 11.9 50
Dawson 14,830 1 14,830 6.7 98
Deaf Smith 20,372 1 20,372 4.9 126
Delta 5,334 0 - 0.0 -
Denton 675,225 76 8,885 11.3 56
De Witt 20,514 2 10,257 9.7 78
Dickens 2,807 0 - 0.0 -
Dimmit 9,816 1 9,816 10.2 67
Donley 3,871 0 - 0.0 -
Duval 12,153 0 - 0.0 -
Eastland 18,764 2 9,382 10.7 61
Ector 131,553 14 9,397 10.6 62
Edwards 2,211 0 - 0.0 -
Ellis 153,660 10 15,366 6.5 103
El Paso 763,712 58 13,167 7.6 91
Erath 39,152 4 9,788 10.2 66
Falls 18,738 0 - 0.0 -
Fannin 34,419 2 17,210 5.8 111
Fayette 24,841 0 - 0.0 -
Fisher 4,193 0 - 0.0 -
Floyd 6,979 1 6,979 14.3 33
Foard 1,583 0 - 0.0 -
Fort Bend 551,328 87 6,337 15.8 20
Franklin 10,808 0 - 0.0 -
Freestone 20,157 1 20,157 5.0 124
Frio 17,807 1 17,807 5.6 115
Gaines 16,277 1 16,277 6.1 105
Galveston 289,203 36 8,033 12.4 46
Garza 5,203 0 - 0.0 -
Gillespie 25,309 4 6,327 15.8 18
Glasscock 1,513 0 - 0.0 -
Goliad 7,630 0 - 0.0 -
Gonzales 20,191 1 20,191 5.0 125
Gray 22,843 5 4,569 21.9 6
Grayson 119,674 14 8,548 11.7 53
Gregg 121,581 17 7,152 14.0 35
Grimes 26,152 0 - 0.0 -
Guadalupe 124,383 10 12,438 8.0 87
Hale 37,174 4 9,294 10.8 60
Hall 3,836 0 - 0.0 -
Hamilton 8,864 0 - 0.0 -
Hansford 5,222 0 - 0.0 -
Hardeman 4,619 0 - 0.0 -
Hardin 51,842 4 12,961 7.7 90
Harris 4,016,367 673 5,968 16.8 15
Harrison 67,152 4 16,788 6.0 107
Hartley 5,786 0 - 0.0 -
Haskell 5,912 0 - 0.0 -
Hays 156,605 15 10,440 9.6 79
Hemphill 3,581 1 3,581 27.9 1
Henderson 80,456 5 16,091 6.2 104
Hidalgo 768,405 43 17,870 5.6 116
Hill 36,517 2 18,259 5.5 120
Hockley 23,778 2 11,889 8.4 86
Hood 53,182 5 10,636 9.4 80
Hopkins 34,344 5 6,869 14.6 30
Houston 24,347 4 6,087 16.4 17
Howard 33,590 4 8,398 11.9 48
Hudspeth 3,772 0 - 0.0 -
Hunt 88,664 9 9,852 10.2 68
Hutchinson 23,586 1 23,586 4.2 133
Irion 1,830 0 - 0.0 -
Jack 9,051 0 - 0.0 -
Jackson 15,280 1 15,280 6.5 102
Jasper 35,906 2 17,953 5.6 118
Jeff Davis 2,777 0 - 0.0 -
Jefferson 243,485 25 9,739 10.3 65
Jim Hogg 5,495 0 - 0.0 -
Jim Wells 42,220 3 14,073 7.1 94
Johnson 164,347 11 14,941 6.7 99
Jones 20,791 1 20,791 4.8 127
Karnes 16,705 2 8,353 12.0 47
Kaufman 103,387 4 25,847 3.9 135
Kendall 34,020 4 8,505 11.8 52
Kenedy 465 0 - 0.0 -
Kent 862 0 - 0.0 -
Kerr 46,483 7 6,640 15.1 26
Kimble 4,758 0 - 0.0 -
King 374 0 - 0.0 -
Kinney 3,447 0 - 0.0 -
Kleberg 32,105 3 10,702 9.3 81
Knox 4,238 0 - 0.0 -
Lamar 50,207 5 10,041 10.0 73
Lamb 15,514 0 - 0.0 -
Lampasas 22,088 0 - 0.0 -
La Salle 6,030 0 - 0.0 -
Lavaca 19,520 0 - 0.0 -
Lee 17,875 1 17,875 5.6 117
Leon 16,801 0 - 0.0 -
Liberty 80,721 3 26,907 3.7 137
Limestone 23,254 3 7,751 12.9 42
Lipscomb 3,162 0 - 0.0 -
Live Oak 12,421 0 - 0.0 -
Llano 19,105 0 - 0.0 -
Loving 65 0 - 0.0 -
Lubbock 265,963 41 6,487 15.4 22
Lynn 5,993 0 - 0.0 -
McCulloch 8,626 1 8,626 11.6 54
McLennan 231,025 18 12,835 7.8 89
McMullen 875 0 - 0.0 -
Madison 14,332 0 - 0.0 -
Marion 11,039 0 - 0.0 -
Martin 5,251 0 - 0.0 -
Mason 3,829 0 - 0.0 -
Matagorda 38,759 1 38,759 2.6 144
Maverick 54,461 3 18,154 5.5 119
Medina 45,015 1 45,015 2.2 146
Menard 2,436 0 - 0.0 -
Midland 128,116 18 7,118 14.0 34
Milam 26,248 0 - 0.0 -
Mills 5,452 1 5,452 18.3 11
Mitchell 9,792 0 - 0.0 -
Montague 20,125 1 20,125 5.0 123
Montgomery 455,104 57 7,984 12.5 45
Moore 21,022 1 21,022 4.8 128
Morris 13,500 0 - 0.0 -
Motley 1,423 0 - 0.0 -
Nacogdoches 63,669 7 9,096 11.0 58
Navarro 50,892 3 16,964 5.9 108
Newton 14,920 0 - 0.0 -
Nolan 14,543 3 4,848 20.6 7
Nueces 322,833 43 7,508 13.3 39
Ochiltree 9,880 1 9,880 10.1 70
Oldham 2,318 0 - 0.0 -
Orange 85,018 5 17,004 5.9 109
Palo Pinto 29,402 2 14,701 6.8 97
Panola 24,016 4 6,004 16.7 16
Parker 115,186 9 12,798 7.8 88
Parmer 10,213 0 - 0.0 -
Pecos 17,741 1 17,741 5.6 113
Polk 49,001 3 16,334 6.1 106
Potter 125,017 32 3,907 25.6 3
Presidio 8,542 0 - 0.0 -
Rains 10,783 0 - 0.0 -
Randall 118,869 18 6,604 15.1 23
Reagan 3,142 0 - 0.0 -
Real 3,317 0 - 0.0 -
Red River 14,385 0 - 0.0 -
Reeves 11,276 0 - 0.0 -
Refugio 7,187 0 - 0.0 -
Roberts 941 0 - 0.0 -
Robertson 16,803 0 - 0.0 -
Rockwall 79,754 15 5,317 18.8 10
Runnels 11,730 1 11,730 8.5 85
Rusk 49,770 2 24,885 4.0 134
Sabine 10,831 1 10,831 9.2 82
San Augustine 9,539 0 - 0.0 -
San Jacinto 27,553 0 - 0.0 -
San Patricio 70,665 4 17,666 5.7 112
San Saba 6,347 0 - 0.0 -
Schleicher 3,168 0 - 0.0 -
Scurry 17,127 1 17,127 5.8 110
Shackelford 3,446 0 - 0.0 -
Shelby 26,469 2 13,235 7.6 93
Sherman 3,347 0 - 0.0 -
Smith 202,857 24 8,452 11.8 51
Somervell 8,399 0 - 0.0 -
Starr 65,944 2 32,972 3.0 141
Stephens 10,196 1 10,196 9.8 76
Sterling 1,464 0 - 0.0 -
Stonewall 1,655 0 - 0.0 -
Sutton 4,584 0 - 0.0 -
Swisher 8,224 2 4,112 24.3 5
Tarrant 1,780,891 231 7,709 13.0 41
Taylor 130,837 19 6,886 14.5 31
Terrell 1,103 0 - 0.0 -
Terry 11,632 0 - 0.0 -
Throckmorton 1,885 0 - 0.0 -
Titus 31,584 4 7,896 12.7 43
Tom Green 103,881 12 8,657 11.6 55
Travis 974,427 136 7,165 14.0 36
Trinity 15,055 0 - 0.0 -
Tyler 22,016 0 - 0.0 -
Upshur 38,003 0 - 0.0 -
Upton 3,173 0 - 0.0 -
Uvalde 27,695 3 9,232 10.8 59
Val Verde 49,616 5 9,923 10.1 71
Van Zandt 53,139 2 26,570 3.8 136
Victoria 88,687 18 4,927 20.3 8
Walker 65,255 9 7,251 13.8 37
Waller 41,352 1 41,352 2.4 145
Ward 10,020 0 - 0.0 -
Washington 33,141 5 6,628 15.1 24
Webb 251,096 9 27,900 3.6 139
Wharton 43,560 4 10,890 9.2 83
Wheeler 5,140 0 - 0.0 -
Wichita 128,119 19 6,743 14.8 29
Wilbarger 15,240 1 15,240 6.6 101
Willacy 21,865 0 - 0.0 -
Williamson 413,220 73 5,661 17.7 12
Wilson 44,075 0 - 0.0 -
Winkler 6,636 1 6,636 15.1 25
Wise 60,193 8 7,524 13.3 40
Wood 44,057 2 22,029 4.5 129
Yoakum 8,178 0 - 0.0 -
Young 18,573 5 3,715 26.9 2
Zapata 14,944 1 14,944 6.7 100
Zavala 12,735 0 - 0.0 -
Texas Total 24,873,773 2,987 8,327 12.0

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Optometry Board - September 9, 2009

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 25, 2009.


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