General Dentists by County of Residence - August, 1981

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County 1981 Estimated Population 1981 Dentist Total Ratio of 1981 Population per Dentist* Ratio of Dentists per 100,000 population
Anderson 40,457 10 4,046 24.7
Andrews 14,075 4 3,519 28.4
Angelina 65,914 20 3,296 30.3
Aransas 14,911 3 4,970 20.1
Archer 7,535 0 0 0.0
Armstrong 2,006 1 2,006 49.9
Atascosa 25,598 7 3,657 27.3
Austin 18,366 6 3,061 32.7
Bailey 8,312 4 2,078 48.1
Bandera 7,175 1 7,175 13.9
Bastrop 26,437 7 3,777 26.5
Baylor 5,038 2 2,519 39.7
Bee 26,574 5 5,315 18.8
Bell 163,344 32 5,105 19.6
Bexar 1,016,852 326 3,119 32.1
Blanco 4,680 2 2,340 42.7
Borden 845 0 0 0.0
Bosque 13,424 4 3,356 29.8
Bowie 76,123 38 2,003 49.9
Brazoria 175,400 48 3,654 27.4
Brazos 102,391 24 4,266 23.4
Brewster 7,707 2 3,854 26.0
Briscoe 2,550 0 0 0.0
Brooks 8,534 1 8,534 11.7
Brown 33,819 11 3,074 32.5
Burleson 13,287 2 6,644 15.1
Burnet 18,266 9 2,030 49.3
Caldwell 24,276 5 4,855 20.6
Calhoun 20,385 6 3,398 29.4
Callahan 10,909 2 5,455 18.3
Cameron 220,188 35 6,291 15.9
Camp 9,425 3 3,142 31.8
Carson 6,951 1 6,951 14.4
Cass 30,078 10 3,008 33.2
Castro 10,533 2 5,267 19.0
Chambers 18,816 3 6,272 15.9
Cherokee 38,648 10 3,865 25.9
Childress 6,894 2 3,447 29.0
Clay 9,630 1 9,630 10.4
Cochran 4,762 0 0 0.0
Coke 3,380 1 3,380 29.6
Coleman 10,555 4 2,639 37.9
Collin 153,960 109 1,412 70.8
Collingsworth 4,631 1 4,631 21.6
Colorado 19,321 4 4,830 20.7
Comal 37,705 16 2,357 42.4
Comanche 12,834 4 3,209 31.2
Concho 3,020 0 0 0.0
Cooke 28,463 10 2,846 35.1
Coryell 57,473 7 8,210 12.2
Cottle 2,845 1 2,845 35.1
Crane 4,816 1 4,816 20.8
Crockett 4,954 2 2,477 40.4
Crosby 8,855 2 4,428 22.6
Culberson 3,402 0 0 0.0
Dallam 6,620 2 3,310 30.2
Dallas 1,597,908 668 2,392 41.8
Dawson 16,388 3 5,463 18.3
Deaf Smith 21,102 5 4,220 23.7
Delta 4,805 1 4,805 20.8
Denton 154,320 42 3,674 27.2
De Witt 19,035 6 3,173 31.5
Dickens 3,383 0 0 0.0
Dimmit 11,762 1 11,762 8.5
Donley 4,130 2 2,065 48.4
Duval 12,695 0 0 0.0
Eastland 20,303 7 2,900 34.5
Ector 123,419 25 4,937 20.3
Edwards 2,149 0 0 0.0
Ellis 61,063 14 4,362 22.9
El Paso 497,522 103 4,830 20.7
Erath 23,197 8 2,900 34.5
Falls 17,977 3 5,992 16.7
Fannin 24,270 5 4,854 20.6
Fayette 19,775 5 3,955 25.3
Fisher 5,854 1 5,854 17.1
Floyd 9,681 2 4,841 20.7
Foard 2,139 0 0 0.0
Fort Bend 142,094 35 4,060 24.6
Franklin 7,141 2 3,571 28.0
Freestone 15,416 3 5,139 19.5
Frio 13,780 1 13,780 7.3
Gaines 13,649 3 4,550 22.0
Galveston 201,604 69 2,922 34.2
Garza 5,612 2 2,806 35.6
Gillespie 13,924 7 1,989 50.3
Glasscock 1,273 0 0 0.0
Goliad 5,321 1 5,321 18.8
Gonzales 17,519 4 4,380 22.8
Gray 27,129 8 3,391 29.5
Grayson 91,146 36 2,532 39.5
Gregg 103,482 57 1,815 55.1
Grimes 14,450 4 3,613 27.7
Guadalupe 48,488 15 3,233 30.9
Hale 38,302 12 3,192 31.3
Hall 5,366 1 5,366 18.6
Hamilton 8,275 4 2,069 48.3
Hansford 6,247 2 3,124 32.0
Hardeman 6,588 2 3,294 30.4
Hardin 41,451 4 10,363 9.6
Harris 2,546,578 969 2,628 38.1
Harrison 53,671 14 3,834 26.1
Hartley 4,159 0 0 0.0
Haskell 7,736 2 3,868 25.9
Hays 42,971 15 2,865 34.9
Hemphill 5,705 1 5,705 17.5
Henderson 44,140 11 4,013 24.9
Hidalgo 298,564 45 6,635 15.1
Hill 25,003 5 5,001 20.0
Hockley 23,942 5 4,788 20.9
Hood 103,482 5 20,696 4.8
Hopkins 25,549 9 2,839 35.2
Houston 22,640 6 3,773 26.5
Howard 34,191 9 3,799 26.3
Hudspeth 2,956 0 0 0.0
Hunt 56,894 20 2,845 35.2
Hutchinson 27,651 7 3,950 25.3
Irion 1,460 0 0 0.0
Jack 7,525 2 3,763 26.6
Jackson 13,750 5 2,750 36.4
Jasper 31,259 7 4,466 22.4
Jeff Davis 1,709 1 1,709 58.5
Jefferson 252,254 111 2,273 44.0
Jim Hogg 37,319 0 0 0.0
Jim Wells 37,319 6 6,220 16.1
Johnson 14,450 19 761 131.5
Jones 17,376 4 4,344 23.0
Karnes 13,624 3 4,541 22.0
Kaufman 40,142 15 2,676 37.4
Kendall 11,065 5 2,213 45.2
Kenedy 518 0 0 0.0
Kent 1,124 0 0 0.0
Kerr 29,437 16 1,840 54.4
Kimble 4,174 2 2,087 47.9
King 427 0 0 0.0
Kinney 2,406 0 0 0.0
Kleberg 34,018 9 3,780 26.5
Knox 5,355 1 5,355 18.7
Lamar 42,492 15 2,833 35.3
Lamb 18,672 4 4,668 21.4
Lampasas 11,907 3 3,969 25.2
La Salle 5,669 1 5,669 17.6
Lavaca 19,178 8 2,397 41.7
Lee 12,392 3 4,131 24.2
Leon 10,079 0 0 0.0
Liberty 49,017 12 4,085 24.5
Limestone 20,583 5 4,117 24.3
Lipscomb 4,029 1 4,029 24.8
Live Oak 9,878 2 4,939 20.2
Llano 9,997 3 3,332 30.0
Loving 91 0 0 0.0
Lubbock 213,353 65 3,282 30.5
Lynn 8,467 2 4,234 23.6
McCulloch 8,769 3 2,923 34.2
McLennan 173,737 51 3,407 29.4
McMullen 783 0 0 0.0
Madison 11,105 3 3,702 27.0
Marion 10,465 1 10,465 9.6
Martin 4,970 1 4,970 20.1
Mason 3,621 2 1,811 55.2
Matagorda 38,522 9 4,280 23.4
Maverick 33,010 1 33,010 3.0
Medina 23,216 7 3,317 30.2
Menard 2,361 1 2,361 42.4
Midland 88,997 35 2,543 39.3
Milam 23,183 8 2,898 34.5
Mills 4,547 2 2,274 44.0
Mitchell 9,125 3 3,042 32.9
Montague 17,747 6 2,958 33.8
Montgomery 136,497 20 6,825 14.7
Moore 17,206 6 2,868 34.9
Morris 14,930 3 4,977 20.1
Motley 1,879 0 0 0.0
Nacogdoches 47,786 17 2,811 35.6
Navarro 36,780 11 3,344 29.9
Newton 13,328 1 13,328 7.5
Nolan 17,694 8 2,212 45.2
Nueces 273,805 89 3,076 32.5
Ochiltree 10,194 4 2,549 39.2
Oldham 2,295 0 0 0.0
Orange 86,339 20 4,317 23.2
Palo Pinto 24,622 7 3,517 28.4
Panola 21,221 4 5,305 18.8
Parker 46,179 9 5,131 19.5
Parmer 11,054 1 11,054 9.0
Pecos 15,591 4 3,898 25.7
Polk 25,648 5 5,130 19.5
Potter 100,564 54 1,862 53.7
Presidio 5,272 1 5,272 19.0
Rains 4,986 1 4,986 20.1
Randall 76,788 4 19,197 5.2
Reagan 4,622 0 0 0.0
Real 2,569 1 2,569 38.9
Red River 16,078 3 5,359 18.7
Reeves 16,385 3 5,462 18.3
Refugio 9,403 1 9,403 10.6
Roberts 1,171 0 0 0.0
Robertson 15,177 5 3,035 32.9
Rockwall 15,578 7 2,225 44.9
Runnels 11,931 6 1,989 50.3
Rusk 41,995 14 3,000 33.3
Sabine 8,819 2 4,410 22.7
San Augustine 8,963 3 2,988 33.5
San Jacinto 117,525 2 58,763 1.7
San Patricio 59,388 14 4,242 23.6
San Saba 5,766 2 2,883 34.7
Schleicher 2,942 0 0 0.0
Scurry 18,899 6 3,150 31.7
Shackelford 4,027 1 4,027 24.8
Shelby 23,316 5 4,663 21.4
Sherman 3,218 0 0 0.0
Smith 132,732 67 1,981 50.5
Somervell 3,989 0 0 0.0
Starr 29,189 0 0 0.0
Stephens 10,232 4 2,558 39.1
Sterling 1,280 0 0 0.0
Stonewall 2,402 0 0 0.0
Sutton 5,542 1 5,542 18.0
Swisher 9,540 3 3,180 31.4
Tarrant 895,563 328 2,730 36.6
Taylor 115,025 37 3,109 32.2
Terrell 1,612 0 0 0.0
Terry 14,675 2 7,338 13.6
Throckmorton 2,142 0 0 0.0
Titus 21,926 8 2,741 36.5
Tom Green 87,225 30 2,908 34.4
Travis 430,443 181 2,378 42.0
Trinity 9,684 1 9,684 10.3
Tyler 16,378 6 2,730 36.6
Upshur 29,620 6 4,937 20.3
Upton 4,751 0 0 0.0
Uvalde 22,652 8 2,832 35.3
Val Verde 37,240 6 6,207 16.1
Van Zandt 31,787 9 3,532 28.3
Victoria 71,453 26 2,748 36.4
Walker 43,055 16 2,691 37.2
Waller 21,027 1 21,027 4.8
Ward 14,742 3 4,914 20.4
Washington 23,018 9 2,558 39.1
Webb 105,078 9 11,675 8.6
Wharton 40,557 14 2,897 34.5
Wheeler 7,310 3 2,437 41.0
Wichita 123,140 48 2,565 39.0
Wilbarger 16,198 5 3,240 30.9
Willacy 17,885 2 8,943 11.2
Williamson 81,839 19 4,307 23.2
Wilson 17,023 3 5,674 17.6
Winkler 10,515 1 10,515 9.5
Wise 27,222 5 5,444 18.4
Wood 24,988 7 3,570 28.0
Yoakum 19,594 1 19,594 5.1
Young 19,594 9 2,177 45.9
Zapata 7,098 0 0 0.0
Zavala 11,850 1 11,850 8.4
Texas Total 14,924,833 4,795 3,113 32.1

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas Department of Health Manpower Special Reports, August, 1981. Includes all private practice dentists with a Texas mailing address. Excludes: Military Dentists (158), Residents (169), Veterans Administration (37), Public Health Service (18), Administrators (15), Teachers (183), Other Government (54), Unknown Type of Practice (244) and Other Types (78). Out of a Texas Total of 6,730 dentists, 5,773 were in Private Practice. Of those in Private Practice, 4,796 had a specialty of general dentistry.

All dentists were categorized by the county of residence. The county was determined based on the zip code.

Prepared by: Texas Department of Health, Bureau of State Health Data and Policy Analysis, Health Professions Resource Center. August 26, 1999.


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