Optometrists by County - July, 1981

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County 1981 Estimated Population 1981 Optometrists Total Ratio of 1981 Population per Optometrist* Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population
Anderson 40,732 4 10,183 9.8
Andrews 14,075 2 7,038 14.2
Angelina 65,914 7 9,416 10.6
Aransas 14,911 1 14,911 6.7
Archer 7,535 0 0 0.0
Armstrong 2,006 1 2,006 49.9
Atascosa 25,598 1 25,598 3.9
Austin 18,366 1 18,366 5.4
Bailey 8,312 1 8,312 12.0
Bandera 7,175 0 0 0.0
Bastrop 26,437 2 13,219 7.6
Baylor 5,038 0 0 0.0
Bee 26,574 2 13,287 7.5
Bell 163,344 14 11,667 8.6
Bexar 1,016,852 62 16,401 6.1
Blanco 4,680 0 0 0.0
Borden 845 0 0 0.0
Bosque 13,424 0 0 0.0
Bowie 76,123 10 7,612 13.1
Brazoria 175,400 11 15,946 6.3
Brazos 102,391 6 17,065 5.9
Brewster 7,707 1 7,707 13.0
Briscoe 2,550 0 0 0.0
Brooks 8,534 0 0 0.0
Brown 33,819 3 11,273 8.9
Burleson 13,287 0 0 0.0
Burnet 18,266 4 4,567 21.9
Caldwell 24,276 2 12,138 8.2
Calhoun 20,385 2 10,193 9.8
Callahan 10,909 0 0 0.0
Cameron 220,188 8 27,524 3.6
Camp 9,425 1 9,425 10.6
Carson 6,951 0 0 0.0
Cass 30,078 3 10,026 10.0
Castro 10,533 1 10,533 9.5
Chambers 18,816 0 0 0.0
Cherokee 38,648 2 19,324 5.2
Childress 6,894 3 2,298 43.5
Clay 9,630 0 0 0.0
Cochran 4,762 0 0 0.0
Coke 3,380 0 0 0.0
Coleman 10,555 1 10,555 9.5
Collin 153,960 16 9,623 10.4
Collingsworth 4,631 0 0 0.0
Colorado 19,321 0 0 0.0
Comal 37,705 4 9,426 10.6
Comanche 12,834 1 12,834 7.8
Concho 3,020 0 0 0.0
Cooke 28,439 2 14,220 7.0
Coryell 57,473 4 14,368 7.0
Cottle 2,845 0 0 0.0
Crane 4,816 0 0 0.0
Crockett 4,954 0 0 0.0
Crosby 8,855 0 0 0.0
Culberson 3,402 0 0 0.0
Dallam 6,620 2 3,310 30.2
Dallas 1,597,908 107 14,934 6.7
Dawson 16,388 2 8,194 12.2
Deaf Smith 21,102 3 7,034 14.2
Delta 4,805 0 0 0.0
Denton 154,320 7 22,046 4.5
De Witt 19,035 1 19,035 5.3
Dickens 3,383 0 0 0.0
Dimmit 11,762 0 0 0.0
Donley 4,130 0 0 0.0
Duval 12,695 0 0 0.0
Eastland 20,303 3 6,768 14.8
Ector 123,419 12 10,285 9.7
Edwards 2,149 0 0 0.0
Ellis 61,063 5 12,213 8.2
El Paso 497,522 29 17,156 5.8
Erath 23,197 5 4,639 21.6
Falls 17,977 1 17,977 5.6
Fannin 24,270 2 12,135 8.2
Fayette 19,775 4 4,944 20.2
Fisher 5,854 0 0 0.0
Floyd 9,681 1 9,681 10.3
Foard 2,139 0 0 0.0
Fort Bend 142,094 7 20,299 4.9
Franklin 7,141 0 0 0.0
Freestone 15,416 1 15,416 6.5
Frio 13,780 0 0 0.0
Gaines 13,649 1 13,649 7.3
Galveston 201,604 16 12,600 7.9
Garza 5,612 0 0 0.0
Gillespie 13,924 2 6,962 14.4
Glasscock 1,273 0 0 0.0
Goliad 5,321 0 0 0.0
Gonzales 17,519 3 5,840 17.1
Gray 27,129 7 3,876 25.8
Grayson 91,146 9 10,127 9.9
Gregg 103,482 14 7,392 13.5
Grimes 14,450 1 14,450 6.9
Guadalupe 48,488 4 12,122 8.2
Hale 38,302 5 7,660 13.1
Hall 5,366 1 5,366 18.6
Hamilton 8,275 1 8,275 12.1
Hansford 6,247 1 6,247 16.0
Hardeman 6,588 0 0 0.0
Hardin 41,451 1 41,451 2.4
Harris 2,546,578 182 13,992 7.1
Harrison 53,671 5 10,734 9.3
Hartley 4,159 0 0 0.0
Haskell 7,736 0 0 0.0
Hays 42,971 5 8,594 11.6
Hemphill 5,705 0 0 0.0
Henderson 44,140 2 22,070 4.5
Hidalgo 298,564 13 22,967 4.4
Hill 25,003 2 12,502 8.0
Hockley 23,942 1 23,942 4.2
Hood 18,391 1 18,391 5.4
Hopkins 25,549 3 8,516 11.7
Houston 22,640 2 11,320 8.8
Howard 34,191 6 5,699 17.5
Hudspeth 2,956 0 0 0.0
Hunt 56,894 3 18,965 5.3
Hutchinson 27,651 5 5,530 18.1
Irion 1,460 0 0 0.0
Jack 7,525 0 0 0.0
Jackson 13,750 1 13,750 7.3
Jasper 31,259 3 10,420 9.6
Jeff Davis 1,709 0 0 0.0
Jefferson 252,254 18 14,014 7.1
Jim Hogg 5,299 0 0 0.0
Jim Wells 37,319 5 7,464 13.4
Johnson 70,028 8 8,754 11.4
Jones 17,376 1 17,376 5.8
Karnes 13,624 1 13,624 7.3
Kaufman 40,142 2 20,071 5.0
Kendall 11,065 1 11,065 9.0
Kenedy 518 0 0 0.0
Kent 1,124 0 0 0.0
Kerr 29,437 2 14,719 6.8
Kimble 4,174 2 2,087 47.9
King 427 0 0 0.0
Kinney 2,406 0 0 0.0
Kleberg 34,018 2 17,009 5.9
Knox 5,355 0 0 0.0
Lamar 42,492 5 8,498 11.8
Lamb 18,672 2 9,336 10.7
Lampasas 11,907 1 11,907 8.4
La Salle 5,669 1 5,669 17.6
Lavaca 19,178 1 19,178 5.2
Lee 12,392 0 0 0.0
Leon 10,079 0 0 0.0
Liberty 49,017 4 12,254 8.2
Limestone 20,583 1 20,583 4.9
Lipscomb 4,029 0 0 0.0
Live Oak 9,878 0 0 0.0
Llano 9,997 0 0 0.0
Loving 91 0 0 0.0
Lubbock 213,353 30 7,112 14.1
Lynn 8,467 0 0 0.0
McCulloch 8,769 1 8,769 11.4
McLennan 173,737 14 12,401 8.1
McMullen 783 0 0 0.0
Madison 11,105 0 0 0.0
Marion 10,465 0 0 0.0
Martin 4,970 0 0 0.0
Mason 3,621 0 0 0.0
Matagorda 38,522 3 12,841 7.8
Maverick 33,010 1 33,010 3.0
Medina 23,216 2 11,608 8.6
Menard 2,361 0 0 0.0
Midland 88,997 6 14,833 6.7
Milam 23,183 1 23,183 4.3
Mills 4,547 0 0 0.0
Mitchell 9,125 0 0 0.0
Montague 17,747 3 5,916 16.9
Montgomery 136,497 3 45,499 2.2
Moore 17,206 3 5,735 17.4
Morris 14,930 1 14,930 6.7
Motley 1,879 0 0 0.0
Nacogdoches 47,786 4 11,947 8.4
Navarro 36,780 3 12,260 8.2
Newton 13,328 0 0 0.0
Nolan 17,694 3 5,898 17.0
Nueces 273,805 13 21,062 4.7
Ochiltree 10,194 2 5,097 19.6
Oldham 2,295 0 0 0.0
Orange 86,339 4 21,585 4.6
Palo Pinto 24,622 1 24,622 4.1
Panola 21,221 2 10,611 9.4
Parker 46,179 2 23,090 4.3
Parmer 11,054 1 11,054 9.0
Pecos 15,591 1 15,591 6.4
Polk 25,648 2 12,824 7.8
Potter 100,564 21 4,789 20.9
Presidio 5,272 0 0 0.0
Rains 4,986 0 0 0.0
Randall 76,788 2 38,394 2.6
Reagan 4,622 0 0 0.0
Real 2,569 0 0 0.0
Red River 16,078 0 0 0.0
Reeves 16,385 1 16,385 6.1
Refugio 9,403 0 0 0.0
Roberts 1,171 0 0 0.0
Robertson 15,177 0 0 0.0
Rockwall 15,578 1 15,578 6.4
Runnels 11,931 0 0 0.0
Rusk 41,995 1 41,995 2.4
Sabine 8,819 0 0 0.0
San Augustine 8,963 0 0 0.0
San Jacinto 11,725 0 0 0.0
San Patricio 59,388 3 19,796 5.1
San Saba 5,766 0 0 0.0
Schleicher 2,942 0 0 0.0
Scurry 18,899 1 18,899 5.3
Shackelford 4,027 0 0 0.0
Shelby 23,316 2 11,658 8.6
Sherman 3,218 1 3,218 31.1
Smith 132,732 12 11,061 9.0
Somervell 3,989 0 0 0.0
Starr 29,189 1 29,189 3.4
Stephens 10,232 1 10,232 9.8
Sterling 1,280 0 0 0.0
Stonewall 2,402 0 0 0.0
Sutton 5,542 0 0 0.0
Swisher 9,540 1 9,540 10.5
Tarrant 895,563 58 15,441 6.5
Taylor 115,025 11 10,457 9.6
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 3 7,309 13.7
Tom Green 87,225 11 7,930 12.6
Travis 430,443 25 17,218 5.8
Trinity 9,684 0 0 0.0
Tyler 16,378 0 0 0.0
Upshur 29,620 2 14,810 6.8
Upton 4,751 0 0 0.0
Uvalde 22,652 2 11,326 8.8
Val Verde 37,240 2 18,620 5.4
Van Zandt 31,787 1 31,787 3.1
Victoria 71,453 6 11,909 8.4
Walker 43,055 2 21,528 4.6
Waller 21,027 0 0 0.0
Ward 14,742 1 14,742 6.8
Washington 23,018 3 7,673 13.0
Webb 105,078 4 26,270 3.8
Wharton 40,557 3 13,519 7.4
Wheeler 7,310 0 0 0.0
Wichita 123,140 16 7,696 13.0
Wilbarger 16,198 3 5,399 18.5
Willacy 17,885 0 0 0.0
Williamson 81,839 6 13,640 7.3
Wilson 17,023 1 17,023 5.9
Winkler 10,515 1 10,515 9.5
Wise 27,222 1 27,222 3.7
Wood 24,988 3 8,329 12.0
Yoakum 8,387 1 8,387 11.9
Young 19,594 3 6,531 15.3
Zapata 7,098 0 0 0.0
Zavala 11,850 1 11,850 8.4
Texas Total 14,746,544 1,059 13,925 7.2

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas State Board of Optometry, July, 1981. And, "Texas Health Manpower Reports: Health Professionals in Texas by Activity Status, 1980-1981," Bureau of State Health Planning and Resource Development, Texas Department of Health.

Includes all active optometrists. Excludes "inactive" (52) and "status unknown" (42) Optometrists with a Texas work or mailing address. The Optometrists were sorted by their county of practice or residence. The county was determined based on the zip code. If the practice address was unavailable, the mailing address was used to determine the county.

Prepared by: Texas Department of Health, Office of Policy and Planning, Health Professions Resource Center, July 24, 2000.

 


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