Optometrists by County of Practice - 1985

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County  1985 Estimated Population  1985 Optometrist Total  Ratio of 1985 Population per Optometrist*  Ratio of Optometrists per 100,000 Population 
Anderson  46,021 5 9,204 10.9
Andrews  16,348 2 8,174 12.2
Angelina  68,501 7 9,786 10.2
Aransas  17,711 1 17,711 5.6
Archer  8,040 0 0 0
Armstrong  2,058 0 0 0
Atascosa  28,746 1 28,746 3.5
Austin  20,796 1 20,796 4.8
Bailey  7,771 1 7,771 12.9
Bandera  9,109 0 0 0
Bastrop  34,542 1 34,542 2.9
Baylor  4,864 0 0 0
Bee  26,535 3 8,845 11.3
Bell  179,514 17 10,560 9.5
Bexar  1,122,087 91 12,331 8.1
Blanco  5,377 0 0 0
Borden  848 0 0 0
Bosque  14,429 0 0 0
Bowie  80,600 9 8,956 11.2
Brazoria  187,964 16 11,748 8.5
Brazos  121,901 8 15,238 6.6
Brewster  8,429 1 8,429 11.9
Briscoe  2,216 0 0 0
Brooks  8,649 0 0 0
Brown  34,927 4 8,732 11.5
Burleson  14,596 1 14,596 6.9
Burnet  22,370 6 3,728 26.8
Caldwell  26,570 2 13,285 7.5
Calhoun  21,009 1 21,009 4.8
Callahan  12,747 0 0 0
Cameron  245,893 11 22,354 4.5
Camp  9,864 1 9,864 10.1
Carson  7,165 0 0 0
Cass  30,413 2 15,207 6.6
Castro  9,932 1 9,932 10.1
Chambers  20,812 0 0 0
Cherokee  40,092 3 13,364 7.5
Childress  6,534 3 2,178 45.9
Clay  10,295 0 0 0
Cochran  4,625 0 0 0
Coke  3,674 0 0 0
Coleman  10,618 1 10,618 9.4
Collin  204,223 20 10,211 9.8
Collingsworth 4,100 0 0 0
Colorado  20,426 0 0 0
Comal  45,098 3 15,033 6.7
Comanche  13,377 2 6,689 15
Concho  3,072 0 0 0
Cooke  29,394 4 7,349 13.6
Coryell  60,126 3 20,042 5
Cottle  2,710 0 0 0
Crane  5,246 0 0 0
Crockett  4,721 0 0 0
Crosby  8,015 0 0 0
Culberson  3,602 0 0 0
Dallam  6,229 1 6,229 16.1
Dallas  1,760,801 162 10,869 9.2
Dawson  15,932 2 7,966 12.6
De Witt  19,760 1 19,760 5.1
Deaf Smith  20,096 3 6,699 14.9
Delta  4,779 0 0 0
Denton  211,106 14 15,079 6.6
Dickens  3,074 0 0 0
Dimmit  11,741 0 0 0
Donley  4,043 0 0 0
Duval  13,648 0 0 0
Eastland  20,566 3 6,855 14.6
Ector  133,231 16 8,327 12
Edwards  2,224 0 0 0
El Paso  538,811 33 16,328 6.1
Ellis  73,050 5 14,610 6.8
Erath  25,683 4 6,421 15.6
Falls  18,043 1 18,043 5.5
Fannin  24,674 3 8,225 12.2
Fayette  21,360 6 3,560 28.1
Fisher  5,614 0 0 0
Floyd  8,887 1 8,887 11.3
Foard  2,065 0 0 0
Fort Bend  191,192 8 23,899 4.2
Franklin  7,546 0 0 0
Freestone  17,125 2 8,563 11.7
Frio  13,894 1 13,894 7.2
Gaines  15,029 2 7,515 13.3
Galveston  214,658 23 9,333 10.7
Garza  5,784 0 0 0
Gillespie  15,760 2 7,880 12.7
Glasscock  1,411 0 0 0
Goliad  5,820 0 0 0
Gonzales  18,574 2 9,287 10.8
Gray  27,692 5 5,538 18.1
Grayson  94,826 10 9,483 10.5
Gregg  109,692 13 8,438 11.9
Grimes  19,269 1 19,269 5.2
Guadalupe  55,963 5 11,193 8.9
Hale  36,510 5 7,302 13.7
Hall  4,794 1 4,794 20.9
Hamilton  8,166 1 8,166 12.2
Hansford  6,488 1 6,488 15.4
Hardeman  6,323 0 0 0
Hardin  42,620 1 42,620 2.3
Harris  2,747,162 297 9,250 10.8
Harrison  56,876 4 14,219 7
Hartley  4,210 0 0 0
Haskell  7,402 0 0 0
Hays  56,221 6 9,370 10.7
Hemphill  5,267 0 0 0
Henderson  52,839 2 26,420 3.8
Hidalgo  341,140 15 22,743 4.4
Hill  26,851 2 13,426 7.4
Hockley  25,708 2 12,854 7.8
Hood  23,925 3 7,975 12.5
Hopkins  28,539 2 14,270 7
Houston  21,725 2 10,863 9.2
Howard  35,205 6 5,868 17
Hudspeth  2,726 0 0 0
Hunt  63,593 4 15,898 6.3
Hutchinson  28,696 5 5,739 17.4
Irion  1,877 0 0 0
Jack  7,971 0 0 0
Jackson  13,894 1 13,894 7.2
Jasper  32,289 4 8,072 12.4
Jeff Davis  1,830 0 0 0
Jefferson  252,821 20 12,641 7.9
Jim Hogg  5,449 0 0 0
Jim Wells  40,388 5 8,078 12.4
Johnson  86,970 9 9,663 10.3
Jones  18,259 2 9,130 11
Karnes  13,345 1 13,345 7.5
Kaufman  46,498 2 23,249 4.3
Kendall  12,522 2 6,261 16
Kenedy  567 0 0 0
Kent  1,133 0 0 0
Kerr  34,588 5 6,918 14.5
Kimble  4,167 0 0 0
King  388 0 0 0
Kinney  2,711 0 0 0
Kleberg  33,991 1 33,991 2.9
Knox  5,444 0 0 0
La Salle  5,787 0 0 0
Lamar  43,438 5 8,688 11.5
Lamb  17,147 2 8,574 11.7
Lampasas  13,012 1 13,012 7.7
Lavaca  19,525 3 6,508 15.4
Lee  14,089 1 14,089 7.1
Leon  13,034 0 0 0
Liberty  53,773 4 13,443 7.4
Limestone  22,006 2 11,003 9.1
Lipscomb  4,157 0 0 0
Live Oak  9,598 0 0 0
Llano  11,885 1 11,885 8.4
Loving  85 0 0 0
Lubbock  219,679 35 6,277 15.9
Lynn  7,810 0 0 0
Madison  11,557 0 0 0
Marion  10,218 0 0 0
Martin  5,396 0 0 0
Mason  3,658 0 0 0
Matagorda  40,331 3 13,444 7.4
Maverick  34,734 1 34,734 2.9
McCulloch  9,195 1 9,195 10.9
McLennan 183,162 17 10,774 9.3
McMullen  920 0 0 0
Medina  24,762 3 8,254 12.1
Menard  2,319 0 0 0
Midland  108,602 9 12,067 8.3
Milam  24,187 1 24,187 4.1
Mills  4,652 0 0 0
Mitchell  9,092 0 0 0
Montague  18,458 3 6,153 16.3
Montgomery  168,587 10 16,859 5.9
Moore  18,181 3 6,060 16.5
Morris  14,336 1 14,336 7
Motley  1,650 0 0 0
Nacogdoches  51,414 6 8,569 11.7
Navarro  39,391 5 7,878 12.7
Newton  13,376 0 0 0
Nolan  17,807 3 5,936 16.8
Nueces  291,730 23 12,684 7.9
Ochiltree  11,140 2 5,570 18
Oldham  2,464 0 0 0
Orange  84,969 4 21,242 4.7
Palo Pinto  25,934 2 12,967 7.7
Panola  22,071 2 11,036 9.1
Parker  54,281 2 27,141 3.7
Parmer  10,395 0 0 0
Pecos  17,026 2 8,513 11.7
Polk  28,460 4 7,115 14.1
Potter  104,192 9 11,577 8.6
Presidio  5,726 0 0 0
Rains  5,839 0 0 0
Randall  83,537 19 4,397 22.7
Reagan  5,223 0 0 0
Real  2,422 0 0 0
Red River  15,559 1 15,559 6.4
Reeves  17,029 1 17,029 5.9
Refugio  8,885 0 0 0
Roberts  1,124 0 0 0
Robertson  16,229 0 0 0
Rockwall  20,718 1 20,718 4.8
Runnels  12,553 0 0 0
Rusk  43,927 1 43,927 2.3
Sabine  9,514 0 0 0
San Augustine 8,488 0 0 0
San Jacinto  14,662 0 0 0
San Patricio  61,139 3 20,380 4.9
San Saba  5,814 0 0 0
Schleicher  3,260 0 0 0
Scurry  20,821 1 20,821 4.8
Shackelford  4,198 0 0 0
Shelby  22,814 2 11,407 8.8
Sherman  3,114 0 0 0
Smith  148,977 12 12,415 8.1
Somervell  4,831 0 0 0
Starr  34,278 1 34,278 2.9
Stephens  10,499 2 5,250 19
Sterling  1,633 0 0 0
Stonewall  2,333 0 0 0
Sutton  5,498 0 0 0
Swisher  8,934 1 8,934 11.2
Tarrant  1,043,208 84 12,419 8.1
Taylor  122,466 14 8,748 11.4
Terrell  1,568 0 0 0
Terry  14,733 2 7,367 13.6
Throckmorton  2,188 0 0 0
Titus  23,384 3 7,795 12.8
Tom Green  96,368 13 7,413 13.5
Travis  530,518 52 10,202 9.8
Trinity  11,184 0 0 0
Tyler  17,424 0 0 0
Upshur  31,821 2 15,911 6.3
Upton  5,490 0 0 0
Uvalde  24,057 2 12,029 8.3
Val Verde  39,363 2 19,682 5.1
Van Zandt  36,311 1 36,311 2.8
Victoria  75,872 9 8,430 11.9
Walker  49,836 4 12,459 8
Waller  23,637 0 0 0
Ward  15,995 1 15,995 6.3
Washington  25,948 4 6,487 15.4
Webb  118,163 7 16,880 5.9
Wharton  41,561 2 20,781 4.8
Wheeler  7,344 0 0 0
Wichita  126,141 18 7,008 14.3
Wilbarger  16,968 3 5,656 17.7
Willacy  18,374 0 0 0
Williamson  110,654 8 13,832 7.2
Wilson  19,163 1 19,163 5.2
Winkler  10,853 3 3,618 27.6
Wise  31,747 2 15,874 6.3
Wood  27,632 3 9,211 10.9
Yoakum  9,524 1 9,524 10.5
Young  20,686 2 10,343 9.7
Zapata  8,369 0 0 0
Zavala  12,121 1 12,121 8.3
Texas Total 16,272,963 1,431 11,372 8.8

* Data rounded to nearest whole number

Data Source: Texas State Board of Optometry, Office of Policy and Planning, Health Professions Resource Center, Texas Department of Health, 1985. Includes: all active Optometrists with a Texas practice address. Excludes Optometrists with a status code as "inactives," "retired," and "non-respondents". The practice address was used to determine the county. 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, September 21, 2001.

 


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