Aug 3, 2010

Uninsured: How Big Texas Counties Stack Up

After I received some comments and questions on a previous post showing the uninsurance rate for all 254 Texas counties, I decided to dive just a little deeper into the data. Here are the rankings for the 20 most populous counties, first for everyone under age 65 and then for children (under age 19.) Recall that the under-65 statewide rate is 26.8% in this 2007 data. For children under age 19, it's 19.5%.

Note that Webb, Cameron, El Paso, and Hidalgo counties -- all poor counties along the border -- lead the list for people under 65. But four of the five move down the list for people under 19. The top five there are Dallas, Webb, Tarrant, Harris, and Montgomery.

Texas 20 Most Populous Counties, Uninsured Rate for People Under 65

  • Harris County: 31.3%
  • Dallas County: 30.8%
  • Tarrant County: 26.0%
  • Bexar County: 22.8%
  • Travis County: 25.0%
  • Collin County: 16.6%
  • El Paso County: 33.0%
  • Hidalgo County: 31.5%
  • Denton County: 19.9%
  • Fort Bend County: 22.8%
  • Montgomery County: 25.1%
  • Williamson County: 18.7%
  • Cameron County: 33.7%
  • Nueces County: 22.8%
  • Brazoria County: 25.3%
  • Galveston County: 21.5%
  • Bell County: 20.4%
  • Lubbock County: 26.4%
  • Webb County: 38.7%
  • Jefferson County: 22.7%

Texas 20 Most Populous Counties, Uninsured Rate for People Under 19

  • Harris County: 21.9%
  • Dallas County: 25.5%
  • Tarrant County: 22.7%
  • Bexar County: 16.2%
  • Travis County: 17.4%
  • Collin County: 10.3%
  • El Paso County: 19.9%
  • Hidalgo County: 17.4%
  • Denton County: 17.5%
  • Fort Bend County: 19.5%
  • Montgomery County: 20.9%
  • Williamson County: 16.4%
  • Cameron County: 19.2%
  • Nueces County: 13.8%
  • Brazoria County: 19.9%
  • Galveston County: 15.4%
  • Bell County: 13.0%
  • Lubbock County: 15.9%
  • Webb County: 25.4%
  • Jefferson County: 13.5%

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