Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX

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2021 Population
125,689
2.95% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
38.3
0.262% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
13.3%
1.15% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$56,200
6.16% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$126,900
3.68% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
47,123
2.33% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX had a population of 126k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $56,200. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX declined from 129,515 to 125,689, a −2.95% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,939 to $56,200, a 6.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.7%), White (Hispanic) (10.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.06%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%).

15.7% of the households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in East Texas COG (Southeast)--Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are Panola College (849 degrees awarded in 2021), Jacksonville College-Main Campus (225876) (76 degrees), and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (24 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was $126,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX is home to a population of 126k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2021, 7.73% of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (9.71k people).

In 2021, there were 4.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.2k people) in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are Spanish (17,618 households), Vietnamese (283 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (130 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
60,130
Women
47.9%
65,461
Men
52.1%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 125,591 inhabitants, with 52.1% men, and 47.9% women.

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Citizenship

94.4%
2021 Citizenship
94%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 94.4% of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.2k ± 285
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 452
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 1.09k
18.6%
Hispanic Population
23.4k people

In 2021, there were 4.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.2k people) in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.6% of the people in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are hispanic (23.4k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,690 ± 2,086 people
  2. El Salvador
    278 ± 409 people
  3. Vietnam
    120 ± 269 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 7,690 Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX residents, followed by El Salvador with 278 and Vietnam with 120.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.73%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.71k people
7.79%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people

As of 2021, 7.73% of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX residents (9.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was 7.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    17,618 households (14.9%)
  2. Vietnamese
    283 households (0.24%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    130 households (0.11%)

15.7% of the households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was Spanish. 14.9% of the households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,677 ± 299
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    941 ± 247
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    808 ± 288

Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX employs 47.1k people. The largest industries in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (4,266 people), Construction (2,909 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,266 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($168,386), Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers ($146,878), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($144,042).

Males in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,672. The income inequality in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
21,759
Women
45.1%
26,487
Men
54.9%

The workforce of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX in 2020 was 48,246 people, with 45.1% woman, and 54.9% men.

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Occupations

47.1k
2021 Value
−2.33%
1 Year decline
± −2.33%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX declined at a rate of −2.33%, from 48.2k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,935 people), Registered nurses (1,404 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.1k
2021 Value
−2.33%
1 Year decline
± −2.33%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX declined at a rate of −2.33%, from 48.2k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,266 people), Construction (2,909 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,266 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,935
Median earning men ± $1,113
$26,816
Median earning women ± $1,204

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,969), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,908), and Wholesale Trade ($65,536).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($39,643), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,287), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,698).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Texas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $255B
  2. $212B
  3. $180B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $255B, followed by Gasoline ($212B) and Fuel oils ($180B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.54T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 101% to $4.54T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.7B
  2. $68.4B
  3. $58.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $77.7B, followed by California with $68.4B and Michigan and $58.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX awarded 949 degrees. The student population of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,129 male students and 1,929 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are White (605 and 65.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (161 and 17.5%), Black or African American (114 and 12.4%), and Two or More Races (22 and 2.39%).

The largest universities in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Panola College (849 and 89.5%), Jacksonville College-Main Campus (225876) (76 and 8.01%), and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (24 and 2.53%).

The most popular majors in East Texas COG (Southeast)--Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX are General Studies (200 and 21.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (187 and 19.7%), and Industrial Technology (93 and 9.8%).

The median tuition cost in East Texas COG (Southeast)--Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX for private four year colleges is $7,350.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 88.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 3,058 (36.9% men and 63.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 3,058 students enrolled in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX, 36.9% men and 63.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,652 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 200 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in East Texas COG (Southeast)--Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was General Studies with 200 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in East Texas COG (Southeast)--Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 849 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Panola College with 849 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 391 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX, which is 0.701 times less than the 558 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 605 degrees mean that there were 3.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 161 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($7,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($2,880) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,984) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 1.26% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.11% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (29.8k), Some college (25.9k), and Secondary Education (18.5k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was $126,900 in 2021, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $122,400 to $126,900, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX is $56,200. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $145,244, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $138,393 and $128,526.

Property

$126,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,966
$33,846
Median Property Taxes
±$1,294

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2021
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 76.9% of the housing units in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $145,244, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $138,393 and $128,526.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,200
Median Household Income
± $2,217
44k
Number of Households
± 1,639

In 2021, the median household income of the 44k households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX grew to $56,200 from the previous year's value of $52,939.

The following chart displays the households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.466
2021 Wage GINI in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX

In 2021, the income inequality in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.404% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.31%)

In 2021, 83.2% of workers in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (5.31%).

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.97% of the workforce in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX (15.6k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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81.7% of the population of Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.3%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX declined by 0.198% from 18.3% to 18.3%.

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