Grimes County, TX

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2019 Population
27,984
1.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.4
0.248% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17%
11.3% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,913
5.2% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$148,500
19.3% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
10,670
0.822% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Grimes County, TX had a population of 28k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $52,913. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Grimes County, TX grew from 27,630 to 27,984, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $50,298 to $52,913, a 5.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grimes County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.5%), White (Hispanic) (19.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Other (Hispanic) (3.58%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%). 0% of the households in Grimes County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

95.2% of the residents in Grimes County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Grimes County, TX was $148,500, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%. Most people in Grimes County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Grimes County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Grimes County, TX is home to a population of 28k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.8% of Grimes County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.9k people).

In 2019, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.4k people) in Grimes County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.39k White (Hispanic) and 4.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grimes County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.4k ± 11
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.39k ± 372
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.16k ± 189
24.2%
Hispanic Population
6.76k people

In 2019, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.4k people) in Grimes County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.39k White (Hispanic) and 4.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.2% of the people in Grimes County, TX are hispanic (6.76k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grimes County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.9k people
7.89%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.18k people

As of 2019, 6.8% of Grimes County, TX residents (1.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grimes County, TX was 7.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Grimes County, TX was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Grimes County, TX are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Grimes County, TX residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,517,866 ± 37,182 people
  2. India
    267,786 ± 12,644 people
  3. El Salvador
    216,011 ± 11,367 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,517,866 Texas residents, followed by India with 267,786 and El Salvador with 216,011.

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Citizenship

95.2%
2019 Citizenship
94.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.2% of Grimes County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Grimes County, TX was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    721 ± 135
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    211 ± 100
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    209 ± 86

Grimes County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Grimes County, TX is $52,913. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grimes County, TX was Census Tract 1803.01 with a value of $63,301, followed by Census Tract 1802 and Census Tract 1801.01, with respective values of $56,199 and $48,854.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,245. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Grimes County, TX employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Grimes County, TX are Retail Trade (1,434 people), Manufacturing (1,218 people), and Educational Services (1,119 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,333), Finance & Insurance ($61,932), and Utilities ($52,778).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,913
2019 value
± $4,004
5.2%
1 Year Growth
± 10.6%

Households in Grimes County, TX have a median annual income of $52,913, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,298 in 2018, which represents a 5.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$68,707
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $741
$49,245
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $549

In 2019, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Texas
  1. Asian
    $69,055 ± $2,236
  2. White
    $55,439 ± $530
  3. American Indian
    $49,081 ± $7,151

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grimes County, TX is from Texas.
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2019, the income inequality in Texas was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.281% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1803.01
  2. Census Tract 1802
  3. Census Tract 1801.01

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grimes County, TX was Census Tract 1803.01 with a value of $63,301, followed by Census Tract 1802 and Census Tract 1801.01, with respective values of $56,199 and $48,854.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Grimes County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grimes County, TX (4.13k out of 24.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,837 ± 412
  2. Hispanic
    1,382 ± 330
  3. Black
    862 ± 244

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grimes County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.7k
2019 Value
± 746
0.822%
1 Year growth
± 9.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Grimes County, TX grew at a rate of 0.822%, from 10.6k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grimes County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,130 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,102 people), and Management Occupations (1,049 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grimes County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grimes County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,130 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,102 people), and Management Occupations (1,049 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grimes County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.83 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.05 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grimes County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,558), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,767), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($55,319).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.7k
2019 Value
± 746
0.822%
1 Year growth
± 9.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Grimes County, TX grew at a rate of 0.822%, from 10.6k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grimes County, TX, are Retail Trade (1,434 people), Manufacturing (1,218 people), and Educational Services (1,119 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grimes County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Grimes County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Grimes County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,434 people), Manufacturing (1,218 people), and Educational Services (1,119 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grimes County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.91 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.63 times), and Utilities (3.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grimes County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,333), Finance & Insurance ($61,932), and Utilities ($52,778).

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Domestic Trade

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. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grimes County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 76% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.951%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Grimes County, TX
76% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 96.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 95.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 95% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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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 36 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grimes County, TX was $148,500 in 2019, which is 0.617 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $124,500 to $148,500, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Grimes County, TX is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Grimes County, TX have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grimes County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$148,500
2019 Median
± $13,685
$124,500
2018 Median
± $14,998

In 2019, the median property value in Grimes County, TX grew to to $148,500 from the previous year's value of $124,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grimes County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grimes County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$52,913
Median Household Income
± $4,004
9.01k
Number of Households
± 654

In 2019, the median household income of the 9.01k households in Grimes County, TX grew to $52,913 from the previous year's value of $50,298.

The following chart displays the households in Grimes County, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grimes County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grimes County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
2019 Homeownership
77.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 76.5% of the housing units in Grimes County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grimes County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grimes County, TX have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.82% of the workforce in Grimes County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.98%)

In 2019, 80.9% of workers in Grimes County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (3.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grimes County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grimes County, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

86% of the population of Grimes County, TX has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Grimes County, TX see 4051 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.4% decrease from the previous year (4680 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4813 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7220 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,051 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grimes County, TX

Primary care physicians in Grimes County, TX see an average of 4,051 patients per year. This represents a 13.4% decrease from the previous year (4,680 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grimes County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$4,696
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,273
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,895
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grimes County, TX grew by 2% from 13.7% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grimes County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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