Swisher County, TX

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2020 Population
7,403
0.39% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37
3.06% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
25.3%
0.442% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$36,337
8.63% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$78,600
2.48% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
2,756
0.97% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Swisher County, TX had a population of 7.4k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $36,337. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Swisher County, TX declined from 7,432 to 7,403, a −0.39% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,771 to $36,337, a −8.63% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Swisher County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.6%), White (Hispanic) (38.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.47%).

None of the households in Swisher County, 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.

89.8% of the residents in Swisher County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Swisher County, TX was $78,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%. Most people in Swisher County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Swisher County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Swisher County, TX is home to a population of 7.4k people, from which 89.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.9% of Swisher County, TX residents were born outside of the country (956 people).

In 2020, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.38k people) in Swisher County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k White (Hispanic) and 506 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 Swisher County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.38k ± 18
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.85k ± 213
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    506 ± 145
44.4%
Hispanic Population
3.29k people

In 2020, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.38k people) in Swisher County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k White (Hispanic) and 506 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.4% of the people in Swisher County, TX are hispanic (3.29k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
956 people
14.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2020, 12.9% of Swisher County, TX residents (956 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Swisher County, TX was 14.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.5
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Swisher County, TX was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Swisher County, TX are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Swisher County, TX residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Citizenship

89.8%
2020 Citizenship
88.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.8% of Swisher County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Swisher County, TX was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    139 ± 71
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 52
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    34 ± 40

Swisher County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Y-Axis
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 Swisher County, TX is $36,337. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Swisher County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $47,417, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $40,692 and $31,105.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Swisher County, TX employs 2.76k people. The largest industries in Swisher County, TX are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (499 people), Educational Services (410 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (315 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($47,679), Utilities ($47,500), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,337
2020 value
± $4,873
−8.63%
1 Year Growth
± 17.5%

Households in Swisher County, TX have a median annual income of $36,337, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,771 in 2019, which represents a −8.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,236
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $745
$50,589
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $558

In 2020, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.39 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
    $71,020 ± $2,237
  2. White
    $57,454 ± $557
  3. American Indian
    $48,111 ± $6,839

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 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 Swisher County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Swisher County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $47,417, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $40,692 and $31,105.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Swisher County, TX (1.71k out of 6.77k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    1,176 ± 266
  2. Hispanic
    1,052 ± 268
  3. Black
    320 ± 140

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Swisher 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

2.76k
2020 Value
± 341
−0.97%
1 Year decline
± 17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Swisher County, TX declined at a rate of −0.97%, from 2.78k employees to 2.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Swisher County, TX, are Management Occupations (334 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (312 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (270 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Swisher County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Swisher County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (334 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (312 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (270 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Swisher County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.04 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.78 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Swisher County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,089), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,304), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($50,755).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.76k
2020 Value
± 341
−0.97%
1 Year decline
± 17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Swisher County, TX declined at a rate of −0.97%, from 2.78k employees to 2.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Swisher County, TX, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (499 people), Educational Services (410 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Swisher County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Swisher 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 Swisher County, TX, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (499 people), Educational Services (410 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (315 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Swisher County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.8 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.6 times), and Public Administration (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Swisher County, TX, by median earnings, are Construction ($47,679), Utilities ($47,500), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,500).

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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 Swisher County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 78.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.934%). 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 Swisher County, TX
78.3% 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 Swisher County, TX was $78,600 in 2020, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $80,600 to $78,600, a 2.48% decrease. The homeownership rate in Swisher County, TX is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Swisher County, TX have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Swisher County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$78,600
2020 Median
± $8,075
$80,600
2019 Median
± $7,232

In 2020, the median property value in Swisher County, TX declined from to $78,600 from the previous year's value of $80,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Swisher 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 Swisher County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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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.
$36,337
Median Household Income
± $4,873
2.6k
Number of Households
± 311

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.6k households in Swisher County, TX declined from $36,337 from the previous year's value of $39,771.

The following chart displays the households in Swisher 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
2020 Homeownership
71%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 72.4% of the housing units in Swisher County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Swisher County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Swisher County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.6% of the workforce in Swisher County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Walked (4.41%)

In 2020, 78.5% of workers in Swisher County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who walked to work (4.41%).

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

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Health

78.3% of the population of Swisher County, TX has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 9.77% on non-group plans, and 1.3% 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).

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%)

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
$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

21.7%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
9.77%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Swisher County, TX grew by 7.45% from 20.2% to 21.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Swisher 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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