Cherokee County, TX

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2020 Population
52,341
0.428% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.9
0% 1-year change
2018 Poverty Rate
18.2%
2.53% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$50,199
4.18% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$111,600
8.45% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
21,156
4.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cherokee County, TX had a population of 52.3k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $50,199. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cherokee County, TX grew from 52,118 to 52,341, a 0.428% increase and its median household income grew from $48,186 to $50,199, a 4.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.2%), White (Hispanic) (17.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.8%), Other (Hispanic) (3.01%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.43%).

None of the households in Cherokee 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.

91.8% of the residents in Cherokee County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (225876) (63 degrees awarded in 2020) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (28 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $111,600, and the homeownership rate was 72%.

Most people in Cherokee County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cherokee County, TX is home to a population of 52.3k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.5% of Cherokee County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.49k people).

In 2020, there were 3.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.26k White (Hispanic) and 7.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2020 Citizenship
91.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.8% of Cherokee County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.5k ± 101
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.26k ± 609
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.21k ± 297
23.4%
Hispanic Population
12.3k people

In 2020, there were 3.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.26k White (Hispanic) and 7.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.4% of the people in Cherokee County, TX are hispanic (12.3k people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.49k people
10.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.68k people

As of 2020, 10.5% of Cherokee County, TX residents (5.49k 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 Cherokee County, TX was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,160 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    390 ± 263
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    317 ± 174

Cherokee County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cherokee County, TX employs 21.2k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,685 people), Manufacturing (2,483 people), and Educational Services (2,316 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($107,784), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,161), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,958).

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.

Occupations

21.2k
2020 Value
± 1,172
4.47%
1 Year growth
± 7.29%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee County, TX grew at a rate of 4.47%, from 20.3k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,397 people), Management Occupations (1,856 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,752 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.2k
2020 Value
± 1,172
4.47%
1 Year growth
± 7.29%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee County, TX grew at a rate of 4.47%, from 20.3k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,685 people), Manufacturing (2,483 people), and Educational Services (2,316 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee County, 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

$39,961
Median earning men ± $2,449
$25,761
Median earning women ± $1,051

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,106), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,981), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,203).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($37,037), Construction ($36,034), and Manufacturing ($32,333).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 249
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 249
    Manufacturing
  3. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $313k
    Manufacturing
  2. $154k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $80.3k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 77.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.825%).

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.

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.

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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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In 2020, universities in Cherokee County, TX awarded 91 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 301 male students and 291 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, TX are White (31 and 39.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 32.1%), Black or African American (17 and 21.8%), and Two or More Races (2 and 2.56%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (225876) (63 and 69.2%) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (28 and 30.8%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, TX are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (63 and 69.2%) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (28 and 30.8%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee County, TX for private four year colleges is $6,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Cherokee County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 44.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 592 (50.8% men and 49.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 592 students enrolled in Cherokee County, TX, 50.8% men and 49.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 200 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cherokee County, TX was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cherokee County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 63 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jacksonville College-Main Campus (225876) with 63 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 52 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, TX, which is 1.33 times more than the 39 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 31 degrees mean that there were 1.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 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 ($6,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $111,600 in 2020, which is 0.486 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $102,900 to $111,600, a 8.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, TX is 72%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cherokee County, TX have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee County, TX is $50,199. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $63,490, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $54,089 and $50,755.

In 2021, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.81%.

Property

$111,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,995
$13,345
Median Property Taxes
±$834

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 Cherokee County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cherokee County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72%
Homeownership
2020
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72% of the housing units in Cherokee County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9511
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9509

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $63,490, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $54,089 and $50,755.

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

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Household Income

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$50,199
Median Household Income
± $3,975
18.5k
Number of Households
± 1,109

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Cherokee County, TX grew to $50,199 from the previous year's value of $48,186.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.47%)

In 2020, 77.3% of workers in Cherokee County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14%) and those who worked at home (6.47%).

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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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Cherokee County, 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 Cherokee County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.81%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, TX (8.88k out of 48.7k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 22.7% of the children was living in poverty in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 15.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 395 in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 62 per 100,000 population.

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79.2% of the population of Cherokee County, TX has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.8% 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 Cherokee County, TX see 2630 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.71% increase from the previous year (2488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3290 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1074 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,630 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, TX

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, TX see an average of 2,630 patients per year. This represents a 5.71% increase from the previous year (2,488 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.4% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

20.8%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, TX grew by 9.36% from 19% to 20.8%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.7 in Cherokee County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 44.2% in Cherokee County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.4% in Cherokee County, TX.

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