Chapter 1 The Context of Texas Politics

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CHAPTER 1 THE CONTEXT OF TEXAS POLITICS
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Population The U.S. Texas (Pct) 1900 76 million 3.1 million (4.0%) 1960 179 million 9.6 million (5.3%) 2001 285 million 21.3 million (7.5%) 2004 294 million 22.5 million (7.7%) 2025 338 million 27.2 million (8.0%) African American Population The U.S. (Pct) Texas (Pct) 1999 34.8 mil (12.8%) 2.5 mil (12.3%) 2004 34.8 mil (12.8%) 2.5 mil (12.3%) 2025 47.1 mil (13.9%) 3.9 mil (14.2 %) Hispanic Population The U.S. (Pct) Texas (Pct) 1999 31.3 mil (11.5%) 6.0 mil (30.2%) 2000 35.3 mil (12.5%) 6.7 mil (32%) 2025 61.4 mil (18.2%) 10.2 mil (37.6%)
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TEXAS HEALTH Infant deaths per 1,000 live births Texas Rank U.S. 1960 28.9 1990 8.1 13 9.2 2000 6.3 14 7.0 (Lower deaths = better rank) Texas does much better than other states when it comes to infant mortality, which is considered the leading health indicator. However, the infant mortality rate for African-American babies is more than twice the rate for babies of all other races.
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Health Insurance Coverage Percentage Covered 2000 2006 U.S. 86% 84.2% Texas 79% 75.9% Texas ranks 49th (2000) and 50 th (2006)in the nation in the percentage of residents covered by health insurance.
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TEXAS INCOME AND POVERTY Median household income (constant 1998 dol.) Texas Rank U.S. 1990 $35,204 29 $37,343 1998 $35,783 36 $38,885 2004 $49,086 37 $53,690 Percent of population below the poverty level Texas Rank U.S . 1990 15.9 11 13.5 1998 15.0 10 12.7 2000 11.3 2001 11.7 2002 12.1 2003 12.5 2004 12.7 2005 12.6 2004 16.6 8 12.3 Texas has a lower income and a higher rate of poverty than the average U.S. household.
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Per Capita Personal Income 2004 50-state ranking State Per Capita Personal Income 2 Massachusetts $41,801 3 New Jersey 41,332 5 New York 38,228 10 Virginia 35,477 11 Washington 35,299 12 California 35,019 14 Illinois 34,351 18 Pennsylvania 33,348 22 Michigan 31,954 23 Florida 31,455 26 Ohio 31,322 32 TEXAS 30,222 33 Indiana 30,094 34 Georgia 30,051 37 North Carolina 29,246 1 Highest: Connecticut $45,398 50 Lowest: Mississippi $24,650 United States $32,937
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Percent of People 25 Years and Over Who Have Completed High School (Including Equivalency): 2004 Universe: Population 25 years and over Data Set: 2004 American Community Survey Texas Rank U.S. 78.7% 49 83.9% Percent of People 25 Years and Over Who Have Completed a Bachelor's Degree: 2004 Texas Rank U.S. 25.6% 25 27% Percent of People 25 Years and Over Who Have Completed an Advanced Degree: 2004 Texas Rank U.S. 8.2%
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