Zip-code level COVID risk in Wichita Falls

Aug. 11, 2020

Claire Kowalick

Times Record News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and United States Census Bureau data highlights where people may be more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 – down to the tracts various zip code.

On a scale of 1-10, across 500 cities, the average COVID-19 risk was 5.5. In the Wichita Falls area, the risk is 8.

Level of risk is based on CDC information on:

Social vulnerability with variables like income and overcrowded housing. Chronic health conditions related to increased COVID-19 risk, including heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes and obesity. COVID-related demographics like age and minority status. Some parts of the city fared better than others for COVID risk.

With a COVID risk of 10, tracts in 76301, 76307 and 76302 fared the worst in the Wichita Falls area. These zip codes are mainly in the east and southeast areas of the city.

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