Percentage by County of Illiterate Adult Texans

Basic Prose Literacy Skills (BPLS)

Texas map

LOCATION % LOCATION % LOCATION % LOCATION % LOCATION %
                   
Anderson County
19
Crane County
24
Harrison County
15
Lynn County
22
San Jacinto County
15
Andrews County
18
Crockett County
24
Hartley County
13
Madison County
22
San Patricio County
20
Angelina County
22
Crosby County
24
Haskell County
17
Marion County
17
San Saba County
17
Aransas County
17
Culberson County
32
Hays County
10
Martin County
23
Schleicher County
23
Archer County
14
Dallam County
21
Hemphill County
12
Mason County
12
Scurry County
16
Armstrong County
11
Dallas County
21
Henderson County
14
Matagorda County
22
Shackelford County
12
Atascosa County
9
Dawson County
25
Hidalgo County
50
Maverick County
56
Shelby County
21
Austin County
21
Deaf Smith County
27
Hill County
17
McCulloch County
18
Sherman County
18
Bailey County
15
Delta County
11
Hockley County
18
McLennan County
15
Smith County
13
Bandera County
9
Denton County
8
Hood County
9
McMullen County
17
Somervell County
13
Bastrop County
15
DeWitt County
19
Hopkins County
16
Medina County
17
Starr County
65
Baylor County
14
Dickens County
18
Houston County
19
Menard County
18
Stephens County
15
Bee County
21
Dimmit County
34
Howard County
19
Midland County
13
Sterling County
16
Bell County
13
Donley County
10
Hudspeth County
52
Milam County
19
Stonewall County
16
Bexar County
17
Duval County
31
Hunt County
13
Mills County
14
Sutton County
25
Blanco County
12
Eastland County
15
Hutchinson County
14
Mitchell County
22
Swisher County
18
Borden County
12
Ector County
21
Irion County
12
Montague County
13
Tarrant County
14
Bosque County
13
Edwards County
22
Jack County
14
Montgomery County
11
Taylor County
12
Bowie County
13
El Paso County
36
Jackson County
18
Moore County
32
Terrell County
22
Brazoria County
13
Ellis County
13
Jasper County
17
Morris County
16
Terry County
25
Brazos County
14
Erath County
13
Jeff Davis County
15
Motley County
15
Throckmorton County
11
Brewster County
15
Falls County
22
Jefferson County
18
Nacogdoches County
16
Titus County
29
Briscoe County
15
Fannin County
15
Jim Hogg County
38
Navarro County
20
Tom Green County
15
Brooks County
36
Fayette County
17
Jim Wells County
27
Newton County
20
Travis County
13
Brown County
14
Fisher County
16
Johnson County
12
Nolan County
18
Trinity County
16
Burleson County
17
Floyd County
23
Jones County
19
Nueces County
17
Tyler County
16
Burnet County
13
Foard County
16
Karnes County
26
Ochiltree County
22
Upshur County
13
Caldwell County
19
Fort Bend County
24
Kaufman County
14
Oldham County
11
Upton County
24
Calhoun County
22
Franklin County
14
Kendall County
8
Orange County
13
Uvalde County
27
Callahan County
12
Freestone County
16
Kenedy County
32
Palo Pinto County
15
Val Verde County
35
Cameron County
43
Frio County
32
Kent County
12
Panola County
14
Van Zandt County
14
Camp County
22
Gaines County
30
Kerr County
12
Parker County
9
Victoria County
16
Carson County
10
Galveston County
13
Kimble County
17
Parmer County
30
Walker County
18
Cass County
15
Garza County
23
King County
10
Pecos County
28
Waller County
20
Castro County
26
Gillespie County
12
Kinney County
22
Polk County
17
Ward County
21
Chambers County
12
Glasscock County
19
Kleberg County
23
Potter County
20
Washington County
15
Cherokee County
20
Goliad County
16
Knox County
21
Presidio County
61
Webb County
48
Childress County
20
Gonzales County
29
La Salle County
34
Rains County
14
Wharton County
20
Clay County
11
Gray County
24
Lamar County
13
Randall County
7
Wheeler County
15
Cochran County
24
Grayson County
11
Lamb County
22
Reagan County
25
Wichita County
13
Coke County
14
Gregg County
14
Lampasas County
12
Real County
14
Wilbarger County
15
Coleman County
16
Grimes County
20
Lavaca County
17
Red River County
18
Willacy County
40
Collin County
8
Guadalupe County
14
Lee County
19
Reeves County
37
Williamson County
8
Collingsworth Co
15
Hale County
23
Leon County
16
Refugio County
21
Wilson County
15
Colorado County
20
Hall County
25
Liberty County
16
Roberts County
7
Winkler County
26
Comal County
10
Hamilton County
13
Limestone County
19
Robertson County
21
Wise County
12
Comanche County
19
Hansford County
23
Lipscomb County
17
Rockwall County
8
Wood County
13
Concho County
20
Hardeman County
15
Live Oak County
17
Runnels County
19
Yoakum County
29
Cooke County
13
Hardin County
12
Llano County
10
Rusk County
16
Young County
13
Coryell County
14
Harris County
21
Loving County
10
Sabine County
14
Zapata County
46
Cottle County
17    
Lubbock County
13
San Augustine County
19
Zavala County
42

Basic Prose Literacy Skills (BPLS)
"Prose literacy is defined by reading materials arranged in sentences and paragraphs. Examples of prose literacy include newspaper articles, editorials and brochures. Adults who lack BPLS have skills that range from being unable to read and understand any written information to being able only to locate easily identifiable information. In short, commonplace prose text in English, but nothing more advanced. The percentage of those who lack BPLS reflects the magnitude of the adult household population at the lowest level of English literacy."

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES),
U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Education Sciences January 2009 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Indirect County and State Estimate of the Percentage of Adults at the Lowest Literacy Level

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009482.pdf
http://nces.ed.gov/naal/estimates/StateEstimates.aspx