Community Snapshot

Evangelical Hubs are concentrated heavily in the South, forming a belt that spans from Texas to North Carolina.

Evangelical Hubs (pop. 9.9 million) have a few key elements beyond religious ties driving their community culture: They are less diverse (90% white), with lower incomes (a median of about $47,000) and lower education levels (16.5% of the population have a bachelor’s degree). Access to healthcare in these communities is low, with nearly twice the population per primary care physician. Evangelical Hubs are also among the leaders in teen pregnancy, with a rate of 36 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19, nearly twice the national average. These counties experience fewer housing problems on average than the rest of the country. Broadband access is just 76%, which is 11 points lower than the national average. Voter turnout sits at 59%, which is 9 points below the national average.

Teen births

36 Births

Number of births per 1,000 female population ages 15 to 19

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