Community Snapshot

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

Evangelical Hubs have a few key elements beyond religious ties driving their community culture: They are less diverse (82% white), with lower incomes (a median of about $42,700) and lower education levels (about 16% of the population have a bachelor’s degree or more). Access to healthcare in these communities is low, with nearly twice the population per primary care physician and mental health provider than the national average. Evangelical Hubs are also a leader in teen pregnancy, with a rate of 46 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.

Teen births

46 Births

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

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