According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 809 people died in Bosque County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 16 per thousand people, compared with 7 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 169 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 3.3 per thousand people, compared with 1.6 per thousand statewide.
A reported 17 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Bosque County at the time of the 2000 census was 41.7, compared with 33.9 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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