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Table 27. Primary and secondary syphilis —Counties and independent cities* ranked by number of reported cases: United States, 2005

Rank County/Independent City Cases Rate per 100,000 Population Cumulative Percent
1 Los Angeles County, CA 709 7.1 8
2 Cook County, IL 462 8.7 13
3 Fulton County, GA 293 36.0 16
4 New York County, NY 277 17.7 19
5 Harris County, TX 252 6.9 22
6 San Francisco County, CA 249 33.5 25
7 Broward County, FL 196 11.2 27
8 Baltimore (City), MD 195 30.6 30
9 San Diego County, CA 194 6.6 32
10 Kings County, NY 182 7.4 34
11 De Kalb County, GA 177 26.2 36
12 Dallas County, TX 172 7.5 38
13 Dade County, FL 168 7.1 40
14 Shelby County, TN 130 14.3 41
15 Bexar County, TX 127 8.5 43
16 King County, WA 119 6.7 44
17 Washington, DC 114 20.6 46
18 Maricopa County, AZ 110 3.1 47
19 East Baton Rouge County, LA 108 26.2 48
20 Riverside County, CA 107 5.7 49
21 Tarrant County, TX 104 6.5 50
22 Franklin County, OH 103 9.5 52
23 Clark County, NV 103 6.2 53
24 Orange County, FL 98 9.9 54
25 Orange County, CA 97 3.2 55
26 Jefferson County, AL 95 14.4 56
27 Philadelphia County, PA 86 5.8 57
28 Mecklenburg County, NC 85 11.0 58
29 Queens County, NY 83 3.7 59
30 Orleans County, LA 68 14.7 60
31 Bronx County, NY 67 4.9 61
32 Suffolk County, MA 64 9.6 61
33 Wayne County, MI 64 3.2 62
34 Allegheny County, PA 61 4.9 63
35 Jackson County, MO 59 8.9 63
36 Cobb County, GA 56 8.6 64
37 Pima County, AZ 54 6.0 65
38 Hennepin County, MN 50 4.5 65
39 Duval County, FL 49 6.0 66
40 Prince George's County, MD 49 5.8 66
41 Alameda County, CA 49 3.4 67
42 Santa Clara County, CA 43 2.6 67
43 Pinellas County, FL 42 4.5 68
44 Wake County, NC 41 5.7 68
45 Hillsborough County, FL 41 3.7 69
46 Jefferson County, KY 39 5.6 69
47 Travis County, TX 37 4.3 70
48 McLennan County, TX 36 16.2 70
49 Hudson County, NJ 35 5.8 71
50 Essex County, NJ 35 4.4 71
51 St Louis (City), MO 34 9.9 71
52 Guilford County, NC 33 7.5 72
53 Marion County, IN 31 3.6 72
54 Palm Beach County, FL 31 2.5 72
55 Denver County, CO 28 5.0 73
56 Bernalillo County, NM 28 4.7 73
57 New Haven County, CT 28 3.3 73
58 Middlesex County, MA 28 1.9 74
59 Multnomah County, OR 27 4.0 74
60 Gwinnett County, GA 27 3.9 74
61 Knox County, TN 25 6.2 75
62 Tangipahoa County, LA 24 22.8 75
63 Davidson County, TN 24 4.2 75
64 Richland County, SC 23 6.9 75

*Accounting for 75% of reported primary and secondary syphilis cases.

Counties and independent cities were ranked in descending order by number of cases reported in 2005.

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