Brazos County, Texas

The Brazos County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Bryan.

Geography

The County is located east of the geographic center of Texas and has an area of 1529 square kilometers, of which 12 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Leon County, Madison County, Grimes County, Washington County, Burleson County and Robertson County.

History

Brazos County was formed in 1841 from parts of Washington County. It was named for the Brazos River.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 152 415 people in Brazos County. Of these, 13,345 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants living in 55 202 households, and 30,416 families. The population density was 100 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 74.45 percent White, 10.72 percent Black or African American, 0.36 percent Native American, 4.01 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 8.42 percent from other races groups; 1.97 percent were descended from two or more races. 17.88 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 55 202 households out of which 27.9 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 41.3 percent were married couples living together, 10.0 percent were single mothers and 44.9 percent were non-families. 25.5 percent of all households and 5.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.16 persons.

21.5 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 32.0 percent between 18 to 24, 26.0 percent between 25 and 44, 13.8 percent between 45 and 64 and 6.7 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household was $ 29,104, and the median income for a family was $ 46,530. Males have a median income of $ 32,864, women $ 24,179. The per capita income was $ 16,212. 14.0 percent of families and 26.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Aggieland
  • Benchley
  • Bryan
  • College Station
  • Edge
  • Law
  • Millican
  • Navasota
  • Reliance
  • Steep Hollow
  • Tabor
  • Wellborn

Reserves and Parks

  • Anderson Athletic Park
  • Bee Creek Park
  • Bonham Park
  • Brazos County Park
  • Brison Park
  • Bunton Park
  • Central Park
  • Gabbard Park
  • Haswell Memorial Park
  • Henderson Park
  • Hensel Park
  • Lemon Tree Park
  • Oaks Park
  • Raintree Park
  • Sadie Thomas Memorial Park
  • Scurry Park
  • Southwood Park
  • Sul Ross Park
  • Tanglewood Park
  • Thomas Park
  • Travis Park
  • Williamson Park
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