Brazos County, TX

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2022 Population
234,548
1.49% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26.3
2.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
24.3%
2.93% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,562
9.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$260,800
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
114,256
3.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brazos County, TX had a population of 235k people with a median age of 26.3 and a median household income of $57,562. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brazos County, TX grew from 231,095 to 234,548, a 1.49% increase and its median household income grew from $52,658 to $57,562, a 9.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brazos County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.4%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.46%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.84%).

None of the households in Brazos County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in Brazos County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brazos County, TX are Texas A & M University-College Station (20,117 degrees awarded in 2022), Charles and Sues School of Hair Design (26 degrees), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan (12 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brazos County, TX was $260,800, and the homeownership rate was 46.8%.

Most people in Brazos County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brazos County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brazos County, TX is home to a population of 235k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.2% of Brazos County, TX residents were born outside of the country (28.6k people).

In 2022, there were 3.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Brazos County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.2k White (Hispanic) and 24.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2022 Citizenship
91.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92% of Brazos County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brazos County, TX was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brazos County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    128k ± 549
  2. White (Hispanic)
    37.2k ± 1.47k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.5k ± 425
26.3%
Hispanic Population
61.7k people

In 2022, there were 3.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Brazos County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.2k White (Hispanic) and 24.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.3% of the people in Brazos County, TX are hispanic (61.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brazos County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28.6k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
28.7k people

As of 2022, 12.2% of Brazos County, TX residents (28.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brazos County, TX was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,519 ± 427
  2. Vietnam
    2,189 ± 247
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,140 ± 257

Brazos County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brazos County, TX employs 114k people. The largest industries in Brazos County, TX are Educational Services (26,186 people), Retail Trade (13,177 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,730 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($154,400), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,028), and Wholesale Trade ($60,300).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

114k
2022 Value
± 3,158
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 3.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brazos County, TX grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 111k employees to 114k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brazos County, TX, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (15,106 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,778 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,970 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brazos County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

114k
2022 Value
± 3,158
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 3.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brazos County, TX grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 111k employees to 114k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brazos County, TX, are Educational Services (26,186 people), Retail Trade (13,177 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,730 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brazos County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brazos County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,624
Median earning men ± $1,797
$29,059
Median earning women ± $1,018

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,028), Wholesale Trade ($67,601), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,946).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,614), Public Administration ($45,223), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,400).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,701
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,086
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 981
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brazos County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 55.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.13%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brazos County, TX awarded 20,155 degrees. The student population of Brazos County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 39,385 male students and 34,667 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brazos County, TX are White (11,456 and 60.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4,199 and 22.3%), Asian (1,667 and 8.85%), and Two or More Races (587 and 3.12%).

The largest universities in Brazos County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-College Station (20,117 and 99.8%), Charles and Sues School of Hair Design (26 and 0.129%), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan (12 and 0.0595%).

The most popular majors in Brazos County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (733 and 3.64%), General Biomedical Sciences (727 and 3.61%), and Mechanical Engineering (574 and 2.85%).

The median tuition cost in Brazos County, TX for a public four year colleges is $8,815 for in-state students and $36,239 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Brazos County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 45.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 74,052 (53.2% men and 46.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 74,052 students enrolled in Brazos County, TX, 53.2% men and 46.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 38,279 records, of which 47.4% were women and 52.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 688 degrees awarded
  2. 584 degrees awarded
  3. 550 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brazos County, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 688 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Brazos County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 20,117 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-College Station with 20,117 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 9,865 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brazos County, TX, which is 0.959 times less than the 10,290 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 11,456 degrees mean that there were 2.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 4,199 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,815) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,790) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brazos County, TX was $260,800 in 2022, which is 0.925 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $229,700 to $260,800, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Brazos County, TX is 46.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brazos County, TX have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brazos County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brazos County, TX is $57,562. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brazos County, TX was Census Tract 20.09 with a value of $169,097, followed by Census Tract 20.10 and Census Tract 20.01, with respective values of $151,932 and $132,279.

In 2022, 24.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brazos County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.2%.

Property

$260,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,960
$40,400
Median Property Taxes
±$1,558

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brazos County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

46.8%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 46.8% of the housing units in Brazos County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 20.09
  2. Census Tract 20.10
  3. Census Tract 20.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brazos County, TX was Census Tract 20.09 with a value of $169,097, followed by Census Tract 20.10 and Census Tract 20.01, with respective values of $151,932 and $132,279.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Brazos County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,562
Median Household Income
± $1,987
86.3k
Number of Households
± 2,543

In 2022, the median household income of the 86.3k households in Brazos County, TX grew to $57,562 from the previous year's value of $52,658.

The following chart displays the households in Brazos County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brazos County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.48%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.64%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Brazos County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.48%) and those who worked at home (8.64%).

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brazos County, TX have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Brazos County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 24.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brazos County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.2%.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brazos County, TX (52.7k out of 217k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brazos County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.5% of the children was living in poverty in Brazos County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 317 in Brazos County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 76.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Brazos County, TX has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 10% on Medicaid, 6.91% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brazos County, TX see 1175 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% increase from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1831 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 881 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,175 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brazos County, TX

Primary care physicians in Brazos County, TX see an average of 1,175 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% increase from the previous year (1,157 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 39% between 18 and 34 years, 27.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.47% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.2%
Uninsured
56.1%
Employer Coverage
10%
Medicaid
6.91%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brazos County, TX declined by 1.02% from 12.3% to 12.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.7 in Brazos County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34% in Brazos County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.5% in Brazos County, TX.

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