Brazoria County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 324,769 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 241,767 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 53,081
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 26,396
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 60,682
Renter-occupied apartments: 27,112 (it was 21,272 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

36%

Land area: 1386 sq. mi.

Water area: 211.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Brazoria County: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.0%), Educational, health and social services (18.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brazoria County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (53.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (27.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.8%)
  • Asian alone (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 159,000  (39.9%)
Females: 154,166  (60.1%)
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Brazoria County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brazoria County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $66,250 ($48,632 in 1999)

This county:

$66250
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $688 (lower quartile is $509, upper quartile is $876)
This county:

$688
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,600 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Brazoria:

$147,600
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,200 - $216,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $175,876
Here:

$175,876
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,852
Here:

$152,852
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $110,464
Here:

$110,464
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,484
Here:

$96,484
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,220
Here:

$121,220
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $52,404
Here:

$52,404
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $113,129
Here:

$113,129
State:

$67,181
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,571
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $449

Institutionalized population: 10,293

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3288 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2005: 3989 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2006: 3287 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2007: 2703 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2008: 1977 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2009: 1496 buildings, average cost: $178,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,791 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,444 (1.3%)

Brazoria County household income distribution in 2009 Brazoria County home values distribution Brazoria County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
Brazoria County:

11.7%
Texas:

17.5%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 8.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brazoria County is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $642 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $885 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brazosport, Angleton-Rosharon, Pearland, Lake Jackson, Alvin, Angleton, Freeport, Clute, West Columbia, Sweeny.

Brazoria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Brazoria County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.009 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.126 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.093 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Brazoria County: Chenango Plantation (A), Four Corners (B), Genther Station (C), Halls Bayou Camp (D), Hinkles Ferry (E), Retrieve (F), Darrington State Prison Farm (G), Stratton Ridge (H), Ramsey State Prison Farm (I), Retrieve State Farm (J), Horseshoe Bend Marina (K), Lutes Marine Service Marina (L), Bastrop Marina (M), Booker T Washington School (N), Hastings Siding (O), Ellerslie Plantation (P), Durazno Plantation (Q), East Columbia Historic District (R), The Heights (S), Anchor (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brazoria County include: Bethel Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Providence Church (C), Eastern Branch Church (D), Galilee Church (E), Grace Church (F), Green Hill Church (G), Linnville Church (H), Macedonia Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pilgrim Cemetery (1), Woods Cemetery (2), Liverpool Cemetery (3), Ducroz Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5), Zion Temple Cemetery (6), Revelation Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bird Pond (A), Willow Lake (B), Tankersley Lake (C), Ash Lake (D), Bell Lake (E), Cowtrap Lakes (F), Cedar Lakes (G), Cedar Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Slough (A), Bastrop Bayou (B), Austin Bayou (C), Cocklebur Slough (D), Bell Creek (E), Varner Creek (F), Brazos River (G), San Bernard River (H), Hayes Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brazoria County include: Rueben Welch Park (1), Peach Point Wildlife Management Area (2), Varner Hogg Plantation State Historical Park (3), Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge (4), San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Fort Bend County , Galveston County , Harris County , Matagorda County , Wharton County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,894
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,597 (36% naturalized citizens)

Brazoria County:

8.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4,735
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,735
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,753
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,772
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,698
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,664
  • 1970 to 1974: 747
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,493

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.7%

Brazoria County marital status for males Brazoria County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Brazoria County with a mortgage: 31,085 (1,312 second mortgage, 1,279 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,865

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brazoria County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant98,539226
Catholic50,86312
Mainline Protestant17,85445
Other9,75219
Black Protestant1,45413
Orthodox--
None134,704-
Brazoria County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Brazoria County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 121
Brazoria County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 132
This county:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brazoria County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Brazoria County:

29.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Brazoria County:

Average size of farms: 250 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,317
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $294.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,543
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,555
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.97
Corn for grain: 8101 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4346 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 8697 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1602 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,537 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,238 acres

Tornado activity:

Brazoria County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3595576.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 48 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/8/1976, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brazoria County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.4 miles away from Brazoria County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 167.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 160.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 413.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from Brazoria County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 484.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Brazoria County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • India (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brazoria County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Brazoria County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 86,813 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 13,227 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 193 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 19 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 24 (0%)
  • Taxi: 40 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 197 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 154 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,160 (1%)
  • Other means: 737 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,264 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Brazoria County, Texas in 2000:

  • 8,598 people in state prisons
  • 944 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 884 people in nursing homes
  • 358 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 71 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 71 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3 people in military ships
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Brazoria County, Texas in 2010:

  • 8,461 people in state prisons
  • 842 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 820 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 102 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 88 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 35 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,049.

7.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

5.76% relocated from other counties in Texas ($35,901 average AGI)
1.64% relocated from other states ($10,787 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

1.64%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  3.19% ($48,130 average AGI)
from Galveston County, TX  0.54% ($47,392)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.46% ($49,575)
from Matagorda County, TX  0.16% ($43,099)
from Travis County, TX  0.08% ($41,593)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.08% ($46,012)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.08% ($39,063)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($668 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

5.33% relocated to other counties in Texas ($38,653 average AGI)
1.43% relocated to other states ($12,225 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

1.43%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  2.64% ($46,296 average AGI)
to Galveston County, TX  0.53% ($55,548)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.43% ($58,285)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.15% ($66,592)
to Travis County, TX  0.11% ($46,196)
to Matagorda County, TX  0.10% ($33,912)
to Bexar County, TX  0.08% ($37,161)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Brazoria County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Brazoria County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brazoria County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 25,645 (22,281 aged, 3,364 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3273.710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 78.56
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19070.19

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1563.470
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 640.250
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.59

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.04

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.03
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 33.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 19.6
  • Other - 14.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.6
  • Suffocation - 26.2
  • Poisoning - 22.4
  • Other - 2.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 302,607

Size of family households: 28,796 2-persons, 19,084 3-persons, 17,933 4-persons, 8,922 5-persons, 3,617 6-persons, 2,289 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,168 1-person, 4,035 2-persons, 476 3-persons, 176 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

49,609 married couples with children.
12,528 single-parent households (3,401 men, 9,127 women).

78.7% of residents of Brazoria County speak English at home.
18.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $820,038,000 ($3025 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $27,358,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $441,458,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $194,404,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,188,000
Federal grants: $119,404,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,368,000 ($4,347,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $33,217,000 ($736,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,218,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $157,669,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,249,007,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 22,012
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,098
Here:

33 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,001
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +20,196
Here:

+73 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brazoria County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.29 millions of gallons per day (68% from ground, 32% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,533
  • 2000 to 2004: 35,228
  • 1990 to 1999: 19,946
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,178
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,371
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,214
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,264
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,383
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,763
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brazoria County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 241
  • 2 rooms: 1,105
  • 3 rooms: 3,180
  • 4 rooms: 5,736
  • 5 rooms: 14,255
  • 6 rooms: 14,640
  • 7 rooms: 10,204
  • 8 rooms: 6,013
  • 9+ rooms: 5,308
  • 1 room: 829
  • 2 rooms: 2,266
  • 3 rooms: 4,377
  • 4 rooms: 5,652
  • 5 rooms: 5,039
  • 6 rooms: 2,041
  • 7 rooms: 655
  • 8 rooms: 222
  • 9+ rooms: 191
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brazoria County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 616
  • 1 bedroom: 2,555
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,951
  • 3 bedrooms: 33,447
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,543
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,570
  • no bedroom: 1,102
  • 1 bedroom: 6,228
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,199
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,094
  • 4 bedrooms: 596
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
Cars and other vehicles available in Brazoria County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,494
  • 1 vehicle: 13,926
  • 2 vehicles: 31,261
  • 3 vehicles: 10,799
  • 4 vehicles: 2,424
  • 5+ vehicles: 778
  • no vehicle: 2,318
  • 1 vehicle: 10,453
  • 2 vehicles: 6,902
  • 3 vehicles: 1,318
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 103

54% of Brazoria County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Texas.

Brazoria County:

54.2%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brazoria County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.4%)
  • Electricity (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.0%)
  • Electricity (69.7%)
  • Utility gas (23.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,165
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,211
Here:

7.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,153
Here:

11.2%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brazoria County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,316,000
    General - Other: $1,800,000
    Air Transportation: $1,319,000
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,014,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,396,000
    Police Protection: $11,463,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,217,000
    Financial Administration: $7,348,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,651,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,230,000
    Health - Other: $4,312,000
    Libraries: $3,821,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,604,000
    General - Other: $2,384,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,224,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,193,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,172,000
    Air Transportation: $653,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $529,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $505,000
    Local Fire Protection: $493,000
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,841,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $591,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    General Public Building: $80,000
    Financial Administration: $67,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000
    Libraries: $32,000
    Health - Other: $31,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,966,000

Brazoria County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,910,000
    Air Transportation: $1,130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,915,000
    Air Transportation: $1,224,000
    All Other: $103,000
    Public Welfare: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $183,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,641,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,702,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,168,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,042,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,292,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,276,000
    Highways: $1,069,000
    Public Welfare: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $58,707,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,717,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,292,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,351,000

Brazoria County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $35,018,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $34,317,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,320,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,785,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $701,000

Brazoria County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,145,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,996,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,329,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Brazoria County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brazoria County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 45 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,779$157,8761,385$162,2883,104$160,235252$42,6758$4,972,375220$121,47375$65,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED122$152,074158$138,165398$154,12340$35,3250$029$126,17238$69,105
APPLICATIONS DENIED326$156,678316$126,6231,380$159,949384$28,3070$0101$109,752126$56,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN211$162,976754$141,3051,123$149,86683$54,8311$7,875,000101$133,07924$75,375
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS41$151,04953$144,736243$151,80232$46,5310$017$83,52917$65,882
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 44 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED397$195,829218$201,1107$151,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED102$209,96184$209,1075$139,6001$77,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$231,06831$185,1945$208,2001$108,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$197,50027$187,4448$177,6250$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$211,0005$219,8000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Brazoria County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John83871.6 years
James83270.0 years
Mary80577.5 years
William76473.5 years
Robert62169.8 years
Charles41969.9 years
George38873.8 years
Dorothy28474.3 years
Thomas28071.1 years
Willie25975.4 years
Most common last names in Brazoria County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith44773.8 years
Williams38574.2 years
Johnson28173.5 years
Jones25473.6 years
Brown23672.0 years
Davis17773.5 years
Martin16073.7 years
Harris15373.5 years
Thomas14971.8 years
Moore14774.3 years
Businesses in Brazoria County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Justice2
AT&T6KFC5
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware2Kohl's2
Advance Auto Parts2Kroger6
Aeropostale2LA Fitness1
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta4
Ann Taylor1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Bryant2
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture5
AutoZone7LensCrafters1
Avenue1Little Caesars Pizza7
Barnes & Noble1Long John Silver's2
Baskin-Robbins2Lowe's2
Bath & Body Works2Macy's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1MainStay1
Best Western6Marriott2
Blockbuster5Marshalls1
Budget Car Rental1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King6Maurices1
CVS8McDonald's14
Carl\s Jr.1Men's Wearhouse1
Catherines1Motel 61
Charlotte Russe1Motherhood Maternity2
Chevrolet4New Balance1
Chick-Fil-A2New York & Co1
Chico's1Nike26
Chipotle1Nissan1
Chuck E. Cheese's2Office Depot4
Church's Chicken6OfficeMax1
Cinnabon 1Old Navy1
Cold Stone Creamery1Olive Garden1
Coldwater Creek1Pac Sun1
ColorTyme1Panera Bread1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza3
Cracker Barrel1Payless6
Cricket Wireless16Penske3
Curves3PetSmart2
DHL2Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen3Pizza Hut9
Days Inn1Popeyes5
Decora Cabinetry2Quiznos3
Dennys1RadioShack4
Discount Tire3Red Lobster2
Domino's Pizza7Red Robin1
DressBarn1Rue212
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In14
Express1Safeway2
Famous Footwear2Sears5
FedEx32Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker1Starbucks6
Forever 211Subway7
GNC4Super 81
GameStop5T-Mobile13
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block10Taco Bell6
Hilton2Target2
Hobby Lobby2The Limited1
Holiday Inn5Toyota2
Hollister Co.1U-Haul22
Home Depot4UPS29
Honda1Vans4
Hot Topic2Verizon Wireless4
IHOP3Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney2Vons3
Jack In The Box9Walgreens7
Jamba Juice1Walmart7
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's1
Jones New York2Wet Seal1
Journeys2YMCA2

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