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Brewster County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 9,471 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 8,866 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,068
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,485
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,180
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,654 (it was 1,489 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

36%

Land area: 6193 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Brewster County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.6%), Retail trade (14.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Brewster County, TX (2019)
    • 4,67049.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,28445.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1892.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1471.6%Asian alone
    • 951.0%Two or more races
    • 380.4%Some other race alone
    • 190.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 4,764  (50.3%)
Females: 4,707  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Brewster County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,723 ($27,386 in 1999)
This county:

$48,723
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $592 (lower quartile is $491, upper quartile is $747)
This county:

$592
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $175,887 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Brewster:

$175,887
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,782 - $262,652

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $204,619
Here:

$204,619
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,520
Here:

$188,520
State:

$268,635

Mobile homes: $73,337
Here:

$73,337
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $303,889
Here:

$303,889
State:

$52,538

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,402
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 69

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 13
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 29
  • Auto thefts: 2
Brewster County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2019: 19 buildings, average cost: $117,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Brewster, TX residents
Average permit cost in Brewster, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,159 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,088 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Brewster, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Brewster, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Brewster, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.9%
Brewster County:

12.9%
Texas:

13.6%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 7.5% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.3 years old
(Males: 44.9 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.0 years old, Black residents: 54.7 years old, American Indian residents: 54.6 years old, Asian residents: 32.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.8 years old, Other race residents: 46.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brewster County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $579 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alpine, Marathon, Study Butte-Terlingua, Study Butte, Terlingua.

Brewster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Brewster County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.039 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Burleson County , St. Helena Parish, Louisiana , St. Martin Parish, Louisiana , Santa Rosa County, Florida , Lowndes County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Brewster, TX
County total employment by year in Brewster, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Brewster, TX

Current college students: 1,330
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 41.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 610 (44.7% naturalized citizens)

Brewster County:

6.4%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1832010 or later
  • 1102000 to 2009
  • 1271990 to 1999
  • 1701980 to 1989
  • 821970 to 1979
  • 82Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.6%

Brewster County marital status for males Brewster County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,610
  • One, attached: 116
  • Two: 178
  • 3 or 4: 244
  • 5 to 9: 162
  • 10 to 19: 80
  • 20 to 49: 127
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 1,027
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 50

Housing units in Brewster County with a mortgage: 780 (0 second mortgage, 71 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,684

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brewster County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9002
Evangelical Protestant1,78514
Mainline Protestant3144
Other2693
Orthodox151
None4,949-
Brewster 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: 6
Brewster County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Brewster County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

12.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brewster County:

8.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Brewster County:

25.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Brewster County:

Average size of farms: 12320 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,293
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,459
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,414
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.77
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 61 acres

Earthquake activity:

Brewster County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 19.8 miles away from Brewster County center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 499.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.9 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 261.2 miles away from Brewster County center
On 10/21/2010 at 17:53:13, a magnitude 6.7 (6.7 MW, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 509.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Gage Holland Fire, Incident Period: May 08, 2011 to May 19, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 2906, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Brewster County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Brewster

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,785 (68.7%)
  • Carpooled: 736 (18.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 15 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 73 (1.8%)
  • Walked: 121 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 322 (7.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (52%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Peru (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Netherlands (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brewster County


  • American (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 325 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in nursing homes

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

  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,082.

10.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.29%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.16% relocated from other counties in Texas ($43,148 average AGI)
3.13% relocated from other states ($13,518 average AGI)
Brewster County:

3.13%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Presidio County, TX  0.86% ($44,903 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.72% ($38,615)


9.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.26%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.59% relocated to other counties in Texas ($33,582 average AGI)
2.67% relocated to other states ($16,933 average AGI)
Brewster County:

2.67%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Brewster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Brewster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Brewster County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 19.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brewster County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Brewster County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Brewster County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Brewster County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Brewster County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Brewster County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,486 (1,321 aged, 165 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 383 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Brewster County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (10)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,074
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 379
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,589

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,377
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 958
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 33

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 132

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,471
  • Male householders: 2,342 (839 living alone), Female householders: 1,868 (746 living alone)
  • 1,780 spouses (1,777 opposite-sex spouses), 291 unmarried partners, (287 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,159 children (2,050 natural, 23 adopted, 84 stepchildren), 349 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 0 foster children, 128 other relatives, 399 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 110

Size of family households: 1,137 2-persons, 418 3-persons, 355 4-persons, 333 5-persons, 40 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,585 1-person, 211 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 115 4-persons.

982 married couples with children.
385 single-parent households (131 men, 254 women).

65.8% of residents of Brewster speak English at home.
32.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 4% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,885,000 ($6,816 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,047,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,364,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,482,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $336,000
Federal grants: $13,051,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,726,000 ($640,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,925,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $118,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,773,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,695,000

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

Births: 652
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 391
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +181
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -211
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Brewster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.92 millions of gallons per day (89% from ground, 11% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in Brewster County, Texas
  • Year house built in Brewster County, Texas
  • 2662014 or later
  • 1952010 to 2013
  • 8602000 to 2009
  • 6491990 to 1999
  • 5181980 to 1989
  • 8851970 to 1979
  • 5911960 to 1969
  • 6021950 to 1959
  • 2691940 to 1949
  • 7611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brewster County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brewster County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brewster County, Texas
  • 151 room
  • 1582 rooms
  • 1723 rooms
  • 2944 rooms
  • 4455 rooms
  • 5746 rooms
  • 3507 rooms
  • 3018 rooms
  • 1389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brewster County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brewster County, Texas
  • 1071 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 4643 rooms
  • 5414 rooms
  • 2205 rooms
  • 2036 rooms
  • 757 rooms
  • 428 rooms
  • 379+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brewster County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Brewster County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Brewster County, Texas
  • 14no bedroom
  • 2851 bedroom
  • 5962 bedrooms
  • 1,1563 bedrooms
  • 3204 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brewster County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brewster County, Texas
  • 106no bedroom
  • 6251 bedroom
  • 5082 bedrooms
  • 4503 bedrooms
  • 954 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Brewster County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Brewster County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Brewster County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 71no vehicle
  • 5351 vehicle
  • 9542 vehicles
  • 7033 vehicles
  • 964 vehicles
  • 695+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Brewster County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Brewster County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 129no vehicle
  • 8401 vehicle
  • 6402 vehicles
  • 1353 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.5% of Brewster County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Texas.

Brewster County:

82.5%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 6,069
  • Other state: 2,605
  • Northeast: 363
  • Midwest: 877
  • South: 477
  • West: 895
Year householders moved into unit in Brewster County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brewster County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 28.3%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 109
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Brewster County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $59,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,372,000
    Police Protection: $1,195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,105,000
    Regular Highways: $926,000
    Parks and Recreation: $631,000
    Central Staff Services: $595,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    General Public Buildings: $294,000
    Health - Other: $288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $68,000
    Libraries: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $863,000
    Housing and Community Development: $514,000
    Highways: $366,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $597,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $624,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Housing and Community Development: $424,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,063,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,990,000
    Highways: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,246,000
    Other Selective Sales: $719,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $602,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $311,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,149,000

Brewster County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $59,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,372,000
    Police Protection: $1,195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,105,000
    Regular Highways: $926,000
    Parks and Recreation: $631,000
    Central Staff Services: $595,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    General Public Buildings: $294,000
    Health - Other: $288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $68,000
    Libraries: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $863,000
    Housing and Community Development: $514,000
    Highways: $366,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $597,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $624,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Housing and Community Development: $424,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,063,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,990,000
    Highways: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,246,000
    Other Selective Sales: $719,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $602,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $311,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,149,000

Brewster County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $59,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,372,000
    Police Protection: $1,195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,105,000
    Regular Highways: $926,000
    Parks and Recreation: $631,000
    Central Staff Services: $595,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    General Public Buildings: $294,000
    Health - Other: $288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $68,000
    Libraries: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $863,000
    Housing and Community Development: $514,000
    Highways: $366,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $597,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $624,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Housing and Community Development: $424,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,063,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,990,000
    Highways: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,246,000
    Other Selective Sales: $719,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $602,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $311,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,149,000

Brewster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $59,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,372,000
    Police Protection: $1,195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,105,000
    Regular Highways: $926,000
    Parks and Recreation: $631,000
    Central Staff Services: $595,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    General Public Buildings: $294,000
    Health - Other: $288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $68,000
    Libraries: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $863,000
    Housing and Community Development: $514,000
    Highways: $366,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $597,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $624,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Housing and Community Development: $424,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,063,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,990,000
    Highways: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,246,000
    Other Selective Sales: $719,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $602,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $311,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000
    Other License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,149,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 177
  • Number of aged recipients: 47
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 130
  • Number of recipients under 18: 20
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 85
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 72
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 94
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 62
Most common first names in Brewster County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4575.6 years
Mary3778.1 years
James3475.3 years
William3378.2 years
Robert3374.4 years
George2478.5 years
Maria2484.6 years
Charles2276.8 years
Manuel2071.9 years
Ruth1780.9 years
Most common last names in Brewster County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3175.3 years
Garcia2777.1 years
Rodriguez2474.3 years
Hernandez2173.2 years
Ramos2076.3 years
Molinar2072.3 years
Valenzuela2079.8 years
Fierro1873.6 years
Ramirez1775.4 years
Martinez1574.2 years
Businesses in Brewster County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS2

Brewster County on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"