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Brooks County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 7,161 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 7,976 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 443
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,386
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,981
Renter-occupied apartments: 813 (it was 730 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 943 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brooks County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.7%), Retail trade (12.8%), Public administration (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brooks County, Texas:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 3,579  (53.6%)
Females: 3,644  (46.4%)

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Brooks County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Brooks County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $22,508 ($18,622 in 1999)
This county:

$22508
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $199 (lower quartile is $130, upper quartile is $298)
This county:

$199
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $46,448 (it was $33,000 in 2000)
Brooks County:

$46,448
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,672 - $81,878

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $80,905
Here:

$80,905
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $92,915
Here:

$92,915
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $47,483
Here:

$47,483
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,631
Here:

$25,631
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,016
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $254

Institutionalized population: 67

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):


Brooks County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $936 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $301 (0.8%)


Brooks County household income distribution in 2009 Brooks County home values distribution


Brooks County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 35.1%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 94.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

40.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

21.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brooks County is $432 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $692 a month.

Cities in this county include: Falfurrias, Cantu Addition, Encino, Flowella, Airport Road Addition.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Brooks County: Agua Dulce Windmill (A), Agua Nueva Windmill (B), Avispa Windmill (C), Blanco Windmill (D), Certificad Windmill (E), Chivo Windmill (F), Chocolate Windmill (G), Cograge Windmill (H), El Baño Windmill (I), Gragenitos Windmill (J), La Colcha Windmill (K), La Javalina Windmill (L), Las Burras Windmill (M), Las Coyotas Windmill (N), Las Hormigas Windmill (O), Lindero Windmill (P), Madrigueras Windmill (Q), Mota Chica Windmill (R), Northe Windmill (S), Perdido Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Longoria Cemetery (1), Old Town Cemetery (2), Pedro Jaramillo Cemetery (3), Perez Cemetery (4), Rancho Nuevo Cemetery (5), La Mesa Cemetery (6), Perez Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Quiteria Lake (A), Burro Lake (B), Cayetano Lake (C), Laguna Salada (D), Mesquite Lake (E), La Redonda Lake (F), La Hedionda Lake (G), Round Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Una de Gato Creek (A), Arroyo Baluarte (B), Laborcitas Creek (C), Cibolo Creek (D), Calosa Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Brooks County: La Colonia Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Duval County , Hidalgo County , Jim Hogg County , Jim Wells County , Kenedy County , Kleberg County , Starr County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 280
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 49.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 488 (49% naturalized citizens)

Brooks County:

6.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

Brooks County marital status for males
Brooks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Brooks County with a mortgage: 449 (0 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,107

Here:

28.9% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.82%
Here55.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,452
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3,500 (78.6%)472 (10.6%)116 (2.6%)79 (1.8%)285 (6.4%)
Congregations2 (14.3%)2 (14.3%)2 (14.3%)1 (7.1%)7 (50.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Brooks County - Falfurrias, Cantu Addition, Encino, Flowella, Airport Road Addition

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Brooks County:

3.98 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Brooks County:

11.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brooks County:

17.4%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Brooks County:

Average size of farms: 1253 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,575
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $41.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,703
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.53%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,620
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 61 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.37
Land in orchards: 154 acres

Tornado activity:

Brooks County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 3.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/26/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Brooks County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Brooks County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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




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





Brooks County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,715 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 529 (22%)
  • Walked: 58 (2%)
  • Other means: 40 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


63 people in nursing homes
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $29,707.

5.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.90% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,574 average AGI)
0.67% relocated from other states ($3,376 average AGI)
Brooks County:

0.67%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jim Wells County, TX  1.19% ($28,400 average AGI)
from Nueces County, TX  0.79% ($24,100)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.59% ($24,333)
from Kleberg County, TX  0.47% ($19,833)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.47% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,276 average AGI)
0.51% relocated to other states ($1,349 average AGI)
Brooks County:

0.51%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jim Wells County, TX  1.18% ($29,400 average AGI)
to Kleberg County, TX  0.83% ($20,238)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($36,875)
to Nueces County, TX  0.63% ($24,875)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.9

Births per 1000 population in Brooks County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Brooks County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brooks County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,380 (1,184 aged, 196 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1834.270
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 598.410

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 117.080

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,156

Size of family households: 705 2-persons, 444 3-persons, 343 4-persons, 227 5-persons, 86 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 690 1-person, 75 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 5-persons.

22.3% of residents of Brooks County speak English at home.
77.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $73,980,000 ($9542 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $707,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $16,600,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,609,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $934,000
Federal grants: $34,202,000
Federal procurement contracts: $388,000 ($155,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,247,000 ($101,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $383,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $451,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,124,000

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

Births: 705
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 358
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -638
Here -83 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brooks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Brooks County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 196
  • 4 rooms: 254
  • 5 rooms: 599
  • 6 rooms: 454
  • 7 rooms: 264
  • 8 rooms: 86
  • 9+ rooms: 29
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 146
  • 5 rooms: 143
  • 6 rooms: 167
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brooks County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 122
  • 2 bedrooms: 577
  • 3 bedrooms: 936
  • 4 bedrooms: 258
  • 5+ bedrooms: 48
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 151
  • 2 bedrooms: 290
  • 3 bedrooms: 214
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Brooks County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 260
  • 1 vehicle: 685
  • 2 vehicles: 785
  • 3 vehicles: 218
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5+ vehicles: 0
  • no vehicle: 241
  • 1 vehicle: 279
  • 2 vehicles: 183
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

72% of Brooks County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.

Brooks County:

71.9%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brooks County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.2%)
  • Utility gas (34.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (57.9%)
  • Electricity (34.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

3.4%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Brooks County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Brooks County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Brooks County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Brooks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Brooks County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brooks County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Brooks County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria6976.9 years
Jose6670.1 years
Guadalupe3879.3 years
Manuel3476.7 years
Jesus2771.1 years
Juan2369.6 years
Ramon1872.9 years
Santos1778.0 years
John1774.4 years
James1574.0 years
Most common last names in Brooks County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia12474.1 years
Garza11975.0 years
Perez7373.2 years
Gonzalez6575.0 years
Lopez5977.7 years
Villarreal5677.4 years
Hinojosa3775.0 years
Rodriguez3572.6 years
Guerra3577.7 years
Martinez3475.0 years
Businesses in Brooks County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Best Western1Holiday Inn1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Nike1
Days Inn1Walmart1

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