Brazoria County – History, Demography, Government and Others
History of Brazoria County
Brazoria County was named after Brazoria River, which is the Brazos River. Brazoria is Brazoria County’s seat at the time the county was established on the 20th of December 1836 and remained that way until 1896 in which time Angleton took over. Brazoria County is located on the grasslands of Brazoria County, which is located on the Gulf Coast at the mouth of the Brazos River. It covers 1,597.44 sq miles.
According to in the census 2000, there were there were 241,767 residents, 81,954 households and 63,104 families inhabited within the County. The density of the population was 174 inhabitants in a sq mile (67/km 2). The average of 90,628 housing units was 65/mile (2.25/km). (25/km 2). The race composition in the County was 77.09 percent White, 8.50% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.00% Asian, 9.66% from other races and 2.22 percent from at least two races. The county’s population was 22.78 percent of the population comprised Hispanic and Latinos of all races. The majority of them were 12.1 percent were German, 11.2 percent American and 7.2 percent English ancestral ancestry according the the census of 2000. The majority of people 79.0 percent used exclusively English when at the home, and 18.1 percent were Spanish.
From the total of 81.955 families 40.80 percent had children under 18 years of age living in the household, 62.20 percent of them were couples who lived together. 10.40 percent of households included a female householder who had no husband as well as 23.00 percent of households were not families. The majority of 19.10 percent of households were comprised of single people. 6.40 percent of households had a person living on their own who was 65 years old or older. The average size of a household was 2.82 and the average size of a family was 3.23.
Within the County, distribution of the age range was is 28.60 percent of those under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64 as well as 8.80 percent who were 65 or over. In the median, there was a age of 34. In 100 women it was 107 men. In every 100 women aged 18 and above the number was 107.4 males.
The median income of a household within the County was $48,632, while for a family, it was $55,282. Males earned a median of $42,193 and $27,728 for females. The per-capita earnings of the entire county is $20,021. The county had a population of 8.1 percent of households and 10.2 percent of the residents were living less than the poverty threshold that includes 12.6 percent of the population younger than 18 years old and 8.7 percent of people 65 and over.
According to 2010, the United States Census, 313,166 residents resided within the county. 70.1 percent comprised White, 12.1% African American, 5.5% Asian, 0.6% Native American, 9.2% of some other race and 2.6 percent from different races. Around 27.7 percent comprised Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
Brazoria County Government
Brazoria County, Texas – Cities
- Angleton (county seat)
- Brookside Village
- Iowa Colony
- Lake Jackson
- Oyster Creek
- Pearland (small parts in Harris and Fort Bend counties)
- Sandy Point
- Surfside Beach
- West Columbia
Brazoria County, Texas – Towns
- Holiday Lakes
Brazoria County, Texas – Villages
- Bailey’s Prairie
- Jones Creek
Brazoria County, Texas – Unincorporated communities
- China Grove
- Chocolate Bayou
- East Columbia
- Old Ocean
- Ryan Acres
- Turtle Cove
- Harris County (north)
- Galveston County (northeast)
- Gulf of Mexico (southeast)
- Matagorda County (southwest)
- Wharton County (west)
- Fort Bend County (northwest)
Photos of Significant Location and Monuments
- Alvin Independent School District
- Angleton Independent School District
- Brazosport Independent School District
- Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District
- Damon Independent School District
- Pearland Independent School District
- Sweeny Independent School District