Brazoria County, TX

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2022 Population
374,600
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0.554% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.53%
2.35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$91,972
4.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$256,900
14.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
174,330
2.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brazoria County, TX had a population of 375k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $91,972. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brazoria County, TX grew from 368,575 to 374,600, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $87,958 to $91,972, a 4.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brazoria County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), White (Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.01%).

None of the households in Brazoria 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.

93.6% of the residents in Brazoria County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX are Alvin Community College (1,253 degrees awarded in 2022), Brazosport College (223506) (941 degrees), and Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty (43 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brazoria County, TX was $256,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%.

Most people in Brazoria County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brazoria County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Brazoria County, TX is home to a population of 375k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.5% of Brazoria County, TX residents were born outside of the country (50.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (163k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 55.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.6%
2022 Citizenship
93.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.6% of Brazoria County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brazoria County, TX was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brazoria County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    163k ± 562
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    56.1k ± 626
  3. White (Hispanic)
    55.6k ± 2.94k
31.9%
Hispanic Population
120k people

In 2022, there were 2.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (163k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 55.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.9% of the people in Brazoria County, TX are hispanic (120k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brazoria 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

13.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50.7k people
13.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
49.9k people

As of 2022, 13.5% of Brazoria County, TX residents (50.7k 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 Brazoria County, TX was 13.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,798 ± 707
  2. Vietnam
    4,721 ± 535
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,800 ± 480

Brazoria County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brazoria County, TX employs 174k people. The largest industries in Brazoria County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,651 people), Manufacturing (21,579 people), and Construction (18,993 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,059), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,207), and Manufacturing ($91,423).

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

174k
2022 Value
± 4,185
2.02%
1 Year growth
± 3.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 171k employees to 174k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brazoria County, TX, are Management Occupations (20,206 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,432 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,793 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

174k
2022 Value
± 4,185
2.02%
1 Year growth
± 3.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 171k employees to 174k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brazoria County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,651 people), Manufacturing (21,579 people), and Construction (18,993 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brazoria County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brazoria 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

$66,748
Median earning men ± $2,378
$44,559
Median earning women ± $2,053

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($94,614), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($91,864), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,286).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($83,957), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,037), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,758).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,784
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,498
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,027
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brazoria County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 58.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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 Brazoria County, TX awarded 2,264 degrees. The student population of Brazoria County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,110 male students and 5,428 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brazoria County, TX are White (939 and 42.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (881 and 39.6%), Black or African American (237 and 10.6%), and Unknown (78 and 3.5%).

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Alvin Community College (1,253 and 55.3%), Brazosport College (223506) (941 and 41.6%), and Pearlands Innovative School of Beauty (43 and 1.9%).

The most popular majors in Brazoria County, TX are General Studies (583 and 25.8%), Chemical Technology (372 and 16.4%), and Registered Nursing (165 and 7.29%).

The median tuition cost in Brazoria County, TX for a public four year colleges is $2,629 for in-state students and $4,063 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 9,538 students enrolled in Brazoria County, TX, 43.1% men and 56.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,002 records, of which 57.4% were women and 42.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 101 degrees awarded
  2. 583 degrees awarded
  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brazoria County, TX was Registered Nursing with 101 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,253 degrees awarded
  2. 941 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alvin Community College with 1,253 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,052 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brazoria County, TX, which is 0.868 times less than the 1,212 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 939 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 881 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,629) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($685) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,795) 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 Brazoria County, TX was $256,900 in 2022, which is 0.911 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $225,200 to $256,900, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Brazoria County, TX is 74.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brazoria County, TX have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brazoria County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brazoria County, TX is $91,972. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6636 with a value of $124,552, followed by Census Tract 6631 and Census Tract 6625, with respective values of $123,000 and $113,697.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brazoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.975%.

Property

$256,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,473
$94,249
Median Property Taxes
±$2,646

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 Brazoria County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.1% of the housing units in Brazoria County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6636
  2. Census Tract 6631
  3. Census Tract 6625

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6636 with a value of $124,552, followed by Census Tract 6631 and Census Tract 6625, with respective values of $123,000 and $113,697.

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

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Household Income

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$91,972
Median Household Income
± $3,041
127k
Number of Households
± 3,270

In 2022, the median household income of the 127k households in Brazoria County, TX grew to $91,972 from the previous year's value of $87,958.

The following chart displays the households in Brazoria 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brazoria 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 (82.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.51%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Brazoria County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brazoria County, TX have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Brazoria 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, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brazoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.975%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brazoria County, TX (27.3k out of 362k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brazoria County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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, 10% of the children was living in poverty in Brazoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 183 in Brazoria County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.6% of the population of Brazoria County, TX has health coverage, with 55.4% on employee plans, 9.38% on Medicaid, 8.78% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see 1559 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.89% decrease from the previous year (1589 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1821 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1244 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,559 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brazoria County, TX

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see an average of 1,559 patients per year. This represents a 1.89% decrease from the previous year (1,589 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brazoria County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
55.4%
Employer Coverage
9.38%
Medicaid
8.78%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brazoria County, TX declined by 0.101% from 13.4% to 13.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.2 in Brazoria County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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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 38.5% in Brazoria County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.4% in Brazoria County, TX.

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