- Brazoria County, Texas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Brazoria County
state = Texas
map size = 250
founded = 1836
seat = Angleton | area_total_sq_mi =1597
area percentage = 13.21%
census yr = 2000
pop = 241767
web = www.brazoria-county.com
Brazoria County is a
countyin the U.S. stateof Texaslocated on the Gulf Coast within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Its county seat is Angleton, and its largest city is Pearland. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 241,767. The 2007 Census estimate placed the county's population at 294,233.
Brazoria County, like nearby Brazos County, takes its name from the
Brazos River, which flows through it. Anglo-Texas began in Brazoria County when the first of Stephen F. Austin's authorized 300 American settlers arrived at the mouth of the Brazos Riverin 1821. Many of the events leading to the Texas Revolutiondeveloped in Brazoria County. In 1832, Brazoria was organized as a separate municipal district by the Mexican government, and so became one of Texas original counties at independence in 1836. Stephen F. Austin's original burial place was located at a church cemetery (Gulf Prairie Presbyterian) in the town of Jones Creek, but was more recently exhumed and brought to the state capital in Austin. Also, the town of West Columbia served as the first capital of Texas, dating back to pre-revolutionary days.
Congressman and 2008 Presidential Candidate
Ron Paullives in Brazoria County, in Lake Jackson.
Brazoria County resembles both
ruraland suburbanlife as it is part of the Greater Houstonarea.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,597
square miles (4,137 km²), of which, 1,386 square miles (3,591 km²) of it is land and 211 square miles (547 km²) of it (13.21%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 241,767 people, 81,954 households, and 63,104 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 174 people per square mile (67/km²). There were 90,628 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.09% White, 8.50% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 2.00% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.63% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 22.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 12.1% were of German, 11.2% American and 7.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 79.0% spoke English and 18.1% Spanish as their first language.
There were 81,954 households out of which 40.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 19.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 106.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $48,632, and the median income for a family was $55,282. Males had a median income of $42,193 versus $27,728 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $20,021. About 8.10% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.60% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.
United States Congress
NOTE: There was a runoff to be held in January, 2007 between two Republicans to determine the representative for the seat in House District 29.
Alvin Community Collegeand Brazosport Collegeserve as higher educationfacilities. Brazoria County Library Systemis the county library system.
Brazoria County Airportin central unincorporated Brazoria County is the county's sole publicly-owned airport.
The following airports, located in the county, are privately-owned and for public use:
Flyin' B Airportin western unincorporated Brazoria County
Skyway Manor Airportin Pearland
Pearland Regional Airportin eastern unincorporated Brazoria County south of the Pearland city limits
The closest airport with regularly scheduled commercial service is Houston's
William P. Hobby Airportlocated in Houstonin adjacent Harris County. The closest airport with regularly scheduled international commercial service is George Bush Intercontinental Airportin Houston in Harris County.
The Brazoria County Jail is located at 3602 County Road 45 in unincorporated central Brazoria County, north of Angleton. [" [http://www.brazoria-county.com/sheriff/index.asp Sheriff's Office] ." "Brazoria County". Accessed
September 13, 2008.] Texas Department of Criminal Justiceoperates six prisons for men in Brazoria County.
Clemens Unitis located in unincorporated southern Brazoria County, adjacent to Jones Creek. [" [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/cn.htm CLEMENS (CN)] ." " Texas Department of Criminal Justice". Accessed September 12, 2008.]
Darrington Unitis located in unincorporated northern Brazoria County, adjacent to Iowa Colony. [" [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/da.htm DARRINGTON (DA)] ." " Texas Department of Criminal Justice". Accessed September 12, 2008.]
Ramsey Unitis located in unincorporated central Brazoria County, adjacent to Bonney. The unit is co-located with Stringellow and Terrell. [" [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/r1.htm RAMSEY (R1)] ." " Texas Department of Criminal Justice". Accessed September 12, 2008.]
Scott Unitis located in unincorporated central Brazoria County, northwest of Lake Jackson. [" [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/rv.htm SCOTT (RV)] ." " Texas Department of Criminal Justice". Accessed September 12, 2008.]
Stringfellow Unitis located in unincorporated central Brazoria County, adjacent to Bonney. The unit is co-located with Ramsey and Terrell. [" [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/r2.htm STRINGFELLOW (R2)] ." " Texas Department of Criminal Justice". Accessed September 12, 2008.]
C. T. Terrell Unitis located in unincorporated central Brazoria County, adjacent to Bonney. The unit is co-located with Ramsey and Stringfellow. [" [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/r3.htm C. T. TERRELL (R3)] ." " Texas Department of Criminal Justice". Accessed September 12, 2008.]
* [http://www.brazoria-county.com/ Brazoria County government's website]
* [http://www.bchm.org/ Brazoria County Museum Website]
* [http://bcffa.us/ Brazoria County FireFighters Association]
*Handbook of Texas|id=BB/hcb12|name=Brazoria County, Texas
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?q=%22United+States+-+Texas+-+Brazoria+County%22&t=dc.coverage Historic materials about Brazoria County] , hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]
* [http://alvinyouthbowling.com/ Alvin Youth Bowling Program]
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