Brown County, Texas

Brown County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Brown County
state = Texas
founded year = 1856
founded date =
seat wl = Brownwood
largest city wl = Brownwood
area_total_sq_mi = 957
area_total_km2 = 2478
area_land_sq_mi = 944
area_land_km2 = 2445
area_water_sq_mi = 13
area_water_km2 = 34
area percentage = 1.37%
census yr = 2000
pop = 37674
density_sq_mi = 40/sq mi
density_km2 = 15/km²
time zone = CST
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = Henry Stevenson Brown

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 37,674. Its county seat is BrownwoodGR|6. Brown is named for Henry Stevenson Brown, a commander at the Battle of Velasco.

The Brownwood Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Brown County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 957 square miles (2,478 km²), of which, 944 square miles (2,445 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (34 km²) of it (1.37%) is water.

Major highways


Adjacent counties

*Eastland County (north)
*Comanche County (northeast)
*Mills County (southeast)
*San Saba County (south)
*McCulloch County (southwest)
*Coleman County (west)
*Callahan County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 37,674 people, 14,306 households, and 10,014 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 17,889 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.35% White, 4.01% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.07% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. 15.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,306 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,974, and the median income for a family was $37,725. Males had a median income of $30,169 versus $19,647 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,624. About 14.00% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Brookesmith (unincorporated)
*Lake Brownwood (unincorporated)
*May (unincorporated)
*Zephyr (unincorporated)


External links

* [ Brown County in "Handbook of Texas Online"] at the University of Texas.

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