Brooks County, TX

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2022 Population
7,059
0.577% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
2.68% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
33.2%
11.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$30,566
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$80,100
14.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brooks County, TX had a population of 7.06k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $30,566. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brooks County, TX declined from 7,100 to 7,059, a −0.577% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,827 to $30,566, a 13.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brooks County, TX are White (Hispanic) (52.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (27.1%), Other (Hispanic) (10%), White (Non-Hispanic) (8.29%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%).

None of the households in Brooks 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.

93.9% of the residents in Brooks County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Brooks County, TX was $80,100, and the homeownership rate was 61.2%.

Most people in Brooks County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Brooks County, TX was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Brooks County, TX is home to a population of 7.06k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.08% of Brooks County, TX residents were born outside of the country (641 people).

In 2022, there were 1.93 times more White (Hispanic) residents (3.7k people) in Brooks County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.91k Two+ (Hispanic) and 706 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.9%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.9% of Brooks County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brooks County, TX was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brooks County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    3.7k ± 729
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.91k ± 568
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    706 ± 497
89.4%
Hispanic Population
6.31k people

In 2022, there were 1.93 times more White (Hispanic) residents (3.7k people) in Brooks County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.91k Two+ (Hispanic) and 706 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

89.4% of the people in Brooks County, TX are hispanic (6.31k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brooks County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
641 people
10.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
753 people

As of 2022, 9.08% of Brooks County, TX residents (641 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 Brooks County, TX was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    261 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    95 ± 110
  3. Korea
    12 ± 29

Brooks County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brooks County, TX employs 3.01k people. The largest industries in Brooks County, TX are Educational Services (518 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (401 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,909), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,904), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,571).

Occupations

3.01k
2022 Value
± 632
9.94%
1 Year growth
± 26.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brooks County, TX grew at a rate of 9.94%, from 2.74k employees to 3.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brooks County, TX, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (680 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (398 people), and Management Occupations (276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brooks County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.01k
2022 Value
± 632
9.94%
1 Year growth
± 26.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brooks County, TX grew at a rate of 9.94%, from 2.74k employees to 3.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brooks County, TX, are Educational Services (518 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (401 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brooks County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brooks 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

$26,641
Median earning men ± $20,009
$23,429
Median earning women ± $4,096

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,210), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,904), and Construction ($39,961).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,455), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($27,456), and Retail Trade ($23,280).

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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. 55
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 49
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 21
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brooks County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.403%).

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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brooks County, TX was $80,100 in 2022, which is 0.284 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $70,100 to $80,100, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Brooks County, TX is 61.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brooks County, TX have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brooks County, TX is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$80,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,094
$1,623
Median Property Taxes
±$319

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 Brooks County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brooks County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.2%
Homeownership
2022
72.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.2% of the housing units in Brooks County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$30,566
Median Household Income
± $10,337
2.65k
Number of Households
± 532

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.65k households in Brooks County, TX grew to $30,566 from the previous year's value of $26,827.

The following chart displays the households in Brooks 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brooks 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 (85.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.1%)

In 2022, 85.7% of workers in Brooks County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (2.1%).

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

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brooks County, TX have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Brooks County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brooks County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brooks County, TX have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brooks County, TX (2.18k out of 6.55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brooks County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Health

75.4% of the population of Brooks County, TX has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 9.17% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 39.8% were men and 60.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 39.8% were men and 60.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

24.6%
Uninsured
33.6%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
9.17%
Non-Group
2.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brooks County, TX grew by 8.19% from 22.7% to 24.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 44% in Brooks County, TX.

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