Brazos County, TX

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Population

214,231

2.07% growth

Median Age

25.8


Median Household Income

$43,907

5.41% growth

Poverty Rate

26%


Number of Employees

103,649

2.47% growth

Median Property Value

$170,500

3.58% growth

About

In 2017, Brazos County, TX had a population of 214k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $43,907. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brazos County, TX grew from 209,896 to 214,231, a 2.07% increase and its median household income grew from $41,654 to $43,907, a 5.41% increase.

The population of Brazos County, TX is 56.7% White Alone, 25.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Brazos County, TX speak a non-English language, and 90.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brazos County, TX are Texas A & M University-College Station (15,532 degrees awarded in 2016), Charles and Sues School of Hair Design (56 degrees), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan (12 degrees).

The median property value in Brazos County, TX is $170,500, and the homeownership rate is 45.5%. Most people in Brazos County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Brazos County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Brazos County, TX employs 104k people. The largest industries in Brazos County, TX are Educational Services (22,613 people), Retail Trade (11,209 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (10,777 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,283), Utilities ($45,948), and Public Administration ($45,591).

Median household income in Brazos County, TX is $43,907. Males in Brazos County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Brazos County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,907

2017 value

± $1,389

5.41%

1 Year Growth

± 3.98%

Households in Brazos County, TX have a median annual income of $43,907, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,654 in 2016, which represents a 5.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brazos County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 20.09

  2. Census Tract 20.01

  3. Census Tract 20.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brazos County, TX was Census Tract 20.09 with a value of $129,130, followed by Census Tract 20.01 and Census Tract 20.08, with respective values of $103,636 and $101,281.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brazos County, TX (51.7k out of 199k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    35,222 ± 1,417

  2. Hispanic

    13,317 ± 838

  3. Black

    7,154 ± 594

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brazos County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

104k

2017 Value

± 2,568

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 3.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brazos County, TX grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 101k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brazos County, TX, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (12,401 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,221 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,480 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brazos County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brazos County, TX, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (12,401 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,221 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,480 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brazos County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.98 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brazos County, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,837), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,563), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,736).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

104k

2017 Value

± 2,568

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 3.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brazos County, TX grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 101k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brazos County, TX, are Educational Services (22,613 people), Retail Trade (11,209 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (10,777 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brazos County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brazos County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Brazos County, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (22,613 people), Retail Trade (11,209 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (10,777 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brazos County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.92 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.35 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brazos County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,283), Utilities ($45,948), and Public Administration ($45,591).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.3% of the population of Brazos County, TX has health coverage, with 54.3% on employee plans, 9.51% on Medicaid, 6.39% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Brazos County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Brazos County, TX see 1162 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.69% decrease from the previous year (1182 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1968 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1238 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,162 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brazos County, TX see an average of 1,162 patients per year. This represents a 1.69% decrease from the previous year (1,182 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.7%

Uninsured

54.3%

Employer Coverage

9.51%

Medicaid

6.39%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brazos County, TX declined by 2.55% from 14.1% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brazos County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Brazos County, TX is home to a population of 214k people, from which 90.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Brazos County, TX residents were born outside of the country (28.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brazos County, TX is composed of 121k White Alone residents (56.7%), 53.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.1%), 21.8k Black or African American Alone residents (10.2%), 12.9k Asian Alone residents (6%), 3.89k Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 238 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.111%), 214 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0999%), and 83 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0387%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brazos County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brazos County, TX was 25.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Brazos County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brazos County, TX residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.4k people

13.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

27.8k people

As of 2017, 13.3% of Brazos County, TX residents (28.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brazos County, TX was 13.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

90.3%

2017 Citizenship

89.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.3% of Brazos County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brazos County, TX was 89.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    121k ± 106

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53.7k ± 2.37k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    21.8k ± 413

In 2017, there were 2.26 times more White Alone residents (121k people) in Brazos County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.7k Hispanic or Latino and 21.8k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brazos County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Brazos County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Brazos County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brazos County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,490 ± 280

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,462 ± 398

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,162 ± 265

Brazos County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brazos County, TX awarded 15,600 degrees. The student population of Brazos County, TX is skewed towards men, with 34,336 male students and 31,339 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brazos County, TX are White (9,733 and 69.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,525 and 18%), Asian (772 and 5.52%), and Black or African American (405 and 2.89%).

The largest universities in Brazos County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-College Station (15,532 and 99.6%), Charles and Sues School of Hair Design (56 and 0.359%), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan (12 and 0.0769%).

The most popular majors in Brazos County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (747 and 4.79%), General Business Administration & Management (509 and 3.26%), and Accounting (469 and 3.01%).

The median tuition costs in Brazos County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,872 and $25,724 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 747 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 331 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brazos County, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 747 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 15,532 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

$6,872

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Brazos County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-College Station with 15,532 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,841

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,759

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,841 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brazos County, TX, which is 1.01 times more than the 7,759 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Brazos County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,733 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,525 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    772 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brazos County, TX were to White students. These 9,733 degrees mean that there were 3.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,525 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brazos County, TX was $170,500 in 2017, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,600 to $170,500, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Brazos County, TX is 45.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brazos County, TX have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brazos County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,907

Median Household Income

± $1,389

77.5k

Number of Households

± 2,069

In 2017, the median household income of the 77.5k households in Brazos County, TX grew to $43,907 from the previous year's value of $41,654.

The following chart displays the households in Brazos 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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Housing

Property Value

$170,500

2017 Median

± $3,360

$164,600

2016 Median

± $3,404

In 2017, the median property value in Brazos County, TX grew to to $170,500 from the previous year's value of $164,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brazos County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brazos County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brazos County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brazos County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

45.5%

2017 Homeownership

45%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.5% of the housing units in Brazos County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brazos County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brazos County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brazos County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brazos County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Brazos County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.38%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brazos County, TX was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.38%).

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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