Brazoria County, TX

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Population

362,457

2.33% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$82,229

9.93% growth

Poverty Rate

9.89%


Number of Employees

169,193

4.6% growth

Median Property Value

$195,200

11.7% growth

About

In 2017, Brazoria County, TX had a population of 362k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $82,229. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brazoria County, TX grew from 354,195 to 362,457, a 2.33% increase and its median household income grew from $74,799 to $82,229, a 9.93% increase.

The population of Brazoria County, TX is 47.1% White Alone, 30.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.6% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Brazoria County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX are Alvin Community College (1,245 degrees awarded in 2016), Brazosport College (967 degrees), and Natural Images Beauty College (7 degrees).

The median property value in Brazoria County, TX is $195,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Brazoria County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Brazoria County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Brazoria County, TX employs 169k people. The largest industries in Brazoria County, TX are Manufacturing (25,728 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,855 people), and Educational Services (17,799 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($120,559), Information ($80,172), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,547).

Median household income in Brazoria County, TX is $82,229. Males in Brazoria County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Brazoria County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,229

2017 value

± $4,477

9.93%

1 Year Growth

± 7.19%

Households in Brazoria County, TX have a median annual income of $82,229, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,799 in 2016, which represents a 9.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Brazoria County, TX made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Brazoria County, TX by number of full-time 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

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Brazoria County, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 6606.02

  2. Census Tract 6608.02

  3. Census Tract 6636

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brazoria County, TX was Census Tract 6606.02 with a value of $103,740, followed by Census Tract 6608.02 and Census Tract 6636, with respective values of $101,343 and $100,039.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brazoria County, TX (33k out of 334k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    24,161 ± 1,288

  2. Hispanic

    15,031 ± 1,090

  3. Black

    4,262 ± 682

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brazoria 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

169k

2017 Value

± 8,743

4.6%

1 Year growth

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 4.6%, from 162k employees to 169k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brazoria County, TX, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX, by number of employees, are .

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brazoria County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brazoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,947), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,078), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,200).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

169k

2017 Value

± 8,743

4.6%

1 Year growth

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brazoria County, TX grew at a rate of 4.6%, from 162k employees to 169k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brazoria County, TX, are Manufacturing (25,728 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,855 people), and Educational Services (17,799 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Brazoria County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (25,728 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,855 people), and Educational Services (17,799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brazoria County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.71 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.87 times), and Construction (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brazoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($120,559), Information ($80,172), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,547).

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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 with $216B and Mixed freight and $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

87.9% of the population of Brazoria County, TX has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 9.58% on Medicaid, 8.61% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.981% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (1565 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1915 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1771 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

1,532 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (1,565 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 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

12.1%

Uninsured

57.7%

Employer Coverage

9.58%

Medicaid

8.61%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.981%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brazoria County, TX declined by 6.33% from 12.9% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brazoria 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

Brazoria County, TX is home to a population of 362k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.5% of Brazoria County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Brazoria County, TX is composed of 171k White Alone residents (47.1%), 111k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.6%), 49.2k Black or African American Alone residents (13.6%), 23.1k Asian Alone residents (6.38%), 6.69k Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 945 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.261%), 664 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.183%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brazoria County, TX was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Brazoria County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Brazoria County, TX residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.5% of Brazoria County, TX residents 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 Brazoria County, TX was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Brazoria County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Brazoria County, TX residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

93.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Brazoria County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brazoria County, TX was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    171k ± 712

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111k ± 7.92k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    49.2k ± 1.62k

In 2017, there were 1.54 times more White Alone residents (171k people) in Brazoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111k Hispanic or Latino and 49.2k 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 Brazoria 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 Brazoria County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Brazoria County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brazoria 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

    5,298 ± 1,150

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,112 ± 1,413

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,108 ± 1,517

Brazoria County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brazoria County, TX awarded 2,219 degrees. The student population of Brazoria County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,694 male students and 5,340 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brazoria County, TX are White (1,149 and 52%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (745 and 33.7%), Black or African American (200 and 9.05%), and Asian (64 and 2.89%).

The largest universities in Brazoria County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Alvin Community College (1,245 and 56.1%), Brazosport College (967 and 43.6%), and Natural Images Beauty College (7 and 0.315%).

The most popular majors in Brazoria County, TX are General Studies (569 and 25.6%), Chemical Technology (379 and 17.1%), and Registered Nursing (187 and 8.43%).

The median tuition costs in Brazoria County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,880 and $4,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 569 degrees awarded

  2. 150 degrees awarded

  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brazoria County, TX was General Studies with 569 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,245 degrees awarded

  2. 967 degrees awarded

  3. 7 degrees awarded

$2,880

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Brazoria County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alvin Community College with 1,245 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,096

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,123

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,096 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brazoria County, TX, which is 0.976 times less than the 1,123 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,149 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    745 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    200 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brazoria County, TX were to White students. These 1,149 degrees mean that there were 1.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 745 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brazoria County, TX was $195,200 in 2017, which is 0.897 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $174,800 to $195,200, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Brazoria County, TX is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brazoria County, TX have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brazoria 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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$82,229

Median Household Income

± $4,477

120k

Number of Households

± 6,826

In 2017, the median household income of the 120k households in Brazoria County, TX grew to $82,229 from the previous year's value of $74,799.

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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Housing

Property Value

$195,200

2017 Median

± $7,129

$174,800

2016 Median

± $10,695

In 2017, the median property value in Brazoria County, TX grew to to $195,200 from the previous year's value of $174,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brazoria 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 Brazoria 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 Brazoria County, TX 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

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Brazoria County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brazoria 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 Brazoria County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brazoria County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brazoria County, TX have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Brazoria County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brazoria County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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