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Brooks County, TX&

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Population
7,221
0.29% growth
Median Age
31.7
Median Household Income
$22,741
2.55% growth
Poverty Rate
39.6%
Number of Employees
2,416
3.47% growth
Median Property Value
$52,100
5.47% growth

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Economy

The economy of Brooks County, TX employs 2,416 people. The economy of Brooks County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 10.82; 3.01; and 1.55 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Brooks County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (466), Retail trade (316), and Educational Services (302), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($90,000), Utilities ($83,843), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,269).

Median household income in Brooks County, TX is $22,741. Males in Brooks County, TX have an average income that is 1.7 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,727. The income inequality of Brooks County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.523 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Brooks County, TX. In Brooks County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $14,605. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Brooks County, TX is home to a population of 7,221 people, from which 93.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Brooks County, TX is composed of 6,705 Hispanic residents (92.9%), 369 White residents (5.11%), 135 Asian residents (1.87%), 6 Two+ residents (0.08%), and 6 Black residents (0.08%). The most common foreign languages in Brooks County, TX are Spanish (4,624 speakers), Korean (42 speakers), and Persian (6 speakers), but compared to other places, Brooks County, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (4,624 speakers), Korean (42 speakers), and Persian (6 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX awarded 1,887 degrees. The student population of Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX is skewed away from females, with 1,008 male students and 879 female students. Most students in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX are Hispanic or Latino (877 and 46.5%), followed by White (292 and 15.5%), Black or African American (71 and 3.76%), and Asian (15 and 0.79%). The largest universities in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX by number of graduates are Texas A & M University-Kingsville (1,887 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX are General Communication Sciences & Disorders (126 and 6.68%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (121 and 6.41%), and Criminology (65 and 3.44%). The median tuition costs in Coastal Bend COG (Southeast) & Willacy County PUMA, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,366 and $16,066 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brooks County, TX is $52,100, which is 0.27 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $49,400 to $52,100, a 5.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Brooks County, TX is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brooks County, TX have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brooks County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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