Brewster County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:9,513More data
Estimate 2022:9,344 
Estimate 2021:9,473 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.9,546More data
Census 2010:9,232More data
Census 2000:8,866More data
Population of the County Seat (Alpine)
Census 2020:6,035 
Census 2010:5,905 
Census 2000:5,786 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Alpine city:6,039More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:6,183.8More data
Water Area:8.5More data
Total Area:6,192.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:1.54More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:65.82More data
Percent Rural:34.18More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:45.5%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:86.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:6.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:46.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.4%More data
Age - 2023 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:16.9%More data
65 and Older:24.1%More data
85 and Older:2.3%More data
Median Age:43.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$58,166More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$543,443,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$52,388More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment (open in new window)»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:88.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:47.7% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$48,518More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$47,519 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$46,144 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$43,944 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$40,642 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.395545More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$2,052,381,036More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,144,729,144More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,527,919More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$1,039,540More data
CY 2022:$1,005,847 
CY 2021:$923,667 
CY 2020:$883,226 
CY 2019:$777,662 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:148.643More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:90.270More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:49.814More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:288.727More data
City Streets:61.429More data
Certified County Roads:173.216More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:317.793More data
Off-System Subtotal:552.438More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:841.165More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:323.716More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:182.434More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:99.628More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:605.778More data
City Streets:122.858More data
Certified County Roads:346.432More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:635.586More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,104.876More data
County Total:1,710.654More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2022»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture Report 2022»     «2022 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Brewster County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Brewster County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Brewster County»

Special Districts in Brewster County.
School Districts in Brewster County.
History of City Tax Rates in Brewster County.

Airports in Brewster County.
Hospitals in Brewster County.
Prisons in Brewster County.