Brewster County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:9,203More data
Estimate 2018:9,272 
Estimate 2017:9,325 
Estimate 2016:9,211 
Estimate 2015:9,143 
Estimate 2014:9,150 
Estimate 2013:9,287 
Estimate 2012:9,259 
Estimate 2011:9,349 
Census 2010:9,232More data
Census 2000:8,866More data
Population of the County Seat (Alpine)
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:5,982More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:6,183.7More data
Water Area:8.5More data
Total Area:6,192.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:1.49More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:65.13More data
Percent Rural:34.87More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:45.0%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:50.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:18.8%More data
65 and Older:23.1%More data
85 and Older:2.5%More data
Median Age:43.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$45,652More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$423,060,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$45,670More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:39.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,768More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,514 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,919 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,942 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$38,934 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.386400More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,818,369,231More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$928,171,798More data
Total Actual Levy:$3,586,456More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$777,662More data
CY 2018:$737,856 
CY 2017:$692,610 
CY 2016:$638,732 
CY 2015:$712,347 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:148.643More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:90.470More 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:288.927More data
City Streets:60.847More data
Certified County Roads:148.752More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:340.476More data
Off-System Subtotal:550.075More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:839.002More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:324.690More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:182.834More 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:607.152More data
City Streets:121.694More data
Certified County Roads:297.504More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:680.952More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,100.150More data
County Total:1,707.302More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Brewster County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.