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»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:9,450More data
Census 2020:9,546More 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:5,815More 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, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:65.13More data
Percent Rural:34.87More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:45.3%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:91.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:49.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.6%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:17.9%More data
65 and Older:24.6%More data
85 and Older:2.4%More data
Median Age:44.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$52,483More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$484,790,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$48,537More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:16.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:40.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$46,144More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$43,944 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$40,642 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,768 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,514 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.421531More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,882,102,879More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,006,646,564More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,243,327More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$923,667More data
CY 2020:$883,226 
CY 2019:$777,662 
CY 2018:$737,856 
CY 2017:$692,610 
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:148.642More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:90.281More 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:288.737More data
City Streets:60.993More data
Certified County Roads:171.775More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:340.476More data
Off-System Subtotal:573.244More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:861.981More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:323.714More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:182.456More 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:605.798More data
City Streets:121.986More data
Certified County Roads:343.550More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:680.952More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,146.488More data
County Total:1,752.286More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.