Brazoria County, TX

346,312 Population
1,357.7 square miles 249 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.2%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Population Density
249
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.2%
was 49.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.6%
was 13.5%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
26.6%
was 27.0%
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
11.0%
was 10.6%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.8
was 4.6
Ranked 28th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
10.5%
was 11.7%
Ranked 12th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$71,251
was $66,250
Ranked 8th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.1
40.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,551
Ranked 196th Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
43
Ranked 11th Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.3
was 0.6
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Violent Crimes per 100,000
41.7
was 55.1
Ranked 154th Highest in TX
Property Crimes per 100,000
350.6
was 446.0
Ranked 186th Highest in TX

 Housing

Total Housing Units
129,517
was 123,880
Ranked 17th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$1,051
was $836
Ranked 10th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
2,089
was 2,360
 
Occupied Housing Units
117,149
was 111,436
 
Homeownership Rate
66.8%
was 75.0%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
1,965
was 1,922
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
95.4
was 91.2
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.1%
was 30.9%
Ranked 27th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
124
was 438
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.9
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
16.9
was 19.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.3
was 7.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.7%
was 92.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
96.3%
was 97.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.4%
was 85.8%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.4%
was 27.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in TX

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