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Brown County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

38,271
0.4
957.0
944.4
1,230–1,973
30.43
30.1
95.7
16,114
4.0
$141,480,006
$33,917
$3,735,507,545
$473,980,475

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Physical Features: Rolling, hilly; drains to Colorado River; Lake Brownwood; varied soils, timber.

Economy: Manufacturing plants, distribution centers, government/services, agribusiness, medical, education.

locator map for Brown County

History: Apaches; displaced by Comanches who were removed by U.S. Army in 1874-75. Anglo-Americans first settled in mid-1850s. County created 1856 from Comanche, Travis counties, organized in 1857. Named for frontiersman Henry S. Brown.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 72.3; Black, 3.9; Hispanic, 21.8; Asian; 0.7; Other, 0.9; Two or more races, 1.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 425; deaths, 483; marriages, 273; divorces, 65.

Recreation: State park; museums; fishing, hunting; wildflowers, walking trails.

Minerals: Oil, gas, paving materials, gravel, clays.

Agriculture: Cattle, hay, peanuts, pecans, meat goats, wheat, hogs. Market value $40.7 million.

BROWNWOOD (19,803) county seat; manufacturing, retail trade, distribution center; Howard Payne University, MacArthur Academy of Freedom; state substance abuse treatment center; state 4-H Club center; hospital; train museum, aquatic park; Reunion Celebration in September.

Early (2,903) retail, light manufacturing, government/services, agribusiness; motorcycle rally in October.

Other towns include: Bangs (1,579); Blanket (391); Brookesmith (61); May (270); Zephyr (201). Lake Brownwood area (1,585).

Howard Payne University in Brownwood
Howard Payne University in Brownwood. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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