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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

222,830
14.4
591.2
585.5
157–435
40.06
41.2
94.8
116,007
3.0
$1,106,634,944
$34,776
$19,951,923,410
$3,297,031,352

map of Brazos County
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Physical Features: South central county between Brazos, Navasota rivers; Bryan Lake; rich bottom soils, sandy, clays on rolling uplands; oak trees.

Economy: Texas A&M University; market and medical center; agribusiness; computers, research and development; government/services; winery; industrial parks; tourism.

locator map of  Brazos County

History: Bidais and Tonkawas; Comanches hunted in the area. Part of Stephen F. Austin’s second colony of the late 1820s. County created in 1841 from Robertson, Washington counties and named Navasota; renamed for Brazos River in 1842, organized in 1843.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 55.9; Black, 11.0; Hispanic, 25.8; Asian, 6.3; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 2.0.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 2,903; deaths, 1,064; marriages, 1,394; divorces, 326.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting; raceway; many events related to Texas A&M activities; George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; winery harvest weekends in August.

Minerals: Sand and gravel, lignite, gas, oil.

Agriculture: Cattle, poultry, cotton, hay, horses and horticulture. Market value $95 million.

BRYAN (83,950) county seat; defense electronics, other varied manufacturing, agribusiness center; hospitals, psychiatric facilities; Blinn College extension; Brazos Valley African American Museum; steak & grape festival in June, Fiestas Patrias in September.

COLLEGE STATION (111,818) home of Texas A&M University, varied high-tech manufacturing, research; hospital.

Other towns include: Kurten (401); Lake Bryan (1,967); Millican (232); Wellborn (400); Wixon Valley (256).

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The Academic Building at Texas A&M
The Academic Building at Texas A&M University. Photo by Stu Seeger (CC).