Brewster County

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Brewster County, Texas

201 W Ave E
Alpine, TX 79830
Phone: (432) 837-3366
Fax: (432) 837-6217
www.co.brewster.tx.us

On southwestern border of TX, southwest of Odessa; organized Feb 2, 1887 from Presidio County. Name Origin: For Henry Percy Brewster (1816-84), TX soldier, secretary to Sam Houston (1836), and attorney general of TX (1847-49)

Area (sq mi):: 6192.78 (land 6192.61; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 1.50
Population 2005: 9,079 State rank: 173 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 2.10% Population 2000: 8,866 (White 53.10%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 43.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 17.30%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,183; median household $27,386; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,674-$23,440
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 12.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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