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Brooks County, Texas

PO Box 427
Falfurrias, TX 78355
Phone: (361) 325-5604
Fax: (361) 325-4944

In southeastern TX, southwest of Corpus Christi; organized Mar 11, 1911 from Starr and Zapata counties. Name Origin: For James Abijah Brooks (1855-1944), TX legislator, ranger (1882-1906), and judge of Brooks County (1911-39)

Area (sq mi):: 943.61 (land 943.28; water 0.33) Population per square mile: 8.10
Population 2005: 7,687 State rank: 181 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.60%; 1990-2000 -2.80% Population 2000: 7,976 (White 7.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 91.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 24.00%). Foreign born: 6.10%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $10,234; median household $18,622; Population below poverty level: 40.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,876-$16,573
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Brooks County, Georgia

PO Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-5561
Fax: (229) 263-9345
www.brooks-county.org

On central southern border of GA, west of Valdosta; organized Dec 11, 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas counties. Name Origin: For a local citizen

Area (sq mi):: 497.77 (land 493.62; water 4.15) Population per square mile: 33.10
Population 2005: 16,327 State rank: 99 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 16,450 (White 56.60%; Black or African American 39.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,977; median household $26,911; Population below poverty level: 23.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,236-$21,345
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Eighteen years ago, Don Vinson purchased a large farm in southern Brooks County, Georgia, just a few miles north of the Florida border.
GeoWaste also announced the commencement of two five-year contracts for solid waste collection, transportation and disposal services for Brooks County, Georgia.
Additionally upon completion, application shall be submitted to the county for a building permit for the site according to Steve Troyan, VP of Construction for Central Wireless, negotiations are underway for the site lease as well as preliminary engineering for the Alliance Tower site in Brooks County, Georgia.
Disposal volumes continued to improve during April 1994, to an average of 639 tons per day, and included tonnages under a renegotiated agreement with Florida special waste generator and the delivery of municipal solid waste under a new contract with Brooks County, Georgia.