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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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Some of the more notable properties sold include: Alpine Resources -- Ignacio Blanco Field in LaPlata, CO for $2,350,000 Brechtel Energy -- Several Lots in Louisiana for over $700,000 Essex Royalty II -- Various ORRI's in Brooks County, TX for $1,800,000 Gates-Obrien et al -- Triple M Field in Sterling County, TX for $395,000 Gulf Energy Management -- Bayou Sorrel Field in Iberville Parish, LA for $2 million and Maurice Field in Lafayette Parish for $460,000.
Fields which are located in Brooks County, TX, about 90 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, TX.