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Brownwood, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Brownwood had a population of 19,575 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Brownwood is located at latitude 31.7119 and longitude -98.9761 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brownwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,365 feet.

The City of Brownwood (GNIS ID: 2409925) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brownwood is located within Brownwood Division of Brown County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Brownwood, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,575
Population in Households 18,401
Population in Familes 14,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,174
Population Density1 1,320
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 7,434
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,707
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,176 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,257 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,218 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $81,754
Average Home Value $107,766


Median Household Income $37,281
Average Household Income $49,880
Per Capita Income $19,603
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.05%
Households 0.14% 0.01%
Families 0.04% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brownwood, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownwood to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 92nd
Population Density1 # 535 70th
Diversity Index2 # 570 67th
Median Household Income # 1250 29th
Per Capita Income # 1168 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.