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Brazoria, Texas

Brazoria is a city located in Brazoria County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,787. This small city is an anchor city for the Houston Metropolitan Area.


Brazoria is located at 29°2'50" North, 95°34'3" West (29.047216, -95.567625)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²). 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,787 people, 1,063 households, and 736 families residing in the city. The population density is 575.4/km² (1,489.4/mi²). There are 1,166 housing units at an average density of 240.7/km² (623.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.95% White, 10.30% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 11.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,063 households out of which 34.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% are non-families. 26.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,058, and the median income for a family is $41,563. Males have a median income of $35,000 versus $21,543 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,666. 13.3% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.6% are under the age of 18 and 19.3% are 65 or older.