Brewster County

Santa Elena Canyon, Brewster County, Texas

Santa Elena Canyon, Brewster County, Texas

Santa Elena Canyon in Southwestern Brewster County, Texas. Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash.

Brewster County (L-7), the largest county in Texas, is located in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas, and is the site of Big Bend National Park, the largest park in the state. Brewster County is bordered by Presidio County to the west, Jeff Davis County to the northwest, Pecos County and Terrell County to the east, and the Rio Grande to the south. Alpine, the county seat and largest town, is 220 miles southeast of El Paso in northwestern Brewster County. The county's center lies about fifty miles southeast of Alpine at approximately 29°51' north latitude and 103°01' west longitude. U.S. Highway 90 and the Southern Pacific Railroad cross the northern part of the county; U. S. Highway 385 and State Highway 118 enter Brewster County from the northeast and northwest, respectively, and run south to Big Bend National Park; and the South Orient Railroad crosses the northwestern part of the county.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Brewster County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1400 ft – 7825 ft

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Brewster County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Brewster County
Pop. Year Source
9,203 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Brewster County
People Year Source
4,112 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$45,652 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Brewster County
USD ($) Year Source
1,818,369,231 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Brewster County
USD ($) Year Source
95,419,252 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Brewster County
USD ($) Year Source
44,493,213 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
8.0 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
17.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
30.3 88.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Brewster County
Area (square miles) Year Source
6,183.7 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Brewster County
Area (square miles) Year Source
6,192.3 2019 United States Census Bureau