Brooks County

Brooks County, Texas

Brooks County, Texas

A ranch house along FM 755, in Brooks County, Texas. Photo by Robert Plocheck, Texas Almanac.

Brooks County is in the Rio Grande Plain region south of Corpus Christi on U. S. Highway 281. It is bounded on the north by Duval and Jim Wells counties, on the east by Kleberg and Kenedy counties, on the south by Hidalgo and Starr counties, and on the west by Jim Hogg County. The center of the county lies at approximately 27°03' north latitude and 98°14' west longitude. Falfurrias, the county's largest town and county seat, is in northeastern Brooks County at the junction of U.S. Highway 281, State highway 285, and Farm roads 2191 and 1418. Other communities include Encino, Flowella, and Rachal.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Brooks County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

46 ft – 431 ft

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Brooks County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Brooks County
Pop. Year Source
7,093 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Brooks County
People Year Source
2,629 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$33,861 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Brooks County
USD ($) Year Source
1,340,845,923 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Brooks County
USD ($) Year Source
94,559,458 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Brooks County
USD ($) Year Source
33,629,778 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
12.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
26.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
42.5 97.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Brooks County
Area (square miles) Year Source
943.4 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Brooks County
Area (square miles) Year Source
943.7 2019 United States Census Bureau