Brazos County, Texas

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Brazos County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas in the Central Texas region. In 2000, its population was 152,415. The county seat is Bryan[1] and it is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area. Brazos is named for the Brazos River, along with Brazoria County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 590 square miles (1,528.1 km2), of which 586 square miles (1,517.7 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.76%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 152,415 people, 55,202 households, and 30,416 families residing in the county. The population density was 260 people per square mile (100/km²). There were 59,023 housing units at an average density of 101 per square mile (39/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.45% White, 10.72% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 4.01% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.42% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. 17.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.3% were of German, 8.4% English, 7.3% Irish and 7.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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