Brooks County, Texas

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Brooks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 7,976. Its county seat is Falfurrias[1]. Brooks is named for James Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and legislator.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 944 square miles (2,444.9 km2), of which 943 square miles (2,442.4 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0.0 km2) (0.03%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,976 people, 2,711 households, and 2,079 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,203 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.84% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 21.58% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 91.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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