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Brownwood is a city in Brown County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Henry Stevenson Brown, trader and Indian fighter.

The latitude of Brownwood is 31.709N. The longitude is -98.99W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,365 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,320.


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Median household income
Local
$27,325
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brownwood demographic reports
Brownwood is on Pecan Bayou.
Oil was discovered here in the 1920s.

Sixteen new varieties of pecan have been developed here at the W.R. Poage Pecan Field Station.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 121. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Gordon Wood, legendary high school football coach
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Brownwood Reunion Celebration - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Texas State Bluegrass Festival - May 31-June 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brownwood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Brownwood State Park
Historic sites and museums: Brown County Museum of History, Camp Bowie Memorial Park
Colleges and universities: Howard Payne University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brownwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brown County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76802 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Brownwood residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brownwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brownwood was $14,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Brownwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brownwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $654.


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Libraries in Brownwood include Brownwood Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brownwood include Brownwood Bulletin

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Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownwood political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Brownwood workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brownwood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Brownwood include Americas Best Value Brownwood, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Exress Suites Hotel-Brownwood.

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