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Brazos County, Texas

According to the 2000 Census, Brazos County, Texas has a population of 152,415 people. Of those, 113,479 (74%) are White, 16,333 (11%) are Black, and 27,253 (18%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,823 (or 1% of the 152,415 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Brazos County a population of 150,592 with a demographic that is 75% White, 10% Black, and 18% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 152,415 1,823 150,592
White 113,479 1,080 112,399
Black 16,333 691 15,642
Latino 27,253 480 26,773


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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