Brooks County, Texas is located in the southern part of the state and is part of the Rio Grande Valley. The county has a population of 7,919 people, with a median age of 28.7 years. The median household income is $32,871, and the poverty rate is 28.2%.
The economy of Brooks County is largely based on agriculture, with the top employers being the agricultural industry, the government, and retail trade. The largest employers in the county are the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
The educational attainment of the population is relatively low, with only 16.5% of the population having a bachelor's degree or higher. The most common educational attainment is a high school diploma, followed by some college or an associate's degree.
The real estate market in Brooks County is relatively affordable, with the median home value being $86,200. The median rent is $719, and the median property tax rate is 1.54%. The median price per square foot is $81.
Overall, Brooks County is a rural area with a largely agricultural economy. The population is relatively young, with a median age of 28.7 years, and the educational attainment is low, with only 16.5% of the population having a bachelor's degree or higher. The real estate market is relatively affordable, with the median home value being $86,200 and the median rent being $719.