Introduction to Brownfield, Texas

Brownfield, Texas, in Terry county, is 36 miles SW of Lubbock, Texas (center to center) and 264 miles E of El Paso, Texas.

Brownfield History

Town promoters W. G. Hardin and A. F. Small arrived in Terry County and bought the county’s center from A. M. Brownfield. They began platting the land to increase the chance of the site becoming a county seat. The duo named the site after a well-known ranching family. Brownfield, which was incorporated in 1920, was a leader in agriculture and contributed greatly to the economic development of the Permian Basin in 1940.

Brownfield and Nearby Attractions

  • Terry County Park
  • American Museum of Agriculture
  • Coleman Park
  • Terry County Historical Museum
  • Science Spectrum

Things To Do In Brownfield

Popular parks such as Coleman Park, Jake Geron Park, Gillham Park and Powel Lake, and Terry County Park located in Brownfield are often visited. These parks feature hiking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Museums nearby include the American Museum of Agriculture and the Buddy Holly Center. Terry County Heritage Museum in Brownfield preserves and exhibits artifacts portraying the culture and heritage of Terry County. Brownfield Aquatic Center features a lazy river, double slide, diving boards, and a large swimming pool.

Brownfield Transportation

Lubbock International airport is nearby.

Brownfield Higher Education

Lubbock Christian University, South Plains College, and New Mexico Junior College are colleges near the city.


Total Population 9,688
Male Share of the Population 54.6%
Female Share of the Population 45.4%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,300
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $42,603
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $62,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 5%
Irish 7.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brownfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles SW of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 264 miles E of El Paso, Texas
County Terry
Standard Zip Codes 79316, 79376
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.181
Longitude -102.273

Brownfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 54 F
Apr Temp 44 to 76 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station TAHOKA
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 53 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
Station LAMESA 1 SSE
Distance 37.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 54 F
Apr Temp 44 to 76 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 77 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brownfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Tokio (79376)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brownfield Public Libraries

Kendrick Memorial Library
Brownfield, Texas
(806) 637-3848

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Brownfield Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(806) 637-3551
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brownfield High Schools

701 CUB DR
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 595 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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