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Overview

Introduction to Brownwood, Texas

Brownwood, Texas, in Brown county, is 67 miles SE of Abilene, Texas and 120 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas.

Brownwood History

Brownwood was the site of the U.S. Army Camp during the Second World War. An F5 tornado struck Brownwood on April 19, 1976, causing extensive damage. In 2003, the city was categorized as a "Micropolitan Statistical Area."

Brownwood and nearby Attractions

  • Brown County Museum of History
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Trigg Park
  • Wiggins Park
  • Camp Bowie Park
  • Sharp Park

Things To Do In Brownwood

There are many parks in the area, which make for great picnic spots or places to engage in a variety of recreational activities. The recreation department of the city organizes a wide variety of events throughout the year as well.

Brownwood Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Abilene Regional Airport.

Brownwood Higher Education

The institutes providing higher educational facilities are Howard Payne University and Central Texas Commercial College.

People

Total Population 19,021
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,577
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,388
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,782

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,239
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $673
Median House Value $84,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 14.7%
Irish 8.5%

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

Brownwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles SE of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Brown
Standard Zip Codes 76801, 76802
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76803, 76804
Phone Area Codes 325
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.709
Longitude -98.99

Brownwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BROWNWOOD
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 80 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Station RISING STAR 1 S
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station GOLDTHWAITE 1 WSW
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grosvenor (76801)

Indian Creek (76801)

Lake Shore (76801)

Shamrock Shores (76801)

Thrifty (76801)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bangs 1,674 $50,594
Blanket 384 $47,250
Early 2,804 $52,375

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

Brownwood Public Libraries

Library
Brownwood Public Library
600 CARNEGIE ST
Brownwood, Texas
(325) 646-0155
Library Web Site

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Brownwood Hospitals

BROWNWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1501 BURNET DR
(325) 646-8541
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brownwood High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BROWNWOOD H S
2707 SOUTHSIDE
325-646-9549
Serves 1,059 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

RON JACKSON STATE JUVENILE CORR CO
OLD BANGS RD
325-641-4244
Serves 344 students.

RON JACKSON STATE JUVENILE CORR CO
OLD BANGS RD
325-641-4277
Serves 98 students.

BROWNWOOD DAEP
2707 SOUTHSIDE
325-643-3672
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

Brownwood Colleges

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