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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,716
Male Share of the Population53.7%
Female Share of the Population46.3%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+3,306
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,529
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,571

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,406
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$716
Median House Value$64,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.7%
Irish8.6%
German5.2%
English4.4%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish0.8%
African0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Italian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Polish0.2%
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Brownfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Terry County
Standard Zip Codes79316
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.17
Approximate Longitude-102.27

Brownfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROWNFIELD 2
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 54 F
Apr Temp44 to 76 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches
StationTAHOKA
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 53 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip20.4 inches
StationLAMESA 1 SSE
Distance37.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 54 F
Apr Temp44 to 76 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 77 F
Annual Precip19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Meadow641$50,556
New Home542$48,750
Ropesville372$54,750
Seagraves2,687$48,542
Sundown1,268$72,813

Brownfield Public Libraries

Kendrick Memorial Library
301 W TATE ST
Brownfield, Texas
(806) 637-3848

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Brownfield Hospitals

Brownfield Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
705 East Felt Street

Brownfield Public Schools

Bright Beginnings Academic Center
1202 Seagraves Rd
ZIP: 79316
(806) 637-0757
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
Brownfield Education Center
601 Tahoka Rd
ZIP: 79316
(806) 637-2591
High
Total Enrollment 19
Brownfield H S
701 Cub Dr
ZIP: 79316
(806) 637-4523
High
Total Enrollment 468
Brownfield Middle
1001 E Broadway St
ZIP: 79316
(806) 637-7521
Middle
Total Enrollment 380
Colonial Heights El
1100 E Reppto St
ZIP: 79316
(806) 637-4282
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Oak Grove El
1000 Cactus Ln
ZIP: 79316
(806) 637-6455
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
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