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Brazoria County is one of 254 counties in Texas. The county is in the Houston-Baytown metro area. The county was named for the Brazos River. The estimated population in 2004 was 271,130. This was an increase of 12.15% from the 2000 census. In 2002, the per capita personal income in Brazoria County was $27,639. This was an increase of 19.9% from 1997.

The Median household income for the county is $48,632. Its highest altitude, Damon Mound, is 146 feet above sea level. The center of the county lies at approximately 2910' north latitude and 9526' west longitude, near the county seat, Angleton.

The Brazos River divides the county into two sections; the western one-third is covered by hardwoods, and the rest is generally prairie land. The County offers 44 miles of beaches fronting on the Gulf of Mexico with 50 miles of shoreline on each side of the Bernard River.

The Brazoria County Neighboring areas are as follows: Harris County, Galveston County, Gulf of Mexico , Matagorda County, Wharton County, and Fort Bend County.


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