Median household income, home value in Brazoria County increases according to newly released census data

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Median home value has risen in Brazoria County, according to newly released census data. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Median home value has risen in Brazoria County, according to newly released census data. (Courtesy Fotolia)

On Dec. 19, the U.S. Census released its 2018 five-year estimates for different data points, including population, housing and income.

Median home value in Brazoria County is $173,900 and has risen since the 2013 five-year estimates by 17.5%, when it was $148,000, despite the fact that Hurricane Harvey took place the past five years.

The median household income in Brazoria County is $79,270, a 17.26% increase since the 2013 five-year estimates, which showed the median household income was $67,603.

The 2018 five-year estimates include data from 2014-18; the 2013 five-year estimates include data from 2009-13.

The median monthly housing costs also increased since the 2013 five-year estimates. The median monthly housing cost in Brazoria County is $1,159 according to the newest data, which is a 11% increase since the 2013 five-year estimates, which was $1,043.


The data shows Brazoria County’s population at 353,999, a 10.8% increase from the 2013 five-year estimates, which was 319,493.

The city’s demographics have remained roughly the same since the 2013 five-year estimates, as the county used to be 76.3% white; it is now 75% white. The newest data shows the county as 50.6% male, remaining roughly the same as the 2013 five-year data. According to the 2013 data it was 50.8% male.
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By Haley Morrison

Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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