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Time Zone: Brazoria County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Angleton is the Seat for Brazoria County.

Brazoria County is one of the original counties of Texas and was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Brazoria had a population of 309,208 people. This is an increase of 27.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 241,767 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Brazoria represented 1.16% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010313,166+29.53%+1.28% since 2009
2009309,208+27.9%+2.65% since 2008
2008301,228+24.59%+2.77% since 2007
2000241,767The Last Census

More information can be found on the Brazoria County Census Page for Brazoria County.


Below are some of the communities located in Brazoria County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Brazoria County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pearland   86,34137,640129.4% increase  
Lake Jackson   28,98026,3869.83% increase  
Alvin   23,28421,4138.74% increase  
Angleton   19,12318,1305.48% increase  
Freeport   12,61812,7080.71% decrease  

Websites for Brazoria County

Official Website:   www.brazoria-county.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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