Brady, Texas


Brady, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Brady, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Brady, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = McCulloch

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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 29.8
area_land_km2 = 23.8
area_water_km2 = 6.0
area_total_sq_mi = 11.5
area_land_sq_mi = 9.2
area_water_sq_mi = 2.3

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 5523
population_density_km2 = 232.1
population_density_sq_mi = 601.1

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
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elevation_m = 511
elevation_ft = 1677
latd = 31 |latm = 7 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 99 |longm = 20 |longs = 29 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 76825
area_code = 325
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-09916GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1352814GR|3
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Brady is a city in McCulloch County, Texas, United States, and is the closest city to the geographical center of the state. Brady refers to itself as "The Heart of Texas". The population was 5,523 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McCulloch CountyGR|6.

Geography

Brady is located at coor dms|31|7|56|N|99|20|29|W|city (31.132252, -99.341255)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.5 square miles (29.8 km²), of which, 9.2 square miles (23.8 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (20.16%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,523 people, 2,181 households, and 1,448 families residing in the city. The population density was 601.1 people per square mile (232.0/km²). There were 2,603 housing units at an average density of 283.3/sq mi (109.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.41% White, 2.17% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 14.20% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.68% of the population.

There were 2,181 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,961, and the median income for a family was $28,701. Males had a median income of $25,498 versus $17,289 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,607. About 18.7% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Children in Brady attend Brady ISD schools. There are approximately 1,300 students attending Brady ISD. Northward Elementary consists of grades Pre-k and Kindergarten and the principal is Jenny Roberts. Brady Elementary consists of grades 1-5 and the principal is Kelley Hirt. Brady Middle School consists of grades 6-8 with Eric Bierman as principal. Brady High School consists of grades 9-12 with Hector Martinez as principal. Other central office staff includes Steve McCarn as Superintendent and Liesa Land as Assistant Superintendent. The coordinator for the ESL program is Mary Ann Gutierrez.

Brady High School is a TEA Recognized campus. BHS boasts two 2006 Conference 3A State ChampionsFact|date=June 2008:
Lincoln-Douglas Debate--- Robert LeatherwoodFact|date=June 2008

Other TitlesPower lifting--- Acey MorvanFact|date=June 2008
All American BAMF--- Matthew GriffithFact|date=June 2008
Meat Judging--- Rygh Fullagar, Abby Probst (National Champion)Fact|date=June 2008

The Board of Trustees

President

* Al Pearson
* District 4

1st. Vice-President

* Jason Jacoby
* District 6

2nd. Vice-President

* Ed Hernandez
* District 7

ecretary

* Amie Lott
* District 1

Member

* Tina Young
* District 5

Member

* Darrell Keese
* District 3

Member

* Stevin
* District 2

References

External links

* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/hfb4.html Handbook of Texas Online: Brady, TX]
* [http://www.heartotexasnews.com Brady Standard-Herald]
* [http://www.bradytx.us/ The City of Brady Website]


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