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Community Profile

Below you will find Brownwood's community profile. Any information that you do not find but would like to obtain, please contact us here at the Brownwood MDD and we will do whatever we can to help you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate

Brownwood offers a warm climate with low humidity and moderate average temperature.

Temperature oF
Annual Average Temperature 64.55
Annual Average High Temperature 94.57
Annual Average Low Temperature 34.25
Annual Average Precipitation 30.39"
Annual Average Snowfall 1.0"
Elevation 1,387.0'

 

 

Education

Brownwood is proud of its award-winning schools and the rich diversity of higher education.  There are seven ISDs, a technical college, a community college and a university in Brown County.
 

Brownwood Independent School District

2707 Southside Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801
325.643.5644
Facebook Link

Brownwood ISD is comprised of 8 campuses (Pre-K through 12th), and offers “a world-class education with a hometown feel.”  Some benefits that set Brownwood ISD apart from other school districts are an elementary chess program, career technology, dual credit programs with local colleges, and the use of cutting-edge technology.  All high school and middle school students, as well as teachers at Brownwood ISD are issued laptops, while iPads are available as classroom teaching tools in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  In 2013 and 2014, BISD was awarded as a  “Top 3 Small District in Texas” by the coveted H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards.  With a variety of extracurricular programs that include cross-country, volleyball, football, tennis, and golf, etc. as well as UIL programs that include robotics, theatre, and music, every student has an opportunity to get involved in something they enjoy while receiving a quality education that prepares them for a successful future.
 

Dual Credit

All three higher education institutions work closely with Brownwood ISD to provide dual credit course offerings to high school students.  A Lone Star Scholar designation is awarded to Brown County students who have achieved 30 or more college credit hours upon high school graduation. 

 

Private Schools


Victory Life Academy

901 C C Woodson Road
Brownwood, Texas 76802-8201
(325) 641-2223
 

Paradigm Accelerated Charter School

209 Garmon Dr
Early, TX 76803
(254) 445-4844

 

Cross Classical Academy

P.O. Box 1422
Brownwood, TX 76804
Mmoore@crossclassicalacademy.com

 

Higher Education


Howard Payne University

1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
325-649-8020
Average Enrollment - 1,200

A Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1889, Howard Payne University prides itself on fostering a close community where personal connection is valued. Through teaching, learning and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.

At HPU, students choose from more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in seven schools—business, Christian studies, education, humanities, music and fine arts, nursing and science and mathematics. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities.

HPU is consistently named by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional College of the West” and a “Best Value School” for regional colleges of the West.

HPU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

 

Texas State Technical College - West Texas Branch

305 Booker Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
325-643-5987
Student Population - 377

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a public, co-educational institution of higher education offering courses of study in technical education leading to the award of Certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees. TSTC also provides technical education and training to business and industry, continuing education to the public, and training programs for community and state economic development.

Texas State Technical Colleges are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Ranger College

300 Early Blvd. # 105
Early, TX 76802
325-641-5726
Average Brown County Enrollment – 470

Ranger College, headquartered in Ranger Texas, is one of the oldest public two-year colleges in Texas.  Ranger College located a campus in Heartland Mall in 2009.  The LVN and ADN nursing programs are the college’s flagship programs and continue to grow each year.  In addition, a full range of courses are offered at the Brown County campus, including a popular cosmetology program.  Ranger College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associates degrees.

 

Healthcare

Brownwood Regional Medical Center

1501 Burnet Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801
325.646.8541

BRMC is a 188 bed, acute care facility that has provided competent and compassionate care to the Central Texas area since 1969. Our commitment to progress in diagnosis and treatment is combined with a dedicated medical care team. This commitment continues to be the key to our success. BRMC services include inpatient care, outpatient services, emergency care department (Level 4 Trauma), women's center/obstetric unit, skilled nursing unit, sleep lab center, Heart Center, Interventional Cardiology Services /cardiac rehab, Walker Cancer Center radiation/medical oncology, outpatient and inpatient surgical services, gastroenterology lab, and a hospitalist program. The imaging and diagnostic services are provided in-house and in a freestanding outpatient center. We have a freestanding Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, the BRMC Fitness Zone & BRMC Therapy Zone. Other care services offered include:   Four One Source Family Care Centers located in Early (includes Occupational Medicine), Rising Star, San Saba & Santa Anna.   For more information about BRMC and its services visit BRMC-CARES.com.

 

 

BMRC Facts

  • Employs over 500 people
  • $41.8 million in Salary/Wage/Benefit
  • 150,873 inpatient and outpatient registrations in 2015
    • 3,545 inpatients
    • 23,307 ER visits
    • 147,328 outpatient visits
    • 77,508 clinic visits
    • 651 births
    • 5,824 surgeries
  • Our primary and secondary service area covers Brown, Comanche, Mills, San Saba, McCulloch, Coleman, Callahan, and Eastland Counties
  • Over 50 active Medical Staff Members

 

Key Services

  • Ambulatory/Outpatient Services
  • Heart Center, Interventional Cardiology Services, Emergency Medicine, Level IV Trauma
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Walker Cancer Center, Radiation/Hematology, Medical Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology/Imaging Services
  • Outpatient Imaging and Breast Center
  • Sleep Center
  • Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
  • Skilled Nursing Facility/ Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Services
  • Outpatient and In-patient Surgical Services
  • Women's and Children's Services
  • 4 off-site One Source Health Centers - Early (offers Occupational Medicine), Rising Star, San Saba & Santa Anna

 

General Information

  • 188 Licensed Beds
  • Primary Service Area Population - 25,636
  • Secondary Service Area Population- 36,932
  • Total Service Area Population – 62,568
  • Sole Community Provider

Click here for a list of Health and Medical Centers in the Brownwood area.

 

Major Employers

3M

Kohler

Superior Essex

  • Retro reflective Capital of the World
  • 28,000 miles of reflective sheeting per year
  • 65-70% of product shipped overseas    
  • All 50 states license plates under contract
  • 910,000 sq. ft. plant on 160 acres
  • Largest of 3 Kohler potteries in the U.S.
  • Main Plant was built in 1976
  • Main Plant is 1.1 million sq. ft. on 186 acres        
  • Tank Plant is 90,000 sq. ft. on 40 acres
  • 42 million pounds of copper tonnage is used annually
  • Brownwood plant employs 534 employees
  • Total square footage for the local Plant is 415,000
  • Brownwood Plant was built in 1964

 

Company Employees                         Industry
Kohler 1175 Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures
3M Company 620 Reflective Sheeting
Superior Essex Corp. 534 Wire-drawing & Insulation
BRMC 519 Healthcare
Brownwood ISD 515 Education
Texas Youth Commission 400 Education/Rehabilitation
Walmart Super Center 398 Retail
City of Brownwood 339 City Services
Howard Payne University 312 Education
Center for Life Resources 200 Behavioral Health Care
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice 192 In-Prison Therapeutic Community
Texas Dept. of Transportation 181 Highway Maintenance
 Brown County 166 County Government
United Supermarkets 153 Grocery
Nelson Wholesale 110 Agricultural Products Distributor
Danhil Containers 100 Cardboard Containers
Texas Bank 91 Financial
Diamond P Enterprises 80 Warehousing
Barr Fabrication 70 Metal Fabricator
Bruner Auto Group 65 Auto Sales and Services
Kroger 63 Grocery
Performance Pipe 63 Plastic Pipe
* Source: BEDC Survey of Major Local Employers June 2016

 

Quality of Life

A positive quality of life is important to not only help business flourish, but to have a strong, healthy, and well educated workforce.

Escape the high costs of living and experience how life and work intersect in Brownwood.


Insurance provider Obrella ranks Brownwood as the 6th best commuter city in the state of Texas.


Annual Events

Brownwood hosts a variety of special events throughout the year for local residents and visitors to enjoy.

Feels Like Home Celebrations is a network of events held throughout the community all year long by various companies and organizations. 

The concept offers the community and visitors a slate of yearly events that will help increase the quality of life in the community and be a draw for those visiting from out of town.  These events are marketed though this website and various social media pages to help promote this network of events.   

An ongoing schedule of events will be posted online at CelebrateBrownwood.com which will be updated continually as new events are submitted and developed.

Organizations in Brown County are also encouraged to submit events to be publicized online through the Feels Like Home Celebrations campaign.  Email tourism@brownwoodchamber.org to submit events to be considered for this website. - See more at: http://www.celebratebrownwood.com/

CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming events provided by the Chamber of Commerce

 


Arts and Museums

Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum

Brown County Museum of History

Lyric Theatre

Brownwood Public Library Genealogy & Local History Branch

 


Recreation and Parks

Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center

Lake Brownwood State Park

Bert V. Massey II Sports Complex

Gordon Wood Stadium

City parks and playgrounds

Brownwood Country Club

Hideout Golf Club

Movie Theater

 


Shopping & Dining

Brownwood offers an array of shopping and dining opportunities, from well known chains to charming, locally owned businesses. 

Visit the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce website HERE to find a local business.

 

 

Utilities

Communications


Frontier Communications
To check for availability of service, please click here
1.855.345.7066

HughesNet
Satellite Internet service provider
1.855.547.2752

Harris Broadband
Broadband Telephone, Internet, and TV
Up to 10 meg / 10 meg uplink Internet service available.
325.646.9493

There are 17 business internet service providers in Brownwood. Visit www.findbroadband.com, enter your address to see which have coverage at your specific location.

 
 

Telephone Service


Telephone Service
Digital Available Yes
Analog Available  Yes
Electromechanical No
Make and Model GTD-5 Electronic Exchange
Software Level System Version Release 1633
Fiber Optics Yes
Switched 56 Kbps Yes
High Capacity Digital (T-1) Yes
Digital Service Area Yes
911 Available Yes

 

 

Electric Transmission- Distribution


ONCOR Electric Delivery
912 Sharp Street
Brownwood, TX 76801-3042
325.649.5925

ONCOR Services
Reliability 99.9513768605
Transmission Voltage 69 KV, 138 KV, 345 KV
Service Voltage 120/208, 120/240, 240/480, 277/480

 

Retail Electric Sales


TXU Energy
Business Department - Ask Rate Specialist
(877) 290-3723

 

Green Mountain Energy
325.642.2900

 

General Power & Light
1015 N. Fisk Ave
Brownwood, TX 76801
325.643.1022

Save on Energy.com
Find the best rates from the most popular providers, all in one convenient place.
1.800.279.5230
 

Natural Gas


Atmos Energy Corporation
4304 Danhil Dr.
Brownwood, TX 76801

(Energy Customer Call Center)

888.286. 6700
 

BTU Content Per Cubic Foot                1,100
Water, Sewer and Sanitation

 

Water

City of Brownwood
501 Center Ave.
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-5775


Water Supply Details
Water Supplier City of Brownwood
Source Lake Brownwood
Max. Daily System Capacity 16,500,000 gallons
Max. Daily Use to Date 9,800,000 gallons
Pressure on Mains 50-100 psi
Storage Capacity 6,500,000 gallons
Size of Mains 6-30"
System Looped Yes


Sewer System


Sewer System
Treatment Plan Type Activated Sludge
Maximum Capacity 4.54 MGD
Annual Daily Average 2.4 MGD

 

Proposed RO Water Reuse Plant

In the fall of 2011, the City of Brownwood needed to look  for another water source due to the extreme drought.  After extensive evaluation of options that were quick, sustainable and financially viable, the option to design a water reuse facility to supplement our drinking water supply was approved by city council.  An engineer was selected and a design was submitted and approved by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on December 21, 2012.  An application for financing with the Texas Water Development Board was submitted and approved September 20, 2012.  The project will produce 1.5 million gallons per day and supplement about 1/3 of our water supply. The Supplementary Water Treatment Facility will take about 14 months to construct, test and put online.

Read a little more about the project here.

Learn more about City of Brownwood utilities here.

See Lake Brownwood Water Levels here.

 

Transportation


Highways


Brownwood is served by U.S. highways - US 67, US 84, US 183, and US 377.

Brownwood is less than 50 miles from I-20 and approximately 100 miles from I-10 & 1-35.

For more maps, visit our Location page.

 

Trucking / Shipping


YELLOW FREIGHT SYSTEMS INC.
325-643-5662

Central Freight Brownwood
1101 Cherry
Abilene, TX 79602-3906
Toll Free: (800) 299-0606
Phone: (915) 646-9383

UPS Brownwood Terminal
1506 Custer Rd.
Brownwood,TX, 76801
800-742-5877

FedEx Brownwood Terminal
901 N Fisk Ave
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 643-1037
 

Railroad



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Brownwood is serviced by the BNSF Railroad and the Fort Worth & Western (FWWR).

BNSF Railroad

Visit their website for information on becoming a customer.


Fort Worth & Western (FWWR)

FWWR operates over 276 miles (444 km) of rail lines, primarily a main line from Carrolton, Texas, to San Angelo Junction, Texas over both leased and owned lines and trackage rights, as well as various short lines in and around the Fort Worth area.

Visit their website for more information.

 

Airport


Brownwood Regional Airport
6240 Airport Road
Brownwood, TX 76801
325.643.1482
http://www.brownwoodtexas.gov/163/Airport
airnav.com/airport/KBWD

Brownwood Regional Airport is located on U.S. 183, five miles north of Brownwood. It lies at an elevation of 1,387 feet and covers 1,400 acres. The main runway is 5,600 feet long by 100 feet wide, with VOR/DME/LOC approaches.

The airport has two large commercial hangers, three "T" hangars, a patio-type hangar, a FedEX facility and terminal. The terminal offers airport office services with pilots’ lounge, restroom, snack area, and conference room.

The airport is open weekdays from 7:00 am -8:00 pm and weekends from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.  After hours, Jet A service available upon request and 100LL is available 24 hours/self-served.

There are 1,150 acres of development space available surrounding the air operation area.

Airport History

The U.S. Government deeded the airport to the City of Brownwood after World War II. During the war, the U.S. Air Force used the airport for training and troop and materials transport.  There is a static display of an F-4 Phantom and an F-111 jet on the airport grounds.

The airport continues to serve the U.S. military. The 21st Calvary Brigade of the III Corp, U.S. Army, utilizes the airport as part of their flight training area for the Apache and Blackhawk helicopters.

Commercial Airports  Miles
Abilene Regional Airport 75
Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport 105
Mathis Field, San Angelo 114

 

Taxes

Brown County Appraisal District
403 Fisk Ave
Brownwood, Texas 76801
325.643.5676
www.brown-cad.org
 

Property Tax


Taxing Entity Tax Rate
Brownwood ISD 1.304
City of Brownwood 0.7463
Brown County - General 0.4943
Brown County - Road & Flood 0.0801

Industrial District Agreements with the City of Brownwood for industrial companies outside of the city limits.  See Incentives for more information.

 

Sales Tax


Tax Percentage
Municipal Sales Tax 1.000 %
State Sales Tax Rate 6.250 %
Economic Development Tax 0.500 %
Other Sales Tax 0.250%
TOTAL 8.000%

 

Local Links

For a expanded listing, see the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce list of Family, Community and Non-Profit Organizations – click here.

 

Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

Brownwood Industrial Foundation, Inc.

Downtown Brownwood, Inc.
600 E Depot
Brownwood, TX 76801
325.646.9535
www.brownwoodchamber.org

 

City of Brownwood

501 Center Ave.
Brownwood, TX 76801
325.646.5775
www.brownwoodtexas.gov

 

 

Location & Distances

Brownwood is centrally located in the State of Texas providing easy access to all markets across the State, as well as East and West coasts, the industrial Midwest and Northeast and Mexico.

Brownwood is located approximately 135 miles Northwest of Austin, 120 miles southwest of Fort Worth, 75 miles southeast of Abilene and 95 miles east of San Angelo.

Brownwood is the hub of an eight county trade area: Brown, Callahan, Eastland, Coleman, Comanche, Mills, McCulloch, and San Saba.

Below are the distances from Brownwood to other major cities in Texas.

Texas Miles
Abilene 75
Amarillo 352
Austin 135
Corpus Christi 337
Dallas 155
Ft. Worth 120
Del Rio 234
El Paso 492
Houston 289
Laredo 343
Midland-Odessa 199
San Antonio 188
Wichita Falls 171