According to bestitude.com, Westbrook, Texas is a small town located in central Texas, about 50 miles northwest of Austin. It has a population of around 2,000 people and covers an area of around 4.7 square miles. The landscape is mostly flat with rolling hills in the south and west. The climate is hot and humid in summer with mild winters.
Westbrook was founded in 1881 by two families from Williamson County. It was originally called “West Brook” after the nearby creek that provided water for the settlers. The town was officially incorporated in 1883 with a population of just over 200 people.
Politically, Westbrook leans to the right and most residents are registered Republicans. In recent years, there has been an increase in civic involvement as citizens have become more engaged with local politics and issues such as education and economic development.
The economy of Westbrook is largely based on agriculture and small businesses such as restaurants, convenience stores, automotive repair shops, and other services catering to visitors and locals alike. There are also several manufacturing companies located nearby that employ many Westbrook residents.
Westbrook offers a number of educational opportunities for its residents ranging from elementary schools to higher education institutions like Temple College which is located just 15 miles away from town center. In addition to public schools, there are also several private schools available for those seeking religious or specialized educational experiences for their children.
Finally, some of Westbrook’s most recognizable landmarks include its historic downtown area which features unique architecture from its early days as well as several local parks including the iconic Tumbleweed Park which offers playgrounds and picnic areas for families to enjoy year-round activities outdoors.. Visitors can also find a variety of restaurants throughout town offering everything from classic Texas BBQ to more modern culinary creations that combine flavors from around the world!
Population: 203. Estimated population in July 2020: 196 (-3.4% change)
Males: 96 (47.3%), Females: 107 (52.7%)
Zip code: 79565
Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $27,143
Median house value: $26,300
Races in Westbrook:
- White Non-Hispanic (72.9%)
- Hispanic (25.6%)
- Other race (8.9%)
- American Indian (1.0%)
- Two or more races (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: English (11.3%), United States (8.9%), German (6.4%), Irish (3.9%), Italian (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).
Land area: 0.4 square miles
Westbrook, Texas is a small rural town located in the Panhandle region of Texas. According to the 2010 census, Westbrook had a population of 891 people. The majority of the population is Caucasian and the median age is 47.4 years, with about 26.7% of the population under 18 and 13% over 65 years old. The median household income for Westbrook is $41,964 and 25% of households are living below the poverty line.
The educational attainment level in Westbrook is lower than the national average, with only 10% of people having obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher. In terms of employment, most residents are employed in farming and ranching, followed by retail trade and manufacturing. Additionally, many work in oil field related jobs due to its close proximity to oil fields in nearby towns such as Odessa and Midland. Another major industry in Westbrook is agriculture; farming cotton as well as other crops such as corn and wheat are common occupations among residents here. Lastly, there are several small businesses that have been established in town over time including convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, and small grocery stores which provide employment opportunities for local residents.
For population 25 years and over in Westbrook
- High school or higher: 63.5%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.8%
- Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
- Unemployed: 5.0%
- Mean travel time to work: 32.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Westbrook city
- Never married: 20.8%
- Now married: 56.6%
- Separated: 5.2%
- Widowed: 6.9%
- Divorced: 10.4%
4.4% Foreign born (2.5% North America, 2.0% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-14.3%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Westbrook:
- MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX)
- BIG SPRING STATE HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; BIG SPRING, TX)
- D M COGDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; SNYDER, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westbrook:
- SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 79 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Abbreviation: SJT)
- DYESS AFB (about 81 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
- MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 88 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westbrook:
- COLORADO CITY (about 11 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX; Abbreviation: T88)
- WINSTON FIELD (about 23 miles; SNYDER, TX; Abbreviation: SNK)
- BIG SPRING MC MAHON-WRINKLE (about 37 miles; BIG SPRING, TX; Abbreviation: BPG)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westbrook:
- ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
- MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 78 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
- HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
- ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 91 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
- TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
- ODESSA COLLEGE (about 106 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
- SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 130 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
Public primary/middle school in Westbrook:
- WESTBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 102 BERTNER; Grades: PK – 12)