Bryson, Lyman, 1888-1959, American educator, b. Valentine, Nebr., grad. Univ. of Michigan (B.A., 1910; M.A., 1915). He taught there from 1913 to 1917. From 1918 to 1924 he was active in Red Cross work. He was appointed professor at Teachers College, Columbia, in 1935, and during World War II he worked in the Office of War Information. Consultant on public affairs for the Columbia Broadcasting System, he was instrumental in popularizing such forms of adult education as the public forum. Among his books are Adult Education (1936), Which Way America? (1939), The New Prometheus (1941), Science and Freedom (1946), and The Next America (1952).
Bryson is a city in Jack County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 528.


Bryson is located at (33.160523, -98.387805).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (6.77%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 528 people, 222 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.0 people per square mile (164.4/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 210.6/sq mi (81.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 0.76% African American, 2.27% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 222 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,071, and the median income for a family was $30,588. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $20,114 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,264. About 12.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 26.5% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Bryson is served by the Bryson Independent School District.


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