Bryson is a city in Jack County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 539.
Bryson is located in western Jack County at 33°9′38″N 98°23′16″W / 33.16056°N 98.38778°W / 33.16056; -98.38778 (33.160523, -98.387805). It is situated 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Jacksboro, the county seat, along U.S. Highway 380. US 380 continues southwest 13 miles (21 km) to Graham, the county seat of Young County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Bryson has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km), or 7.64%, are water. The water area encompasses Lake Bryson, a reservoir 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of the city. Bryson is in the Rock Creek watershed, flowing south to the Brazos River.
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 per square mile (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.