Brady is a city in McCulloch County, Texas, United States. Brady refers to itself as "The Heart of Texas", as it is the closest city to the geographical center of the state. The population was 5,523 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McCulloch County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Brady 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.
As of the census 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 per square mile (109.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.6% [(US Census 2010)], 2.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, .1% from other races, and .6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.7% of the population.