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College Station

College Station, Texas

  •   State: 
    Brazos County
    College Station
      County FIPS: 
    30°36′05″N 96°18′52″W
      Area total: 
    51.30 sq mi
      Area land: 
    51.16 sq mi (132.50 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.14 sq mi (0.37 km²)
    289 ft (88 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    College Station-Bryan, TX
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    College Station, Brazos County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,304.79 residents per square mile of area (889.88/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University. The city owes its name and existence to the university's location along a railroad. As of the 2020 census, College Station had a population of 120,511. College Station and Bryan make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 13th-largest metropolitan area in Texas with 273,101 people as of 2019. The local climate is subtropical and winters are mild with periods of low temperatures usually lasting less than two months. Summer temperatures are hot and humid with occasional showers being the only real variation in weather. In the 1990s, the city drew national attention when the George Bush Presidential Library opened in 1997. In 1999, 12 people were killed and 27 injured when the Aggie Bonfire collapsed while being constructed. It is located at 30°365N 96°1852W (30.601433, 96.314464). It is bordered by the city of Bryan to the northwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the City has an area of 49.6 sq mi (128.5 km²), of which 49.4sq mi (128.0 km²) is land and 0.19 sq ft (0.5km²), or 0.35% of the city is covered by water. The City is 83 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Houston and 87 miles (140 km) east-northeast of Austin. It was the first public institution of higher education in the state of Texas to open in 1876.


College Station is the primary city name, but also Bryan, College Sta are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is College Station, Texas. College Station's origins date from 1860, when the Houston and Texas Central Railway began to build through the region. Eleven years later, the site was chosen as the location for the proposed Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a land-grant school. In 1876, as the nation celebrated its centennial, the school opened its doors as the first public institution of higher education in the state of Texas. In 1930, the community to the north of College Station, known as North Oakwood, was incorporated as part of Bryan. The Bryan-College Station metropolitan area's population crossed 270,000 people in 2018. In the 1990s, College Station and Texas A&M University drew national attention when the George Bush Presidential Library opened in 1997. In 1999, 12 people were killed and 27 injured when the Aggie Bonfire collapsed while being constructed. The city's nonstudent population reached 7,898 in 1950, 11,396 in 1960, 17,676 in 1970, 30,449 in 1980, 52,456 in 1990, and 67,890 in 2000. In 2010, the city's population reached 2,184, and by 2010, it had reached 3,000, with a population of 4,000 in 2011. The population of the city is expected to reach 5,000 by the end of the year, and reach 6,500 by 2016. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, along with Austin, Texas, and San Antonio.


College Station is south of the center of Brazos County at 30°365N 96°1852W (30.601433, 96.314464). It is bordered by the city of Bryan to the northwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 49.6 sq mi (128.5 km²) of which 49.4 sq mi is land and 0.19 sq mi, or 0.35%, is covered by water. The city has a population of 2,816. It is located at 30.6°N 96.18°W, and is located in the eastern part of the Brazos River drainage basin. It has a latitude of 30.5°N and a longitude of 96°W. It was founded in the early 1800s and was named after the town of College Station, Texas, which was then in present-day Texas. The town has a post office with the ZIP code of 30.543. It also has a library and a community center with the name College Station Public Library. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 2,084. It had a growth spurt from the early 1900s to the early 1950s, when the population was 2,788. It now has a total population of 3,817. It lies in the central part of Brazo County, which is in the southeastern part of Texas and is the state's largest county.


The local climate is subtropical and winters are mild with periods of low temperatures usually lasting less than two months.Snow and ice are rare; most recently, College Station received 4.5 inches (11 cm) of snowfall on January 10, 2021.Summers are hot and humid with occasional showers being the only real variation in weather. Average annual rainfall: 39 in (1000 mm) Average elevation: 367 ft (112 m) above sea level.Average Temperature: 69.0 °F (20.6 °C) Average Annual Rainfall: 39.5 in (1,000 mm)Average Annual Temperature: 70.0°F (21.6°C)Average annual rainfall : 39 in, or 1,000mm. Average Annual Temperatures: 69 °F, or 21.7 °C. Average yearly rainfall: 38 in (900 mm), or 1.2 inches, or 2.4 inches, of rain. average annual temperature: 70 °F. (21 °C), or 3.0 inches (8.5cm) of rain, or 0.7 inches (1.2 cm) per year. average yearly temperature: 68.0 °C (22.7 °F), or 4.4 in (9.8 mm) of rainfall, or 6.4 in (13.2 mm), per year, or 3 in per year, in College Station. average annual rainfall : 39 in, or 1,100 mm (1 inch), or 3.7 in (7.7mm) per year, in College Station.Average annual temperatures : 69  °C, or 20.6 °D, or 7.7°C, in the rest of the state.


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 120,511 people, 41,682 households, and 20,487 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city as of 2019 was 77.45% White, 7.74% African American, 0.30% Native American, 10.25% Asian,0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.32% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnicity/nationality were 15.6% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $21,180, and for a family was $53,147. The per capita income for the city was $15,170. About 15.4% of families and 7.7% of those age 65 or over were below the poverty line. The city has a population of 67,890 people, and as of the census of 2000, 67,000 people, including 10,370 families resided in the City. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98. The population was distributed as 14.4%. under the age of 18, 51.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3%. from 25 to 44, 9.4. from 45 to 64, and 3.6%. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over,there were 104.0 males.


The city of College Station has a council-manager form of government. Voters elect the members of a city council, who pass laws and make policy. The council hires a professional city manager who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the city. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Bryan District Parole Office in College Station. The United States Postal Service operates the College Station and Northgate College Station post offices.


Northgate is a mixed-use district north of Texas A&M University that features a combination of businesses, restaurants, apartments, churches, and entertainment. A large portion of the stores, bars, and restaurants in Northgate are frequented, patronized, and staffed by students. The district is bisected to the north by Church Street, made famous by the Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett duet "The Front Porch Song" Wolf Pen Creek District is a large commercial development adjacent to Post Oak Mall and between two of the city's main commercial thoroughfares: Earl Rudder Freeway and Texas Avenue. The Wellborn District became a community in 1867 as a construction camp on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. On April 14, 2011, the City Council of College Station voted 52 to annex Wellborn, thus making the community the Wellborn district. The name Wellborn is often mispronounced as 'well-born' but is pronounced by locals as 'Well-burn'. The area consists of a greenway with trails, a $1.5 million amphitheater and entertainment area, a small lake, the Spirit Ice Arena, and is the home of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley. The town's name has been attributed to a well at the construction camp, a foreman named E.W. wellborn, or a landowner named W.w. Willburn. In 1867, a post office opened in the community under the name Well born Station. In 1870, the name was shortened to Wellborn.

Business parks

A 200-acre (81 ha) business center 5 miles (8 km) from the university. A 324-acre research park was established to provide businesses direct partnering opportunities with Texas A&M University. A greenbelt surrounds most of the campus and provides a buffer between the new development and adjacent land uses which include the Pebble Creek Country Club and Woodland Hills Subdivision. A mixed-use development of roughly 192 acres (78 ha) with frontage on University Drive (FM 60) and Harvey Road (Highway 30) has been planned for the area. The University of Texas at College Station is located in the heart of the Texas City area of the state. The university's main campus is located on the Brazos River, which runs through the center of the city. The campus is also home to the College Station Medical Center, which was established in the 1970s to provide medical care for the city's poor and elderly. The College Station Police Department is based in the Medical Center. The Texas City Fire Department is located at the base of the Medical College of Texas, which has been built in the 1980s to combat the threat of fire in the city and its surrounding areas. The Houston Police Department has been in charge of protecting the city since the 1990s. The city's fire department has been on the scene since the early 1990s to protect the city from fire and other natural disasters. The City of Houston has also been involved in the development of the Houston Ship Channel, which carries the name "Texas Ship Channel".


The Brazos Transit District (formerly Brazos Valley Transit Authority) provides public bus transportation in the Bryan/College Station area. Groundshuttle provides daily shuttles to and from Houston airports (Hobby and Bush) The Union Pacific Railroad line runs over former tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which operated the Sunbeam passenger train to 1957. Amtrak ran o section of the Texas Eagle over that route from 1988 to 1995. Texas Central Railway is projected to operate a Dallas-Houston high-speed train making a stop in the Brazo Valley, 25 miles to the east, estimated in 2026. Texas A&M owns Easterwood Airport, which is located three miles (5 km) southwest of College Station and has flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It also owns Kyle Field, where the Aggie football team plays its home games. It is also home to the University of Texas at San Antonio's football team, which plays at Kyle Field on Saturday nights. It has a post office, postmaster, and postmaster's office, which are located in Bryan and College Station. The Brazos County Jail is located in the town of Bryan, which has a population of about 2,000. It was founded in 1881 and is the oldest county jail in the United States. The city's post office is located on the Brazos River, which runs through the town. The town's postmaster is also the postmaster of the town's high school, which opened in 1883.


As of May 2008, the local unemployment hovered around 3 to 4%, among the lowest in Texas. Post Oak Mall was the city's first mall and is currently the largest mall in the Brazos Valley. The 82-acre (330,000 m2) mall is home to 125 stores; its opening on February 17, 1982, helped create the impetus for growing economic and commercial developments for College Station. Freebirds World Burrito had its corporate headquarters in College Station until its 2007 acquisition by Tavistock Group. Texas A&M University System is the largest employer in the city, followed by St. Joseph Regional Health Center and Sanderson Farms. The City of Bryan government is the second-largest taxpayer in the town. Over 75% of retail sales in the Brazos Valley come from sales at the mall's stores, though the anchor stores are free-standing units that are privately owned and taxed separate from the mall proper. The city's largest employer is the College Station Independent School District (CSISD), followed by Reynolds and Reynolds/Rentsys computer hardware/software and the City of Bryan government. The local unemployment rate is largely attributed to the significant role the university plays in the local economy. However, underemployment is an ongoing issue, as the city has a large number of unemployed people in the workforce. The school district has a population of 16,248, making it one of the largest in the state, along with Bryan and Bryan Falls.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in College Station, Brazos County, Texas = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 100. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in College Station = 5.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 120,511 individuals with a median age of 23.4 age the population grows by 19.73% in College Station, Brazos County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,304.79 residents per square mile of area (889.88/km²). There are average 2.35 people per household in the 30,102 households with an average household income of $29,387 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.68% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.44%. The number of physicians in College Station per 100,000 population = 214.8.


The annual rainfall in College Station = 39.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 86. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 95 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 39.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 22, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in College Station, Brazos County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 32.35%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $102,560 and home appreciation of -1.25%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.34 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,268 per student. There are 15.5 students for each teacher in the school, 1008 students for each Librarian and 699 students for each Counselor. 5.26% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 29.83% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 27.79% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • College Station's population in Brazos County, Texas of 1,072 residents in 1900 has increased 112,42-fold to 120,511 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.43% female residents and 51.57% male residents live in College Station, Brazos County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in College Station, Brazos County, Texas are married and the remaining 59.94% are single population.

  • 16.8 minutes is the average time that residents in College Station require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.59% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.06% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.78% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in College Station, Brazos County, Texas, 32.35% are owner-occupied homes, another 60.12% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.53% are vacant.

  • The 48.74% of the population in College Station, Brazos County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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