Introduction to Brenham, Texas

Brenham, Texas, in Washington county, is 32 miles S of College Station, Texas and 68 miles NW of Houston, Texas. The city's population is approximately 13,507.

Brenham History

The city of Brenham was founded in 1844. It was named after Richard Fox Brenham, a doctor and member of the Texan Santa Fe expedition. The city was incorporated in 1858.

Brenham and nearby Attractions

  • Brenham Heritage Museum
  • Washington County Parks Department
  • Brenham Aquatic Recreation
  • Artesian Park RV Campground
  • Laser Gallery
  • Parker Kenneth

Things To Do In Brenham

The city of Brenham offers easy access to several historic sites. You can visit the various museums to learn more about the history of the region. In addition, there are many parks in the city. The recreation department of the city organizes a wide variety of events and programs for people of all ages throughout the year.

Brenham Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental Airport offers regular services.

Brenham Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Blinn College. Prairie View A & M University and Texas A & M University are also nearby.


Total Population 16,029
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,709
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 38.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $29,141
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,317
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,667


Median Family Income $55,817
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $833
Median House Value $124,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 6.8%

Brenham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of College Station, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NW of Houston, Texas
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 77833
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77834
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.166
Longitude -96.397

Brenham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 59 to 83 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station SEALY
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 59 to 83 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brenham, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gay Hill (77833)

Independence (77833)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellville 4,142 $61,786
Burton 473 $85,043
Carmine 181 $63,750
Hempstead 6,197 $38,583
Industry 254 $49,531

Brenham Public Libraries

Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
Brenham, Texas
(979) 277-1271

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Brenham Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(979) 836-6173
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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