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Overview

Introduction to Brenham, Texas

Brenham, Texas, in Washington county, is 32 miles S of College Station, Texas and 68 miles NW of Houston, Texas.

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.

People

Total Population 16,257
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,767
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 37.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,835
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $813
Median House Value $137,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 4.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station BRENHAM
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
Station SOMERVILLE DAM
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 4,171 $87,601
Burton 393 $85,550
Carmine 211 $65,417
Hempstead 6,432 $35,288
Industry 231 $51,364

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brenham Public Libraries

Library
Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
100 W ACADEMY ST
Brenham, Texas
(979) 277-1271

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Brenham Hospitals

TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
700 MEDICAL PARKWAY
(979) 836-6173
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brenham High Schools

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BRENHAM HIGH SCHOOL
711 MANSFIELD
979-277-6570
Serves 1,570 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

FIVE OAKS
P O BOX 1147
979-277-6500
A Special Education School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

BRENHAM ALTERNATIVE
1301 S MARKET ST
979-277-6536
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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