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Overview

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

  • Blue Bell Creamery
  • Brenham Heritage Museum
  • City of Brenham Parks & Recreation Department
  • Washington on the Brazos
  • Horseshoe Junction
  • Lake Somerville
  • Blue Bell Aquatic Center

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

  • Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston)
  • Hobby Airport (Houston)
  • Easterwood Airport (College Station)
  • Brenham Municipal Airport

Brenham Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population16,535
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+6,920
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married37.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,985
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,485
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,949

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,695
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$137,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.2%
German20.6%
English6.7%
Irish4.7%
African3.4%
Czech2.7%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.7%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Nigerian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Brenham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes77833
P.O. Box Zip Codes77834
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.15
Approximate Longitude-96.39

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)

StationBRENHAM
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp59 to 83 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationSOMERVILLE DAM
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationSEALY
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp59 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellville4,184$64,750
Burton520$85,547
Carmine156$67,500
Hempstead6,727$24,729
Industry231$51,167
Somerville1,456$48,438

Brenham Public Libraries

Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
100 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PKWY
Brenham, Texas
(979) 337-7201

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Brenham Hospitals

Scott & White Hospital - Brenham
(Non-profit)
700 Medical Parkway

Brenham Public Schools

Alton El
1210 S Market St
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3870
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Brenham El
1000 Blue Bell Dr
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Brenham H S
525 A H Ehrig Dr
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1414
Brenham J H
1200 Carlee Dr
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3830
Middle
Total Enrollment 755
Brenham Middle
1600 S Blue Bell Rd
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3845
Middle
Total Enrollment 677
Krause El
2201 E Stone
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3860
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Pride Academy
1301 S Market
ZIP: 77833
(979) 277-3700
High
Total Enrollment 19

Brenham Private Schools

Brenham Christian Academy
2111 S Blue Bell Rd
ZIP: 77833
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 109
First Baptist Church School
302 Pahl St
ZIP: 77833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
Grace Lutheran School
1212 W Jefferson St
ZIP: 77833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
St Pauls Christian Day School
305 W Third St
ZIP: 77833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
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