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Overview

Introduction to Bryan, Texas

Bryan, Texas, in Brazos county, is 86 miles E of Austin, Texas. The city is part of the Bryan- College Station metropolitan statistical area.

Bryan History

The surrounding area of Bryan was a part of a Spanish land grant to Moses Austin. Moses Austin's son, Stephen F. Austin, initiated settlement in the region by bringing settlers to this area. The present day city of Bryan was originally founded in the year 1821. It expanded quickly when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad arrived in 1860. The city of Bryan was incorporated in 1871.

Bryan and nearby Attractions

  • Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
  • Travis Park
  • Haswell Memorial Park
  • Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
  • Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History
  • Bronco Stadium

Things To Do In Bryan

There are many parks in the city where visitors can participate in a variety of physical activities. The Ridgecrest Shopping Center and the Townshire Shopping Center are popular local shopping spots.

Bryan Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Bryan Higher Education

The colleges that offer higher education to residents of the city are Texas A & M University and Blinn College.

People

Total Population 79,411
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 36,936
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.2%
Median Earnings25+ $27,459
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,224
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,688

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,131
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $813
Median House Value $119,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 7.4%

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

Bryan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 86 miles E of Austin, Texas
County Brazos
Metro Area Bryan - College Station
Standard Zip Codes 77801, 77802, 77803, 77807, 77808
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77805, 77806
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.674
Longitude -96.369

Bryan 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 COLLEGE STATION ETRWD AP
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Station SOMERVILLE DAM
Distance 25.5 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 MADISONVILLE
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 82 F
Annual Precip 44 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Benchley (77801)

Edge (77801)

Law (77801)

Reliance (77801)

Steep Hollow (77801)

Tabor (77801)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 4,214 $57,955
College Station 101,141 $68,584
Hearne 4,439 $47,500

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

Bryan Public Libraries

Library
Bryan/college Station Public Library System
201 E 26TH ST
Bryan, Texas
(979) 209-5600
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Bryan Hospitals

PHYSICIANS CENTRE,THE
(Proprietary)
3131 UNIVERSITY DRIVE EAST
(979) 731-3100
Emergency Service: No

ST JOSEPH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2801 FRANCISCAN DR
(979) 776-3912
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bryan High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BRYAN H S
3450 CAMPUS DR
979-209-2400
Serves 3,469 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

ACE CAMPUS
1307 MEMORIAL DR
979-209-2860
A Non-traditional School
Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

GRAD
1901 E VILLA MARIA
979-209-2780
A Non-traditional School
Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
1901 E VILLA MARIA
979-209-2760
A Non-traditional School
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

BRAZOS CO JUVENILE DETENTION CENTE
1901 E VILLA MARIA
979-209-2760
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31

BRAZOS COUNTY JJAEP
101 N TEXAS AVE
979-209-1084
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

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