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Overview

Introduction to College Station, Texas

College Station is a city in central Texas, located in Brazos County 95 miles northwest of Houston and 105 miles northeast of Austin. It is served by five principal highways: Texas State Highways 6, 30, 40, 47, and 308. Neighboring cities include Bryan, Wixon Valley, Snook, Navasota, Somerville, Anderson, Caldwell, and Hearne.

The history of College Station very much coincides with the history of its main institution, Texas A&M University. Established in 1876, the University became the first state institution of higher education in the state of Texas. The university's isolation prompted school administrators to provide facilities as part of the college infrastructure, resulting in the development of a community centered around the campus. By 1877, the Post Office had come to designate the area "College Station," based on the name of the train stop adjacent to the growing community. The university and its surrounding community proceeded to develop hand-in-hand, and in 1938 a petition requesting incorporation was presented to the Board of Directors of Texas A&M. On October 19, 1938 citizens voted overwhelmingly to incorporate the city of College Station, and the following year the first City Council meeting of the newly-incorporated city was held in the Administration Building on the A&M campus.

College Station is home to the George Bush Presidential Library, which opened in 1997. The library and its associated museum are located on the southwest corner of the Texas A&M University campus.

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment in College Station

There are many activities to enjoy in the College Station area. Some of the more interesting include:

  • Wolf Pen Creek Park and Amphitheater: The park offers a variety of outdoor recreation and the amphitheater offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and plays
  • Adamson Lagoon: A family-oriented water park that includes several water slides, water basketball, a lily pad walk, and tube rentals
  • Messina Hof Winery & Resort
  • George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • Benjamin Knox Gallery: Features works of the most well known artist in College Station and its surrounding areas.
  • The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
  • Texas A&M Sports Museum
  • The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

The city of Houston is less than a two-hour drive away. Sports fans making the drive will be rewarded with a wide choice of professional teams to watch, including:

  • Houston Rockets (NBA Basketball)
  • Houston Texans (NFL Football)
  • Houston Astros (Major League Baseball)
  • Houston Comets (WNBA Basketball)
  • Houston Dynamo (MLS: Major League Soccer)
  • Houston Aeros (AHL: American Hockey League)

Demographics

People

Total Population104,684
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens5.7%
Employed Population 16+49,109
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married31.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,032
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,010
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,520

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,047
% Above Poverty Level66.9%
% Below Poverty Level33.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$904
Median House Value$192,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.8%
German18.9%
Irish10.1%
English9.2%
French Except Basque3.8%
Italian3.6%
Scottish3.2%
Polish2.7%
Czech2.3%
Swedish1.2%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.5%
African0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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College Station Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brazos County
Standard Zip Codes77840, 77845
P.O. Box Zip Codes77841, 77842, 77844
Company Zip Codes77843
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.6
Approximate Longitude-96.31

College Station Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOLLEGE STATION ETRWD AP
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationSOMERVILLE DAM
Distance23.6 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
StationMADISONVILLE
Distance33.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip44 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anderson232$45,833
Bryan80,552$52,153
Caldwell4,247$53,750

College Station Hospitals

Scott & White Hospital - College Station
(Non-profit)
700 Scott & White Drive
College Station Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1604 Rock Prairie Road

College Station Public Schools

South Knoll El
1220 Boswell St
ZIP: 77840
(979) 764-5580
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
A & M Consolidated Middle
105 Holik Dr
ZIP: 77840
(979) 764-5575
Middle
Total Enrollment 903
College Station H S
1812 Welsh Ave
ZIP: 77840
(979) 694-5800
High
Total Enrollment 1612
College Station Jjaep
1812 Welsh Ave
ZIP: 77840
(979) 764-5415
College Hills El
1101 Williams St
ZIP: 77840
(979) 764-5565
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
A & M Cons H S
1801 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S
ZIP: 77840
(979) 764-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1747
Center For Alternative Learning
105 Timber St
ZIP: 77840
(979) 764-5540
High
Total Enrollment 66
Creek View El
1001 Eagle Ave
ZIP: 77845
(979) 694-5890
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
College Station Middle
900 Rock Prairie Rd
ZIP: 77845
(979) 764-5545
Middle
Total Enrollment 866
Cypress Grove Int
900 Graham Rd
ZIP: 77845
(979) 694-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 891
Oakwood Int
106 Holik Dr
ZIP: 77845
(979) 764-5530
Middle
Total Enrollment 933
Southwood Valley El
2700 Brothers Blvd
ZIP: 77845
(979) 764-5590
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Rock Prairie El
3400 Welsh Ave
ZIP: 77845
(979) 764-5570
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Spring Creek El
2450 Brewster Dr
ZIP: 77845
(979) 764-5455
Forest Ridge
1950 Greens Prairie Rd W
ZIP: 77845
(979) 694-5801
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Greens Prairie El
4315 Greens Prairie Trail
ZIP: 77845
(979) 694-5870
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Pebble Creek El
200 Parkview Dr
ZIP: 77845
(979) 764-5595
Primary
Total Enrollment 560

College Station Private Schools

Brazos Valley Adventist School
1350 Earl Rudder Fwy S
ZIP: 77840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Thomas Early Learning Center
906 George Bush Dr
ZIP: 77840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Brazos Valley Cornerstone Christian Academy
2475 Earl Rudder Fwy S
ZIP: 77845
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 93
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