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College Station, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of College Station had a population of 103,972 as of July 1, 2016. College Station ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for College Station is located at latitude 30.5854 and longitude -96.2952 in Brazos County. The formal boundaries for the City of College Station (see map below) encompass a land area of 50.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Brazos County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The City of College Station (GNIS ID: 2410193) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of College Station is located within Bryan-College Station Division of Brazos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with College Station population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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College Station, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 103,972
Population in Households 93,375
Population in Familes 50,277
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,597
Population Density1 2,053
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 38,857
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 16,775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,893 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,963 (63.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,236 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $212,511
Average Home Value $259,903


Median Household Income $35,363
Average Household Income $63,624
Per Capita Income $24,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 1.55%
Households 1.63% 1.65%
Families 1.87% 1.65%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

College Station, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares College Station to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 98th
Population Density1 # 289 84th
Diversity Index2 # 658 63rd
Median Household Income # 1339 23rd
Per Capita Income # 740 58th

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