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Brenham, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Brenham had a population of 16,496 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brenham is located at latitude 30.1582 and longitude -96.3956 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brenham (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 341 feet.

The City of Brenham (GNIS ID: 2409901) 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 Brenham is located within Brenham Division of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brenham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Brenham, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,496
Daytime Population: Workers 13,413
Daytime Population: Residents 10,038
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,451
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 14,749
Population in Familes 11,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,747
Population Density2 1,370
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $45,642
Average Household Income $63,615
Per Capita Income $25,387


Total Housing Units 6,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,453 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,692 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 600 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $152,578
Average Home Value $180,953


Total Households 6,145
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 3,802
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.68%
Households 0.66% 0.77%
Families 0.78% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Brenham, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brenham to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 173 90th
Population Density # 507 71st
Diversity Index # 461 74th
Median Household Income # 908 48th
Per Capita Income # 733 58th

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