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College Station, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of College Station had a population of 107,760 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 107,760
Daytime Population: Workers 52,079
Daytime Population: Residents 57,912
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 109,991
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 96,960
Population in Familes 52,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,800
Population Density2 2,128
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $37,945
Average Household Income $67,794
Per Capita Income $25,764


Total Housing Units 42,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,588 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,814 (63.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,127 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $226,889
Average Home Value $274,013


Total Households 40,403
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 17,519
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 1.89% 1.8%
Households 1.95% 1.94%
Families 2.22% 1.92%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 34 98th
Population Density # 276 84th
Diversity Index # 669 62nd
Median Household Income # 1301 26th
Per Capita Income # 702 60th

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