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College Station, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of College Station had a population of 115,015 as of July 1, 2019. 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 30.628 and longitude -96.3344 in Brazos County. The formal boundaries for the City of College Station 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.


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College Station, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

College Station, TX Housing Affordability Index is 73
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

College Station, TX Wealth Index is 65
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 115,015 (100%)
Population in Households 104,426 (90.8%)
Population in Families 56,677 (49.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10,589 ( 9.2%)
Population Density 2,253
Diversity Index2 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,646
Average Household Income $63,265
Per Capita Income $24,080
Wealth Index4 65

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 45,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,922 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,507 (61.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,677 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $235,948
Housing Affordability Index3 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 43,428
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 18,888
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.18% 1.7%
Households 2.31% 1.82%
Families 2.54% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

College Station, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares College Station to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 35 98th
Population Density # 254 86th
Diversity Index # 647 63rd
Median Household Income # 1336 24th
Per Capita Income # 892 49th

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