Brenham, TX

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2022 Population
17,655
1.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.4
7.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.2%
28.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,664
3.43% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$193,600
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,356
1.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brenham, TX had a population of 17.7k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $52,664. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brenham, TX grew from 17,385 to 17,655, a 1.55% increase and its median household income declined from $54,536 to $52,664, a −3.43% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brenham, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.2%), White (Hispanic) (12.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.37%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.52%).

None of the households in Brenham, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Brenham, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brenham, TX are Blinn College District (223427) (2,602 degrees awarded in 2022), Evvaylois Academy School of Beauty (11 degrees), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design (5 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brenham, TX was $193,600, and the homeownership rate was 57.2%.

Most people in Brenham, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Brenham, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brenham, TX is home to a population of 17.7k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.36% of Brenham, TX residents were born outside of the country (946 people).

In 2022, there were 1.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.14k people) in Brenham, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.27k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Brenham, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brenham, TX was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brenham, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.14k ± 582
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.63k ± 620
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.27k ± 586
24.1%
Hispanic Population
4.26k people

In 2022, there were 1.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.14k people) in Brenham, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.27k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.1% of the people in Brenham, TX are hispanic (4.26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brenham, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
946 people
7.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2022, 5.36% of Brenham, TX residents (946 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brenham, TX was 7.96%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    260 ± 124
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    75 ± 59
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    73 ± 62

Brenham, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brenham, TX employs 7.36k people. The largest industries in Brenham, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,371 people), Retail Trade (1,017 people), and Educational Services (786 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($112,566), Public Administration ($68,180), and Utilities ($67,614).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.36k
2022 Value
± 788
1.77%
1 Year growth
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brenham, TX grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 7.23k employees to 7.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brenham, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (674 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (570 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brenham, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.36k
2022 Value
± 788
1.77%
1 Year growth
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brenham, TX grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 7.23k employees to 7.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brenham, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,371 people), Retail Trade (1,017 people), and Educational Services (786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brenham, TX, though some of these residents may live in Brenham, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,764
Median earning men ± $4,792
$32,098
Median earning women ± $2,791

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($125,119), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,969), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($80,882).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,528), Public Administration ($48,721), and Wholesale Trade ($42,074).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brenham, TX awarded 2,618 degrees. The student population of Brenham, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,879 male students and 9,051 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brenham, TX are White (1,578 and 60.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (633 and 24.3%), Black or African American (181 and 6.95%), and Two or More Races (103 and 3.95%).

The largest universities in Brenham, TX by number of degrees awarded are Blinn College District (223427) (2,602 and 99.4%), Evvaylois Academy School of Beauty (11 and 0.42%), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design (5 and 0.191%).

The most popular majors in Brenham, TX are General Studies (844 and 32.2%), General Business (287 and 11%), and General Economics (268 and 10.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 17,930 students enrolled in Brenham, TX, 49.5% men and 50.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,314 records, of which 49.7% were women and 50.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 844 degrees awarded
  2. 287 degrees awarded
  3. 268 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brenham, TX was General Studies with 844 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Brenham, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,602 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blinn College District (223427) with 2,602 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,125 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brenham, TX, which is 0.754 times less than the 1,493 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,578 degrees mean that there were 2.49 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 633 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,630) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brenham, TX was $193,600 in 2022, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,400 to $193,600, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Brenham, TX is 57.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brenham, TX have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brenham, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brenham, TX is $52,664. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Brenham, TX was Census Tract 1703 with a value of $72,572, followed by Census Tract 1701 and Census Tract 1704, with respective values of $57,404 and $51,025.

Property

$193,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,778
$3,815
Median Property Taxes
±$554

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brenham, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brenham, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.2% of the housing units in Brenham, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1703
  2. Census Tract 1701
  3. Census Tract 1704

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brenham, TX was Census Tract 1703 with a value of $72,572, followed by Census Tract 1701 and Census Tract 1704, with respective values of $57,404 and $51,025.

The following map shows all of the places in Brenham, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,664
Median Household Income
± $7,473
6.67k
Number of Households
± 762

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.67k households in Brenham, TX declined from $52,664 from the previous year's value of $54,536.

The following chart displays the households in Brenham, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brenham, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.62%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.13%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Brenham, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.62%) and those who worked at home (6.13%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brenham, TX have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Brenham, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brenham, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brenham, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brenham, TX (2.8k out of 15.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brenham, TX is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.9% of the population of Brenham, TX has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.825% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, TX see 1794 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.3% increase from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1987 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1376 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,794 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, TX

Primary care physicians in Washington County, TX see an average of 1,794 patients per year. This represents a 7.3% increase from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 30.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.1%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
0.825%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brenham, TX declined by 12.7% from 16.2% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brenham, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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