Brenham, Texas

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Population in 2022: 18,469 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +36.7%
 
Males: 8,539  (46.2%)
Females: 9,930  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

32.8 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 77833.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $52,122 (it was $32,198 in 2000)
Brenham:

$52,122
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,040 (it was $15,351 in 2000)

Brenham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $224,023 (it was $77,200 in 2000)
Brenham:

$224,023
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $257,458; detached houses: $270,549; townhouses or other attached units: $343,048; mobile homes: $38,029

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,034.

March 2022 cost of living index in Brenham: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 18.2%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.9% for Black residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for other race residents, 25.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brenham, TX (2022)
    • 8,10944.7%White alone
    • 4,71026.0%Black alone
    • 4,40924.3%Hispanic
    • 4172.3%Two or more races
    • 2301.3%Asian alone
    • 730.4%Other race alone
    • 260.1%American Indian alone

Races in Brenham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Brenham, Texas as of April 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brenham is 285 to 1.


Crime rates in Brenham by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
1
(6.3)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(6.5)
2
(12.7)
5
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
11
(67.6)
6
(37.1)
11
(66.9)
13
(77.7)
7
(40.7)
14
(81.8)
15
(86.3)
16
(88.4)
6
(33.4)
9
(47.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(77.8)
9
(57.3)
6
(37.4)
7
(43.8)
10
(61.5)
10
(61.8)
11
(66.9)
9
(53.8)
3
(17.5)
11
(64.3)
6
(34.5)
5
(27.6)
6
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
91
(590.3)
51
(324.5)
31
(193.2)
26
(162.6)
46
(282.8)
36
(222.4)
24
(146.0)
21
(125.5)
115
(669.1)
40
(233.7)
72
(414.4)
30
(165.7)
72
(401.3)
60
(319.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
175
(1,135)
113
(719.0)
92
(573.3)
86
(537.9)
88
(540.9)
110
(679.5)
78
(474.6)
92
(549.7)
61
(354.9)
49
(286.3)
63
(362.6)
37
(204.4)
34
(189.5)
42
(223.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
409
(2,653)
386
(2,456)
338
(2,106)
339
(2,120)
330
(2,029)
358
(2,212)
291
(1,771)
264
(1,577)
200
(1,164)
298
(1,741)
276
(1,588)
253
(1,397)
160
(891.9)
203
(1,081)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(220.6)
22
(140.0)
19
(118.4)
19
(118.8)
12
(73.8)
19
(117.4)
22
(133.9)
34
(203.2)
23
(133.8)
20
(116.8)
22
(126.6)
18
(99.4)
22
(122.6)
32
(170.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.5)
1
(6.3)
4
(24.6)
15
(92.7)
4
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.7)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index349.9252.0221.1190.1266.3250.4217.6233.2265.4230.5261.4190.3175.8174.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Brenham, TX

Crime rate in Brenham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 41 (36 officers - 30 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Texas average:

2.07
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Ancestries: German (14.6%), American (6.7%), Irish (3.0%), English (2.2%), Polish (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.76 square miles.

Population density: 2,108 people per square mile   (low).

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980 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

5.4%
Texas:

17.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,507 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,855 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: College Station, TX (30.8 miles , pop. 67,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Harris, TX (50.9 miles , pop. 405,444).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (66.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Gay Hill-Independence, TX (3.0 miles ),
Washington-Chappell Hill, TX (3.4 miles ),
Burton, TX (3.5 miles ),
Industry, TX (3.8 miles ),
Somerville, TX (3.9 miles ),
West End, TX (3.9 miles ),
Bellville, TX (4.1 miles ),
Carmine, TX (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 30.16 N, Longitude: 96.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,245 (+40.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,740 (75.3%)

Area code: 979

Distribution of median household income in Brenham, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Brenham, TX in 2022
Brenham satellite photo by USGS

Brenham tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 181 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2021: 190 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2020: 90 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2019: 55 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2018: 59 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2017: 83 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2016: 72 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2015: 51 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 83 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2013: 46 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 56 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2010: 54 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2009: 82 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2008: 88 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2007: 75 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 1997: 34 buildings, average cost: $104,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Brenham, TX residents
Average permit cost in Brenham, TX
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Brenham, TX
Historical housing units in Brenham, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +1,352 (+11.1%).
Most common industries in Brenham, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Brenham, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)

Average climate in Brenham, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Brenham-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the Brenham city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/10/2000, a category F3 tornado 16.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brenham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from Brenham center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.3 miles away from Brenham center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 416.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brenham topographic map

Hospitals in Brenham:

  • BOHNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 700 MEDICAL PKWY)
  • BRENHAM STATE SCHOOL (HIGHWAY 36 SOUTH)
  • SCOTT & WHITE HOSPITAL BRENHAM (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 700 MEDICAL PARKWAY)

Nursing Homes in Brenham:

  • BLUEBONNET HILLS CARE CENTER (401 EAST BLUE BELL ROAD)
  • BRENHAM NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (400 SAYLES ST)
  • BRENHAM REST HOME (406 COTTONWOOD ST)
  • E F AND BERTHA KRUSE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN VILLAGE (1700 E STONE ST)
  • SWEETBRIAR NURSING HOME BRENHAM INC (401 E HORTON ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Brenham:

  • GAMBRO HEALTHCARE BRENHAM (2815 HWY 36 SOUTH)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS BRENHAM LLC (604 MEDICAL COURTS)

Home Health Centers in Brenham:

  • AMA HOME CARE INC (348 STONE HILL DRIVE)

Airports located in Brenham:

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College/University in Brenham:

  • Blinn College (Full-time enrollment: 8,959; Location: 902 College Ave; Public; Website: www.blinn.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brenham:

  • Prairie View A & M University (about 25 miles; Prairie View, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,517)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 32 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • Lone Star College System (about 55 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 61 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 61 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 62 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 64 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 16,233)

Public high schools in Brenham:

  • BRENHAM H S (Students: 650, Location: 525 A H EHRIG DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • PRIDE ACADEMY (Location: 1301 S MARKET, Grades: 11-12)

Private high school in Brenham:

  • BRENHAM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 109, Location: 2111 S BLUE BELL RD, Grades: 3-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Brenham:

  • BRENHAM J H (Students: 1,413, Location: 1200 CARLEE DR, Grades: 7-8)
  • BRENHAM EL (Students: 822, Location: 1000 BLUE BELL DR, Grades: PK-4)
  • KRAUSE EL (Students: 713, Location: 2201 E STONE, Grades: PK-4)
  • BRENHAM MIDDLE (Students: 688, Location: 1600 S BLUE BELL RD, Grades: 5-6)
  • ALTON EL (Location: 1210 S MARKET ST, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle schools in Brenham:

  • ST PAULS CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 286, Location: 305 W THIRD ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 244, Location: 302 PAHL ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 88, Location: 1212 W JEFFERSON ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Brenham

Library in Brenham:

  • NANCY CAROL ROBERTS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $518,660; Location: 100 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PKWY; 51,077 books; 149 e-books; 1,540 audio materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 66 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Correct link for Blinn College is http://www.blinn.edu

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brenham: East Brenham Historict District (A), Santa Fe Railway Company Freight Depot (B), Southern Pacific Railroad Freight Depot (C), Brenham Water Works (D), Edmund Holle House (E), Edgar Matchett House (F), F W Schuerenberg House (G), Giddings-Wilkin House (H), Giddings-Stone Mansion (I), Giddings-Wilkin House Museum (J), Brenham Fire Department (K), Washington County Emergency Medical Services (L), Doctor Robert Lenert House (M), Brockschmidt-Miller House (N), Blue Bell Creameries Complex (O), Brenham High School Gymnasium (P), Becker-Hildebrandt House (Q), Bassett and Bassett Banking House (R), Almot Schlenker House (S), Reichardt-Low House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brenham include: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A), Synagogue B'nai Abraham (B), Mount Zion Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Camptown Cemetery (2), Prairie Lea Cemetery (3), HIC Cemetery (4), Willow Grove Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brenham include: Jackson Park (1), Hattie Powers Park (2), Brenham Sports Complex (3), Firemans Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Brenham Heritage Museum (105 South Market Street).

Hotels: Coach Light Inn (2242 South Market Street), Bed & Breakfast-The Inn at Nueces Canyon (9501 Highway 290 West), Ant Street Inn (107 West Commerce Street), Best Western Inn Of Brenham (1503 Highway 290 E).

Birthplace of: Cecil Cooper - Baseball player and coach, H. Scott Hughes - Film director, Jack Heidemann - Baseball player, Limas Sweed - Football player, Roderick Green - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Apr 26, 1982), William Ezell - Blues, Chuck Machemehl - Baseball player, Cleveland Franklin - Football player, Gary Weiss (baseball) - Baseball player, Gil Steinke - Football player.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brenham and their reported violations in the past:

MONAVILLE COUNTRY GRILL GROCERY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Brenham in 2010:

  • 941 people in college/university student housing
  • 369 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 257 people in state prisons
  • 91 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Brenham in 2000:

  • 723 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 473 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 402 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Brenham (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brenham Convenience Center Branch, Brenham Main Branch, Brenham Off-Site Banking Branch, Tx-Washington County 1 Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Brenham Main Branch at 303 North Market Street, branch established on 1883/07/11. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of Brenham, National Association: Bank Of Brenham, National Association at 501 South Austin Street, branch established on 2001/08/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.3 mil, Deposits: $84.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Citizens State Bank: Brenham Branch at 2007 South Day, branch established on 1999/01/04. Info updated 2007/03/20: Bank assets: $384.5 mil, Deposits: $350.4 mil, headquarters in Somerville, TX, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: C.S.b. Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Brenham Branch at 301 East Main Street, branch established on 1960/10/21. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Brenham Branch at 2000 South Market Street, branch established on 1989/09/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • The Brenham National Bank: at 2211 South Day Street, branch established on 1933/04/22. Info updated 2008/12/09: Bank assets: $272.5 mil, Deposits: $234.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Brenham Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Brenham Walmart Branch at 203 Us Loop 290 West, branch established on 2005/08/10. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Brenham:

Marital status in Brenham, TX
  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Brenham:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Brenham
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Brenham:

(Brenham, Texas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Brenham, TX (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,76522
Evangelical Protestant7,30038
Catholic6,1123
Black Protestant8176
Other3102
Orthodox61
None10,408-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Washington County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Washington County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Washington County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brenham:

44.4%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brenham:

20.1%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.0%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Brenham:

54.0%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.0%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brenham, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 33$174,592$63,48811$10,232
Police Protection - Officers 33$198,718$72,2610$0
Financial Administration 24$117,022$58,5111$2,338
Sewerage 21$53,618$30,6390$0
Parks and Recreation 16$59,727$44,79528$18,262
Firefighters 13$74,733$68,9840$0
Streets and Highways 11$38,429$41,9230$0
Electric Power 11$60,565$66,0710$0
Water Supply 10$32,789$39,3470$0
Other Government Administration 10$65,166$78,1997$2,715
Police - Other 6$34,978$69,9560$0
Gas Supply 6$30,087$60,1740$0
Health 5$17,438$41,8510$0
Judicial and Legal 5$15,263$36,6312$4,452
Local Libraries 4$16,606$49,8184$4,595
Fire - Other 3$10,019$40,0760$0
Totals for Government 211$999,751$56,85853$42,594

Brenham government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $157,000 ($8.50)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,376,000 ($182.79)
    General Public Buildings: $1,756,000 ($95.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $362,000 ($19.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($1.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000 ($11.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $16,000 ($0.87)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,633,000 ($88.42)

Brenham government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $627,000 ($33.95)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($1.57)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($0.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $134,000 ($7.26)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,402,000 ($75.91)
    Property: $1,132,000 ($61.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $930,000 ($50.35)
    Other License: $18,000 ($0.97)

Brenham government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,936,000 ($267.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,936,000 ($267.26)

Brenham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,086,000 ($275.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000 ($5.36)
Businesses in Brenham, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cinnabon 1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In2
Dennys1Sears1
Discount Tire1Starbucks1
FedEx4Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Home Depot1UPS4
JCPenney1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Knights Inn1

Strongest AM radio stations in Brenham:

  • KWHI (1280 AM; 1 kW; BRENHAM, TX)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KWBC (1550 AM; 5 kW; NAVASOTA, TX)
  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brenham:

  • K259AH (91.9 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KULF (94.1 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEZB (105.3 FM; HEMPSTEAD, TX; Owner: FARMERS COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KTTX (106.1 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: TOM S. WHITEHEAD, INC.)
  • KPVU (91.3 FM; PRAIRIE VIEW, TX; Owner: PRAIRIE VIEW A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • KMBV (92.5 FM; NAVASOTA, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNRG (92.3 FM; NEW ULM, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON TR/AS NEW ULM BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Brenham:

  • K35DI (Channel 35; SOMERVILLE, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Brenham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 93Number of bridges
  • 827ft / 252mTotal length
  • $41,000Total costs
  • 485,521Total average daily traffic
  • 58,036Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Brenham, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 192000-2009
  • 252010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brenham, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brenham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 303 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brenham, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brenham)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Brenham)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 89. The highest number of fire incidents - 138 took place in 2011, and the least - 50 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Brenham, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.9%), and Structure Fires (30.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brenham, TX
    • 73948.9%Outside Fires
    • 45730.2%Structure Fires
    • 23815.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 775.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brenham, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brenham, Texas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2217 S Market St, Brenham, Texas 77833 , Phone: (979) 836-1300
  • Comfort Suites, 2350 S Day St, Brenham, Texas 77834 , Phone: (979) 421-8100, Fax: (979) 421-8108
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 201 Hwy 290 E, Brenham, Texas 77833 , Phone: (979) 830-1110, Fax: (979) 830-0826
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2605 Schulte Blvd, Brenham, Texas 77833 , Phone: (979) 337-9898, Fax: (979) 337-9890
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2950 Wood Ridge Blvd, Brenham, Texas 77833 , Phone: (979) 836-5551, Fax: (979) 836-8324
  • Super 8, 2209 Hwy 290 E, Brenham, Texas 77833 , Phone: (979) 830-8885, Fax: (979) 830-0950
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, 2685 SCHULTZ Blvd, Brenham, Texas 77833 , Phone: (800) 465-4329, Fax: (979) 830-3554
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brenham, Texas
Most common first names in Brenham, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17876.7 years
Willie15277.5 years
Mary13980.6 years
Robert11474.7 years
Henry11478.3 years
William11277.8 years
James10666.6 years
Emma10386.0 years
Annie9984.2 years
Minnie8385.0 years
Most common last names in Brenham, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7877.5 years
Johnson6977.3 years
Smith6375.6 years
Schroeder5477.9 years
Winkelmann4881.0 years
Hahn4580.9 years
Meyer4579.1 years
Moore4265.3 years
Gaskamp3778.2 years
Loesch3481.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brenham, TX
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 39.8%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brenham, TX
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 20.6%Utility gas
  • 3.8%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Brenham compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Brenham on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
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  • Deeanna Marek (2)
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  • Clinton J. Boriack (1)
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  • William C. Buenzow (1)
  • Diane Marks (1)
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