Bryan-College Station: Quick Facts
Population of Bryan: 64,209
Population of College Station: 73,026
Population of Brazos County: 156,700
Average Annual Rainfall: 39 inches
Average Elevation: 367 feet above sea level
Average Temperature: 68 degrees
Agricultural Resources: Cattle, corn, cotton, eggs, hay, sorghum
Mineral Resources: Sand, gravel, lignite, gas, oil
Location: 95 miles north of Houston, 169 miles south of Dallas, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio and 104 miles east of Austin; 75% of the Texas and Louisiana populations, a total of 13.1 million people, reside within 3 1/2 driving hours of B-CS.
City Governments: Council/Manager
Public Safety: 178 police officers, 70 patrol cars, 147 firefighters
Total Employment: 101,979
Brazos County: 86,550
College Station: 39,469
Sales Tax: 8.25%
Bryan: Established in 1859 in honor of William Joel Bryan, nephew of Texas pioneer Stephen F. Austin. Incorporated in 1871, Bryan prospered with its robust agricultural resources and a railway system completed in 1876. That same year, the State of Texas established the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas just south of Bryan.
College Station: Planned as a model community by college professors when the college could no longer accommodate their living needs on campus. College Station, named as a railway stop by the Postal Service in 1877, burgeoned in the 1960s when the college opened its doors to women and became Texas A&M University.