- Bryan, Texas
official_name = City of Bryan
nickname = The Good Life, Texas Style.
website = [http://www.ci.bryan.tx.us www.ci.bryan.tx.us]
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map_caption = Location in the state of
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Brazos
leader_name = Mark Conlee
area_total_sq_mi = 43.3
area_land_sq_mi = 43.29
area_water_sq_mi = 0.01
area_total_km2 = 112.3
area_land_km2 = 112.1
area_water_km2 = 0.2
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 67266
population_density_km2 = 584.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1515.2
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_ft = 374
latd = 30 |latm = 39 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 96 |longm = 22 |longs = 0 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 114
area_code = 979
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Bryan is a city in Brazos County,
Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 65,660. It is the county seatof Brazos CountyGR|6 and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley(Southeast Central Texas), an area often referred to as "Aggieland".
The city is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States. It is 92 miles north-northwest of Houston, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio and 169 miles south of Dallas. It is 104 miles east of Austin, the state capital of Texas. 75% of the Texas and
Louisianapopulations (13.1 million people) live within 3.5 driving hours of Bryan.
The main campus of
Texas A&M Universityis located just south of Bryan in College Station. The university's enrollment includes approximately 46,000 students on the 5,200 acre (21 km²) campus. Blinn Collegealso has a campus located in Bryan with an enrollment of about 10,000 students.
Bryan and College Station together make up the
Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas with around 190,000 people.
The area around Bryan, Texas was part of a land grant to
Moses Austinby Spain. Moses Austin's son, Stephen F. Austinhelped bring settlers to the area. Among the settlers was William Joel Bryan, the nephew of Stephen F. Austin. The town of Bryan was founded in 1821. It grew quickly when the Houston and Texas Central Railroadarrived in 1860. In 1866, the county seat of Brazos County, Texaswas changed from Boonville, Texasto Bryan. A short time later, in 1871, the City of Bryan became incorporated. In October 2004, Bryan changed its motto from "A great place to live" to "The Good Life, Texas Style".
*1820s: Area settled by members of Stephen F. Austin's colony.
Houston and Texas Central Railroadis built in the area.
*1866: A post office was granted and Bryan replaced
Boonville, Texasas the Brazos Countyseat.
*1867: The railroad that had stopped at
Millican, Texasbecause of delays during the Civil War reached Bryan.
*1871: The first Bryan courthouse was built.
*1872: Bryan is incorporated.
*1876: Texas A&M College opens in nearby
College Station, Texas.
Bryan Independent School Districtwas established.
**1884: Population reaches 3,000.
*1889: Bryan obtained electric lighting and a waterworks.
*1892: Bryan's fifth Brazos County Courthouse was built.
*1900: The International-Great Northern Railroad arrived in Bryan.
**1900: Population reaches 3,589.
*1902: Bryan's Carnegie Library was opened with a $10,000 grant from
*1910: Bryan builds an interurban railroad to
College Station, Texas, which is abandoned in 1923.
**1910: Population reaches 4,132.
**1920: Population reaches 6,307.
*1930s: North Oakwood merges with Bryan and Bryan and College Station become "twin" cities.
**1930: Population reaches 7,814.
*1936: State Highway 6 is built through Bryan.
**1940: Population reaches 11,842.
**1950: Population reaches 18,072.
**1960: Population reaches 27,542.
**1970: Population reaches 33,141.
**1980: Population reaches 44,337.
**1990: Population reaches 55,002.
**2000: Population reaches 65,660.
**2004: City motto changed to "The Good Life, Texas Style".
**2006: Texas A&M announces the new A&M Health Science Center campus will be built in Bryan near the new Traditions Golf Course development.
Bryan is located at coor dms|30|39|56|N|96|22|0|W|city (30.665547, -96.366745)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112.5 km²), of which, 43.3 square miles (112.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.
*Historic Downtown Bryan [http://www.downtownbryan.com]
*The Garden District
Gerald Carter- National Football Leaguewide receiver (Jets/Bucs)
Linda Ellerbee- NBCBroadcast Journalist
Devin Lemons- National Football Leaguelinebacker (Redskins)
Doug Supernaw- country music artist
Ty Warren- National Football Leaguedefensive-end (Patriots)
Texas A&M University's Department of Transportation Services provides public bus transportation through portions of Bryan and Central College Station
* The Brazos Transit District operates buses for general public transportation in Bryan and
Easterwood Airportprovides multiple scheduled flights daily to Dallas and Houston.
***Continental Express (Continental Airlines)
***American Eagle (American Airlines)
Coulter Fieldis a general aviation facility owned by the city of Bryan.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport(IAH) is located 1.5 hours away in North Houston.
Austin-Bergstrom International AirportBergstrom is located about 1.5 hours to the west/southwest of Bryan in Austin.
San Antonio International Airport(SAT) is located about 3.0 hours to the southwest of Bryan in San Antonio.
*U.S. Highway 190
*State Highway 6: Earl Rudder Freeway (East Loop)
*State Highway 6 Business: Texas Avenue
*State Highway 21: San Jacinto
*State Highway 47
Farm to Market Road 60: University Drive
Farm to Market Road 158: William J. Bryan Parkway / Boonville Road
Farm to Market Road 974: Tabor Road
Farm to Market Road 1179: Briarcrest Drive
Farm to Market Road 2154: Wellborn Road
Farm to Market Road 2818: Harvey Mitchell Parkway (West Loop)
Union PacificRail line: Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 65,660 people, 23,759 households, and 14,873 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,515.2 people per square mile (584.9/km²). There were 25,703 housing units at an average density of 593.1/sq mi (229.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.65% White, 17.72% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 13.32% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnicity/nationality were 27.83% of the population.
There were 23,759 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 18.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,672, and the median income for a family was $41,433. Males had a median income of $29,780 versus $22,428 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $15,770. About 15.5% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
ports facilities near Bryan
Kyle Field(Largest Crowd: 88,253)
*Football:Viking/Bryan ISD Stadium (Capacity 10,000)
Texas World Speedway(Capacity: 23,000)
Reed Arena(Largest Crowd: 12,811)
Olsen Field(Largest Crowd: 11,052)
*Baseball: Travis Field
G. Rollie White Coliseum(Largest Crowd: 3,778)
*Track and Field: Anderson Track and Field Complex (Capacity: 3,500)
*Soccer: Aggie Soccer Complex (Capacity: 2,275)
*Soccer: Bryan Regional Athletic Complex (BRAC)
*Softball: Aggie Softball Complex (Capacity: 1,750)
*Tennis: George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Capacity: 1,500)
*Hockey: Arctic Wolf Ice Center (Capacity: 500)
*Golf: Traditions Golf Course at University Ranch
*Golf: Miramont Country Club
*Golf: Pebble Creek Country Club
*Golf: Bryan Municipal Golf Course
*Skydiving: Easterwood Airport/Skydive Aggieland
Universities and colleges
Blinn College- Bryan Campus
Area school districts
Bryan Independent School District
Area independent schools
*Allen Academy: PK-12 College Preparatory
St. Joseph Catholic School: PK-12 College Preparatory
*St. Michaels Academy: PK-12 College Preparatory
*Brazos Christian School: PK-12 College Preparatory
St. Joseph Regional Health Center(316 Bed/Level III Trauma Center)
College Station Medical Center(119 Bed/Level III Trauma Center)
*St. Joseph Health Campus College Station (Announced)
*Scott & White Clinic (Outpatient)
*The Physicians Centre (16 Bed/Specialty Outpatient)
KAMU-FMNPR 90.9 (National Public Radio)
KKYSMix 104.7 (Hot A/C)
KNFX-FM99.5 The Fox (Classic Rock)
*KNDE 95.1 Candy 95 (Top 40)
KVJM103.1 La Preciosa (Regional Mexican)(Formerly V103.1 Hip Hop/Power 94)
*KTEX 106.1 Texas Country (Country)
*KAGG 96.1 Aggie 96 (Country)
*KORA 98.3 (Country)
*KZNE 1150 The Zone (ESPN Sports Radio)
*WTAW 1620 (Talk Radio)
*KTAM 1240 Radio Alegria (Regional Mexican)
*KXCS 103.9 (rock)
*KEOS 89.1 (community radio)
KBTX-TV3 (CBS) (Daily, Live Newscasts from studio on 29th Street in Bryan, Texas)
KYLE-TV28 (FOX) (Taped Newscast weekday nights from Tyler, TX rarely covering Bryan)
*KRHD-TV 40 (ABC) (Daily, Taped Newscasts, from Waco, Texas)
*KMAY-TV 23 (NBC) (Daily, Live Newscasts from Temple, Texas rarely covering Bryan)
*The Bryan/College Station Eagle (Main newspaper)
*The Battalion (Texas A&M)
*Varisco: (Downtown) 9 floors
*Galleria Village (
TomorrowNow, Clear Channel Communications): 8 floors
*LaSalle Hotel: (Downtown) 7 floors
*Wells Fargo Plaza: 6 floors
Texas A&M University(~19,000 Employees)
Bryan Independent School District(~2,000 Employees)
*Sanderson Farms (~1,400 Employees)
*St. Joseph Regional Health Center (~1,600 Employees)
*City of Bryan (~1,000 Employees)
*Alenco (~500 Employees)
*Cities within 30 miles
College Station, Texas(5.7 miles)
Wixon Valley, Texas(7.3 miles)
Snook, Texas(14.0 miles)
Hearne, Texas(21.5 miles)
Caldwell, Texas(24.8 miles)
Somerville, Texas(24.9 miles)
Franklin, Texas(26.3 miles)
Navasota, Texas(27.2 miles)
Calvert, Texas(27.7 miles)
Nearest major cities
*Major Cities within 200 miles
Houston, Texas(92 miles)
Austin, Texas(104 miles)
San Antonio, Texas(166 miles)
Dallas, Texas(169 miles)
* [http://www.bryan-collegestation.org/ Bryan Visitors & Convention Bureau]
* [http://www.bcschamber.org/ Bryan Chamber of Commerce]
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