Bryan, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Bryan
settlement_type = City
nickname = The Good Life, Texas Style.
website = []

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map_caption = Location in the state of Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Brazos
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mark Conlee
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area_total_sq_mi = 43.3
area_land_sq_mi = 43.29
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area_total_km2 = 112.3
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population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 67266
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population_density_km2 = 584.9
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timezone = CST
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elevation_m = 114
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area_code = 979
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blank_info = 48-10912GR|2
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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 seat of 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 Louisiana populations (13.1 million people) live within 3.5 driving hours of Bryan.

The main campus of Texas A&M University is 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 College also 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.

Historical events

The area around Bryan, Texas was part of a land grant to Moses Austin by Spain. Moses Austin's son, Stephen F. Austin helped 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 Railroad arrived in 1860. In 1866, the county seat of Brazos County, Texas was changed from Boonville, Texas to 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.
*1859: The Houston and Texas Central Railroad is built in the area.
*1866: A post office was granted and Bryan replaced Boonville, Texas as the Brazos County seat.
*1867: The railroad that had stopped at Millican, Texas because 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.
*1877: The Bryan Independent School District was 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 Andrew Carnegie.
*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.

Districts/notable subdivisions

*Historic Downtown Bryan []
*The Garden District
*Park Hudson

Notable natives

*Gerald Carter - National Football League wide receiver (Jets/Bucs)
*Linda Ellerbee - NBC Broadcast Journalist
*Devin Lemons - National Football League linebacker (Redskins)
*Doug Supernaw - country music artist
*Ty Warren - National Football League defensive-end (Patriots)


Mass transit

*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 College Station.



* Easterwood Airport provides multiple scheduled flights daily to Dallas and Houston.
***Continental Express (Continental Airlines)
***American Eagle (American Airlines)
* Coulter Field is 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 Airport Bergstrom 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.

Major roads

*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 Pacific Rail 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 density was 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 income for 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

*Football: Kyle Field (Largest Crowd: 88,253)
*Football:Viking/Bryan ISD Stadium (Capacity 10,000)
*Racing: Texas World Speedway (Capacity: 23,000)
*Basketball: Reed Arena (Largest Crowd: 12,811)
*Baseball: Olsen Field (Largest Crowd: 11,052)
*Baseball: Travis Field
*Volleyball: 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
*Fishing: Lake Bryan
*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

Health care

*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-FM NPR 90.9 (National Public Radio)
*KKYS Mix 104.7 (Hot A/C)
*KNFX-FM 99.5 The Fox (Classic Rock)
*KNDE 95.1 Candy 95 (Top 40)
*KVJM 103.1 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-TV 3 (CBS) (Daily, Live Newscasts from studio on 29th Street in Bryan, Texas)
*KYLE-TV 28 (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)
*The Press

Tallest buildings

*Varisco: (Downtown) 9 floors
*Galleria Village (TomorrowNow, Clear Channel Communications): 8 floors
*LaSalle Hotel: (Downtown) 7 floors
*Wells Fargo Plaza: 6 floors

Major employers

*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)

urrounding cities

Nearest cities

*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)


External links

* [ Bryan Visitors & Convention Bureau]
* [ Bryan Chamber of Commerce]

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