College Station, Texas

Brazos County


College Station is a city in Brazos County in the U.S. state of Texas in the United States. The city is home to the Texas A & M University with approximately 45,000 students.


The city is located south-east of the geographical center of Texas, surrounded by several lakes such as the Somerville Lake, Lake Conroe, Gibbons Creek Reservoir, Lake Limestone and Lake Bryan and has a total area of ​​64.84 km ², of which 0.7 km ² water surface.


In 1860 the tracks of the Houston and Texas Central Railway were laid through this area and from a railway settlement developed into a small town. In 1871 it was decided to build the A & M College and five years later opened with Texas A & M University, the first public university in Texas its doors.

1938 College Station got its city charter and two years later, the population had risen to 2184. In 1950, 7898 and 1960 already 11.396 inhabitants. Sad headlines wrote the city in 1999, when the construction of the annual held Aggie Bonfire, a traditional bonfire on the campus of the university, in an accident twelve people died and 27 were injured.

Since 1997 located in the city from 1994 and was built by George HW Bush named George Bush Presidential Library, designed by Hellmuth, Obata cash tree.


With Kyle Field, the city has one of the largest stadiums in the world ( ranked 29th with 82,600 spectators ), the one of the venues in American Football. Also on the sports grounds of the Texas A & M University have already established several world records in the past. 1965 and 1967 with 21.52 meters and 21.78 meters in the shot put by Randy Matson, 2004 Swimming with Tara Kirk over 100 m breaststroke or 1998 by Jenny Thompson over 100 m butterfly.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 67,890 people in 24,691 households and 10,370 families. The population density was 651.1 inhabitants per km ². The racial the population was composed of 80.53 % White, 5.45 % African American, 0.30 % Native American, 7.29 % Asian, 0.06 % Pacific Islander residents from the and 4.47 % from other ethnic groups. Approximately 1.89% were of mixed descent, and 9.96 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 24,691 households, 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 32.2 % were married couples living together. 6.8 % had a female householder with no husband, and 58.0 % were non-families. 27.1 % of all households were single-person households and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size amounted to 2.98.

14.4% of the population were under 18 years old, 51.2 % from 18 to 24, 21.3% 25-44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.6 % who were 65 years or older. The average age was 22 years. For every 100 females of all ages were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over 104.0 males.

The median income for a household was $ 21,180, and the median income for a family $ 53,147. Males had a median income of $ 38,216 versus $ 26,592 for females. The per capita income was $ 15,170. 37.4 % of the population and 15.4 % of families are below the poverty line. Of which 16.4 % have children under the age of 18 and 7.7 % of those 65 or older.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Evan Jones (born 1976 ), actor
  • Rico Rodriguez, actor
  • Brek Shea (* 1990), footballer of Norwegian descent
  • Tiffany Thornton ( born 1986 ), actress and singer

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