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Demographics

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The Brazos Valley, anchored by the Cities of Bryan and College Station, is a high growth area at the center of the Texas Triangle. By 2050, approximately 35 million people, or 70% of the population of Texas, will live in the metropolitan areas that compose the Texas Triangle, a globally competitive mega-region. The demographic information presented below is for the College Station-Bryan MSA.

Nearby Population

2021

2026

5-Year Growth Rate

60-Mile Radius

1,241,131

1,366,129

10.1%

90-Mile Radius

8,493,915

9,336,297

9.9%

Esri Community Profile (2021 Estimate)
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Demographics
Age and Diversity

Estimates from the Texas Demographic Center show Brazos County will have the highest percentage of population that is considered Generation Z among all Texas counties in the early part of this decade. In the College Station-Bryan MSA, 80.1% of the population is 18 years old and older, according to the Esri Community Profile. The Brazos Valley also boasts a diverse citizenry, with percentages closely resembling the U.S. population.

Population by Age

Age

Percentage

0-4

5.9%

5-9

5.5%

10-14

5.3%

15-24

27.7%

25-34

16.2%

35-44

10.2%

45-54

8.7%

55-64

9.0%

65-74

6.9%

75-84

3.3%

85+

1.3%

Esri Community Profile (2021 Estimate)
Population by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity

Percentage

White Alone

70.4%

Black Alone

11.7%

American Indian Alone

0.5%

Asian Alone

5.5%

Pacific Islander Alone

0.1%

Some Other Race Alone

9.0%

Two or More Races

2.8%

Hispanic Origin

26.1%

Esri Community Profile (2021 Estimate)
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Demographics
Education

With a world-class university, community college opportunities, and strong public and private schools, the Brazos Valley is a well-educated community. Nearly nine out of ten people age 25 and older in the College Station-Bryan MSA have at least a high school diploma or a GED/alternative credential.

Educational Attainment

Attainment

Percentage

Less than 9th Grade

5.6%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

6.7%

High School Graduate

18.0%

GED/Alternative Credential

4.4%

Some College, No Degree

19.7%

Associate Degree

6.8%

Bachelor's Degree

21.3%

Graduate/Professional Degree

17.7%

Esri Community Profile (2021 Estimate)
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