Brenham is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,579 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Brenham is the 159th largest community in Texas.
Brenham real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Brenham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Brenham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brenham is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brenham who work in sales jobs (14.36%), office and administrative support (13.79%), and management occupations (6.59%).
Brenham is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Brenham enrolled in college, Brenham has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Brenham spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Brenham who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.81% of the adults in Brenham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brenham in 2010 was $21,313, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,252 for a family of four. However, Brenham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brenham is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brenham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brenham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Brenham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brenham include English, Irish, African, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Brenham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.