Brenham, TX
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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.

Unlike some cities, Brenham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brenham are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.64%), office and administrative support (12.03%), and management occupations (7.42%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.14 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Brenham who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.97% of the adults in Brenham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brenham in 2010 was $21,053, 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 $84,212 for a family of four. However, Brenham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brenham is a very 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 16.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brenham include Irish, English, Czech, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Brenham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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