College Station-Bryan, TX

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Population

248,554

1.93% growth

Median Age

27.2


Median Household Income

$45,078

4.96% growth

Poverty Rate

24.4%


Number of Employees

118,526

2.32% growth

Median Property Value

$159,300

3.31% growth

About

In 2017, College Station-Bryan, TX had a population of 249k people with a median age of 27.2 and a median household income of $45,078. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of College Station-Bryan, TX grew from 243,850 to 248,554, a 1.93% increase and its median household income grew from $42,948 to $45,078, a 4.96% increase.

The population of College Station-Bryan, TX is 57.4% White Alone, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 11% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in College Station-Bryan, TX speak a non-English language, and 90.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College Station-Bryan, TX are Texas A & M University-College Station (15,532 degrees awarded in 2016), Charles and Sues School of Hair Design (56 degrees), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan (12 degrees).

The median property value in College Station-Bryan, TX is $159,300, and the homeownership rate is 49.9%. Most people in College Station-Bryan, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in College Station-Bryan, TX is 2 cars per household.

College Station-Bryan, TX borders Waco, TX and Brenham, TX.

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Economy

The economy of College Station-Bryan, TX employs 119k people. The largest industries in College Station-Bryan, TX are Educational Services (24,736 people), Retail Trade (12,771 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,943 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,571), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,384), and Public Administration ($43,908).

Median household income in College Station-Bryan, TX is $45,078. Males in College Station-Bryan, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in College Station-Bryan, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,078

2017 value

± $1,686

4.96%

1 Year Growth

± 4.84%

Households in College Station-Bryan, TX have a median annual income of $45,078, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,948 in 2016, which represents a 4.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for College Station-Bryan, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in College Station-Bryan, TX was Collin County, TX with a value of $94,933, followed by Rockwall County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $94,848 and $90,845.

The following map shows all of the counties in College Station-Bryan, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College Station-Bryan, TX (56.8k out of 233k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    38,147 ± 1,477

  2. Hispanic

    14,198 ± 862

  3. Black

    8,924 ± 661

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in College Station-Bryan, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

119k

2017 Value

± 2,712

2.32%

1 Year growth

± 3.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Station-Bryan, TX grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 116k employees to 119k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College Station-Bryan, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,863 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (13,533 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,825 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College Station-Bryan, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of College Station-Bryan, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,863 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (13,533 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,825 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, College Station-Bryan, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.36 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.89 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of College Station-Bryan, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,543), Legal Occupations ($58,047), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

119k

2017 Value

± 2,712

2.32%

1 Year growth

± 3.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Station-Bryan, TX grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 116k employees to 119k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College Station-Bryan, TX, are Educational Services (24,736 people), Retail Trade (12,771 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,943 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of College Station-Bryan, TX, though some of these residents may live in College Station-Bryan, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in College Station-Bryan, TX, by number of employees, are Educational Services (24,736 people), Retail Trade (12,771 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,943 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, College Station-Bryan, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.61 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.25 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in College Station-Bryan, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($59,571), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,384), and Public Administration ($43,908).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.7% of the population of College Station-Bryan, TX has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 7.48% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of College Station-Bryan, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in College Station-Bryan, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.3%

Uninsured

52.3%

Employer Coverage

10.3%

Medicaid

7.48%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in College Station-Bryan, TX declined by 3.91% from 14.9% to 14.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in College Station-Bryan, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

College Station-Bryan, TX is home to a population of 249k people, from which 90.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.4% of College Station-Bryan, TX residents were born outside of the country (30.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of College Station-Bryan, TX is composed of 143k White Alone residents (57.4%), 60.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.4%), 27.3k Black or African American Alone residents (11%), 13k Asian Alone residents (5.21%), 4.37k Two or More Races residents (1.76%), 310 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.125%), 224 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0901%), and 101 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0406%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in College Station-Bryan, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in College Station-Bryan, TX was 27.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in College Station-Bryan, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all College Station-Bryan, TX residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

30.8k people

12.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

30k people

As of 2017, 12.4% of College Station-Bryan, TX residents (30.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in College Station-Bryan, TX was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

90.9%

2017 Citizenship

90.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.9% of College Station-Bryan, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in College Station-Bryan, TX was 90.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    143k ± 104

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60.6k ± 2.44k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    27.3k ± 438

In 2017, there were 2.35 times more White Alone residents (143k people) in College Station-Bryan, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.6k Hispanic or Latino and 27.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in College Station-Bryan, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of College Station-Bryan, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in College Station-Bryan, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of College Station-Bryan, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,318 ± 336

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,815 ± 409

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,296 ± 290

College Station-Bryan, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in College Station-Bryan, TX awarded 15,600 degrees. The student population of College Station-Bryan, TX is skewed towards men, with 34,336 male students and 31,339 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College Station-Bryan, TX are White (9,733 and 69.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,525 and 18%), Asian (772 and 5.52%), and Black or African American (405 and 2.89%).

The largest universities in College Station-Bryan, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-College Station (15,532 and 99.6%), Charles and Sues School of Hair Design (56 and 0.359%), and Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan (12 and 0.0769%).

The most popular majors in College Station-Bryan, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (747 and 4.79%), General Business Administration & Management (509 and 3.26%), and Accounting (469 and 3.01%).

The median tuition costs in College Station-Bryan, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,872 and $25,724 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 747 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 331 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in College Station-Bryan, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 747 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in College Station-Bryan, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 15,532 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

$6,872

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the College Station-Bryan, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-College Station with 15,532 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,841

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,759

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,841 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College Station-Bryan, TX, which is 1.01 times more than the 7,759 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in College Station-Bryan, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,733 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,525 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    772 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in College Station-Bryan, TX were to White students. These 9,733 degrees mean that there were 3.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,525 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College Station-Bryan, TX was $159,300 in 2017, which is 0.732 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,200 to $159,300, a 3.31% increase. The homeownership rate in College Station-Bryan, TX is 49.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in College Station-Bryan, TX have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in College Station-Bryan, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,078

Median Household Income

± $1,686

90.3k

Number of Households

± 2,177

In 2017, the median household income of the 90.3k households in College Station-Bryan, TX grew to $45,078 from the previous year's value of $42,948.

The following chart displays the households in College Station-Bryan, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$159,300

2017 Median

± $3,272

$154,200

2016 Median

± $3,331

In 2017, the median property value in College Station-Bryan, TX grew to to $159,300 from the previous year's value of $154,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in College Station-Bryan, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College Station-Bryan, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in College Station-Bryan, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College Station-Bryan, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

49.9%

2017 Homeownership

49.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.9% of the housing units in College Station-Bryan, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in College Station-Bryan, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in College Station-Bryan, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in College Station-Bryan, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College Station-Bryan, TX have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in College Station-Bryan, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in College Station-Bryan, TX was Drove Alone (78.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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