Bryan, Texas

Bryan: The most populous city in Brazos County, Texas. It is located in the Brazos Valley in central Texas. Bryan is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.


Bryan is a city located in the county of Wise in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 76,201 and a population density of 645 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 88,165 inhabitants.

The city was created 151 years ago in 1871.

Bryan is located in southeast Texas and part of the Brazos Valley region. It was founded in 1839 and named after William Joel Bryan. The city developed as a railroad hub and center for cotton trading.

Key Facts About Bryan

Population: Approximately 87,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major Bryan employers include Texas A&M University, Sanderson Farms, St. Joseph Health, and Bryan ISD. Education, healthcare, manufacturing, and oil & gas drive the economy.

Geography: Bryan spans over 46 square miles along the Brazos River. It has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers.

Things to Do in Bryan

Top attractions and activities in Bryan include:

  • Texas A&M University - Home to museums, Conservatory Garden, and 100,000 seat Kyle Field football stadium.
  • Downtown Bryan Historic District - Explore restaurants, shops and cultural sites around the ornate Carnegie Library.
  • Bonfire Memorial - Moving memorial honoring the victims of the Texas A&M Bonfire collapse.
  • Bryan Regional Athletic Complex - Large sports complex with aquatics center, amphitheater, and 16 athletic fields.
  • Grand Stafford Theater - Historic 1920s theater located downtown that hosts plays and concerts.

In summary, Bryan offers small-town Southern charm paired with the energy and attractions of massive Texas A&M University.

Bryan locator map
Location of Bryan on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Bryan

Population : 88,165 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Wise County
Postal code : 77807, 77808, 77803, 77802, 77801
Phone Area Codes : 979
Area : 118.17 km2
Named for : William Joel Bryan
Altitude : 374 feet / 114 meters
Capital city : Bryan is capital of Brazos County
Establishment : January 01, 1872 (151 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 01:17:27 (6th December 2023)
Density : 746 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.57% (2010-2020)
Weather : 38℉ Clear 7-days weather
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Downtown-bryan2 image


Bryan is located at 33°5'55"N 97°25'6"W (33.0987300, -97.4183500).

Bryan map


Bryan forecast: Clear, with a low around 38. Northeast wind around 5 mph. more


The population of Bryan increased by 13.57% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1884 3,000 - estimate
1900 3,589 16.41% 1900 United States Census
1910 4,132 13.14% 1910 United States Census
1950 18,072 77.14% 1950 United States Census
2010 76,201 76.28% census
2011 77,196 1.29% estimation process
2012 77,832 0.82% estimation process
2013 78,939 1.4% estimation process
2014 80,667 2.14% estimation process
2015 82,052 1.69% estimation process
2016 83,171 1.35% estimation process
2017 84,188 1.21% estimation process
2018 84,817 0.74% estimation process
2019 86,276 1.69% estimation process
2020 88,165 2.14% estimation process

Bryan zip code is 77801. County name: Brazos, County fips: 48041

People born in Bryan (61)

People born in Bryan, including actress Raini Rodriguez, politician Jack Kingston, singer-songwriter Doug Supernaw, .


  • Derrick Hatchett (American football player) he was born in 14/08/1958
  • Lance Broadway (American baseball player) he was born in 20/08/1983
  • Linda Ellerbee (American journalist) she was born in 15/08/1944
  • Rudy Woods (American basketball player) he was born in 12/10/1959
  • Shane Graham (American actor) he was born in 21/12/1990
  • Robert Byron Bird (American chemist) he was born in 05/02/1924
  • Elvis Patterson (American football player) he was born in 21/10/1960
  • Cat Rambo (American speculative fiction writer and editor) she was born in 14/11/1963
  • Cody Risien (American football player) he was born in 22/03/1957
  • Devin Lemons (American football player) he was born in 20/03/1979
  • Dionel M. Aviles (United States Under Secretary of the Navy from October 8, 2004 to May 19, 2009) he was born in 23/01/1961
  • Don T. Griswold (US Naval aviator) he was born in 08/07/1917
  • Edgar Garcia (American martial artist) he was born in 22/02/1984
  • Melvin Bullitt (Player of American football) he was born in 13/11/1984
  • Fletcher R. Jones (American businessman) he was born in 22/01/1931
  • Fritzie Connally (American baseball player) he was born in 19/05/1958
  • Garry Mauro (American politician) he was born in 21/02/1948
  • Gerald Carter (American football player) he was born in 19/06/1957

Schools in Bryan

College & universities near Bryan, TX

Code Name City ZIP
227216 University of North Texas Denton (TX) 76203-1277
478591 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton Denton (TX) 76205-7534
224828 Fort Worth Beauty School Benbrook (TX) 76116
229179 Texas Woman's University Denton (TX) 76204
480833 The College of Health Care Professions-Fort Worth Fort Worth (TX) 76137-5021

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bryan, TX

Code Name Address Type
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL
GLE Gainesville 605 East California Street RAIL
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS
MSQ Mesquite, TX 1331 Highway 80 East \r\n1331 Highway 80 East \r\n BUS

Post offices near Bryan

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rhom Post Office Rhome (TX) 76078
Justin Post Office Justin (TX) 76247
Newark Post Office Newark (TX) 76071
Boyd Post Office Boyd (TX) 76023
Ponder Post Office Ponder (TX) 76259

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Bryan , Ohio city in Williams County, Ohio, United States with a population of 8,212 people.

Other cities in Wise County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Wise County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Decatur 7,572 City in Texas, USA
Bridgeport 6,637 City in Wise County, Texas, US
Briar 5,665 Census designated place
Rhome 1,872 City in Wise County, Texas, United States
Runaway Bay 1,627 City in the United States
Alvord 1,591 City in Lyon County, Iowa, United States of America
Aurora 1,522 City in Texas, USA
Boyd 1,335 City in Wise County, Texas
Newark 1,251 City in Texas, United States
Chico 1,199 City in Wise County, Texas, United States
Paradise 594 City in Wise County, Texas, United States
Lake Bridgeport 405 City in Wise County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Bryan distances to largest Texas cities