College Station, Texas

College Station: The most populous city in Brazos County, Texas. It is located on the Brazos River in central Texas. College Station is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Texas A&M University and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.


College Station is a city located in the county of Brazos in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 93,857 and a population density of 709 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 119,260 inhabitants.

College Station is a city located in Brazos County, Texas within the Brazos Valley. It is home to Texas A&M University and has a population of over 119,000 residents.


College Station was founded in 1860 as a train stop on the Houston and Texas Central Railway. The area was originally known as “College Station” after nearby Texas A&M, which opened in 1876.

College Station incorporated as a city in 1938. Its early growth and economy were long tied to the university's expansion and research activities.

Today, Texas A&M remains integral to College Station's identity and success. The city embraces its close ties to the university.


Texas A&M University is the largest employer in College Station. Other major employers are St. Joseph Health System, Sanderson Farms, College Station ISD, and Walmart.

Key industries include education, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and tourism. College Station touts a strong job market and business-friendly environment.


Popular sites are the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Wolf Pen Creek District Park, Post Oak Mall, and Messina Hof Winery.

Visitors enjoy attractions related to Texas A&M like sports events, Kyle Field, and the Bonfire Memorial. The city provides a family atmosphere with southern hospitality.


Supported by the thriving Texas A&M University, College Station offers residents a high quality of life, education, employment, sports, and leisure activities deeply shaped by its university ties.

College Station locator map
Location of College Station on Texas map.

Quick Facts about College Station

Population : 119,260 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Brazos County
Postal code : 77840–77845
Phone Area Codes : 979
Area : 132.44 km2
Altitude : 338 feet / 103 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:02:05 (13th July 2024)
Density : 900 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 21.3% (2010-2020)
TAMUcampus image
TAMUcampus image


College Station is located at 30°37'41"N 96°20'4"W (30.6279800, -96.3344100).

College Station map


The population of College Station increased by 21.3% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 93,857 - census
2011 95,671 1.9% estimation process
2012 97,761 2.14% estimation process
2013 100,601 2.82% estimation process
2014 103,469 2.77% estimation process
2015 108,952 5.03% estimation process
2016 111,068 1.91% estimation process
2017 114,483 2.98% estimation process
2018 116,035 1.34% estimation process
2019 117,911 1.59% estimation process
2020 119,260 1.13% estimation process

College Station zip code is 77840. County name: Brazos, County fips: 48041

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People born in College Station (20)

People born in College Station, including actress Tiffany Thornton, cloned cat CC, television and film director Allen Coulter, .


  • Rico Rodriguez (American actor) he was born in 31/07/1998
  • Brek Shea (American soccer player) he was born in 28/02/1990
  • Evan Jones (American actor) he was born in 01/04/1976
  • Chris Cralle (hammer thrower) he was born in 13/06/1988
  • Clif Groce (American football player) he was born in 30/07/1972
  • David Nixon (American football linebacker) he was born in 16/03/1985
  • Detron Lewis (American football player) he was born in 20/08/1989
  • Larry Fedora (American football player and coach) he was born in 10/09/1962
  • Red Cashion (American football official) he was born in 10/11/1931
  • Ryan Guillen (American politician) he was born in 27/10/1977
  • LaAdrian Waddle (American football player) he was born in 21/07/1991
  • Brianna Hildebrand (American film and television actress) she was born in 14/08/1996
  • Riley Ferrell (American baseball player) he was born in 18/10/1993
  • Casey Grice (golfer (1991-)) she was born in 16/10/1991
  • Garrett Wareing (American actor) he was born in 31/08/2001
  • Barbi Hayden (American professional wrestler) she was born in 02/10/1990
  • Alexander Caruso (American basketball player) he was born in 28/02/1994

Schools in College Station

College & universities near College Station, TX

Code Name City ZIP
228723 Texas A & M University-College Station College Station (TX) 77843-1248
223852 Charles and Sues School of Hair Design Bryan (TX) 77802
451547 Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design-Bryan Bryan (TX) 77803
490674 Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design Brenham (TX) 77833-3033
223427 Blinn College Brenham (TX) 77833-4098

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near College Station, TX

Code Name Address Type
BRY Bryan, TX 301 East 26th Street BUS
PVW Prairie View, TX 44814 US Highway 290 Business \r\n BUS
TAY Taylor 118 East First St. RAIL
TPL Temple 315 West Ave B RAIL

Post offices near College Station

Post Office Name City ZIP
Northgate College Station Post Office College Station (TX) 77841
Bryan Post Office Bryan (TX) 77801
College Station Post Office College Station (TX) 77840
Downtown Bryan Post Office Bryan (TX) 77803
Wellborn Post Office Wellborn (TX) 77881

Other cities in Brazos County

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

City Name Population Title
Fairview 9,358 Town in Texas, United States
Kurten 410 Town of the United States
Wixon Valley 254 City in Brazos County, Texas, United States
Millican 247 Town in Brazos County, Texas, United States
Cottonwood 209 City in Brazos County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

College Station distances to largest Texas cities