Brenham, Texas Population 2024

19,571

Brenham is a city located in Austin County and Washington County Texas. Brenham has a 2024 population of 19,571. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Brenham is currently growing at a rate of 2.9% annually and its population has increased by 12.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,367 in 2020.

The average household income in Brenham is $72,795 with a poverty rate of 18.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brenham is 32.4 years, 30.3 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Brenham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brenham was:

  • White: 58.96%
  • Black or African American: 26.3%
  • Two or more races: 9.23%
  • Other race: 3.81%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
13.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,499.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.69% (2,204)
The current population of Brenham, Texas is 19,571 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,367.

Brenham, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,41058.96%
Black or African American4,64326.3%
Two or more races1,6299.23%
Other race6723.81%
Asian2131.21%
Native American880.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brenham Population by Race

Brenham Population Pyramid 2024

Brenham Median Age

32.4

Total

30.3

Male

33.1

Female

Brenham Adults

There are 13,329 adults, (3,036 of whom are seniors) in Brenham.

Brenham Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Brenham Sex Ratio

Female9,49453.78%
Male8,16146.22%

Brenham Population by Age

Brenham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,6682.2957.242.8
Non Family3,0801.1338.261.8
Married2,6123.2978.321.7
Female7153.3353.846.2
Male2613.1279.720.3

3.25

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brenham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4554.48%
9th to 12th Grade9138.99%
High School Graduate3,04229.97%
Some College2,09720.66%
Associates Degree7727.61%
Bachelors Degree1,98619.56%
Graduate Degree8868.73%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brenham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brenham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,6585,2452,247
Black2,5012,090389
Hispanic1,7641,271148
2+ Races512448121
Other Race3251350
Asian585842
Native American42420

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.41%.

Brenham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,475$50,638$36,186
Less Than 9th Grade$40,355$40,919$29,394
High School Graduate$32,850$34,481$31,250
Some College$36,118$69,167$31,327
Bachelors Degree$51,380$59,146$49,375
Graduate Degree$53,375$0$65,192

$40,475

Average Earnings

$50,638

Average Male

$36,186

Average Female

Brenham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brenham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brenham Language

83.64% of Brenham residents speak only English, while 16.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.83% of the population.

Brenham Language

Brenham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,0971,51136.88%
White7,00374910.7%
Multiple1,43036325.38%
Hispanic3,8363148.19%
Other55614325.72%
Asian1122421.43%

18.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.43%

Male Poverty Rate

17.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brenham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brenham is Black, with 36.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brenham is Hispanic, with 8.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.26%.

Brenham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.04%
High School18.57%
Some College11.47%
Bachelors or Greater2.34%

Brenham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.46%
Male Unemployed46.15%
Female Employed13.72%
Male Employed13.23%

Brenham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brenham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$52,664$72,795
Families$73,318$92,934
Married Families$85,938$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,032$47,547

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brenham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Brenham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brenham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brenham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brenham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

665

Number of Veterans

561

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam260
First Gulf War112
Second Gulf War75
Korea63
World War II26

Brenham Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+231
65 to 74197
55 to 64121
35 to 54112
18 to 344

Brenham Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5276.27%
Black1053.07%
Hispanic722.84%
2+ Races323.97%
Other Race10.21%

Brenham Veterans by Race

Brenham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brenham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Brenham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brenham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brenham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.59%

Born in Brenham

94.64%

Native Born

5.36%

Foreign Born

3.85%

Non Citizen

1.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.64% of Brenham residents were born in the United States, with 77.59% having been born in Texas. 3.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brenham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,3265512.53%
202821,7755512.6%
202721,2245512.67%
202620,6735512.74%
202520,1225512.82%
202419,5715512.9%
202319,0205512.98%
202218,4694212.33%
202118,0486813.92%
202017,367-280-1.59%
201917,647550.31%
201817,5927734.6%
201716,819970.58%
201616,722540.32%
201516,6683492.14%
201416,319880.54%
201316,2311801.12%
201216,051-59-0.37%
201116,1102751.74%
201015,8352,32817.24%
200013,5071,55513.01%
199011,9529868.99%
198010,9662,04422.91%
19708,9221,18215.27%
19607,74079911.51%
19506,9415067.86%
19406,4354617.72%
19305,97490817.92%
19205,0663487.38%
19104,718-1,250-20.95%
19005,96875914.57%
18905,2091,10827.02%
18804,10100%
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Brenham Population by Year