Brenham, Texas Population 2021

18,453
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Brenham is a city located in Washington County Texas. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 18,453, it is the 148th largest city in Texas and the 1979th largest city in the United States . Brenham is currently growing at a rate of 1.62% annually and its population has increased by 17.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,716 in 2010. Brenham reached it's highest population of 18,453 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Brenham has a population density of 1,430 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brenham is $67,201 with a poverty rate of 16.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $865 per month, and the median house value is $163,800. The median age in Brenham is 34.8 years, 30.7 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Brenham Demographics

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

  • White: 70.11%
  • Black or African American: 22.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Asian: 2.68%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Brenham, Texas is 18,453 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,568.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,716.

Brenham, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,6543861.05%
202036,2683861.06%
201935,8823861.08%
201835,4966351.79%
201734,8611210.35%
201634,740-96-0.28%
201534,8364331.24%
201434,4032020.59%
201334,2012710.79%
201233,930-36-0.11%
201133,9662580.76%
201033,7080.00%

Brenham Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,00570.11%
Black or African American3,80622.23%
Two or More Races5763.36%
Asian4592.68%
Some Other Race2301.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.27%
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Brenham Population by Race

Brenham Population Pyramid $2021

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Brenham Median Age

34.8


Total

30.7


Male

38.8


Female

Brenham Adults

There are 13,345 adults, (3,171 of whom are seniors) in Brenham.

Brenham Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Brenham Sex Ratio

Female

9,046

52.83%

Male

8,077

47.17%

Brenham Population by Age

Brenham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brenham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male74.9%25.1%
Married69.2%30.8%
All61.5%38.5%
Female55.3%44.7%
Non Family53.3%46.7%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brenham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7742.5561.5
Married2,6113.2169.2
Non Family2,2021.1553.3
Female7544.1155.3
Male2073.5274.9

3.33

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Brenham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8678.28%
9th to 12th Grade9469.04%
High School Graduate3,28731.40%
Some College2,17220.75%
Associates Degree6836.52%
Bachelors Degree1,84517.63%
Graduate Degree6686.38%
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Brenham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brenham Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,5075,8242,257
Black2,1231,655204
Hispanic1,56297352
Asian175102
2+ Races130130
Other Race7228

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.69%.

Brenham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,495$37,936$26,583
Less Than 9th Grade$25,596$26,589$
High School Graduate$29,347$34,583$23,027
Some College$31,817$50,568$26,476
Bachelors Degree$39,907$51,250$36,339
Graduate Degree$52,563$73,125$44,214

$32,495

Average Earnings

$37,936

Average Male

$26,583

Average Female

Brenham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brenham Language by Age

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Brenham Language

81.62% of Brenham residents speak only English, while 18.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.47% of the population.

Brenham Language

Brenham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,15371522.68%
White7,8857018.89%
Black2,99269823.33%
Asian45920043.57%
Multiple5097815.32%
Other1185647.46%

16.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.20%

Male Poverty Rate

16.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brenham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brenham is Other, with 47.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brenham is White, with 8.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.11%.

Brenham Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.10%
Some College12.93%
High School12.77%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%

Brenham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.35%
Male Employed10.05%
Female Employed9.29%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Brenham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brenham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,197$67,201
Families$56,395$83,463
Married Families$72,540-
Non Families$29,839$38,615
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Income by Household Type

Brenham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Brenham Married by Age and Sex

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Brenham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brenham Marital Status by Race

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Brenham Marital Status

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1,136

Number of Veterans

1,046

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam346
Second Gulf War318
First Gulf War201
Korea134
World War II37

Brenham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+331
18 to 34295
35 to 54196
65 to 74162
55 to 64152

Brenham Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8038.38%
Black2678.83%
Hispanic813.84%
2+ Races6627.62%

Brenham Veterans by Race

Brenham Veterans by Education

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2.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brenham Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Brenham Employment by Age

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Brenham Employment by Race

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Brenham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.70%

Born in Brenham

90.95%

Native Born

9.05%

Foreign Born

7.24%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.95% of Brenham residents were born in the United States, with 71.70% having been born in Texas. 7.24% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,4532951.62%
202018,1582951.65%
201917,8632951.68%
201817,5687504.46%
201716,818960.57%
201616,722670.40%
201516,6553452.12%
201416,310900.55%
201316,2201751.09%
201216,045-60-0.37%
201116,1052751.74%
201015,8302,3231.60%
200013,5071,5551.23%
199011,9529860.86%
198010,9662,0442.08%
19708,9221,1821.43%
19607,7407991.10%
19506,9415060.76%
19406,4354610.75%
19305,9749081.66%
19205,0663480.71%
19104,718-1,250-2.32%
19005,9687591.37%
18905,2091,1082.42%
18804,1010.00%

Brenham Population by Year