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Brenham
  • Town in Texas

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Brenham is a town in Texas with a population of 17,123. Brenham is in Washington County. Living in Brenham offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Brenham and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Brenham are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$865
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    414.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    86.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    34.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    362.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,588.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  12%

Working in Brenham

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,197
National
$62,843

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