College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas. It is situated in East Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857 which had increased to an estimated population of 100,050 as of July 2013. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 15th largest metropolitan area in Texas with 228,660 people as of the 2010 census. College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The city owes both its name and existence to the university’s location along a railroad. Texas A&M’s triple designation as a Land, Sea, and Space-Grant institution reflects the broad scope of the research endeavors it brings to the city, with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Due largely to the presence of Texas A&M University, College Station was named by Money magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas, and the 11th most educated city in the United States.
As of the census of 2000, 67,890 people, 24,691 households, and 10,370 families resided in the city. Of the 24,691 households, 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.0% were not families. About 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city, the population was distributed as 14.4% under the age of 18, 51.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,180, and for a family was $53,147. Males had a median income of $38,216 versus $26,592 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,170. About 15.4% of families and 37.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
College Station K-12th Grade Schools
Due to the high growth rate of College Station and South College Station, quite a few more schools are being budgeted to be built at this time. Here is a list of current K-12th grade schools in the area.
High schools (Grades 9-12)
Middle schools (Grades 7-8)
- A&M Consolidated Middle School
- College Station Middle School
Intermediate schools (Grades 5-6)
- Cypress Grove Intermediate School
- Oakwood Intermediate School
Elementary schools (Grades PK-4)
- College Hills Elementary School
- Creek View Elementary School
- Forest Ridge Elementary School
- Greens Prairie Elementary School
- Pebble Creek Elementary School
- Rock Prairie Elementary School
- South Knoll Elementary School
- Southwood Valley Elementary School
- Spring Creek Elementary School
You can go to the main ISD website to learn more about each school here
Since College Station is more of a conservative and traditional type community, there is no shortage of places of worship. You will find every denomination and religious affiliation well represented here. A simple Google search will show you the local churches in the area.