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About College Station

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"On behalf of the citizens of College Station, home of Texas A&M University, the city council will promote and advance the community's quality of life."


Ranked No. 3 on Kiplinger magazine’s list of 10 Great Places to Live, College Station has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 places for business, jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population of more than 117,000, it ranks among the 15 fastest-growing metros in the country. In addition, College Station boasts one of the lowest property tax rates in Texas, and despite its exponential growth, has found a way to maintain a small-town feel while offering abundant entertainment and recreational opportunities in a safe and wholesome environment. 

College Station is located in the heart of central Texas within a three-hour drive of five of the nation’s 20 largest cities. A network of well-maintained highways and a regional airport served by major airlines provides convenient access from just about anywhere. 

It is the only city in the country with nationally accredited departments -- parks, public works, water, fire, police and public safety communications. It is among the safest and most family-friendly places in Texas, consistently maintaining one of the state’s lowest crime rates. Kiplinger’s has also ranked College Station among the nation’s 10 best places to raise a family. 

Education is a major focus of the College Station community. The College Station Independent School District has received many state and national awards, including more than 100 national merit semifinalists in the last decade.

College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the country’s largest public universities and a member of the powerful Southeastern Conference, making college sports a major local attraction. A&M’s international influence supplies a healthy diversity of race, culture, and nationality that reflects much of the vibrancy, tradition, and spirit that make the community a special place. 

The Bryan-College Station Sister Cities Association began in 1989 to promote cultural understanding, fellowship, and communications between our cities and our first sister city, Kazan, Russia. Today, we have three additional sister cities: Greifswald, Germany, Salamanca, Mexico and Bagstone, Belgium. The Association is an affiliate of Sister Cities International



Oct. 19, 1938: Date incorporated

117,805: Estimated population as of April 2018 based on Certificates of Occupancy

921: Full-time employees in April 2018

2.7%: Unemployment rate in April 2018

$365.7 million: Adopted city budget for Fiscal 2018

$0.4975: Property tax rate per $100 valuation

Bond Rating: Moody's Aa1, S&P AA

51.2: Number of square miles in College Station

543: Street centerline miles (City of CS, TxDOT, TAMU, private & county)

327: Street centerline miles maintained by the City of CS

58: Number of parks, totaling 1,373 acres

Police Department (as of April 2018)

1: Police station

209: Number of full-time employees

Fire Department (as of April 2018)

6: Fire stations

159: Number of full-time employees

College Station Utilities (as of April 2018)

39,830: Number of electric meters

458: Miles of distribution power lines

7: Number of electric stations

41,000: Number of water connections

449: Miles of water lines

9: Number of water wells


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Last updated: 8/16/2018 2:37:20 PM