Recreation in Brazos County includes fishing, hunting, a raceway and the many events/activities relating to the Texas A&M University. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum are located in College Station.
The first quarter of 1998 cost of living index by the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association shows Bryan-College Station as one of the least expensive places in the U.S. in which to live. Based on this cost of living survey, Bryan-College Station was the 2nd least expensive Texas city, of 29 Texas cities surveyed, and the 5th least expensive U.S. city, of 329 cities surveyed, in which to live. The survey’s U.S. composite index is 100 % with the Bryan-College Station cost of living index coming in at 87.0 %.
- Brazos County – the third fastest growing U.S. county in terms of population growth. (American Demographics, April 1996.)
- Bryan-College Station – the fourth smartest U.S. city with 17.2 % of its residents having at least a four-year college degree. (Fortune, August 18, 1997.)
- Bryan-College Station – the third fastest growing U.S. metropolitan area in terms of new job growth for the years 1995 to 2025. (1997-98 American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries.)
- Bryan-College Station – the fastest growing U.S. metropolitan area in terms of household growth. (Wall Street Journal, April 19, 1996.)
- Bryan-College Station – the fourth most livable U.S. metropolitan area. (The Editor & Publisher Market Guide, 75th Annual Edition, January, 1999.)
The 2000 census indicated the county population at 152,415. Male population is 50.5% and the female population is 49.5%. The race breakdown is as follows; White – 66%, Black – 10.7%, Hispanic – 17.9%, American Indian or Eskimo – 0.4%, Asian or Pacific Islander – 4.1% and other – 0.9%. The largest age group is 18 to 24 years.