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Overview

Introduction to Angleton, Texas

Angleton, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 31 miles S of Missouri City, Texas and 41 miles S of Houston, Texas. The city is part of the Brazoria metropolitan statistical area. About 18,130 people live in Angleton.

Angleton History

The city of Angleton was founded in the year 1890. It was established near the center of Brazoria County. According to some sources, the community was named Angleton in honor of an early developer, G.W. Angle. After a bitter fight, Angleton was chosen as the county seat over Brazoria in 1896. It was re-chosen by a county-wide election in 1913. Angleton was officially incorporated on November 12, 1912.

Angleton and nearby Attractions

  • Brazoria County Historical Museum
  • Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park
  • Lake Jackson Historical Museum
  • Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bryan Beach State Recreation Area
  • Angleton Independent School District Wildcat Stadium

Things To Do In Angleton

Angleton is the ideal destination for both indoor and outdoor lovers. The city provides easy access to many of the historical sites and nearby museums. The Brazoria County Museum, the Columbia Historical Museum, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum, the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park and the Nolan Ryan Center are all popular local spots. The Bryan Beach State Recreation Area offers a range of facilities for the enjoyment of sports and other physical activities. The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is another interesting location in the area. In addition, the city of Angleton hosts the Austin Town Festival and the Brazoria County Fair every year.

Angleton Transportation

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the nearest major airport.

Angleton Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Alvin Community College, San Jacinto College-South Campus and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

People

Total Population 19,034
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,706
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $37,466
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,735
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,293

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,569
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $763
Median House Value $97,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 9%

Angleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles S of Missouri City, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77515
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77516
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.169
Longitude -95.431

Angleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANGLETON 2 W
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 63 F
Apr Temp 60 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station FREEPORT 2 NW
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 64 to 80 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
Station ALVIN
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 60 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Angleton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Anchor (77515)

Baileys Prairie (77515)

McBeth (77515)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bonney 522 $42,750
Brazoria 3,038 $50,556
Clute 11,277 $44,962
Danbury 1,486 $73,214

Angleton Public Libraries

Library
Brazoria County Library System
131 E LIVE OAK
Angleton, Texas
(979) 864-1505
Library Web Site

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Angleton Hospitals

ANGLETON-DANBURY MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
132 HOSPITAL DR
(979) 849-7721
Emergency Service: Yes

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Angleton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ANGLETON H S
1201 HENDERSON RD
979-849-8206
Serves 1,816 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

NORTHSIDE EL
1000 RIDGECREST DR
979-849-6189
A Title I School.
Serves 447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

STUDENT ALTERNATIVE CTR
300 PARRISH ST
979-864-8702
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

BRAZORIA CO ALTER ED CTR
1900 DOWNING RD
979-849-6800
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

MARSHALL EDUCATION CENTER
300 PARRISH ST
979-864-8702
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

BRAZORIA CO J J A E P
20875 CTY RD 171
281-485-3203
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

BRAZORIA CO JUVENILE DETENTION
1900 N DOWNING
979-864-1210
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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