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Overview

Introduction to Galena Park, Texas

Galena Park, Texas, in Harris county, is 3 miles NW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 8 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Houston metropolitan area.

Galena Park History

Galena Park was first settled in 1835 and known as Clinton. It was originally a farming and ranching community. It became a railroad center in the 1880s. Petrochemical industry flourished in the area in the early 1900s. The city's name was changed to Galena Park in 1935 because another city in Texas was called Clinton. The city of Galena Park was named after the Galena Signal Oil Company of Texas.

Galena Park and nearby Attractions

  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Houston Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • WaterWorld at Houston
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center

Things To Do In Galena Park

During your stay in Galena Park, you can spend your leisure hours at Houston Zoo, 1940 Air Terminal Museum, and Children's Museum of Houston. The Galena Park City Park and Galena Manor Park are also ideal for day trips. In addition, the city offers easy access to Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Printing History, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, and Sheldon Lake State Park.

Galena Park Transportation

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Galena Park Higher Education

San Jacinto College-Central Campus, Texas Southern University, and University of Houston-University Park are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 11,126
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,703
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,676
% Above Poverty Level 78.5%
% Below Poverty Level 21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $844
Median House Value $65,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 1.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Galena Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77547
Phone Area Codes 713
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.733
Longitude -95.23

Galena Park 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 HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station HOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station SUGAR LAND
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookside Village 1,532 $81,442
Deer Park 33,313 $82,248
Houston 2,217,706 $51,046
Jacinto City 10,751 $32,218

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Galena Park High Schools

GALENA PARK H S
1000 KEENE
713-679-6000
A Title I School.
Serves 1,620 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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