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Overview

Introduction to Jacinto City, Texas

Jacinto City, Texas, in Harris county, is 5 miles N of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 7 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Houston metropolitan area.

Jacinto City History

Jacinto City was established in the early 1940s. The workers at the nearby war plans and steel mills, and the shipyard workers, were the first residents of the area. The city was incorporated in 1947, and Inch Handler was elected the first mayor. The city hall was established in the 1950s. The Environmental Protection Agency opened a wastewater facility in Jacinto City in 1972.

Jacinto City and nearby Attractions

  • Houston Zoo
  • Sheldon Lake State Park
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • WaterWorld at Houston
  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site

Things To Do In Jacinto City

Jacinto City provides easy access to several historic sites and museums including the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Printing History, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, and Contemporary Arts Museum. The Armand Bayou Nature Center and Hermann Park are also nearby. During the summer, one can also visit WaterWorld at Houston.

Jacinto City Transportation

William P. Hobby Airport is close to the city.

Jacinto City Higher Education

University of Houston-Downtown, Texas Southern University, and University of Houston-University Park are some of the nearby universities.

People

Total Population 10,751
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,734
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 3.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,218
% Above Poverty Level 64.5%
% Below Poverty Level 35.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $760
Median House Value $73,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.3%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 2.7%

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

Jacinto City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77029
Phone Area Codes 713
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.767
Longitude -95.233

Jacinto City 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 8.6 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 18 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 26.2 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
Deer Park 33,313 $82,248
Galena Park 11,126 $43,676
Houston 2,217,706 $51,046

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

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