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Overview

Introduction to Jersey Village, Texas

Jersey Village, Texas, in Harris county, is 14 miles NW of Houston, Texas.

Jersey Village History

The history of Jersey Village dates back to 1953 when Clark W. Henry gave the land which he used to rear Jersey cattle, to be used for the development and building of a residential community. In 1954, the development was initiated by LeRoy and Henry Kennedy, who belonged to the Garden Oaks Baptist Church. Water services, gas, drainage, streets, and sewages were brought to the community. Many houses were constructed along Jersey Drive. A park, school, and golf course were also developed. Jersey Village was finally incorporated in April, 1956.

Jersey Village and Nearby Attractions

  • Hermann Park
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
  • Contemporary Arts Museum
  • AstroWorld
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
  • Houston Zoo

Things To Do In Jersey Village

Historic sites near Jersey Village include San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site encompasses the home of the last president of Texas, Star of the Republic Museum, and Independence Hall and Barrington. Other interesting places to visit are the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Opportunities to play golf are available at Jersey Meadow Golf Course. Sheldon Lake State Park, Lake Livingston State Park, and Galveston Island State Park provide opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Jersey Village Transportation

Flights are available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Jersey Village Higher Education

Some of the colleges nearby are Houston Community College System, University of Saint Thomas, and Texas Southern University.

People

Total Population 7,849
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,246
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,042
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $950
Median House Value $205,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 9%

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

Jersey Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NW of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77040, 77041, 77065
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.887
Longitude -95.562

Jersey Village 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 BUSH INTL AP
Distance 14.1 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 19.2 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
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 23.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bammel (77040)

Kohrville (77040)

Satsuma (77040)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bunker Hill Village 3,842 $248,015
Hedwig Village 2,653 $116,250
Hilshire Village 727 $189,375
Hunters Creek Village 4,620 $250

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

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