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Overview

Introduction to Lake Jackson, Texas

Lake Jackson, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 40 miles S of Missouri City, Texas (center to center) and 50 miles S of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Brazoria metropolitan area.

Lake Jackson History

The city of Lake Jackson was built in early 1940s. It was a planned community formed to support Dow Chemical Company which established a new plant in the area. The city was officially incorporated on March 14, 1944. Ten years later, a vote for home rule ended with a positive result. The unique winding layout of the city's streets was the plan of Alden B. Dow, the person who created the original plan of the city.

Lake Jackson and nearby Attractions

  • Buffalo Camp Bayou Reservoir
  • Saint Michaels Church
  • Lake Jackson Intermediate School Football Field
  • Lake Jackson-City - Municipal City Court
  • Restwood Memorial Park
  • Lake Jackson Library

Things To Do In Lake Jackson

Buffalo Camp Bayou Reservoir provides visitors with boating facilities. Lake Jackson Library allows visitors to spend some quiet time with a good book or two. Sports events are frequently hosted at Lake Jackson Intermediate School Football Field. Residents and tourists can attend these tournaments as spectators. Saint Michaels Church is famous for its gorgeous architecture. Restwood Memorial Park is a cemetery well known for its peaceful ambience. Lake Jackson City-Municipal City Court is visited by many tourists.

Lake Jackson Transportation

Brazoria County Airport, located near the city, provides air transportation facilities.

Lake Jackson Higher Education

Brazosport College is the local institute of higher education. Alvin Community College and San Jacinto College-South Campus also provide higher education to the people of Lake Jackson.

People

Total Population 27,352
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,576
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.2%
Median Earnings25+ $45,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,822
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,845

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,149
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $873
Median House Value $146,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 10.8%

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

Lake Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of Missouri City, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77566
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.033
Longitude -95.434

Lake Jackson 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 FREEPORT 2 NW
Distance 4.6 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 26 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
Station THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angleton 19,153 $61,433
Brazoria 3,049 $51,027
Clute 11,324 $50,163
Freeport 12,118 $44,620
Jones Creek 2,506 $72,386

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

Lake Jackson Hospitals

BRAZOSPORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
100 MEDICAL DRIVE
(979) 297-4411
Emergency Service: Yes

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