Introduction to League City, Texas

League City, Texas, in Galveston county, is 14 miles SE of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 23 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan area.

League City History

The site of a Karankawa Indian village was chosen to establish League City. The city was founded by three different families named the Butlers, Cowarts, and Perkins. The earliest resident of the town, George W. Butler, arrived in the city in 1873 from Louisiana. In 1893, he was followed by J.C. League who acquired rights of the land. League acquired these rights from a man named Muldoon who had become a priest and, therefore, relinquished his rights over the land. The early settlers of the city originally raised cattle but, after the Clear Creek Development was organized in 1890, they turned to agriculture in order to sell land to farmers.

League City and nearby Attractions

  • Waterford Harbor Yacht Club Marina
  • Christus Victor Lutheran Church
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Creekside Intermediate School Football Field
  • Bates Motor Home Rental Network of Houston

Things To Do In League City

Waterford Harbor Yacht Club Marina has provisions for yachting and other water sports. Christus Victor Lutheran Church and Fairview Cemetery are both well known for their grand architectural design. The serene ambience of these two places is of great attraction to tourists. Bates Motor Home Rental Network of Houston provides recreational trips and guided tours of surrounding areas. Creekside Intermediate School Football Field often hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators.

League City Transportation

Ellington Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.

League City Higher Education

University of Houston-Clear Lake, San Jacinto College-Central Campus, and San Jacinto College-South Campus, provide higher educational facilities to the people of League City.


Total Population 91,665
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 47,165
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 58.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43%
Median Earnings25+ $54,924
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,194
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,507


Median Family Income $104,094
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,184
Median House Value $189,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 14.1%

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

League City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles SE of Houston, Texas
County Galveston
Standard Zip Codes 77573
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77574
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.507
Longitude -95.094

League City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station ALVIN
Distance 12.8 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
Distance 15 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
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clear Lake Shores 1,235 $107,596
Dickinson 19,355 $79,475
El Lago 2,754 $135,655

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

League City Public Libraries

Helen Hall Library
League City, Texas
(281) 338-4860
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League City High Schools

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2305 E MAIN ST
Serves 3,298 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

A Non-traditional School
Serves 181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.1

P O BOX 2126
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

2425 E MAIN ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

P O BOX 799
A Non-traditional School

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