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Overview

Introduction to The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands, Texas is 28 miles N of Houston, Texas. It is located in Montgomery county.

The Woodlands History

The Woodlands was established in 1974 by George P. Mitchell. A portion of the area was originally occupied by the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Mill. Planning concepts and design consultants of Irvine Ranch, California, Columbia, Maryland, and Reston contributed to the original planning of The Woodlands. In the early 21st century, residents who feared annexation by Houston, desired to have an independent city government.

The Woodlands and Nearby Attractions

  • Tomball Museum Center
  • Lake Houston State Park
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Splashtown
  • Washington on the Brazos

Things To Do In The Woodlands

Lake Houston State Park offers camping, hiking and biking opportunities. Popular museums nearby include the National Museum of Funeral History and Tomball Museum Center. Town Center Theatre is a popular place for entertainment. Day trips may be planned to Space Center Houston, Lake Conroe, Blue Bell Creamery, and the San Jacinto Monument.

The Woodlands Transportation

Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental airport.

The Woodlands Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities located near The Woodlands are San Jacinto College - North Campus, University of Saint Thomas, Lee College, and Texas Southern University.

People

Total Population 105,713
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 47,600
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.4%
Median Earnings25+ $70,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,894

Wealth

Median Family Income $135,535
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,308
Median House Value $311,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.7%

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

The Woodlands Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of Houston, Texas
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77385, 77386
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77387, 77393
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.157
Longitude -95.489

The Woodlands 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 CONROE
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station HOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance 26.3 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
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 37.2 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, The Woodlands, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Panther Creek (77381, 77382, 77393)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Conroe 63,521 $54,728
Cut and Shoot 1,327 $53,750

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

The Woodlands Hospitals

ST LUKE'S COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER - THE WOODLAND
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
17200 ST LUKE'S WAY
(936) 266-4050
Emergency Service: Yes

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THE WOODLANDS H S
6101 RESEARCH FOREST DR
936-273-4837
Serves 2,302 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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