dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Tomball, Texas

Tomball, Texas, in Harris county, is 8 miles SW of The Woodlands, Texas (center to center) and 27 miles NW of Houston, Texas.

Tomball History

Immigrants who settled in the area in the early 1800s were drwan by the region's agricultural and pastoral resources. The area began to prosper around 1906 when it became a railroad town. State Senator Thomas Henry Ball established the city as a railroads center, and in 1907, the community was named "Tomball" in his honor. The population increased after the installation of a 100-foot gusher in 1933. Humble Oil and Gas gave the inhabitants of the city free natural gas for fifty years in exchange for the exclusive rights to drill in the city. Over the years, Tomball has emerged as a business center for the quadrant on the northwest of Houston.

Tomball and Nearby Attractions

  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site
  • Tomball Museum Center
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Tomball

The site where the troops led by General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican forces of President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna is near the city of Tomball. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall, and Barrington at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site are also close by. A 1912 battleship that was used in the first and second World War can be viewed at the nearby Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Another popular place to visit near Tomball is the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and also features live animal displays.

Tomball Transportation

Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Tomball Higher Education

The University of Saint Thomas, South Texas College of Law, Houston Community College System, and Houston Graduate School of Theology are located nearby.

People

Total Population 11,186
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,525
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $41,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,137

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,156
% Above Poverty Level 77.3%
% Below Poverty Level 22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $934
Median House Value $173,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 9.6%

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

Tomball Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of The Woodlands, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NW of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77375, 77377
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77337
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.096
Longitude -95.615

Tomball 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 16.4 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 CONROE
Distance 18.2 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 SUGAR LAND
Distance 33.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hufsmith (77337)

Rose Hill (77375)

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
Jersey Village 7,849 $91,042

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

Tomball Hospitals

TOMBALL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
605 HOLDERRIETH
(281) 351-1623
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Medical Assistant (Diploma)
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (Diploma)
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
camnpus icon
Houston
Request Info
Programs
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assistant

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

About Education Corporation of America

Education Corporation of America's institutions broaden access to postsecondary educational opportunities.

camnpus icon
Houston
Request Info
Programs
  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
Programs
  • Diesel Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • CNC Machining & Manufacturing
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
camnpus icon
Grand Prairie
Request Info
Programs
  • Online Associate Degree to Master Degree Nursing program
  • Online Bachelor Degree to Master Degree Nursing program
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Listed as one of the top National Universities for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the seventh straight year in 2013.
  • Has a 97% satisfaction rate among its 2013 graduates. 
  • Offers more than 100 degree options including programs in education, law, nursing, and more.
  • Provides classes at its San Francisco campus, branch campuses throughout the bay area and Sacramento, and online.

Tomball High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

TOMBALL H S
30330 QUINN RD
281-357-3220
Serves 2,478 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

COMQUEST ACADEMY
612 MALONE
281-516-0611
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

TOMBALL J J A E P CAMPUS
221 W MAIN ST
281-357-3100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

TOMBALL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENT
1302 KEEFER ST
281-357-3281
A Non-traditional School

Study Online in Tomball
Additional Resources
Info for Tomball Government Officials


Are you an official in the Tomball government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top