Webster, Texas

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Webster, Texas

Introduction to Webster, Texas

Webster, Texas, in Harris county, is 11 miles SE of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles SE of Houston, Texas. As of the 2000 census, 9,083 people lived in Webster.

Webster History

This region was originally inhabited by the Karankawa Indians. Stephen Austin established a settlement on the Brazos in 1823 which led to frequent conflicts between the Indians and the settlers, and eventually, the Indian tribes in the area started declining. James W. Webster formally established the community in 1879 which was then known as "Websterville". Some English colonists brought to the site created a settlement called "Garden Town". In 1882, the area got its first post office. By the 1890s, the name of the community had become "Webster". It was officially incorporated in 1958. In recent years, the city has experienced large-scale expansion and development primarily because of its proximity to the Johnson Space Center. It is often referred to as the gateway to the Space Center.

Webster and Nearby Attractions

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Space Center Houston
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum
  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site
  • Hermann Park
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Things To Do In Webster

The Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, the Mission Control Center, and Hangar X can be viewed at Space Center Houston. A 1912 battleship that fired on Axis defenses on D-Day at Normandy, is displayed at the Battleship Texas State Historical Site. The Museum of Fine Arts features a sculpture garden and a couple of art centers. Also close by is the Houston Museum of Natural Science which houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and three floors of exhibits related to natural science. The nearby Sheldon Lake State Park is a popular fishing and canoeing destination.

Webster Transportation

The closest major airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Webster Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Alvin Community College, University of Houston - Clear Lake, College of the Mainland, and San Jacinto College - South Campus.

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High Points

Webster strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Webster Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Webster Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Webster Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Webster Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Webster Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Webster College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Webster, Texas

Comparing Webster to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Age of the Population 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
Median Family Income 4 7
People Above Poverty 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 3 3
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Affordability of Rents 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 2
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Webster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SE of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77598
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.537
Longitude -95.118

Webster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 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 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
Distance 31.2 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
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Webster Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,083 100%
Male 4,743 52.2%
Female 4,340 47.8%
Under 18 1,900 20.9%
18+ 7,183 79.1%
65+ 466 5.1%
Median Age 29.2
Average Family Size 2.97
White 5,890 64.8%
African-American 820 9%
Asian 520 5.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 50 0.6%
Other 1,433 15.8%
Mixed Race 356 3.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,474 27.2%

Estimated Webster Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,852
Growth -231
Growth % -2.5%

Webster Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.4%
German 13.1%
Irish 7.2%
US/American 6.4%
English 5.4%
Italian 4.5%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Russian 1%
Danish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
African 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
British 0.2%
European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fondren (77598)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Webster 9,083 $43,495
Clear Lake Shores 1,205 $86,450
El Lago 3,075 $90,446
Friendswood 29,037 $77,293
League City 45,444 $72,760
Nassau Bay 4,170 $77,252
Taylor Lake Village 3,694 $102,873

Webster Hospitals

(281) 332-2511
Emergency Service: Yes

(281) 335-1700
Emergency Service: Yes

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(As of 2005)
Baybrook II (B&N)
1037 W. Bay Area Blvd.
Super Target Baybrook ST-1837
1801 W Bay Area Blvd
W. Bay Area Blvd. & Glenwest Dr.
1507C W Bay Area Blvd
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1. Orlando, Florida 88.5   35% 11.3% 28.2% 26 $40,648 6.6% 38.9% 185,951 15.9% 90.7 1.3% 19.2
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