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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 10,993
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,009
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 31.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.2%
Median Earnings25+ $32,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,846
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,918

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,215
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 43.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,035
Median House Value $134,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 7.8%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
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
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 THOMPSONS 3 WSW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Clear Lake Shores 1,235 $107,596
El Lago 2,754 $135,655
Friendswood 37,602 $110,900

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

Webster Hospitals

CLEAR LAKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
500 MEDICAL CENTER BLVD
(281) 332-2511
Emergency Service: Yes

SURGICAL ARTS CENTER OF CLEAR LAKE
(Proprietary)
333 N TEXAS AVENUE
(281) 335-1700
Emergency Service: Yes

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