Introduction to Cleveland, Texas

Cleveland, Texas, in Liberty county, is 27 miles NE of The Woodlands, Texas (center to center) and 43 miles NE of Houston, Texas.

Cleveland History

The city of Cleveland was named after the cotton broker, W.D. Cleveland who donated 63 acres to the Houston East & West Texas Railway for the construction of a stop. In return, he wanted the settlement named after him. Cleveland presently occupies the area where the Union Pacific line meets the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line. The community was once a prominent lumber shipping center. It is interesting to note that the citizens of Cleveland did not pay taxes until 1947. In recent years, the city has adopted a council-manager structure of government.

Cleveland and Nearby Attractions

  • Texas Prison Museum
  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site
  • Lake Houston State Park
  • Double Lake Recreation Area
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Things To Do In Cleveland

A livery stable, cabins, a blacksmith shop, and a railroad depot can be seen at the living museum at Heritage Village. The Battleship Texas State Historical Site, which is also close to the city, has a 1912 battleship that was used during both World Wars. The nearby Texas Prison Museum showcases exhibits related to capital punishment and prison contraband, and artwork of the inmates is also displayed. The 4,919-acre Lake Houston State Park has arrangements for camping, horseback riding, biking, and hiking.

Cleveland Transportation

The closest major airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Cleveland Higher Education

Sam Houston State University, San Jacinto College - North Campus, and South Texas College of Law are some of the colleges near Cleveland.



Total Population7,728
Male Share of the Population53.3%
Female Share of the Population46.7%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population31


% of people married35.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.9%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$39,070
% Above Poverty Level72%
% Below Poverty Level28%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$628
Median House Value$67,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.7%
French Except Basque2.1%
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Cleveland Almanac

Nearest Medium City 27 miles NE of The Woodlands, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City43 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Liberty County, San Jacinto County
Standard Zip Codes77327, 77328
Phone Area Codes281,832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Cleveland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Clark (77327)

Evergreen (77327)

Everitt (77327)

Midline (77327)

North Cleveland (77327)

Plum Grove (77327)

Rayburn (77327)

Security (77327)

Tarkington Prairie (77327)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cut and Shoot1,327$53,750

Cleveland Public Libraries

Austin Memorial Library
220 S BONHAM AVE CLEVELAND, TX 77327 (30.339516, -95.087528)
Cleveland, Texas
(281) 592-3920

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Cleveland Hospitals

Doctors Diagnostic Hospital
1017 South Travis Street
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Cleveland Public Schools

Tarkington H S
2770 Fm 163
(281) 592-7739
Total Enrollment 585
Tarkington Middle
2770 Fm 163
(281) 592-7737
Total Enrollment 466
Tarkington Int
2770 Fm 163
(281) 592-6134
Total Enrollment 278
Cleveland H S
1600 East Houston St
(281) 592-8752
Total Enrollment 864
Cleveland Middle
2000 East Houston St
(281) 593-1148
Total Enrollment 816
Northside El
1522 North Blair Ave
(281) 592-4628
Total Enrollment 610
Southside Pri
303 Fort Worth
(281) 592-0594
Total Enrollment 743
Eastside El
1602 Shell St
(281) 592-0125
Total Enrollment 600
Tarkington Pri
2770 Fm 163
(281) 592-7736
Total Enrollment 568
Frederick A Douglass Learning Academy
900 Samuel Wiley Dr
(281) 592-7595
Total Enrollment 55
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