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Overview

Introduction to Clute, Texas

Clute, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 41 miles SW of Galveston, Texas and 51 miles S of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Brazoria metropolitan area.

Clute History

Clute was named after Soloman J. Clute, who bought the land here in 1881. In 1886, Soloman sold the land to his brother, George. With the establsihment of the Dow Chemical Company and many other large construction companies, the city began to prosper. Clute was officially incorporated in May of 1952. A completely fossilized mammoth was discovered once in the city, giving Clute some national publicity.

Clute and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Jackson Historical Museum
  • Brazosport Nature Center & Planetarium
  • Brazoria County Museum
  • Sea Center Texas
  • Columbia Historical Museum
  • Galveston Island State Park

Things To Do In Clute

Clute offers easy access to numerous museums, including the Brazoria County Museum, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and the Lake Jackson Historical Museum. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Clute Lake, Eagle Lake and Lake Bend. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the facilities offered by the Wilderness Golf Course.

Clute Transportation

Brazoria County Airport is nearby.

Clute Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Alvin Community College, San Jacinto College- Central Campus and the University of Houston- Clear Lake.

People

Total Population 11,324
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 8.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,382
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,879
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,078

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,163
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $787
Median House Value $87,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 4.8%

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

Clute Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SW of Galveston, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77531
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.024
Longitude -95.398

Clute 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 FREEPORT 2 NW
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 64 to 80 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
Station ALVIN
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 60 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 34.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angleton 19,153 $61,433
Freeport 12,118 $44,620
Jones Creek 2,506 $72,386

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

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Clute High Schools

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BRAZOSWOOD H S
301 W BRAZOSWOOD DR
979-730-7300
Serves 2,577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

BRAZOSPORT H S
301 W BRAZOSWOOD DR
979-730-7260
A Title I School.
Serves 1,072 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

ALTER PLACEMENT CTR
301 W BRAZOSWOOD DR
979-730-7340
A Non-traditional School
Serves 78 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT CENTER
301 W BRAZOSWOOD DR
979-730-7340
A Non-traditional School
Serves 44 students.

ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT CENTER
301 W BRAZOSWOOD DR
979-730-7340
A Non-traditional School
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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