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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,370
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+5,438
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,861
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,503
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$815
Median House Value$88,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66%
German7.2%
Irish5%
English2.3%
Italian2%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
African0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Clute Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brazoria County
Standard Zip Codes77531
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.02
Approximate Longitude-95.39

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)

StationFREEPORT 2 NW
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp64 to 80 F
Annual Precip50.6 inches
StationALVIN
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Angleton19,245$65,526
Freeport12,122$47,526
Jones Creek2,195$78,333

Clute Public Schools

Lighthouse Learning Center - Jjaep
1035 Dixie Dr
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7340
Middle
Total Enrollment 2
Brazoswood H S
302 W Brazoswood Dr
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7300
High
Total Enrollment 2544
T W Ogg El
208 N Lazy Ln
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7195
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Lighthouse Learning Center - Aec
1035 Dixie Dr
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7340
High
Total Enrollment 50
Clute Int
421 E Main St
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7230
Middle
Total Enrollment 931
Lighthouse Learning Center - Daep
1035 Dixie Dr
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7340
Other
Total Enrollment 80
Griffith El
401 College Dr
ZIP: 77531
(979) 730-7180
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
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