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Overview

Introduction to Conroe, Texas

Conroe, Texas, in Montgomery county, is 10 miles N of The Woodlands, Texas and 38 miles N of Houston, Texas. The city is included in the Houston metropolitan area.

Conroe History

Conroe was first settled in in the early 1800s. The downtown business district of the city was developed in the 1890s. The community was named after Isaac Conroe, a local lumberman. Conroe was incorporated as a city in 1904. The first city hall was established in 1920.

Conroe and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
  • Sam Houston National Forest
  • Lake Conroe
  • Lone Star Hiking Trail
  • Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • Lake Houston State Park

Things To Do In Conroe

While staying in Conroe, one can visit the Cimarron Park, Wiggins Village Park, Candy Cane Park, Lewis Park, White Oak Point Park, Travis Field and Montgomery Park. The Artesian Lake and the Country Club Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. You can also visit the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, Tomball Museum Center and Sam Houston National Forest. In addition, the city hosts the Cajun Catfish Festival and Juneteenth Jazz Fest every year.

Conroe Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental is the nearest major airport.

Conroe Higher Education

North Harris Montgomery Community College District, San Jacinto College- North Campus and Sam Houston State University offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 63,521
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 29,036
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,949
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,997

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,728
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $883
Median House Value $140,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 8.9%

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

Conroe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of The Woodlands, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles N of Houston, Texas
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 77301, 77302, 77303, 77304, 77306, 77384, 77385
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77305
Phone Area Codes 936
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.311
Longitude -95.455

Conroe 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 CONROE
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station HOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station HOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance 32.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Beach (77301)

Camp Strake (77301)

Grangerland (77302)

Lakeland (77301)

Tamina (77301)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cut and Shoot 1,327 $53,750

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

Conroe Public Libraries

Library
Montgomery County Memorial Library System
104 I 45 N
Conroe, Texas
(936) 788-8377
Library Web Site

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Conroe Hospitals

CONROE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
504 MEDICAL CENTER BLVD
(936) 539-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Conroe High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CONROE H S
3200 W DAVIS ST
936-756-4416
Serves 2,537 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

OAK RIDGE H S
27330 OAK RDG SCHOOL RD
936-539-5790
Serves 2,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

CANEY CREEK H S
16840 F M 2090
936-231-3330
Serves 1,619 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

W L HAUKE ALTER ED
701 N THIRD ST
936-760-7739
A Non-traditional School
Serves 165 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

JUVENILE DETENTION CTR
3205 W DAVIS
936-760-7767
Serves 27 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

PATHWAYS
101 W AUSTIN
936-760-7759
A Special Education School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.1

MONTGOMERY COUNTY JJAEP
205 E PAULINE ST
936-525-3610
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.1

MONTGOMERY CO J J A E P
205 PAULINE ST
409-582-1333
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

PROJECT RESTORE
205 E PAULINE ST
281-525-3610
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

D A E P
205 E PAULINE ST
936-760-7770
A Non-traditional School

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