Overview

Introduction to Crockett, Texas

Crockett, Texas, in Houston county, is 70 miles NE of Bryan, Texas (center to center) and 107 miles N of Houston, Texas.

Crockett History

Crockett was named for Davy Crockett, who had camped in the area during his journey to the Alamo. It is believed that a family from Tennessee donated land for the town, and they named it after Davy Crockett who was known to them previously. Crockett was incorporated in 1837, and a post office was established in 1838. A stage service connected Crockett to Nacogdoches. During the Civil War, the Confederate conscripts were trained in a center in the city. The county's timber resources were exploited by the city once the railroad passed through in 1872.

Crockett and Nearby Attractions

  • Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari
  • Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
  • Museum of East Texas Culture
  • Monroe-Crook House
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Houston County Lake

Things To Do In Crockett

There are several options for outdoor recreation at Crockett. Big Slough Wilderness Area is largely made up of white oak, willow, chestnut oak, sweetgum, and red oak trees. Hiking and camping activities are available here. The Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari is an exotic wildlife park situated near Crockett. Davy Crockett Memorial Park is home to the Veteran's Memorial Wall, and it also has walking trails, basketball courts, and a swimming pool. Live music may be enjoyed at Crossroads Band at Wild Bill's Sports Bar. Trips may be planned to Howard House Museum and Museum of East Texas Culture as well.

Crockett Transportation

Flights are available from Easterwood Field Airport.

Crockett Higher Education

Angelina College, Jacksonville College, and Lon Morris College are colleges closest to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,534
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+2,503
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married33.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.8%
Median Earnings25+$17,847
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,389
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,351

Wealth

Median Family Income$27,432
% Above Poverty Level58.9%
% Below Poverty Level41.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42.9%
Median Gross Rent$676
Median House Value$71,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.3%
English12.6%
Irish10.1%
German3.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1%
Italian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
African0.3%
Polish0.3%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Crockett Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyHouston County
Standard Zip Codes75835
Phone Area Codes936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.31
Approximate Longitude-95.45

Crockett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCROCKETT
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationLOVELADY
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationGROVETON
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp37 to 61 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elkhart1,399$45,556
Grapeland1,725$39,375
Kennard189$26,339
Latexo387$34,219
Lovelady616$55,192

Crockett Public Libraries

Jh Wootters Crockett Public Library
709 E HOUSTON AVE
Crockett, Texas
(936) 544-3089

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Crockett Hospitals

East Texas Medical Center - Crockett
(Non-profit)
1100 East Loop 304

Crockett Public Schools

Crockett El
1400 W Loop 304
ZIP: 75835
(936) 544-2125
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Crockett H S
1600 W Loop 304
ZIP: 75835
(936) 544-2193
High
Total Enrollment 300
Crockett J H
1500 W Loop 304
ZIP: 75835
(936) 544-2125
Middle
Total Enrollment 278
Davy Crockett Regional Juvenile Center
1701 Sw Loop 304
ZIP: 75835
(936) 544-2125
Early Childhood Ctr
1300 Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 75835
(936) 544-8276
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
Pineywoods Aec Of Choice
1500 W Austin St
ZIP: 75835
(936) 546-2125
High
Total Enrollment 15
Vista Academy Of Crockett
1303 E Houston Ave
ZIP: 75835
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 181
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