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Overview

Introduction to Deer Park, Texas

Deer Park, Texas, in Harris county, is 5 miles E of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 14 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Houston metropolitan area.

Deer Park History

Deer Park was founded in 1892 by Simeon Henry West, an Illinois Yankee. The city was named Deer Park because of the abundance of deer in the region. The Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway built a station in this city in 1894. The city's first post office was established in 1893; however, the post office was discontinued in 1919 and reestablished in 1930. Deer Park was incorporated in 1948, and Earl E. Dunn was elected its first mayor.

Deer Park and nearby Attractions

  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park
  • Dow Park & Botanical Gardens
  • Houston Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum
  • Sheldon Lake State Park

Things To Do In Deer Park

While staying in Deer Park, one can visit the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. You can also visit Patrick's Cabin which is a replica of the cabin where the peace treaty between U.S and Mexico was signed after the Battle of San Jacinto. The city also provides easy access to the San Jacinto Monument and Museum and the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The Moody Gardens and SchIitterbahn Waterparks are also worth visiting.

Deer Park Transportation

Ellington Field is the nearest airport.

Deer Park Higher Education

San Jacinto College-Central Campus and University of Houston-Clear Lake are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,748
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+15,745
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$50,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,817
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,121

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,360
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$147,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.5%
German14.3%
Irish11.1%
English6.5%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish2%
Czech1.6%
Italian1.6%
Polish1.2%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
African0.1%
Greek0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Deer Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77536
Phone Area Codes281,713,832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.69
Approximate Longitude-95.11

Deer Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationHOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Galena Park11,103$45,332
Jacinto City10,748$35,884
La Porte35,216$82,596
Pasadena153,909$54,913
Shoreacres1,796$116,250
South Houston17,563$47,049

Deer Park Public Libraries

Deer Park Public Library
3009 CENTER ST
Deer Park, Texas
(281) 478-7208

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Deer Park Public Schools

Bonnette Jr High
5010 Pasadena Blvd
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Carpenter Elementary
5002 Pasadena Blvd
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 814
College Park El
4315 Luella
ZIP: 77536
(281) 604-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Deer Park Elementary
2920 Luella
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 768
Deer Park Hs
710 W San Augustine
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-7200
High
Total Enrollment 4103
Deer Park J H
410 E Ninth
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 833
H S Point
301 W P St
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-7455
Other
Total Enrollment 5
Harris Co J J A E P
203 Ivy
ZIP: 77536
(281) 930-4606
Heritage El
4301 E Blvd
ZIP: 77536
(281) 604-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Jp Dabbs Elementary
302 E Lambuth
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
San Jacinto El
1302 E Thirteenth St
ZIP: 77536
(832) 668-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 947
Sp Ed
203 Ivy
ZIP: 77536
(281) 930-4659
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