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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.

People

Total Population 33,313
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 15,812
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $48,053
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,775
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,157

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,248
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,026
Median House Value $137,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 12.6%

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

Deer Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77536
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.705
Longitude -95.123

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)

Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station HOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance 14.7 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
Station HOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance 25.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Galena Park 11,126 $43,676
Jacinto City 10,751 $32,218

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

Deer Park Public Libraries

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

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Deer Park High Schools

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DEER PARK HS
WOLTERS: 400 IVY
832-668-7200
Serves 3,560 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

HARRIS CO J J A E P
203 IVY
281-930-4606
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

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