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Overview

Introduction to El Campo, Texas

El Campo, Texas, in Wharton county, is 48 miles SW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 67 miles SW of Houston, Texas. There are 10,945 residents in the city.

El Campo History

El Campo was a railroad camp in 1882 which was first named "Prairie Switch" and later called "Pearl of the Prairie". It was renamed "El Campo", meaning "the camp", by Mexican Cowboys. Ranching was the main occupation of this area and thousands of cattle were shipped in every year. The town was officially incorporated in 1905.

El Campo and nearby Attractions

  • El Campo Museum
  • El Country Club
  • El Campo Aquatic Center
  • Evan's Park
  • Friendship Park
  • Lake Texana

Things To Do In El Campo

The El Campo Aquatic Center was designed as a recreation and exercise facility for families. It is complete with a playscape area that has a 50-foot slide, a competition pool with 8 lanes, a large hot tub, and several other water amenities. The city has seven parks which occupy approximately 56 acres of land. These parks offer facilities such as paved walking paths, covered pavilions with picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, football and soccer fields, and jogging trails.

El Campo Transportation

One can avail of air transportation from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

El Campo Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed from Wharton County Junior College, Victoria College, and Houston Baptist University.

People

Total Population 11,545
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,155
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,031
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,385

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,012
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $107,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 5.8%

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

El Campo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles SW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles SW of Houston, Texas
County Wharton
Standard Zip Codes 77437
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.196
Longitude -96.269

El Campo 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 PIERCE 1 E
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station DANEVANG 1 W
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station SEALY
Distance 41.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 59 to 83 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hillje (77437)

New Taiton (77437)

Sandy Corner (77437)

Taiton (77437)

West End (77437)

West Payne (77437)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay City 17,499 $45,536
Ganado 1,796 $54,821

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

El Campo Hospitals

EL CAMPO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
303 SANDY CORNER RD
(979) 578-5251
Emergency Service: Yes

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El Campo High Schools

EL CAMPO H S
600 W NORRIS ST
979-543-6341
Serves 1,080 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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