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Overview

Introduction to Friendswood, Texas

Friendswood, Texas, in Galveston county, is 11 miles S of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 18 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The city is included in the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan area.

Friendswood History

Friendswood was originally established on July 15, 1895. It was founded by the Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, and was named after them. Between 1895 and 1915, most of the settlers of the area were Quakers. Farmers arrived in the city around 1920. The growth of the area slowed down during World War II. The city was officially incorporated in 1960. Around 1966, the first medical clinic, bank, pharmacy, and police department were established in Friendswood.

Friendswood and nearby Attractions

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • West Bay Common School Children's Museum
  • Space Center Houston
  • Houston Zoo
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Hermann Park

Things To Do In Friendswood

Friendswood offers several recreational facilities both for residents and visitors. You can enjoy a host of recreational activities at Stevenson Park, Friendswood City Park, Renwick Park, 1776 Park, and Randolph Park. It is worth visiting the Frank J. Brown Museum. The city also has a number of churches that retain the old-world feel. Among them are the Heritage Park Baptist Church, Hope Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church of Friendswood Family Life, Friendswood Community Church, and Friendswood United Methodist Church.

Friendswood Transportation

International flights are available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Friendswood Higher Education

San Jacinto College-South Campus and Alvin Community College are close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,272
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+18,000
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48%
Median Earnings25+$54,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,902

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,496
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,097
Median House Value$241,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.1%
English11.9%
Irish10.9%
Italian3.6%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish1.8%
Czech1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Polish1%
Greek0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Arab0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Palestinian0.6%
African0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Basque0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
German0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Friendswood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Galveston County
Standard Zip Codes77546
P.O. Box Zip Codes77549
Phone Area Codes281,832, 713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.51
Approximate Longitude-95.19

Friendswood 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
Distance9.7 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
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationHOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance34.1 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
Alvin25,500$52,020
Brookside Village1,706$74,712
League City94,976$110,237
Nassau Bay4,091$94,063
Pearland106,238$107,468

Friendswood Public Libraries

Friendswood Public Library
416 S FRIENDSWOOD DR
Friendswood, Texas
(281) 482-7135

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Friendswood Public Schools

Brookside Int
3535 E Fm 528
ZIP: 77546
(281) 284-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 802
C D Landolt El
2104 Pilgrims Point
ZIP: 77546
(281) 284-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 905
C W Cline El
505 Briarmeadow Ave
ZIP: 77546
(281) 482-1201
Primary
Total Enrollment 912
Clear Brook H S
4607 Fm 2351
ZIP: 77546
(281) 284-2100
High
Total Enrollment 2335
Friendswood H S
702 Greenbriar Dr
ZIP: 77546
(281) 482-3413
High
Total Enrollment 2192
Friendswood J H
1000 Manison Pkwy
ZIP: 77546
(281) 996-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1489
Galveston Co J J A E P
302 Laurel Dr
ZIP: 77546
(281) 482-1267
Wedgewood El
4000 Friendswood Link Rd
ZIP: 77546
(281) 284-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Westbrook Int
302 W El Dorado Blvd
ZIP: 77546
(281) 284-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1069
Westwood El
506 W Edgewood
ZIP: 77546
(281) 482-3341
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Windsong Int
2100 W Parkwood
ZIP: 77546
(281) 482-0111
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Zue S Bales Int
211 Stadium Ln
ZIP: 77546
(281) 482-8255
Middle
Total Enrollment 325

Friendswood Private Schools

Friendswood Children's House
304 W Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 77546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Lord Of Life Lutheran School
4425 Fm 2351 Rd
ZIP: 77546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
Primrose School Of Friendswood
1409 S Friendswood Dr
ZIP: 77546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
The Galloway School
3200 W Bay Area Blvd
ZIP: 77546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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