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Overview

Introduction to Galena Park, Texas

Galena Park, Texas, in Harris county, is 3 miles NW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 8 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.

Galena Park History

Galena Park was first settled in 1835 and known as Clinton. It was originally a farming and ranching community. It became a railroad center in the 1880s. Petrochemical industry flourished in the area in the early 1900s. The city's name was changed to Galena Park in 1935 because another city in Texas was called Clinton. The city of Galena Park was named after the Galena Signal Oil Company of Texas.

Galena Park and nearby Attractions

  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Houston Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • WaterWorld at Houston
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center

Things To Do In Galena Park

During your stay in Galena Park, you can spend your leisure hours at Houston Zoo, 1940 Air Terminal Museum, and Children's Museum of Houston. The Galena Park City Park and Galena Manor Park are also ideal for day trips. In addition, the city offers easy access to Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Printing History, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, and Sheldon Lake State Park.

Galena Park Transportation

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Galena Park Higher Education

San Jacinto College-Central Campus, Texas Southern University, and University of Houston-University Park are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,119
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+4,530
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,792
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,911

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,439
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone13.8%
Median Gross Rent$861
Median House Value$67,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86.1%
German2.5%
Irish2.3%
English1.5%
Italian1%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.5%
French Except Basque0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Galena Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77547
Phone Area Codes713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.74
Approximate Longitude-95.23

Galena 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
Distance6.6 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 BUSH INTL AP
Distance20.2 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
StationSUGAR LAND
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookside Village1,706$74,712
Deer Park33,517$88,084
Houston2,240,582$52,127
Jacinto City10,753$35,340
Pasadena153,286$53,145
South Houston17,474$45,462

Galena Park Public Schools

Galena Park El
401 N Main
ZIP: 77547
(832) 386-1670
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Galena Park H S
1000 Keene
ZIP: 77547
(832) 386-2800
High
Total Enrollment 2067
Galena Park Middle
400 Keene
ZIP: 77547
(832) 386-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 1044
Macarthur El
1801 N Main
ZIP: 77547
(832) 386-4630
Primary
Total Enrollment 717

Galena Park Private Schools

Our Lady Of Fatima School
1702 9th St
ZIP: 77547
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
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