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Overview

Introduction to Huntsville, Texas

Incorporated in 1845, the city of Huntsville, Texas is noteworthy for being the former home of Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas and later governor of the state. Huntsville is located in Walker County, about 70 miles north of the city of Houston. It is served by several major highways, including Interstates 45 and 75, U.S. Highway 190, and Texas State Highways 19 and 30.

Founded as an Indian trading post by Pleasant and Ephraim Gray in 1836, the city of Huntsville was named for Huntsville, Alabama, the previous home of the Gray family. One of Texas' oldest cities, Huntsville is home to the headquarters of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division (as such, it houses the execution chamber of the state of Texas), and also home to Sam Houston State University. Located in the city today are Sam Houston's grave, two of his former homes, a museum, and a 66-foot statue of the former governor, which also happens to be the world's largest statue of an American hero.

Attractions in the Huntsville Area

Huntsville and its surrounding region are home to several local attractions, including the following:

  • Sam Houston Statue: Visible for six miles, the statue is located adjacent to a visitor center
  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex: Site of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival held every April
  • Blue Lagoon: A prime scuba diving site
  • Gibbs-Powell House Museum: An elegantly furnished Greek Revival home.
  • Huntsville State Park: Over 2,000 acres of greenery located in Sam Houston National Forest
  • Oakwood Cemetery: Burial site of Sam Houston and other Texas personalities
  • Texas Berry Farm
  • The Texas Prison Museum
  • Downtown Courthouse Square
  • Huntsville Community Theatre
  • Walker County Fairgrounds

The city of Houston, not much more than an hour's drive away, is home to several professional sports teams, including the following:

  • Major League Baseball: Houston Astros
  • National Football League: Houston Texans
  • National Basketball Association: Houston Rockets
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA): Houston Comets
  • American Hockey League: Houston Aeros (affiliate of NHL's Minnesota Wild)
  • Major League Soccer (MLS): Houston Dynamo

Houston is also the locale of the Wranglers, a team in the World Team Tennis league.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,432
Male Share of the Population60.1%
Female Share of the Population39.9%
Senior Citizens8%
Employed Population 16+12,339
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married29.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,952
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,535
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,948

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,616
% Above Poverty Level63.6%
% Below Poverty Level36.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$803
Median House Value$138,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.3%
English12.3%
German12.1%
Irish8.5%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2.4%
African2.1%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1%
Kenyan0.9%
Czech0.9%
Nigerian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Greek0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Huntsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Walker County
Standard Zip Codes77320, 77340
P.O. Box Zip Codes77342
Company Zip Codes77341, 77343, 77344, 77348, 77349
Phone Area Codes936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.8
Approximate Longitude-95.55

Huntsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHUNTSVILLE
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp56 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationMADISONVILLE
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationCONROE
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
New Waverly1,204$26,875
Oakhurst504$78,774
Panorama Village2,399$67,431
Riverside495$54,231

Huntsville Public Libraries

Huntsville Public Library
1219 13TH ST
Huntsville, Texas
(936) 291-5472

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Huntsville Hospitals

Huntsville Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
110 Memorial Hospital Drive

Huntsville Public Schools

Huntsville El
87 Mlk Dr
ZIP: 77320
(936) 293-2888
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Huntsville H S
650 F M 2821 E
ZIP: 77320
(936) 293-2626
High
Total Enrollment 1748
Huntsville Int
431 Hwy 190 E
ZIP: 77320
(936) 293-2717
Middle
Total Enrollment 853
Mance Park Middle
828 9th St
ZIP: 77320
(936) 293-2755
Middle
Total Enrollment 893
Samuel Houston El
1641 7th St
ZIP: 77320
(936) 439-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Scott Johnson El
603 Hwy 190 E
ZIP: 77320
(936) 293-2866
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Texas Online Preparatory El
441 Fm 2821 E
ZIP: 77320
(936) 435-6306
Primary
Total Enrollment 86
Texas Online Preparatory H S
441 Fm 2821 E
ZIP: 77320
(936) 435-6306
High
Total Enrollment 138
Texas Online Preparatory Middle
441 Fm 2821 E
ZIP: 77320
(936) 435-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 183
Gibbs Pre-k Center
1800 19th St
ZIP: 77340
(936) 293-2837
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Premier H S Of Huntsville
2407 Sam Houston Ave Ste C
ZIP: 77340
(936) 439-5204
High
Total Enrollment 96
Stewart El
3400 Boettcher Dr
ZIP: 77340
(936) 293-2811
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Vista Academy Of Huntsville
2407 A Sam Houston Ave
ZIP: 77340
(936) 291-0203
Primary
Total Enrollment 242

Huntsville Private Schools

Alpha Omega Academy
3891 State Highway 30 W
ZIP: 77340
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 352
Faith Lutheran School
111 Sumac Rd
ZIP: 77340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Tomorrow's Promise
2817 Old Houston Rd
ZIP: 77340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Summit Christian Academy
3122 Montgomery Rd
ZIP: 77342
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
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