Introduction to Jacinto City, Texas

Jacinto City, Texas, in Harris county, is 5 miles N of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 7 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Houston metropolitan area.

Jacinto City History

Jacinto City was established in the early 1940s. The workers at the nearby war plans and steel mills, and the shipyard workers, were the first residents of the area. The city was incorporated in 1947, and Inch Handler was elected the first mayor. The city hall was established in the 1950s. The Environmental Protection Agency opened a wastewater facility in Jacinto City in 1972.

Jacinto City and nearby Attractions

  • Houston Zoo
  • Sheldon Lake State Park
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • WaterWorld at Houston
  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site

Things To Do In Jacinto City

Jacinto City provides easy access to several historic sites and museums including the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Printing History, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, and Contemporary Arts Museum. The Armand Bayou Nature Center and Hermann Park are also nearby. During the summer, one can also visit WaterWorld at Houston.

Jacinto City Transportation

William P. Hobby Airport is close to the city.

Jacinto City Higher Education

University of Houston-Downtown, Texas Southern University, and University of Houston-University Park are some of the nearby universities.



Total Population10,751
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population33


% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher3.4%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$32,218
% Above Poverty Level64.5%
% Below Poverty Level35.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%


People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$760
Median House Value$73,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86.3%
French Except Basque0.4%
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Jacinto City Almanac

Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City7 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77029
Phone Area Codes713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Jacinto City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance8.6 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
Distance18 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
Distance26.2 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

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