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Overview

Introduction to Lake Jackson, Texas

Lake Jackson, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 40 miles S of Missouri City, Texas (center to center) and 50 miles S of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Brazoria metropolitan area.

Lake Jackson History

The city of Lake Jackson was built in early 1940s. It was a planned community formed to support Dow Chemical Company which established a new plant in the area. The city was officially incorporated on March 14, 1944. Ten years later, a vote for home rule ended with a positive result. The unique winding layout of the city's streets was the plan of Alden B. Dow, the person who created the original plan of the city.

Lake Jackson and nearby Attractions

  • Buffalo Camp Bayou Reservoir
  • Saint Michaels Church
  • Lake Jackson Intermediate School Football Field
  • Lake Jackson-City - Municipal City Court
  • Restwood Memorial Park
  • Lake Jackson Library

Things To Do In Lake Jackson

Buffalo Camp Bayou Reservoir provides visitors with boating facilities. Lake Jackson Library allows visitors to spend some quiet time with a good book or two. Sports events are frequently hosted at Lake Jackson Intermediate School Football Field. Residents and tourists can attend these tournaments as spectators. Saint Michaels Church is famous for its gorgeous architecture. Restwood Memorial Park is a cemetery well known for its peaceful ambience. Lake Jackson City-Municipal City Court is visited by many tourists.

Lake Jackson Transportation

Brazoria County Airport, located near the city, provides air transportation facilities.

Lake Jackson Higher Education

Brazosport College is the local institute of higher education. Alvin Community College and San Jacinto College-South Campus also provide higher education to the people of Lake Jackson.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,407
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+13,832
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married58.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.1%
Median Earnings25+$49,042
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,233

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,618
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$937
Median House Value$148,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.3%
German15.4%
Irish10.7%
English9%
French Except Basque4.2%
Italian3%
Scottish2.7%
Czech1.8%
Polish1.4%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Canadian0.3%
African0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Lake Jackson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brazoria County
Standard Zip Codes77566
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.04
Approximate Longitude-95.44

Lake Jackson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREEPORT 2 NW
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp64 to 80 F
Annual Precip50.6 inches
StationALVIN
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance33.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Angleton19,245$65,526
Brazoria3,063$50,208
Clute11,370$54,503
Freeport12,122$47,526
Jones Creek2,195$78,333
Oyster Creek1,266$48,750

Lake Jackson Hospitals

Brazosport Regional Health System
(Non-profit)
100 Medical Drive

Lake Jackson Public Schools

A P Beutel El
300 Ligustrum St
ZIP: 77566
(979) 730-7165
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Bess Brannen El
802 That Way St
ZIP: 77566
(979) 730-7170
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Elisabet Ney El
308 Winding Way St
ZIP: 77566
(979) 730-7190
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Lake Jackson Int
100 Oyster Creek Dr
ZIP: 77566
(979) 730-7250
Middle
Total Enrollment 809
O M Roberts El
110 S Cedar St
ZIP: 77566
(979) 730-7205
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Rasco Middle
92 Lk Rd
ZIP: 77566
(979) 730-7225
Middle
Total Enrollment 807

Lake Jackson Private Schools

Brazosport Christian School
200b Willow Dr
ZIP: 77566
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 176
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