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Overview

Introduction to Missouri City, Texas

Missouri City, Texas, in Fort Bend county, is 14 miles SW of Houston, Texas. Missouri City is part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. It includes the master-planned upscale community known as Lake Olympia. Missouri City is conveniently located near primary freeways and rail lines. It serves as a bedroom community for Houston. The municipality has a smaller amount of apartment complexes and condominiums than other cities of comparable size. Retail and service are primary industries.

Missouri City Nearby Attractions

Missouri City is primarily a suburb. Residents enjoy the attractions and activities of Houston. Some of the notable attractions in the county include:

  • Fort Bend County Fair and Livestock Show is a ten day event which includes a parade, rides, music and country dancing. It's one of the largest county fairs in the state.
  • Fort Bend County Museum features exhibits of the history of the county and showcases the John M. and Dottie L. Moore Home which is a Reconstruction era mansion.
  • Fort Bend Theater offers family entertainment.
  • George Ranch Historical Park provides an insight into the lifestyle during the early days of the region and includes the notable Victorian Davis House.
  • Great Southwest Equestrian Center offers horse shows and events and includes a beautiful Southern mansion.
  • Rosenberg Railroad Museum provides information about the history of the railroad in the region and includes artifacts and equipment.

Missouri City History

In 1890 a couple of real estate developers from Houston bought land near the BBB&C railroad. They placed advertisements for the sale of land plots in the St. Louis Missouri region. Another developer purchased property in the area and the three developers named the area Missouri City in order to entice people from St. Louis to buy their land. The city developed as a railroad town. Farming and ranching were major factors for the economy.

In 1919 oil was discovered in the close by Blue Ridge area. Missouri City served as the shipping location for the oil and the salt produced from a nearby salt mine. In the early stages of the 20th century people relocated in Missouri City and commuted to work in Houston. In 1956 the municipality was incorporated primarily due to the concern that Houston would attempt to annex the unincorporated town. Middle class African-Americans relocated to Missouri City in the 1970's.

Missouri City Higher Education

Missouri City is served by the Houston Community College System. The University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, University of Houston System at Sugar Land and the Wharton County Junior College are nearby.

Missouri City Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Sugar Land Regional Airport and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Demographics

People

Total Population71,732
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+36,266
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.6%
Median Earnings25+$47,723
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,244
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,169

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,330
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,397
Median House Value$165,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.4%
German5.4%
English4%
Irish3.8%
African3.7%
Nigerian2.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian1.4%
West Indian1.1%
Arab1%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.7%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Missouri City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fort Bend County
Standard Zip Codes77489, 77459
Phone Area Codes281,832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.6
Approximate Longitude-95.52

Missouri City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUGAR LAND
Distance5.8 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
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance11 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 SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellaire18,140$223,939

Missouri City Public Schools

Jan Schiff El
7400 Discovery Ln
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-9450
Primary
Total Enrollment 1046
Quail Valley Middle
3019 Fm 1092
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1273
Palmer El
4208 Crow Valley Dr
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-4760
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Sienna Crossing El
10011 Steep Bank Trace
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-3680
Primary
Total Enrollment 947
Lexington Creek El
2335 Dulles Ave
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Scanlan Oaks El
9000 Camp Sienna Trail
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-3950
Primary
Total Enrollment 986
Billy Baines Middle
9000 Sienna Ranch Rd
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-6870
Middle
Total Enrollment 1585
Lawrence E Elkins H S
7007 Knights Ct
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-2600
High
Total Enrollment 2063
Dr Lynn Armstrong El
3440 Independence Blvd
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-9410
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Lake Olympia Middle
3100 Lake Olympia Pkwy
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-3520
Middle
Total Enrollment 1112
Quail Valley El
3500 Quail Village Dr
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Lantern Lane El
3323 Mission Valley Dr
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Hightower H S
3333 Hurricane Ln
ZIP: 77459
(281) 634-5240
High
Total Enrollment 2254
Ridge Point H S
500 Waters Lake Blvd
ZIP: 77459
(281) 327-5200
High
Total Enrollment 2102
E A Jones El
302 Martin Ln
ZIP: 77489
(281) 634-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Edgar Glover Jr El
1510 Columbia Blue Dr
ZIP: 77489
(281) 634-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Missouri City Middle
202 Martin Ln
ZIP: 77489
(281) 634-3440
Other
Total Enrollment 1116
La Amistad Love & Learning Academy Missouri City
7860 W Fuqua
ZIP: 77489
(713) 541-1057
Primary
Total Enrollment 46
Hunters Glen El
695 Independence Blvd
ZIP: 77489
(281) 634-4640
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Briargate El
15817 Blue Ridge Rd
ZIP: 77489
(281) 634-4560
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Thurgood Marshall H S
1220 Buffalo Run
ZIP: 77489
(281) 634-6630
High
Total Enrollment 1242
Arrow Academy - Liberation Academy
401 Present St
ZIP: 77489
(281) 969-7766
Primary
Total Enrollment 136

Missouri City Private Schools

Southminster School
4200 Cartwright Rd
ZIP: 77459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
New Millennium Montessori School
2200 Fm 1092 Rd
ZIP: 77459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
Little Wonders Learning Center
4743 Lexington Blvd
ZIP: 77459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
The Townecreek School
3311 Williamsburg Ln
ZIP: 77459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
International Preparatory School
1717 Dulles Ave
ZIP: 77459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Excel Adventist Academy
7950 W Fuqua Dr
ZIP: 77489
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Light Christian Academy
14415 Fondren Rd
ZIP: 77489
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Good News Christian Academy & Development Center
1521 Texas Pkwy
ZIP: 77489
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Southern Preparatory Academy
7860 W Fuqua Dr
ZIP: 77489
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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