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Overview

Introduction to Texas City, Texas

Texas City, Texas, in Galveston county, is 8 miles NW of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 38 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan area.

Texas City History

Three brothers, Jacob, Benjamin, and Henry Meyers, from Duluth, Minnesota, were the pioneers credited for the establishment of the Texas City Improvement Company. They were on a duck-hunting trip in the marshlands in 1891 when they decided that the area, near a community called Shoal Point, had great potential to be a major port. The three brothers were joined by other Duluth shippers and together they bought 10,000 acres from the Galveston Bay frontage. The land included Shoal Point. They named the area Texas City. The Texas City Improvement Company filed a townsite plat in May, 1893, and a post office was set up in the area.

Texas City and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Elm Fork Nature Trail
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
  • Dallas Aquarium
  • Shawnee Trail

Things To Do In Texas City

Texas City offers numerous and varied opportunities for entertainment and recreation. The 1826-acre Cedar Hill State Park has picnic and camping areas, trails, and facilities for boating. It is also home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. The Bayou Golf Club occupies an area of 200 acres on the bank of Moses. It boasts of a championship layout accompanied by elevated greens and tee boxes. There are high standard parks, museums, zoo, aquarium, and other recreational facilities in and around the city.

Texas City Transportation

Dallas/ Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.

Texas City Higher Education

College of the Mainland is the local institution for higher education. University of Houston, Alvin Community College, and San Jacinto College are the other similar institutions in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,811
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+18,825
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,398
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,395

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,452
% Above Poverty Level78.6%
% Below Poverty Level21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$843
Median House Value$98,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.1%
German8.7%
Irish6.8%
English4.3%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1%
African0.7%
Dutch0.4%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Greek0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
British0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Texas City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Galveston County
Standard Zip Codes77590, 77591
P.O. Box Zip Codes77592
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.4
Approximate Longitude-94.95

Texas 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)

StationGALVESTON
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp50 to 62 F
Apr Temp65 to 75 F
Jul Temp80 to 89 F
Oct Temp68 to 80 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationALVIN
Distance20 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
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance29.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dickinson19,583$82,086
Galveston49,443$54,095
Hitchcock7,464$52,019
Kemah2,098$83,984
La Marque15,567$54,303
Santa Fe12,839$82,386

Texas City Public Libraries

Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 9TH AVE N
Texas City, Texas
(409) 643-5970

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Texas City Hospitals

Mainland Medical Center
(Proprietary)
6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
(409) 938-5000

Texas City Public Schools

Calvin Vincent Pre-k Head Start
1805 13th Ave N
ZIP: 77590
(409) 916-0512
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Coastal Alternative Program
300 14th Ave N
ZIP: 77590
(281) 284-0000
Coastal Alternative Program (cap)
300 14th Ave N
ZIP: 77590
(409) 916-0100
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Texas City J J A E P
1401 9th Ave N
ZIP: 77590
(409) 916-0100
Woodrow Wilson Daep
300 14th Ave N
ZIP: 77590
(409) 916-0285
Other
Total Enrollment 49
Blocker Middle
500 14th Ave N
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0700
Middle
Total Enrollment 911
Fry Int
300 Twenty Fifth Ave N
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0600
Middle
Total Enrollment 929
Galveston Co J J A E P
6105 Attwater Ave
ZIP: 77591
(409) 938-4251
High
Total Enrollment 2
Heights El
300 N Logan St
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0501
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Kohfeldt El
1705 13th Ave N
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Northside El
2300 21st St N
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0300
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Roosevelt-wilson El
301 16th Ave N
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Texas City H S
1431 Ninth Ave N
ZIP: 77591
(409) 916-0800
High
Total Enrollment 1868

Texas City Private Schools

Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
1600 9th Ave N
ZIP: 77590
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Trinity Baptist Christian School
2220 29th St N
ZIP: 77590
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
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