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Overview

Introduction to The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands, Texas is 28 miles N of Houston, Texas. It is located in Montgomery county.

The Woodlands History

The Woodlands was established in 1974 by George P. Mitchell. A portion of the area was originally occupied by the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Mill. Planning concepts and design consultants of Irvine Ranch, California, Columbia, Maryland, and Reston contributed to the original planning of The Woodlands. In the early 21st century, residents who feared annexation by Houston, desired to have an independent city government.

The Woodlands and Nearby Attractions

  • Tomball Museum Center
  • Lake Houston State Park
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Splashtown
  • Washington on the Brazos

Things To Do In The Woodlands

Lake Houston State Park offers camping, hiking and biking opportunities. Popular museums nearby include the National Museum of Funeral History and Tomball Museum Center. Town Center Theatre is a popular place for entertainment. Day trips may be planned to Space Center Houston, Lake Conroe, Blue Bell Creamery, and the San Jacinto Monument.

The Woodlands Transportation

Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental airport.

The Woodlands Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities located near The Woodlands are San Jacinto College - North Campus, University of Saint Thomas, Lee College, and Texas Southern University.

Demographics

People

Total Population108,373
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+48,311
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married63.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.7%
Median Earnings25+$70,301
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,041
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,187

Wealth

Median Family Income$138,047
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,423
Median House Value$329,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
German16.4%
English11.7%
Irish11%
Italian5.9%
Polish3.9%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.2%
Czech1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Swedish1.3%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Iranian0.6%
African0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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The Woodlands Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County, Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes77375, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77389, 77354, 77385, 77386
P.O. Box Zip Codes77387, 77393
Phone Area Codes281,832, 713, 936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.09
Approximate Longitude-95.61

The Woodlands Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCONROE
Distance12.1 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
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance26.3 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
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance37.2 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
Conroe74,482$60,087
Cut and Shoot1,543$66,500
Magnolia1,857$58,750
Pinehurst5,067$59,327
Shenandoah2,653$91,211

The Woodlands Hospitals

Apollo Hospital
(Proprietary)
9201 Pinecroft
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
(Non-profit)
9250 Pinecroft Drive
St. Luke's The Wooldlands Hospital
(Non-profit)
17200 St Lukes Way
St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital
(Proprietary)
17400 St Luke's Way

The Woodlands Public Schools

Creekside Park J H
8711 Creekside Green Dr
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3100
Creekview El
8877 W New Harmony
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3100
Hailey El
12051 Sawmill Rd
ZIP: 77380
(832) 663-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Knox J H
12104 Sawmill Rd
ZIP: 77380
(832) 592-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1252
Lamar El
1300 Many Pines
ZIP: 77380
(832) 592-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Wilkerson Int
12312 Sawmill Rd
ZIP: 77380
(832) 592-8900
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
Collins Int
6020 Shadowbend Pl
ZIP: 77381
(281) 298-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
David El
5301 Shadow Bend Pl
ZIP: 77381
(281) 298-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Galatas El
9001 Cochrans Crossing Dr
ZIP: 77381
(936) 709-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Glen Loch El
27505 Glen Loch Dr
ZIP: 77381
(281) 298-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Mccullough J H
3800 S Panther Creek Dr
ZIP: 77381
(832) 592-5100
Middle
Total Enrollment 2229
Powell El
7332 Cochrans Crossing Dr
ZIP: 77381
(936) 709-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 807
Ride El
4920 W Panther Creek Dr
ZIP: 77381
(281) 465-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
The Woodlands H S
6101 Research Forest Dr
ZIP: 77381
(936) 709-1200
High
Total Enrollment 4142
Vista Academy Of The Woodlands
6565 Research Forest Dr
ZIP: 77381
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Buckalew El
4909 W Alden Bridge Dr
ZIP: 77382
(281) 465-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Bush El
7420 Crownridge Dr
ZIP: 77382
(936) 709-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Deretchin El
11000 Merit Oaks Dr
ZIP: 77382
(832) 592-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1121
Mitchell Int
6800 Alden Bridge
ZIP: 77382
(832) 592-8500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1208
Tough El
11660 Crane Brook Dr
ZIP: 77382
(281) 465-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1011
College Park H S
3701 College Park Dr
ZIP: 77384
(936) 709-3000
High
Total Enrollment 2794
Creekside Forest El
5949 Creekside Forest Dr
ZIP: 77389
(281) 357-4526
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Timber Creek El
8455 Creekside Green Dr
ZIP: 77389
(281) 357-3060
Primary
Total Enrollment 656

The Woodlands Private Schools

Children Of The Woodlands School
2200 Lake Woodlands Dr
ZIP: 77380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
First Kids Academy
11801 Grogans Mill Rd
ZIP: 77380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Greystone House Montessori
1000 Evergreen Cir
ZIP: 77380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
The Children's Courtyard
10505 Six Pines Dr
ZIP: 77380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
The Woodlands Montessori
1201 Many Pines Rd
ZIP: 77380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
The Woodlands School For Young Scholars
25162 Grogans Park Dr
ZIP: 77380
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Esprit International School
4890 W Panther Creek Dr
ZIP: 77381
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
The John Cooper School
1 John Cooper Dr
ZIP: 77381
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 951
Children's Courtyard
8401 Kuykendahl Rd
ZIP: 77382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Kangaroo Forest Early Childhood Center
7303 S Forestgate Dr
ZIP: 77382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Primrose School Of The Woodlands At Sterling Ridge
6909 Lake Woodlands Dr
ZIP: 77382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
7901 Bay Branch Dr
ZIP: 77382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 425
Stepping Stones Family Resource & Child Dev Ctr
11900 Cranebrook Dr
ZIP: 77382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Primrose School Of The Woodlands At College Park
6403 College Park Dr
ZIP: 77384
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
The Rubicon Academy
14211 Horseshoe Bend
ZIP: 77384
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Cunae International School
5655 Creekside Forest Dr
ZIP: 77389
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
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