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Overview

Introduction to Tomball, Texas

Tomball, Texas, in Harris county, is 8 miles SW of The Woodlands, Texas (center to center) and 27 miles NW of Houston, Texas.

Tomball History

Immigrants who settled in the area in the early 1800s were drwan by the region's agricultural and pastoral resources. The area began to prosper around 1906 when it became a railroad town. State Senator Thomas Henry Ball established the city as a railroads center, and in 1907, the community was named "Tomball" in his honor. The population increased after the installation of a 100-foot gusher in 1933. Humble Oil and Gas gave the inhabitants of the city free natural gas for fifty years in exchange for the exclusive rights to drill in the city. Over the years, Tomball has emerged as a business center for the quadrant on the northwest of Houston.

Tomball and Nearby Attractions

  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site
  • Tomball Museum Center
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Tomball

The site where the troops led by General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican forces of President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna is near the city of Tomball. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall, and Barrington at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site are also close by. A 1912 battleship that was used in the first and second World War can be viewed at the nearby Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Another popular place to visit near Tomball is the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and also features live animal displays.

Tomball Transportation

Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Tomball Higher Education

The University of Saint Thomas, South Texas College of Law, Houston Community College System, and Houston Graduate School of Theology are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,353
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+4,718
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29%
Median Earnings25+$42,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,100
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,724

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,750
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$960
Median House Value$178,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.8%
German17.6%
English9.8%
Irish8.6%
French Except Basque4.8%
Polish2.3%
Italian1.2%
Czech1%
Dutch0.9%
Scottish0.9%
African0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Nigerian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
British0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Tomball Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77377, 77375
P.O. Box Zip Codes77337
Phone Area Codes832, 281, 713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.06
Approximate Longitude-95.68

Tomball Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance16.4 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
StationCONROE
Distance18.2 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
StationSUGAR LAND
Distance33.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Conroe74,482$60,087
Jersey Village7,871$95,398

Tomball Hospitals

Tomball Regional Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
605 Holderrieth Boulevard

Tomball Public Schools

Tomball El
1110 Inwood
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3280
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Blackshear El
11211 Lacey Rd
ZIP: 77375
(832) 375-7610
Primary
Total Enrollment 972
Bernshausen El
11116 Mahaffey
ZIP: 77375
(832) 249-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Kohrville El
11600 Woodland Shore Dr
ZIP: 77375
(832) 484-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Tomball Alternative Education Center
1302 Keefer St
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3281
Other
Tomball J H
30430 Quinn Rd
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3000
Middle
Total Enrollment 922
Schultz El
7920 Willow Forest
ZIP: 77375
(832) 484-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 923
Tomball H S
30330 Quinn Rd
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3220
High
Total Enrollment 1624
Tomball Int
723 W Main St
ZIP: 77375
(281) 357-3150
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Comquest Academy
207 N Peach St
ZIP: 77375
(281) 516-0611
Other
Total Enrollment 60
Willow Creek El
18302 N Eldridge Pkwy
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3080
Primary
Total Enrollment 902
Oakcrest Int
18202 Shaw Rd
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3100
Lakewood El
15614 Gettysburg
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3260
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Northpointe Int
11855 Northpointe Blvd
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3020
Middle
Total Enrollment 1012
Rosehill El
17950 Waller Tomball Rd
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3075
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Willow Wood J H
11770 Gregson Rd
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3030
Middle
Total Enrollment 1028
Tomball Memorial H S
19100 Northpointe Ridge Ln
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3230
High
Total Enrollment 1942
Wildwood El
13802 Northpointe Blvd
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3100
Canyon Pointe El
13002 Northpointe Blvd
ZIP: 77377
(281) 357-3122
Primary
Total Enrollment 987

Tomball Private Schools

The Woodlands Preparatory School
27440 Kuykendahl Rd
ZIP: 77375
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 295
St Anne Catholic School
1111 S Cherry St
ZIP: 77375
Elementary
Total Enrollment 324
Concordia Lutheran High School
700 E Main St
ZIP: 77375
Secondary
Total Enrollment 440
Step By Step Christian School
1119 S Cherry St
ZIP: 77375
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
Rosehill Christian School
19830 Fm 2920 Rd
ZIP: 77377
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 343
Salem Lutheran School
22601 Lutheran Church Rd
ZIP: 77377
Elementary
Total Enrollment 426
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