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Overview

Introduction to Webster, Texas

Webster, Texas, in Harris county, is 11 miles SE of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles SE of Houston, Texas.

Webster History

This region was originally inhabited by the Karankawa Indians. Stephen Austin established a settlement on the Brazos in 1823 which led to frequent conflicts between the Indians and the settlers, and eventually, the Indian tribes in the area started declining. James W. Webster formally established the community in 1879 which was then known as "Websterville." Some English colonists brought to the site created a settlement called "Garden Town." In 1882, the area got its first post office. By the 1890s, the name of the community had become "Webster." It was officially incorporated in 1958. In recent years, the city has experienced large-scale expansion and development primarily because of its proximity to the Johnson Space Center. It is often referred to as the gateway to the Space Center.

Webster and Nearby Attractions

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Space Center Houston
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum
  • Battleship Texas State Historical Site
  • Hermann Park
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Things To Do In Webster

The Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, the Mission Control Center, and Hangar X can be viewed at Space Center Houston. A 1912 battleship that fired on Axis defenses on D-Day at Normandy, is displayed at the Battleship Texas State Historical Site. The Museum of Fine Arts features a sculpture garden and a couple of art centers. Also close by is the Houston Museum of Natural Science which houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and three floors of exhibits related to natural science. The nearby Sheldon Lake State Park is a popular fishing and canoeing destination.

Webster Transportation

The closest major airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Webster Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Alvin Community College, University of Houston - Clear Lake, College of the Mainland, and San Jacinto College - South Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,041
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+5,928
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married33.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,223
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,199
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,992

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,097
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone41%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$150,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55%
German11.5%
Irish8.2%
English7.1%
French Except Basque3.4%
Italian3.1%
Arab2.4%
Swedish2.4%
Polish1.7%
Jordanian1.7%
Norwegian1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
African0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
British0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Webster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77598
Phone Area Codes281,832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.53
Approximate Longitude-95.11

Webster 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 HOBBY AP
Distance12.6 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
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
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance31.2 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
Clear Lake Shores1,458$110,526
El Lago2,778$124,688
Friendswood38,272$116,496
League City94,976$110,237
Nassau Bay4,091$94,063
Taylor Lake Village3,662$141,365

Webster Hospitals

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
500 Medical Center Boulevard
Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Clear Lake
(Proprietary)
655 East Medical Center Boulevard
Houston Physicians' Hospital
(Proprietary)
333 North Texas Avenue
Cornerstone Hospital Of Houston - Clear Lake
(Proprietary)
709 Medical Center Boulevard

Webster Public Schools

Clear View H S
400 S Walnut
ZIP: 77598
(281) 284-1500
High
Total Enrollment 206
Margaret S Mcwhirter El
300 Pennsylvania
ZIP: 77598
(281) 284-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
P H Greene El
2903 Friendswood Link Rd
ZIP: 77598
(281) 284-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 744

Webster Private Schools

Houston Learning Academy
17926 Highway 3 Ste 103
ZIP: 77598
Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Iman Academy
825 Jetstream
ZIP: 77598
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
Westminster Christian Academy
670 E Medical Center Blvd
ZIP: 77598
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
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