Aldine, Texas

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Aldine, Texas
Census-designated place
Odom Elementary School
Odom Elementary School
Harris County Aldine.svg
Coordinates: 29°55′9″N 95°22′47″W / 29.91917°N 95.37972°W / 29.91917; -95.37972Coordinates: 29°55′9″N 95°22′47″W / 29.91917°N 95.37972°W / 29.91917; -95.37972
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 7.92 sq mi (20.50 km2)
 • Land 7.90 sq mi (20.46 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,869
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Aldine (/ˈɑːldn/[citation needed]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in unincorporated central Harris County, Texas, United States, located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston.[1] The population was 15,869 at the 2010 census.[2] The community is located on the Hardy Toll Road, Union Pacific Railroad, and Farm to Market Road 525.[1]

The Aldine area is near Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the second largest aviation facility in Texas.

History[edit]

Aldine, built on the International–Great Northern Railroad, was named after a local farm family. A post office operated in Aldine from 1896 to 1935; after 1935, mail was delivered from Houston. In 1914 Aldine included two general stores, a fig preserver, and several poultry breeders and several dairymen. The population briefly reached 100 in 1925. In the 1930s and 1940s the population decreased to between thirty and forty residents. The Aldine Independent School District was integrated by federal order in 1965. Aldine, with renewed population growth in the 1970s, had 12,623 residents in 1986 and 11,133 residents in 1990.[1]

Geography[edit]

Map of the Aldine CDP

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.92 square miles (20.50 km2), of which 7.90 square miles (20.46 km2) is land and 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.22%, is water.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Aldine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 60
(16)
64
(18)
71
(22)
78
(26)
84
(29)
89
(32)
93
(34)
93
(34)
87
(31)
80
(27)
71
(22)
64
(18)
77.8
(25.8)
Average low °F (°C) 41
(5)
42
(6)
50
(10)
57
(14)
64
(18)
69
(21)
71
(22)
71
(22)
68
(20)
57
(14)
48
(9)
42
(6)
56.7
(13.9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.7
(94)
3
(80)
3.5
(89)
3.5
(89)
5.3
(135)
5.1
(130)
3.2
(81)
3.7
(94)
4.5
(114)
4.7
(119)
3.9
(99)
3.6
(91)
47.7
(1,215)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 13,979 people, 4,007 households, and 3,193 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,727.0 people per square mile (667.2/km²). There were 4,403 housing units at an average density of 543.9 per square mile (210.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.30% White, 5.84% African American, 0.69% Native American, 3.41% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 27.58% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.33% of the population.

There were 4,007 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.86.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,437, and the median income for a family was $35,518. Males had a median income of $28,779 versus $19,936 for females. The per capita income of the CDP was $11,701. About 17.0% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Pep Mueller Park

Harris County Precinct 1 operates Pep Mueller Park, located at 14750 Henry Road in Aldine. It was given its current name in 1981 to honor M. A. "Pep" Mueller, the superintendent of Precinct 4's Spring Camp, Road, and Bridge Maintenance Facility.[6] The park has a playground, a community building, a basketball pavilion, a toilet and concession facility, four ball fields, and four press boxes.[7]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Local government[edit]

Aldine police storefront in Houston

Areas within the Aldine CDP are served by Aldine Fire & Rescue. The Westfield Volunteer Fire Department serves some unincorporated areas outside of the Aldine CDP and in the Aldine area.[8] Emergency medical services are provided by Harris County Emergency Services District #1, also known as HCESD-1.[9]

In 1989, during a city council race, many in the Houston portion of the Aldine area voted for Jim Westmoreland for an at-large position. Westmoreland drew controversy after reports of a joke that was characterized as "racist" spread. His opponent Beverly Clark, an African-American teacher, defeated him in that race.[10]

The portion of the Aldine area in the city of Houston is served by the Houston Police Department. Areas west of the Hardy Toll Road are within the North Patrol Division,[11] headquartered at 9455 West Montgomery Road,[12] while areas east of the Hardy Toll Road are served by the Northeast Patrol Division,[13] headquartered at 8301 Ley Road.[12] In the North Division the city operates the Aldine Storefront at 10966 North Freeway (Interstate 45).[14]

County, state, and federal representation[edit]

Harris County Sheriff's Office storefront and Aldine Improvement District office

Harris County Hospital District operates the Aldine Health Center at 4755 Aldine Mail Route in unincorporated Harris County.[15] The Aldine CDP is served by Harris County Sheriff's Office District II Patrol,[16] headquartered from the Humble Substation at 7900 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. The Aldine Community Storefront is located at 5202 Aldine Mail Route.[17]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Aldine Independent School District serves the CDP and much of the surrounding community.[18]

Portions of Aldine are zoned to Keeble EC/PK & Head Start Center in an unincorporated area, while other portions are zoned to Hinojosa EC/PK & Head Start Center in the CDP.[19][20]

For grades Kindergarten through 4 the Aldine CDP is divided between the attendance zones of Bussey Elementary School in Houston,[21] Odom Elementary School in the CDP,[22] Raymond Academy in the CDP,[23] Carroll Academy in an unincorporated area,[24] Stephens Elementary School an unincorporated area,[25] and Thompson Elementary School in Houston,[26] Previously Black Elementary School in Houston served portions of Aldine.[27]

For grades 5 through 6 the Aldine CDP is divided between the attendance zones of Eckert Intermediate School in the CDP,[28] Reed Academy in the CDP,[29] and Stehlik Intermediate School in an unincorporated area.[30]

For grades 7 through 8 he Aldine CDP is divided between the attendance boundaries of Aldine Middle School in an unincorporated area,[31] Grantham Academy in the CDP,[32] and Stovall Middle School in Houston.[33]

The Aldine CDP is divided between the attendance boundaries of Aldine 9th Grade School in Houston,[34] MacArthur 9th Grade School in an unincorporated area,[35] and Nimitz 9th Grade School in an unincorporated area.[36] The Aldine CDP is divided between the attendance boundaries of Aldine High School in Houston,[37] MacArthur High School in an unincorporated area,[38] and Nimitz High School in an unincorporated area.[39]

YES North Central, a charter 6-10 public school, is located within unincorporated Harris County in the Aldine CDP.[40]

Community colleges[edit]

Lone Star College System (formerly the North Harris Montgomery Community College District) serves the area.[41] In 1972 residents of Aldine ISD and two other K-12 school districts voted to create the North Harris County College. The community college district began operations in the fall of 1973.[42]

Public libraries[edit]

Aldine Branch

The Harris County Public Library Aldine Branch, located at 11331 Airline Drive in Greenspoint and in Houston, serves the community.[43] The 13,268-square-foot (1,232.6 m2) branch opened in 1976. The renovated Aldine Branch reopened on September 6, 2001.[44][45] The expansion and renovation was originally scheduled to be completed in January 2001.[43] Due to the expansion, the library gained 6,000 square feet (560 m2), which lead to increases in meeting spaces and a 100% increase in the number of computers. Students from Aldine High School, Aldine 9th Grade School, Stovall Middle School, and Black Elementary School use the branch.[46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Aldine, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Aldine CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Aldine CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Aldine, Texas". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Pep Mueller Park." Harris County Precinct 1. Retrieved on May 22, 2009.
  7. ^ "MuellerPark.pdf." Harris County Precinct 1. Retrieved on May 22, 2009.
  8. ^ "Jurisdiction Lookup." Harris County, Texas. Retrieved on November 3, 2008.
  9. ^ "[1]"
  10. ^ Bernstein, Alan. "Core of white support failed to halt Westmoreland's defeat." Houston Chronicle. Sunday November 12, 1989. A1. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  11. ^ "Crime Statistics for North Patrol Division." City of Houston. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  12. ^ a b "VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES PROGRAM - Citizens Offering Police Support." City of Houston. Retrieved on September 23, 2008.
  13. ^ "Crime Statistics for Northeast Patrol Division." City of Houston. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  14. ^ "HPD Beat Map." City of Houston. Retrieved on April 7, 2009.
  15. ^ "Aldine Health Center." Harris County Hospital District. Retrieved on November 29, 2008.
  16. ^ District II Map. Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  17. ^ "District II Patrol." Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  18. ^ "Aldine CDP." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  19. ^ "Keeble EC/PK" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  20. ^ "Hinojosa EC/PK" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  21. ^ "Bussey Elementary" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  22. ^ "Odom Elementary" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  23. ^ "Raymond Academy" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  24. ^ "Carroll Academy" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  25. ^ "Stephens Elementary" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  26. ^ "Thompson Elementary" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  27. ^ "Black Elementary"[dead link] Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  28. ^ "Eckert Intermediate" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  29. ^ "Reed Academy" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  30. ^ "Stehlik Intermediate School" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  31. ^ "Aldine Middle" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011
  32. ^ "Grantham Academy" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  33. ^ "Stovall Middle" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  34. ^ "Aldine Ninth Grade" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  35. ^ "MacArthur Ninth Grade" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  36. ^ "Nimitz Ninth Grade" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  37. ^ "Aldine Sr High" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  38. ^ "MacArthur Sr High" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  39. ^ "Nimitz Sr High" Boundary. Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  40. ^ "YES North Central." YES Prep Schools. Retrieved on December 13, 2008.
  41. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.191, "North Harris Montgomery Community College System District Service Area".
  42. ^ "History." North Harris Montgomery Community College District. December 22, 2002. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.
  43. ^ a b "WORTH READING ABOUT / Construction work under way on Barbara Bush branch library." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday September 20, 2000. ThisWeek 1. Retrieved on December 9, 2011.
  44. ^ "Aldine Branch Library." Harris County Public Library. Retrieved on November 29, 2008.
  45. ^ "Boundary Map." Greenspoint Management District. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  46. ^ Sendejas, Jesse. "Aldine, Boettcher libraries take different routes to boost resources.' Houston Chronicle. Thursday October 25, 2001. Retrieved on December 9, 2011.

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