Angleton, Texas

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Angleton, Texas
City
Nickname(s): "Where The Heart Is"
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°09′59″N 95°25′51″W / 29.16639°N 95.43083°W / 29.16639; -95.43083Coordinates: 29°09′59″N 95°25′51″W / 29.16639°N 95.43083°W / 29.16639; -95.43083
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Brazoria
Incorporated November 12, 1912
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Randy Rhyne
Rudy Santos
Jason Perez
Roger Collins
John Wright
Carl Herbst
 • City Manager Michael Stoldt
Area
 • Total 11.29 sq mi (29.24 km2)
 • Land 11.27 sq mi (29.19 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9.1 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 18,862
 • Density 1,673/sq mi (646.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77515-77516
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-03264
GNIS feature ID 1351127[2]
Website www.angleton.tx.us

Angleton is a city in and the county seat[3] of Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Angleton lies at the intersection of State Highway 288, State Highway 35, and the Union Pacific Railroad. The population was 18,862 at the 2010 census. Angleton is in the 14th congressional district,[4] and is represented by Republican Congressman Randy Weber.

History[edit]

Angleton was founded in 1890 near the center of Brazoria County and named for the wife of the general manager of the Velasco Terminal Railway.[5] A bitter rivalry emerged between the town and nearby Brazoria for the location of the county seat; Angleton was chosen as the seat in 1896 and re-chosen by county-wide election in 1913. The town was incorporated on November 12, 1912.

As the county seat, Angleton hosts the Brazoria County Fair every October; it is considered Texas's largest county fair.[6]

Geography[edit]

Angleton is located near the center of Brazoria County at 29°9′59″N 95°25′41″W / 29.16639°N 95.42806°W / 29.16639; -95.42806 (29.166478, -95.428122).[7] Texas State Highway 288, a four-lane freeway, runs along the western edge of the city, with access from five exits. Highway 288 leads north 43 miles (69 km) to downtown Houston and south 18 miles (29 km) to Freeport near the Gulf of Mexico. Texas State Highway 35 crosses Highway 288 and passes through the center of Angleton, leading northeast 21 miles (34 km) to Alvin and west 37 miles (60 km) to Bay City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Angleton has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29.2 km2), of which 0.019 sq mi (0.05 km2), or 0.17%, is covered by water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,043
1930 1,229 17.8%
1940 1,763 43.4%
1950 3,399 92.8%
1960 7,312 115.1%
1970 9,770 33.6%
1980 13,929 42.6%
1990 17,140 23.1%
2000 18,130 5.8%
2010 18,862 4.0%
Est. 2011 19,280 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011 estimate

As of the census of 2000, 18,130 people, 6,508 households, and 4,894 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,716.3 people per square mile (662.9/km²). There were 7,220 housing units at an average density of 683.5 per square mile (264.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.21% White, 23.19% Hispanic or Latino, 11.38% African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.63% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races.

Of the 6,508 households, 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were not families. About 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was distributed as 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,184, and for a family was $50,019. Males had a median income of $39,711 versus $23,508 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,915. About 8.9% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Angleton District Parole Office in Angleton.[9] In addition, the TDCJ Wayne Scott Unit is located in an unincorporated area near Angleton.[10][11]

The United States Postal Service operates the Angleton Post Office.[12]

Education[edit]

Schools are operated by the Angleton Independent School District.

The Angleton Library and the Brazoria County Historical Museum Library are a part of the Brazoria County Library System.

Economy[edit]

Benchmark Electronics is based in Angleton. Country Hearth Inn, originally known as Homeplace, opened its first location in Angleton in 1983.

Transportation[edit]

Greyhound Bus Lines operates the Angleton Station at Sunny's Phillips 66 convenience market.[13]

Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport serves Angleton.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Angleton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Congressional District 14". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  5. ^ Angleton from the Handbook of Texas Online
  6. ^ "Handbook of Texas Online: Angleton, Texas". tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Angleton city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Parole Division Region III." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  10. ^ Isensee, Bridie. "TDCJ makes overtime changes." Brazosport Facts. Wednesday August 13, 2003. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  11. ^ "SCOTT (RV)." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Accessed September 12, 2008.
  12. ^ "Post Office Location - ANGLETON." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 10, 2010.
  13. ^ "Angleton, Texas". greyhound.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  14. ^ "Greg Bonnen's Biography". votesmart.org. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Gilbert Gardner - Stats, Bio". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  16. ^ "NFL Football Players". sportsdirect.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  17. ^ "Quentin Jammer Bio". espndb.go.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  18. ^ Chris, Conetzkey (2008-08-01). "Cornerback Emmitt Thomas: In the words of...". sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  19. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=13653
  20. ^ "Ray Willis, OT, Florida State". usatoday.com. 2005-05-18. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  21. ^ Climate Summary for Angleton, Texas

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