Hilshire Village, Texas

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City of Hilshire Village
City
Hilshire Village City Hall
Hilshire Village City Hall
Location of Hilshire Village, Texas
Location of Hilshire Village, Texas
Coordinates: 29°47′25″N 95°29′17″W / 29.79028°N 95.48806°W / 29.79028; -95.48806Coordinates: 29°47′25″N 95°29′17″W / 29.79028°N 95.48806°W / 29.79028; -95.48806
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 746
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77055
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-34148[1]
GNIS feature ID 1374079[2]
Website www.hilshirevillagetexas.com

Hilshire Village is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 746 at the 2010 census.[3] The city is the smallest of the Memorial Villages in terms of area.[4]

As of 2000, Hilshire Village was the 10th wealthiest location in Texas by per capita income.

History[edit]

In the 1940s Frank Bruess and his mother left Missouri, entered Texas, and purchased 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land in his new state. Bruess read about a country estate in Hillshire, England; he liked this name and called his development "Hilshire Village" with one "L." By the early 1950s construction of Hilshire Village began.[4]

In the mid-1950s, effort to form a Spring Branch municipality failed.[5] Hilshire Village incorporated on April 15, 1955.[4] Because of the 1955 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Hilshire Village's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated.[6] In 1960 543 people lived in Hilshire Village. In 1970 627 residents lived in Hilshire Village. By the 1990s the population grew to 665 residents. During that period some people demolished older homes and replaced them with newer homes.[4]

Geography[edit]

Map of Hilshire Village, Texas

Hilshire Village is located at 29°47′25″N 95°29′17″W / 29.79028°N 95.48806°W / 29.79028; -95.48806 (29.790394, -95.488178).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 720 people, 286 households, and 227 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,661.0 people per square mile (1,029.6/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 1,079.2 per square mile (417.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.89% White, 0.42% African American, 0.14% Native American, 3.33% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.

There were 286 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $117,252, and the median income for a family was $129,025. Males had a median income of $90,402 versus $61,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $66,620. About 3.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Friarcreek, a community in Hilshire Village

The city has a mayor-council form of government.[4] The Village Fire Department serves all of the Memorial villages.[8]

Harris County Precinct Three, headed by Steve Radack as of 2008, serves Bunker Hill Village.[9]

Hilshire Village is located in District 136 of the Texas House of Representatives. As of 2008 Beverly Woolley represents the district.[10] Hilshire Village is within District 7 of the Texas Senate; as of 2008 Dan Patrick represents the district.[11]

Hilshire Village is in Texas's 7th congressional district; as of 2008 John Culberson is the representative.[12]

The United States Postal Service uses "Houston" for all Hilshire Village addresses; "Hilshire Village" is not an acceptable city designation for mail addressed to areas in Hilshire Village [2].

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Hilshire Village is served by Spring Branch Independent School District. Hilshire Village is zoned to Bear Boulevard School in Spring Valley Village,[13] Valley Oaks Elementary School in Spring Branch, Houston,[14][15] Spring Branch Middle School in Hedwig Village,[16] and Memorial High School in Hedwig Village.[17]

Private schools[edit]

School of the Woods is located in Hilshire Village. and one of the two campuses of The Monarch School were previously there,[18] but the school planned to move out of its Hilshire Village campus and its campus in the Houston city limits into a new campus in the Houston city limits in August 2008.[19]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston operates St. Cecilia School, a K-8 Roman Catholic school, in nearby Hedwig Village. The Kinkaid School, a K-12 private school, is located in Piney Point Village.

Colleges and universities[edit]

The city is served by the Houston Community College System. The Northwest College operates the nearby Spring Branch Campus in Houston.

Public libraries[edit]

It is served by the Spring Branch Memorial Branch of Harris County Public Library (the Spring Branch Memorial Branch is in Hedwig Village).

Media[edit]

The Houston Chronicle is the area regional newspaper.

The Memorial Examiner is a local newspaper distributed in the community [3].

Postal services[edit]

The closest United States Postal Service location is the Long Point Post Office at 8000 Long Point Road, Houston, Texas, 77055-9998.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hilshire Village city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Hilshire Village, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  5. ^ Spring Branch, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  6. ^ Lee, Renée C. "Annexed Kingwood split on effects." Houston Chronicle. Sunday October 8, 2006. A21. Retrieved on July 6, 2011. "Some of the area communities that incorporated as cities and escaped annexation by Houston:" Print version exclusively has the information cited; the information is not included in the online edition.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ About Us." Village Fire Department. Retrieved on May 11, 2009.
  9. ^ "Precinct Maps : Precinct 3." Harris County. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  10. ^ "House District 134." Texas House of Representatives. Accessed October 11, 2008.
  11. ^ "Senate District 7" Map. Senate of Texas. Accessed September 28, 2008.
  12. ^ "Congressional District 7." National Atlas of the United States.
  13. ^ "Early Childhood." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  14. ^ "Spring Branch Schools" (Archive). Spring Branch Management District. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  15. ^ "Elementary School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  16. ^ "Middle School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  17. ^ "High School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  18. ^ "Zoning Map" (Archive). City of Hilshire Village. Retrieved on May 13, 2014. "(3)School of the Woods - 1321 Wirt Road" and and "Monarch School- 1231 Wirt"
  19. ^ [1]

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