Oak Ridge North, Texas

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Oak Ridge North, Texas
City
Location of Oak Ridge North, Texas
Location of Oak Ridge North, Texas
Coordinates: 30°9′31″N 95°26′39″W / 30.15861°N 95.44417°W / 30.15861; -95.44417Coordinates: 30°9′31″N 95°26′39″W / 30.15861°N 95.44417°W / 30.15861; -95.44417
Country United States
State Texas
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,991
 • Density 2,607.7/sq mi (1,006.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-53190[1]
GNIS feature ID [2]

Oak Ridge North is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,049 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Oak Ridge North is located at 30°9′31″N 95°26′39″W / 30.15861°N 95.44417°W / 30.15861; -95.44417 (30.158702, -95.444084).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,991 people, 1,024 households, and 901 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,607.7 people per square mile (1,004.2/km²). There were 1,045 housing units at an average density of 911.1/sq mi (350.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.25% White, 1.27% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 1.04% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.35% of the population.

There were 1,024 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.4% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 10.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $73,547, and the median income for a family was $75,757. Males had a median income of $52,135 versus $32,093 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,824. About 3.5% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Oak Ridge North is on Interstate Highway 45 ten miles (16 km) south of Conroe in southern Montgomery County. It originated in 1964 when Arkansas-based Spring Pines Corporation purchased a large tract of land two miles (3 km) north of Spring Creek in the Charles Eisterwall Survey-patented in the mid-nineteenth century-and proceeded to build a subdivision. Interstate 45, which runs through the development, was completed just as the subdivision was launched and quickly became an axis for economic and population growth. During the late 1960s and early 1970s increasing numbers of Houstonians, attracted by the beautifully wooded site, its accessibility, and lower tax and insurance rates, began taking up residence in Oak Ridge North. United Diversified, Incorporated, took over the development in 1969, and Associated Properties Company, which added more area, became the chief developer in 1971. The community was incorporated in 1979 with an estimated population of 2,445 and elected a mayor and city council. By the late 1970s it had four churches. The town's growth, however, was brought to a halt by the energy-based regional recession of the 1980s, and in 1990 the population was estimated as 2,454.

Education[edit]

Oak Ridge North is served by the Conroe Independent School District.

All students from this area feed into Oak Ridge High School.

The city is also a part of the Lone Star College System.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

External links[edit]

The current Mayor is Jim Kyukendall