Spring Valley Village, Texas

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City of Spring Valley Village
City
Spring Valley Village City Hall
Spring Valley Village City Hall
Location of Spring Valley Village, Texas
Location of Spring Valley Village, Texas
Coordinates: 29°47′23″N 95°30′17″W / 29.78972°N 95.50472°W / 29.78972; -95.50472Coordinates: 29°47′23″N 95°30′17″W / 29.78972°N 95.50472°W / 29.78972; -95.50472
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,715
 • Density 2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77024, 77055
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-69812[1]
GNIS feature ID 1376280[2]
Website www.springvalleytx.com

Spring Valley Village (Spring Valley from 1955 to 2007) is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,715 at the 2010 census.[3]

The United States Postal Service uses "Houston" for all Spring Valley Village addresses; "Spring Valley Village" is not an acceptable city designation for mail addressed to places in Spring Valley Village.[4]

History[edit]

In 1936 state highway maps indicated a cemetery and a church. Initially the settlement consisted of one and one-half square miles.[5]

In the mid-1950s, effort to form a Spring Branch municipality (proposed to be called the city of Spring Branch in roughly the area known today as the Memorial Villages) failed.[6] The city incorporated in 1955.[5] Because of the 1955 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Spring Valley Village's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated.[7] In 1960 the city had 3,004 residents and two businesses. The city had 3,800 residents in 1976 and 3,392 residents in 1990.[5]

In 2007, the name of the city was officially changed from Spring Valley to Spring Valley Village.[8]

Geography[edit]

Location of Spring Valley Village

Spring Valley Village is located at 29°47′23″N 95°30′17″W / 29.78972°N 95.50472°W / 29.78972; -95.50472 (29.789727, -95.504774)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,611 people, 1,365 households, and 1,079 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,755.0 people per square mile (1,064.3/km²). There were 1,410 housing units at an average density of 1,075.7 per square mile (415.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.79% White, 0.33% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2.96% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.32% of the population.

There were 1,365 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $96,392, and the median income for a family was $109,020. Males had a median income of $86,963 versus $45,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,912. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

As of 2006 the mayor of Spring Valley Village is Mike Andrews. Timothy P. Glanzman, Greg Herbst, Timothy R. Conroy, Bruce Spain, and Tom J. Trammell currently serve as members of the city council.

Harris County Precinct Three, headed by Steve Radack as of 2008, serves Spring Valley Village.[10]

Spring Valley Village is located in District 136 of the Texas House of Representatives. As of 2008 Beverly Woolley represents the district.[11] Spring Valley Village is within District 7 of the Texas Senate; as of 2008 Dan Patrick represents the district.[12]

Spring Valley Village is in Texas's 7th congressional district; as of 2008 John Culberson is the representative.[13] The publication Human Events identified the zip code 77024 as the zip code that gave the eighth largest contribution to John McCain's 2008 U.S. Presidential Election campaign. The zip code, which includes Hedwig Village, gave $540,309 United States dollars by October 24, 2008.[14][15]

Fire service[edit]

The Village Fire Department serves all of the Memorial villages.[16]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Spring Branch Education Center, housing the Spring Branch School of Choice and the Cornerstone Academy
Bear Boulevard School (PreK)

Spring Valley Village is served by the Spring Branch Independent School District.

Spring Valley Village is zoned to Bear Boulevard School in Spring Valley Village,[17] Valley Oaks Elementary School in Houston,[18] Spring Branch Middle School in Hedwig Village,[19] and Memorial High School in Hedwig Village.[20]

Spring Branch School of Choice (formerly Spring Branch High School) is located in Spring Valley Village.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Spring Valley Village is served by the Houston Community College System.

Public libraries[edit]

The Harris County Public Library (HCPL) system operates the Spring Branch Memorial Branch at 930 Corbindale Road in the City of Hedwig Village. The 10,500-square-foot (980 m2) branch opened in 1975.[21][22]

Media[edit]

The Houston Chronicle is the area regional newspaper.

The Memorial Examiner is a local newspaper distributed in the community.[23]

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.

Notable residents[edit]

"Love's Embrace," a statue of Pam Lychner and her daughters at Spring Valley Village City Hall
  • Pam Lychner, a Spring Valley Village [24] real estate agent that promoted the "Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996" bill after an assault in a vacant house. After Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, the United States Congress passed the bill.[25] The City of Spring Valley Village posted a statue of Lychner and her daughters at the city hall. After the statue was posted, visitors read the plaques, left roses, and touched the bronze. Lisa Gray of the Houston Press described it as "shamelessly emotional, a monument to a secular saint and her daughters."[26]
  • Jonathan J. Pyndus- Writer/Novelist and author of Once Upon a Time in High School.

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): Spring Valley Village city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b c Spring Valley, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  6. ^ Spring Branch, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Spring Valley changes its name". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Precinct Maps : Precinct 3." Harris County. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  11. ^ "House District 134." Texas House of Representatives. Accessed October 11, 2008.
  12. ^ "Senate District 7" Map. Senate of Texas. Accessed September 28, 2008.
  13. ^ "Congressional District 7." National Atlas of the United States.
  14. ^ Connelly, Richard. "Memorial & Hunters Creek Village -- The Real America." Houston Press. October 24, 2008.
  15. ^ "SW large.gif." Zipfocus.com. Accessed October 28, 2008.
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ "Early Childhood." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  18. ^ "Elementary School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  19. ^ "Middle School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  20. ^ "High School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  21. ^ "Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library." Harris County Public Library. Retrieved on November 29, 2008.
  22. ^ "Public Libraries." City of Spring Valley Village. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  23. ^ [3]
  24. ^ Gray, Lisa. "After the Crash." Houston Press. October 23, 1997. 1. Retrieved on January 16, 2010.
  25. ^ "Background Information on the Act and Its Amendments." Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States Department of Justice. Retrieved on January 16, 2010.
  26. ^ Gray, Lisa. "After the Crash." Houston Press. Thursday October 23, 1997. 6. Retrieved on July 4, 2010.

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