Angleton, Texas

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Angleton, Texas
Brazoria County Courthouse in Angleton
Brazoria County Courthouse in Angleton
Nickname: 
"The Heart of Brazoria County"
Location of Angleton in Brazoria County, Texas
Location of Angleton in Brazoria County, Texas
Angleton, Texas is located in Texas
Angleton, Texas
Angleton, Texas
Location in Texas
Angleton, Texas is located in the United States
Angleton, Texas
Angleton, Texas
Location in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBrazoria
IncorporatedNovember 12, 1912
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City councilMayor Jason Perez
Cecil Booth
Mark Gongora
Mikey Svboboda
Travis Townsend
John Wright
 • City managerChris Whittaker
Area
 • Total11.69 sq mi (30.28 km2)
 • Land11.67 sq mi (30.23 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9.1 m)
Population
 • Total19,429
 • Density1,665.04/sq mi (642.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77515-77516
Area code979
FIPS code48-03264
GNIS feature ID1351127[3]
Websitewww.angleton.tx.us

Angleton is a city in and the county seat[4] 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 19,429 at the 2020 census. Angleton is in the 14th congressional district,[5] 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.[6] 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 rechosen by county-wide election in 1913. The town was incorporated on November 12, 1912.

Geography[edit]

Angleton is located near the center of Brazoria County. The town is located about seven miles north of Lake Jackson and is about 20 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico coastline.

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.[7]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally cold to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Angleton has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19201,043
19301,22917.8%
19401,76343.4%
19503,39992.8%
19607,312115.1%
19709,77033.6%
198013,92942.6%
199017,14023.1%
200018,1305.8%
201018,8624.0%
202019,4293.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Angleton racial composition as of 2020[10]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 9,223 47.47%
Black or African American (NH) 2,211 11.38%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 66 0.34%
Asian (NH) 201 1.03%
Pacific Islander (NH) 4 0.02%
Some Other Race (NH) 56 0.29%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 677 3.48%
Hispanic or Latino 6,991 35.98%
Total 19,429

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 19,429 people, 7,779 households, and 5,178 families residing in the city.

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.

Economy[edit]

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

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Angleton District Parole Office in Angleton.[13] In addition, the TDCJ Wayne Scott Unit is located in an unincorporated area near Angleton.[14][15]

Arts and culture[edit]

Brazoria County Library in Angleton
Angleton City Hall

Angleton hosts the Brazoria County Fair every October; it is Texas's largest county fair.[16]

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

Parks and recreation[edit]

Angleton is home to nine parks.

  • Bates Park
  • Brushy Bayou Park
  • Dickey Park
  • Freedom Park
  • Masterson Park
  • B. G. Peck Soccer Complex and Park
  • Veterans Park

Education[edit]

Angleton High School

Public schools[edit]

The public schools in the city are operated by Angleton Independent School District.

High schools[edit]

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Angleton Junior High School (Grades 6–8)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Central Elementary (Grades PK–5)
  • Frontier Elementary (Grades K–5)
  • Northside Elementary (Grades PK–5)
  • Rancho Isabella Elementary (Grades K–5)
  • Southside Elementary (Grades K–5)
  • Westside Elementary (Grades K–5)

Alternative instructional[edit]

  • Angleton High School - ACE (Grades 9–12)
  • Brazoria County Juvenile Detention (Grades 5–12)
  • Brazoria County Alternative Education Center (Grades 3–12)
  • Student Alternative Center (DAEP Grades 1–12)

Private schools[edit]

  • Angleton Christian School

Colleges and universities[edit]

The Texas Legislature designated portions of Angleton ISD that by September 1, 1995 had not been annexed by Alvin Community College as in the Brazosport College zone.[17] As Angleton is not in the maps of Alvin CC, it is in the Brazosport College zone.[18]

Media[edit]

Brazosport Facts is based in nearby Clute and the Houston Chronicle is based in Houston.

Angleton Times operated until 2004. Five employees were hired by The Facts,[19] which also acquired the former newspaper's reader list.[20]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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.

Greyhound Bus Lines operates the Angleton Station at 530 E Mulberry St, located in the city.[21] Locally, Southern Brazoria County Transit provides bus service options for Angleton, along with Clute, Lake Jackson, and Freeport.

Angleton has no passenger rail service, though Union Pacific Railroad operates nearly all of the freight railroads through the city. Angleton is the cite of a three-way junction of Union Pacific service.[22]

Angleton's closest airport is Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, though the airport is exclusive to general aviation and has no regularly scheduled commercial service. Angleton's primary thruway for commercial air service is through Houston-area airports, with Houston Hobby Airport being the closest, though George Bush Intercontinental Airport being the closest for most international flights.

Emergency services[edit]

Emergency services include Angleton Police Department, Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps, and Angleton Volunteer Fire Department.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Congressional District 14". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on March 24, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
  6. ^ Angleton from the Handbook of Texas Online
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Angleton city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Angleton, Texas Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved December 9, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Parole Division Region III Archived 2010-07-25 at the Wayback Machine." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  14. ^ Isensee, Bridie. "TDCJ makes overtime changes." Brazosport Facts. Wednesday August 13, 2003. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  15. ^ "SCOTT (RV) Archived 2008-09-24 at the Wayback Machine." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Accessed September 12, 2008.
  16. ^ "Handbook of Texas Online: Angleton, Texas". tshaonline.org. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
  17. ^ Texas Education Code Sec. 130.170. BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA.: "(2) the Angleton Independent School District, except the part annexed by the Alvin Community College District before September 1, 1995."
  18. ^ The Taxation Map and College Zone map of Alvin Community College do not show Angleton, and based upon Texas Education Code Sec. 130.170. it would be in the Brazosport College zone.
  19. ^ "Presses stop rolling for Angleton Times". Houston Chronicle. 2004-03-28. p. A39. Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  20. ^ "Angleton, TX". Handbook of Texas. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  21. ^ "Angleton, Texas". greyhound.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  22. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (February 4, 2021). "Texas Railroad Map, 2021" (PDF). Retrieved November 10, 2022.
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  25. ^ Danette Baker (March 12, 2000). "Ron Givens". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  26. ^ "NFL Football Players". sportsdirect.usatoday.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  27. ^ "Quentin Jammer Bio". espndb.go.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  28. ^ Chris, Conetzkey (2008-08-01). "Cornerback Emmitt Thomas: In the words of..." sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  29. ^ "Keith Toston". ESPN.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Ray Willis, OT, Florida State". usatoday.com. 2005-05-18. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[11][12]

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