El Lago, Texas

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El Lago, Texas
Location of El Lago, Texas
Location of El Lago, Texas
Coordinates: 29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361Coordinates: 29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,706
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77586
Area code(s) 281
FIPS code 48-23164[1]
GNIS feature ID 1377176[2]
Website www.ellago-tx.com

El Lago is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,706 at the 2010 census.[3]

El Lago has particular historical significance as it sits on the site of one of the main hide-outs for the famed pirate and war hero Jean Lafitte.[4][5]



Map of El Lago

El Lago is located at 29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361 (29.572147, -95.043680).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 8.45%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 2,308
1980 3,129 35.6%
1990 3,269 4.5%
2000 3,075 −5.9%
2010 2,706 −12.0%
Est. 2015 2,766 [7] 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,075 people, 1,303 households, and 870 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,709.3 people per square mile (1,826.6/km²). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 2,157.8/sq mi (837.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.50% White, 0.78% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 1,303 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,223, and the median income for a family was $90,446. Males had a median income of $66,000 versus $40,302 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,454. About 2.2% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The City of El Lago is a Type A general Municipality. Operating under a strong mayoral form of government. The city council is composed of 5 Council Persons and a non-voting Mayor. The Mayors may vote to break a tie.

Each position serves for a two-year term, that is staggered. Even years positions 3,4,5, are up for election and odd years position 1,2, Mayor are up for election.  

As of January the current position: Mayor Robert K White Position 1 Robert Kumar-Misir Position 2 Jeff Michalak Position 3 Carolynn Stanley Position 4 John Skelton Mayor Pro-Tem Position 5 Jeff Tave.


The Lakeview Police Department serves El Lago and Taylor Lake Village. In 1986 the two cities decided to merge their police departments. The merger was finished in January 1987.[10] The administration is in El Lago.[11]

The Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department provides fire services.[12]


Pupils in El Lago attend schools in Clear Creek Independent School District. The community is within the Board of Trustee District 1,[13] represented by Dr.Laura DuPont as of 2013.[14] The City of El Lago has two elementary school within the city boundaries; Ed White elementary which is a E-STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) magnet school. Also Texas Charter School Odyssey Academy ‘ specializing in project based learning. Both Co-located on Stanley Lane in El Lago.

Seabrook Intermediate School (Seabrook), and Clear Falls High School (League City).

Residents were previously zoned to Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake City, Houston.[15]

Bay Area Charter Elementary School is a state charter school located in El Lago.


Harris County Precinct 2 operates the Bay Area Community Center at 5002 NASA Road 1 in nearby Pasadena.[16]


  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): El Lago city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Chang, Yushan (2006). Newcomer's Handbook Neighborhood Guide: Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin. Portland, OR: First Books. p. 187. ISBN 0-912301-70-8. 
  5. ^ "Clear Lake Area Communities". Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved 10 Nov 2009. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.ellago-tx.com/134/City-Council
  10. ^ "Home." Lakeview Police Department. Retrieved on March 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Contact Information." Lakeview Police Department. Retrieved on March 18, 2014. "ADMINISTRATION: 98 Lakeshore Drive El Lago, Texas 77586"
  12. ^ "Lakeview Police and Seabrook Volunteer Fire Departments." City of El Lago. Retrieved on March 18, 2014.
  13. ^ District 1 Map. Clear Creek Independent School District. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  14. ^ "School Board Members: Bios and Contact Information." Clear Creek Independent School District. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  15. ^ "Clear Creek High School Boundary." Clear Creek Independent School District. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  16. ^ "Bay Area Community Center." Harris County, Texas. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.

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