Needville, Texas

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Needville, Texas
Needville TX sign.JPG
Motto: "The Home of Friendly People"[1]
Location of Needville, Texas
Location of Needville, Texas
Coordinates: 29°23′54″N 95°50′24″W / 29.39833°N 95.84000°W / 29.39833; -95.84000Coordinates: 29°23′54″N 95°50′24″W / 29.39833°N 95.84000°W / 29.39833; -95.84000
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
 • Total 1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
 • Land 1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,823
 • Density 1,640/sq mi (633.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77461
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-50628[2]
GNIS feature ID 1342402[3]

Needville is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. It is within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 2,823 at the 2010 census.[4]


Map of Needville

Needville is located in southern Fort Bend County at 29°23′54″N 95°50′24″W / 29.398232°N 95.839880°W / 29.398232; -95.839880 (29.398232, -95.839880).[5] Texas State Highway 36 passes through the city, leading north 11 miles (18 km) to Rosenberg and southeast 21 miles (34 km) to West Columbia. Downtown Houston is 41 miles (66 km) to the northeast. Farm to Market Road 360 starts at SH 36 and heads northwest to Beasley, while Farm to Market Road 1236 goes southwest then southeast. Needville-Fairchilds Road connects with the community of Fairchilds to the northeast.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Needville has a total area of 1.72 square miles (4.46 km2), all of it land.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 609
1960 861 41.4%
1970 1,024 18.9%
1980 1,417 38.4%
1990 2,199 55.2%
2000 2,609 18.6%
2010 2,823 8.2%
Est. 2015 3,063 [7] 8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,609 people, 926 households, and 688 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,532.5 people per square mile (592.6/km2). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 575.1 per square mile (222.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.09% White, 13.19% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 10.23% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.96% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,202, and the median income for a family was $48,824. Males had a median income of $35,200 versus $26,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,802. About 8.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service Needville Post Office is located at 3000 School Street.[9]

Needville's name[edit]

August Schendel founded the town of Schendelville in 1891. In 1894, he applied for a post office using the name "Needmore" as a joke, since they always needed more of everything. Due to Needmore, Texas already existing, the post office amended the name to "Needville".[10]


  • The Needville Harvest Festival, founded in 1983, is held every October. The festival is organized by NHF, Inc. to draw visitors to Needville in the hope of stimulating local business, to raise funds for community development, and to fund annual scholarships for local high school students. 2006 performance by Aaron Watson.
  • The Needville Citywide Garage Sale is held in March and September each year. There is no website as the participants are homeowners and businesses. Information with a map is normally available at Kinfolks Antiques at 979-793-7200. Dates can be found on the Chamber of Commerce calendar of events.


Needville is zoned to schools in the Needville Independent School District. High school students go to Needville High School. Needville's Albert George Branch Library is a part of the Fort Bend County Libraries system.

Some addresses not in Needville with "Needville, TX" addresses are zoned to B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, a part of Lamar CISD.

Public libraries[edit]

Albert George Branch Library of Fort Bend County Libraries is in Needville. The library, which opened in November 1974, was named after Fort Bend County philanthropist Albert George. The Needville Chamber of Commerce and the Needville Lion's Club donated the land for the library. Originally the library, with its first portion designed by Wylie W. Vale & Associates, had 4,900 square feet (460 m2) of space. In 1997 the library system used bond funds to expand and renovate the library; the library gained a new entrance, a meeting room, and new toilet facilities. The library now has 6,800 square feet (630 m2) of space.[11]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Fort Bend County operates the Barbara Jordan Park in Needville.[12]

Notable people[edit]



  1. ^ City of Needville official website
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Needville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Google (May 6, 2013). "Needville, Texas" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Post Office Location - NEEDVILLE." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
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  11. ^ "Albert George Branch Library." Fort Bend County Libraries. Retrieved on May 14, 2010.
  12. ^ "Leased Parks." Fort Bend County. Retrieved on October 11, 2009.

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