New Territory, Texas

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New Territory, Texas
Census-designated place
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Coordinates: 29°35′41″N 95°40′39″W / 29.59472°N 95.67750°W / 29.59472; -95.67750Coordinates: 29°35′41″N 95°40′39″W / 29.59472°N 95.67750°W / 29.59472; -95.67750
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Area
 • Total 4.78 sq mi (12.38 km2)
 • Land 4.64 sq mi (12.01 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,186
 • Density 3,274/sq mi (1,264.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-51366[1]
GNIS feature ID 1852742[2]

New Territory is a census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,186 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 13,861 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

New Territory opened in 1989.[4] In November 2016 the Sugar Land city council voted in favor of the city annexing New Territory, along with Greatwood, by the end of 2017.[5]

Geography[edit]

Map of New Territory

New Territory is located in eastern Fort Bend County at 29°35′41″N 95°40′39″W / 29.59472°N 95.67750°W / 29.59472; -95.67750 (29.594657, -95.677561).[6] It is bordered to the east and south by the city limits of Sugar Land. The Brazos River forms part of the southern boundary of the CDP. U.S. Route 90 forms the northern edge of the CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the New Territory CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 2.96%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,861 people, 3,708 households, and 3,422 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,746.1 people per square mile (1,059.8/km²). There were 3,805 housing units at an average density of 753.8/sq mi (290.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 57.56% White, 10.02% African American, 0.22% Native American, 26.07% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.14% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.35% of the population.

There were 3,708 households out of which 67.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.9% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.7% were non-families. 6.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.63.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 2.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 117.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $93,972, and the median income for a family was $96,863. Males had a median income of $71,250 versus $46,537 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,341. About 1.3% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 o

Culture[edit]

New Territory has a club with a gymnasium and an exercise room. In a 2009 Houston Chronicle article, Kathy Morrow, a realtor and New Territory resident, said that the community has a "small town" ambience.[4]

A large portion of the independent comedy The Legend of Action Man was shot in and around New Territory. It was where the creators of Dingoman productions (Andy Young, Derek Papa & James McEnelly) lived and met before they formed the sketch group and made their feature film.

Education[edit]

New Territory is within the Fort Bend Independent School District. The community is within the West Division, controlling school board slots 1 through 3.[7] As of 2008 the board members in the slots are Susan Hohnbaum, Sonal Buchar, and Bob Broxson, respectively.[8]

Some of New Territory is zoned to Walker Station Elementary School, and some is zoned to Brazos Bend Elementary School.[4]

All of New Territory is zoned to Sartartia Middle School.[4]

Some of New Territory is zoned to Austin High School, other parts are zoned to Travis High School. Prior to 2006 all territory was zoned to Austin; in the fall of that year Travis opened.[9][10] At the time of the rezoning, the present 11th and 12th graders remained at Austin,[11] while 9th and 10th graders were immediately rezoned; the Travis zoning was phased in each year.[12]

In a 2009 Houston Chronicle article, Kathy Morrow, a realtor and New Territory resident, said that many residents bought property in New Territory to be zoned to area schools.[4]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Territory CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e McClellan, Sharon. "New Territory offers 'small town' ambiance, says longtime resident." Houston Chronicle. April 12, 2009. Retrieved on May 11, 2009.
  5. ^ "Sugar Land approves annexation of Greatwood, New Territory for 2017". KHOU. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2007-2008 Operating Procedures." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  8. ^ "Contacting Your School Board Members." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  9. ^ "High School Attendance Zones" (2005-2006). Fort Bend Independent School District. May 8, 2006. Retrieved on February 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "High School Attendance Zones" (2006-2007). Fort Bend Independent School District. November 16, 2006. Retrieved on February 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "High School Zone Effective Fall 2006 11th and 12th grades." Fort Bend Independent School District. September 5, 2006. Retrieved on February 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "High School Zone Effective Fall 2006 9th and 10th grades." Fort Bend Independent School District. September 30, 2006. Retrieved on February 19, 2017.

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