Oak Ridge North, Texas

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Oak Ridge North, Texas
Welcome sign, with Teddy Bear Park in the background.
Welcome sign, with Teddy Bear Park in the background.
Location of Oak Ridge North, Texas
Location of Oak Ridge North, Texas
Coordinates: 30°9′37″N 95°26′40″W / 30.16028°N 95.44444°W / 30.16028; -95.44444Coordinates: 30°9′37″N 95°26′40″W / 30.16028°N 95.44444°W / 30.16028; -95.44444[1]
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMontgomery
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorPaul Bond
 • City CouncilTom Coale
Clint McClaren
Alex Jones
Dawn Candy (Mayor Pro Tem)
Frances Planchard
 • City ManagerHeather Neeley
Area
 • Total1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
138 ft (42 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,049
 • Density2,771.8/sq mi (1,016.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-53190[3]
GNIS feature ID1388600[1]

Oak Ridge North (commonly referred to as Oak Ridge) is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. It is located along Interstate 45 10 miles (16 km) south of Conroe and 35 miles north of Houston. The population was 3,049 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Oak Ridge North is located at 30°9′31″N 95°26′39″W / 30.15861°N 95.44417°W / 30.15861; -95.44417 (30.158702, -95.444084).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19802,504
19902,454−2.0%
20002,99121.9%
20103,0491.9%
Est. 20183,161[5]3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the 2010 census,[7] there were 3,049 people, 1131 households, and 909 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,771.8 people per square mile (1016.3/km²). There were 1,131 housing units at an average density of 1028.2/sq mi (377/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There were 1131 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 70.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 34.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

In the 2015 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the city was $88,500, and the median income for a family was $99,250. Males had a median income of $89,167 versus $41,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,267. About 5.1% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

In 1964, the Arkansas-based Spring Pines Corporation purchased a large tract of land containing what is now Oak Ridge North with the intention of creating a subdivision along Interstate 45. United Diversified, Inc. took over the development in 1969. Associated Properties Company, which became the chief developer in 1971, added more land to the subdivision.[8]

In the 1970s, as Houston began annexing territories closer to the border of Montgomery County, many residents expressed concern about the possibility of their community being annexed. As a result, the community voted in favor of incorporation in 1979.[8]

Government[edit]

Oak Ridge North is governed locally by a mayor and five-member city council. All members are at-large. The current mayor is Paul Bond. The city council members are currently Tom Coale, Clint McClaren, Alex Jones, Dawn Candy, and Frances Planchard. Dawn Candy also serves as Mayor pro tem.[2] Oak Ridge North operates a council-manager form of government, which delegates the administrative tasks of the government to a city manager appointed by the city council. The current city manager is Heather Neeley.[9]

In the Texas Senate, Oak Ridge North is in District 4, represented by Republican Brandon Creighton. In the Texas House of Representatives, Oak Ridge North is in District 15, represented by Republican Mark Keough.[10]

In the United States Senate, Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz represent the entire state of Texas. In the United States House of Representatives, Oak Ridge North is in District 8, represented by Kevin Brady.[10]

Education[edit]

Oak Ridge North is served by the Conroe Independent School District.[11]

Students from this city feed into Oak Ridge Elementary School,[12] Vogel Intermediate School,[13] Irons Junior High School,[14] and Oak Ridge High School.[15]

The city is also a part of the Lone Star College System.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oak Ridge North". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Mayor and City Council City of Oak Ridge North. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Fact Finder: Oak Ridge North Archived 2020-02-13 at Archive.today U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed on June 18, 2017
  8. ^ a b Eklof, Mary Goranson, and Charles Christopher Jackson. City of Oak Ridge North. County Gen Web: October 18, 2016. Accessed on June 18, 2017.
  9. ^ City Manager. City of Oak Ridge North. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  10. ^ a b Who Represents Me: Oak Ridge North Texas Legislative Council. Accessed on June 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "City Map." Oak Ridge North. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Oak Ridge/Grand Oaks Feeder Zone Elementary School Attendance Zones." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018. Part of the map is cut off, but what is seen on it that is in Oak Ridge North is zoned to Oak Ridge Elementary. However the rest of "Scenario 2" (From the rezoning proposal page) shows Oak Ridge ES boundaries here
  13. ^ "Oak Ridge/Grand Oaks Feeder Zone Intermediate School Attendance Zones." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "District Map." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018. It indicates Irons JHS is the sole feeder junior high for Oak Ridge High.
  15. ^ "Oak Ridge/Grand Oaks Feeder Zone High School Attendance Zones." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.

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