Pecan Grove, Texas

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Pecan Grove, Texas
Census-designated place
Plantation Memorial Park in Pecan Grove
Plantation Memorial Park in Pecan Grove
FortBend County PecanGrove.svg
Coordinates: 29°37′33″N 95°43′53″W / 29.62583°N 95.73139°W / 29.62583; -95.73139Coordinates: 29°37′33″N 95°43′53″W / 29.62583°N 95.73139°W / 29.62583; -95.73139
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Land 8.7 sq mi (22.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,963
 • Density 1,834/sq mi (708.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76561
FIPS code 48-56482
GNIS feature ID 1867561

Pecan Grove is a census-designated place and master-planned community within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,963 at the 2010 census.[1]


Map of Pecan Grove

Pecan Grove is located northeast of the center of Fort Bend County at 29°37′34″N 95°43′54″W / 29.62611°N 95.73167°W / 29.62611; -95.73167 (29.626060, -95.731591).[2] It is bordered to the southwest by the Brazos River. The city limits of Richmond form a convoluted pattern in the southern part of the CDP, and the northern part is bordered by an exclave of the city of Houston. Downtown Richmond is 4 miles (6 km) southwest of the center of Pecan Grove, and downtown Houston is 29 miles (47 km) to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Pecan Grove CDP has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.9 km2), of which 8.7 square miles (22.5 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.69%, is water.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,551 people, 4,516 households, and 3,847 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,552.2 people per square mile (599.3/km²). There were 4,662 housing units at an average density of 534.0/sq mi (206.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.29% White, 3.29% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 2.51% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.08% of the population.

There were 4,516 households out of which 52.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.8% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $83,515, and the median income for a family was $91,059. Males had a median income of $62,213 versus $37,658 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,816. About 0.6% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

A portion of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jester State Prison Farm property is located in Pecan Grove.[4][5]


Bowie Middle School

Most of the students who live in Pecan Grove are zoned to Fort Bend ISD schools. The Fort Bend ISD attendance zone for Pecan Grove is:

Other students who live in Pecan Grove area are zoned to Lamar Consolidated ISD Schools. The Lamar Consolidated ISD zone for Pecan Grove is:

Students zoned to Austin Elementary use the following feeder pattern:

Students zoned to Frost Elementary use the following feeder pattern:

  • Frost Elementary(Grades PK-5)
  • Wertheimer Middle School (Grade 6)
  • Briscoe Junior High (Grades 7-8)
  • Foster High School ( Grades 9-12)

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