Shenandoah, Texas

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Shenandoah, Texas
Welcome sign located at the entrance to Shenandoah Drive along the Interstate 45 frontage road.
Welcome sign located at the entrance to Shenandoah Drive along the Interstate 45 frontage road.
Location of Shenandoah, Texas
Location of Shenandoah, Texas
Coordinates: 30°10′47″N 95°27′19″W / 30.17972°N 95.45528°W / 30.17972; -95.45528Coordinates: 30°10′47″N 95°27′19″W / 30.17972°N 95.45528°W / 30.17972; -95.45528
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMontgomery
Government
 • MayorJohn Escoto
 • City CouncilRon Raymaker
Ted Fletcher
vacant
Charlie Bradt
Michael McLeod
Area
 • Total1.95 sq mi (5.06 km2)
 • Land1.95 sq mi (5.06 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
148 ft (45 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,499
 • Density1,528.66/sq mi (590.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77381, 77384, 77385
Area code(s)281
FIPS code48-67400[3]
GNIS feature ID1388601[4]
Websitewww.shenandoahtx.us

Shenandoah is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,499 at the 2020 census. It is the hometown of David Vetter, the famous "boy in the plastic bubble".[5] In 1986 the Shenandoah city council renamed Tamina School Road to David Memorial Drive in honor of Vetter.[6]

Geography[edit]

Shenandoah is located at 30°10′47″N 95°27′19″W / 30.17972°N 95.45528°W / 30.17972; -95.45528 (30.179855, –95.455175).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Shenandoah racial composition as of 2020[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,360 67.45%
Black or African American (NH) 116 3.32%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 6 0.17%
Asian (NH) 264 7.55%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.06%
Some Other Race (NH) 18 0.51%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 198 5.66%
Hispanic or Latino 535 15.29%
Total 3,499
Historical population
Census Pop.
19801,793
19901,718−4.2%
20001,503−12.5%
20102,13442.0%
20203,49964.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,499 people, 1,332 households, and 923 families residing in the city.

As of the 2010 United States Census,[12] there were 2,134 people, 971 households, and 640 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 89.1% White, 3.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.6% of the population.

There were 971 households, out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 16.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

As of the 2015 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the city was $67,750 and the median income for a family was $97,500. Males had a median income of $68,750 versus $35,179 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,379. About 2.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Shenandoah is governed locally by a city council consisting of a mayor and five at-large council members. As of June 2022, the mayor is John Escoto. Council members are Ron Raymaker, Ted Fletcher, Charlie Bradt, and Michael McLeod. Position 3 on the city council is vacant.[1]

In the Texas Senate, Shenandoah is in District 4, represented by Republican Brandon Creighton. In the Texas House of Representatives, Shenandoah is in District 15, represented by Republican Steve Toth.[13]

In the United States Senate, Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz represent the entire state of Texas. In the United States House of Representatives, Shenandoah is in District 8, represented by Republican Kevin Brady.[13]

Economy[edit]

Portofino Shopping Center.

Kroger operates its Houston-area offices in Shenandoah.[14] The Portofino Shopping Center, located along Interstate 45, is a 372,506 square foot property which houses a variety of retailers.[15] Metropark Square is an upscale, mixed-use development encompassing 175,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space situated on 70-acres in Shenandoah. The development features entertainment venues including an AMC Theatre and Dave & Buster’s, hotels, multifamily housing, restaurants and retail, positioned around a central lawn area that includes a pavilion, fountain and outdoor event space for all ages to enjoy.[16]

Education[edit]

Woodforest Bank Stadium, a football stadium in Shenandoah owned by Conroe ISD.

Shenandoah is served by Conroe Independent School District.[17]

Students west of Interstate 45 are in The Woodlands College Park High School feeder system.

  • K–4th grade students attend Lamar Elementary.[18]
  • 5–6th grade students attend Wilkerson Intermediate.[19]
  • 7–8th grade students attend Knox Junior High.[20]
  • 9–12th grade students attend The Woodlands College Park High School.[20]

Students east of Interstate 45 are in the Oak Ridge High School feeder system.

  • K–4th grade students attend either Oak Ridge Elementary or Houser Elementary.[21]
  • 5–6th grade students attend Vogel Intermediate.[22]
  • 7–8th grade students Irons Junior High.[23]
  • 9th grade students attend Oak Ridge 9th grade campus and 10-12th grade students attend Oak Ridge High School.[24]

In addition to a public school district, Quest Collegiate Academy calls Shenandoah home. The tuition-free, public charter school is designed with the goal of creating responsible, goal-oriented students focused on academic success.[25]

Residents of Conroe ISD (and therefore Shenandoah) are served by the Lone Star College System (formerly North Harris Montgomery Community College).[26]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shenandoah City Council. City of Shenandoah, Texas. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "'Bubble boy' leaves legacy in Shenandoah". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  6. ^ "Shenandoah honors `Bubble Boy'." Houston Chronicle. March 28, 1986.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ American FactFinder: Shenandoah, Texas Archived 2020-02-13 at archive.today United States Census Bureau. Accessed on June 19, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Texas House of Representatives".
  14. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine." Kroger. Retrieved on April 30, 2009.
  15. ^ Greenwood, Giselle. "Kingwood and Woodlands-area shopping centers change hands". Houston Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  16. ^ "First phase of Metropark Square nears completion; additional restaurant openings planned for spring". 13 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Zoning Map." City of Shenandoah. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "TWCP Elementary Map." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  19. ^ "TWCP Intermediate Only Map." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  20. ^ a b "TWCP Secondary Only Map." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "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. However the rest of "Scenario 2" (From the rezoning proposal page) shows Oak Ridge ES and Houser ES boundaries here
  22. ^ "Oak Ridge/Grand Oaks Feeder Zone Intermediate School Attendance Zones." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  23. ^ "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.
  24. ^ "Oak Ridge/Grand Oaks Feeder Zone High School Attendance Zones." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  25. ^ ]https://www.questshenandoah.com/}
  26. ^ Texas Education Code, Sec. 130.191. LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM DISTRICT SERVICE AREA..

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