Woodloch, Texas

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Woodloch, Texas
Town
North Woodloch Road, facing west.
North Woodloch Road, facing west.
Location of Woodloch, Texas
Location of Woodloch, Texas
Montgomery County Woodloch.svg
Coordinates: 30°13′5″N 95°24′37″W / 30.21806°N 95.41028°W / 30.21806; -95.41028Coordinates: 30°13′5″N 95°24′37″W / 30.21806°N 95.41028°W / 30.21806; -95.41028
Country United States
State Texas
County Montgomery
Incorporated 1974
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ralph Leino, Jr
 • Aldermen John Lohmann
Matthew Greening
Marcus Leal
LaSonya Montgomery
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 207
 • Density 2,070.0/sq mi (1,035.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-80144[2]
GNIS feature ID 1388602[3]

Woodloch is a town in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. The population was 207 at the 2010 census. As of March 2018, the current mayor is Ralph Leino, Jr.[1]

Geography[edit]

Woodloch is located at 30°13′5″N 95°24′37″W / 30.21806°N 95.41028°W / 30.21806; -95.41028 (30.217963, -95.410255).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

The town consists of three roads: South Woodloch Street, North Woodloch Street, and Needham Road. North and South Woodloch Streets are connected together at the eastern edge of Woodloch. Needham street, on the western edge, connects the town to State Highway 242.

The west fork of the San Jacinto River flows on the eastern border of the town.

Hurricane Harvey[edit]

Debris and other trash was a common sight in Woodloch in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

In 2017, during Hurricane Harvey, the San Jacinto River overflowed its banks, causing between 3–8 feet of water to flow through every home in Woodloch. The flooding was exacerbated by a record release of 79,000 cubic feet of water per second from Lake Conroe. As a result, the entire city was forced to evacuate. Although an estimated 25 water rescues were performed in Woodloch, no storm-related deaths were reported.[5]

Government[edit]

Woodloch is a Type B, General Law municipality, with a Mayor, five Aldermen, a Public Works Director and a City Secretary. The council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 PM at City Hall.[1]

In the Texas Senate, Woodloch is part of District 4, represented by Republican Brandon Creighton. In the Texas House of Representatives, Woodloch is part of District 15, represented by Republican Mark Keough.[6]

In the United States Senate, Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz represent the entire state of Texas. In the United States House of Representatives, Woodloch is part of District 8, represented by Republican Kevin Brady.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980351
1990291−17.1%
2000247−15.1%
2010207−16.2%
Est. 2016215[7]3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[9] there were 207 people, 68 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 93.7% White, 3.4% Black or African American, 1.9% other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.7% of the population.

There were 68 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.26

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

In the 2015 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the town was $76,875 and the median income for a family was $83,750. Males had median earnings of $36,042 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,371. 2.3% of the population and none of its families were below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Woodloch is served by Conroe Independent School District[10] and the Lone Star College System.

  • Students in grades K-4 attend Houser Elementary.
  • Students in grades 5-6 attend Vogel Intermediate.
  • Students in grades 7-8 attend Irons Junior High.
  • Students in 9th grade attend Oak Ridge 9th Grade Campus.
  • Students in grades 10-12 attend Oak Ridge High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Town of Woodloch Accessed on April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Ellsworth, Meagan. Woodloch homes, water system wrecked by Harvey. The Courier of Montgomery County: September 3, 2017. Accessed November 11, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Who Represents Me: Woodloch. Texas Legislative Council. Accessed on June 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ American Factfinder: Woodloch Town, Texas. 2010 United States Census Bureau. Accessed on June 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Maps and Zones Conroe Independent School District. Accessed on June 23, 2017.