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El Lago, Texas
City
Location of El Lago, Texas
Location of El Lago, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,706
 • Density 3,870/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77586
Area code(s) 281
FIPS code 48-23164
GNIS feature ID 1377176

El Lago is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,706 at the 2010 census.

El Lago has particular historical significance as it sits on the site of one of the main hide-outs for the famed pirate and war hero Jean Lafitte.

History

Geography

ElLagoTXMap
Map of El Lago

El Lago is located at 29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361 (29.572147, -95.043680).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2)* is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 8.45%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 2,308
1980 3,129 35.6%
1990 3,269 4.5%
2000 3,075 −5.9%
2010 2,706 −12.0%
Est. 2015 2,766 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,075 people, 1,303 households, and 870 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,709.3 people per square mile (1,826.6/km²). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 2,157.8/sq mi (837.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.50% White, 0.78% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 1,303 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,223, and the median income for a family was $90,446. Males had a median income of $66,000 versus $40,302 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,454. About 2.2% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Parks

Harris County Precinct 2 operates the Bay Area Community Center at 5002 NASA Road 1 in nearby Pasadena.

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