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City of Jersey Village
City
Entrance to Jersey Village
Entrance to Jersey Village
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Incorporated April 16, 1956
Area
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water .1 sq mi (.1 km2)
Elevation 110 ft (33.5 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,620
 • Density 2,180/sq mi (856/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77040, 77041, 77065
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-37612
GNIS feature ID 1360232

Jersey Village is a city in west-central Harris County, Texas, United States, located at U.S. Highway 290, Farm to Market Road 529, and the Southern Pacific Railroad. The city is located in the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 7,620 at the 2010 census.

History

The 1936 Harris County highway map indicated several residences in the area. Clark W. Henry owned 1,236 acres (5.00 km2) of land on which he operated F&M Dairy and raised Jersey cattle. Henry discontinued his dairy when his health declined, and he gave the land up so a residential community could be built in 1953. Henry and LeRoy Kennedy, members of the Garden Oaks Baptist Church, began developing the community in February 1954. At first the city had 5 miles (8 km) of streets and drainage, gas, sewage, and water services. Several houses were established along Jersey Drive. The first family moved to the subdivision in late October 1954. The community developed a school, a park, and an 18-hole golf course. Jersey Village incorporated on April 16, 1956, with all 58 votes in favor of incorporation and a volunteer police force. Because of the incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Jersey Village's territory into its city limits.

In 1961 Jersey Village had 493 residents. On July 6, 1972, Leonard Rauch gave Jersey Village a city hall building; as of 2008 the building is used for the fire department and public works departments. In 1977 the city passed a bond issue, leading it to construct a new city hall, a city garage, a park pavilion, and an expansion of the fire department building. In 1980 the city had 966 residents. In 1982 this figure increased to 4,084. In August 1986 officials announced that the city passed a home rule charter with a passing vote of 306-36. Under a home rule charter Jersey Village gained more taxation and governing powers than it had as a general law city. In 1988 the population increased to 5,143. In 1990 Jersey Village had 4,938 residents.

Geography

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Map of Jersey Village

Jersey Village is located at 29°53′26″N 95°34′7″W / 29.89056°N 95.56861°W / 29.89056; -95.56861 (29.890569, -95.568579).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.87%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 493
1970 765 55.2%
1980 4,084 433.9%
1990 4,826 18.2%
2000 6,880 42.6%
2010 7,620 10.8%
Est. 2015 7,900 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,880 people, 2,840 households, and 1,942 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,014.3 people per square mile (776.7/km²). There were 3,037 housing units at an average density of 889.2/sq mi (342.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.6% White, 4.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.09% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.43% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.

There were 2,840 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $68,431, and the median income for a family was $82,689. Males had a median income of $53,984 versus $37,616 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,092. About 3.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation

Jersey Village offers residents a variety of recreational activities. The town has a golf course, public swimming pool, and public park with playground facilities. There is also a small lake owned and maintained by the Jersey Village homeowners' association with fishing available to residents and guests who have homes on the shores of the lake.

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