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City of Piney Point Village
City
A sign indicating the city limits
A sign indicating the city limits
Location of Piney Point Village, Texas
Location of Piney Point Village, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,125
 • Density 1,490/sq mi (568/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-57800
GNIS feature ID 1375473
Website City of Piney Point Village

Piney Point Village is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,125 at the 2010 census. Piney Point Village is the wealthiest place in Texas. It is part of a collection of upscale residential communities in west Houston known as the Memorial Villages.

History

In 1885 Piney Point Village began as a station on the Texas Western Railroad. German farmers settled in the area. According to 1936 state highway maps, the community was near a sawmill.

In the mid 1950s, an effort to form a Spring Branch municipality failed. Piney Point Village incorporated in 1955 with an alderman form of government. Because of the 1955 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Piney Point Village's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated. In 1960 the city had 1,790 residents. By 1966 the city had one public school and four churches. In 1990 the city had 3,380 residents.

For a decade ending in 1993 the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston refused to pay "user fees" billed to the consulate by the City of Piney Point Village (the consul-general residence is in Piney Point Village). The Japanese argued that this was a tax and that diplomatic facilities should not be taxed. In 1993 Piney Point Village announced that the consulate owed the city around $14,000 United States dollars. The Japanese argued that international agreements exempted consulate facilities from taxes, while Piney Point Village said the annual fees were for user services. James Baker, a Piney Point Village alderman, threatened to suspend garbage pickup services and expose the Japanese consulate to ridicule. In September of that year a U.S. State Department letter stated that consulates should pay legitimate user fees, and that consulates do not have to pay for fire and police services. The consulate paid almost $12,000, including $4,500 in interest, to the city. According to Vice-Consul Takaki Takinami originally the city charged $14,915.52 before changing the invoice and deducting police and fire costs. Shojiro Imanishi, who was the outgoing consul-general, agreed to pay $4,500 annually. In 1993 the Consulate-General of Indonesia in Houston and the Consulate-General of Australia in Houston had consul-general residences in Piney Point Village; they paid the fees voluntarily and without controversy.

Geography

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Map of Piney Point Village

Piney Point Village is located at 29°45′42″N 95°30′58″W / 29.76167°N 95.51611°W / 29.76167; -95.51611 (29.761728, -95.516029).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,790
1970 2,548 42.3%
1980 2,958 16.1%
1990 3,197 8.1%
2000 3,380 5.7%
2010 3,125 −7.5%
Est. 2015 3,376 8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,380 people, 1,225 households, and 982 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,580.3 people per square mile (609.8/km²). There were 1,282 housing units at an average density of 599.4/sq mi (231.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.26% White and 8.40% Asian. Additionally, Piney Point is home to a small minority community which is, 0.53% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population.

There were 1,225 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.8% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 17.0% from 25 to 44, 37.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $184,991, and the median income for a family was $200,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $57,222 for females. The per capita income for the city was $133,247. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

According to the 2010 census there were 3,125 people, 1,064 households and 945 families. 377 families had children under 18 in their household. Whites compromise 85.1% of the population, 11.0% are Asian, 4.5% Hispanic, and 1.7% African American.

Postal services

The United States Postal Service uses "Houston" for all Piney Point Village addresses; "Piney Point" is not an acceptable city designation for mail addressed to places in Piney Point Village [1]. Most of Piney Point Village is within the 77024 ZIP code, while the section south of the Buffalo Bayou has the 77063 ZIP code.

The United States Postal Service location serving 77024 is the Memorial Park Post Office at 10505 Town and Country Way, Houston, Texas, 77024-9998.

The location serving 77063 is the John Dunlop Post Office at 8728 Beverlyhill Street, Houston, Texas, 77063-9998.

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