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Shoreacres, Houston
City
Location of Shoreacres, Houston
Location of Shoreacres, Houston
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Chambers, Harris
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,493
 • Density 1,547/sq mi (597/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77571
Area code(s) 281
FIPS code 48-67688
GNIS feature ID 1347090

Shoreacres is a city located in Harris County in the U.S. state of Texas alongside State Highway 146. Established with a mayor-alderman form of city government, it was incorporated in 1949. The population was 1,493 at the 2010 census.

Geography

ShoreacresTXMap
Map of Shoreacres

Shoreacres is located at 29°37′13″N 95°1′0″W / 29.62028°N 95.016667°W / 29.62028; -95.016667 (29.620395, -95.016710).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), of which 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 5.86%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 183
1960 518 183.1%
1970 1,872 261.4%
1980 1,260 −32.7%
1990 1,316 4.4%
2000 1,488 13.1%
2010 1,493 0.3%
Est. 2015 1,603 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,488 people, 559 households, and 455 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,656.1 people per square mile (638.4/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 661.1 per square mile (254.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.15% White, 1.01% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.96% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.66% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,985, and the median income for a family was $75,941. Males had a median income of $51,523 versus $31,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,370. About 1.1% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Harris County Transit operates public transportation.

Effects of Hurricane Ike, 2008

See also: Effects of Hurricane Ike in Texas

On September 13, Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston. 88 percent of the homes in Shoreacres suffered flood damage. No local deaths were reported.

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