Discover Lake Houston

Discover Lake Houston

The Lake Houston region consists of several growing communities. From golf courses to country living and from upscale mixed-use developments to signature shopping, the Lake Houston Area has it all. But when someone says they live in the Lake Houston Area, what does that mean, exactly?

With the recreation of Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River, the proximity of Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston, and the quality of its many subdivisions, the area has proven to be a strong attraction to newcomers. Abundant health care and exemplary schools add to the appeal while developments like Kingwood Parc, Kings Creek, Generation Park and Grand Texas Theme Park offer promise for years to come.

ATASCOCITA (77346)

  • Population – 61,452
  • Rush hour drive to Downtown – 40 minutes

Most of the individual subdivisions in Atascocita feature their own parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, and easy access to recreational facilities. Additionally, area residents can enjoy two recreational facilities. Located on more than 120 acres, the Lindsay Lyons Park/Sports Center features a playground and barbecue pavilion, in addition to numerous athletic fields.
Bordering Atascocita on the east, Lake Houston plays a vital role in the area’s recreational offerings. Formed by the damming of the San Jacinto River, the lake offers excellent opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and skiing.

HUMBLE (77338)

  • Includes all of 77338 including City of Humble – 37,879
  • Rush hour drive to Downtown – 30 minutes

Humble exploded into a pioneer oil boom town around 1904. At that time, the Humble oil field was the largest producing oil field in Texas and thousands descended on the community. Today the city limits of Humble encompass ten miles of land. Quality education, prosperous commerce and cultural and social endeavors by the city have contributed to a high quality of life that has thrived in Humble for decades. These ingredients helped form a groundwork for prosperity and have continued to attract some of the most successful businesses in Texas.

Among the four public parks in Humble, recreation activities are plentiful. Swimming, playgrounds, a fitness course, an entertainment stage, tennis courts, baseball fields and more are available.

KINGWOOD (77339, 77345)

  • Population – 69,224
  • Rush hour drive to Downtown – 45 minutes

Kingwood is a master-planned community located just 20 miles north of downtown Houston and 3 miles north of Humble. Known as the “Livable Forest,” each village in Kingwood is unique yet connected with greenbelts and parks that provide a serene environment and an escape from city life. Many professionals have traded their commutes to Houston for office space in many of the professional buildings. Kingwood is home to the third wealthiest zip code in the Greater Houston Area.

SUMMER CREEK (77044, 77396)

  • Population – 87,519
  • Rush hour drive to Downtown – 30 minutes

Summer Creek encompasses the 2,300-acre master-planned community of Fall Creek and the 1,500-acre master-planned community of Summerwood. Summer Creek is the newest community in the Lake Houston Area and offers illustrious housing options, a plethora of shopping and restaurant options, numerous places of worship, quality education choices and a growing array of medical and dental offices. It’s no wonder this booming community at Beltway 8 and West Lake Houston Parkway has become one of the top communities in Houston.

Summerwood is home to a 150-acre nature preserve and 17 acres of lakes. Parks, playgrounds, paved trails and picnic areas spread through the community.

Fall Creek residents enjoy the natural grandeur of the Golf Club of Houston, home of the Shell Houston Open, and a broad spectrum of amenities, from hike-and-bike trails and catch-and-release fishing to a resort-style aquatic center, greenbelts with walking trails and tennis courts.

The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to assist with professional developments in all of these outstanding communities. 

climate
The Lake Houston Area’s close
proximity to the Gulf of Mexico provides mild to warm temperatures year round making the area the perfect setting for outdoor living. Annually, the average high is 79° with an average low of 58°. The coldest month of the year is January and the hottest month is July. The wettest month is May averaging 5.35 inches of rain.
Avg. Temp……. January……….July
Avg.Low/High…. 41°/62°…… 73°/94°
Extreme High…. 84°…………… 107°
Extreme Low….. 12°……………..62°
Average Annual Rainfall
47.84”

location
Located in the northeast quadrant of the Houston metropolitan area, just 20 miles north of Downtown Houston on Highway 59, the Lake Houston Area includes Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Summer Creek and portions of East Montgomery County, all of which are currently experiencing robust population and economic growth. Encompassing nearly 100 square miles of land in northeast Harris County, the area is largely forested. Due to its natural beauty, the recreation of Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River, the proximity of Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston, and the quality of its many subdivisions, the area has proven to be a strong attraction to newcomers. With developments like Generation Park and Grand Texas Theme Park coming to fruition the Lake Houston Area will continue to prosper for years to come.

access
Eleven lanes of Highway 59 flow to and from Downtown Houston, including one HOV lane for multi-passenger vehicles. The Sam Houston Tollway allows motorists to quickly travel 13 miles from US 59 near George Bush Intercontinental Airport to just past US 90. Grand Parkway Segment G is scheduled for completion in late 2015. Segment G spans east to west to connect I-45 and I-69/Hwy 59. As construction of the Grand Parkway continues as the fourth loop around Houston, the Lake Houston Area will enjoy more connectivity to the city’s major thoroughfares and added mobility for our growing communities. Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston’s primary airport is just seven miles from Humble. Rail service runs through the Lake Houston Area linking the region to the Port of Houston and Galveston.

expansion
Over the past several years, the Lake Houston Area has experienced an uptick in commercial developments. Our region is an ever-widening district of prosperous commerce and multicommunity growth and has become the cornerstone of Northeast Houston. The Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership (LHAEDP) is working to entice more industrial and commercial companies to the area, along with expanding existing businesses.

population
In the Lake Houston Area, the 2015 population was 256,074. In 2010 the Census count was 226,000. The annual rate of population growth from 2010 to 2015 was 2.7 percent annually. The 2020 projection for population is 288,599, representing an increase of 2.42 percent annually from 2015 to 2020. Currently, the population is 49.4 percent male and 50.6 percent female. The median age of the LHA is 33.6, compared to U.S. median age of 37.9. It is estimated that 9.7% of the population age 25 and over in this area had earned a Master’s, Professional or Doctorate Degree and 23.1% had earned a Bachelor’s Degree. In comparison, for the United States, it is estimated that for the population over age 25, 8.9% had earned a Master’s, Professional or Doctorate Degree, while 15.5% had earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
Atascocita (77346)…………….61,452
Fall Creek Area (77396)……….51,826
Humble (77338)……………….37,879
Kingwood (77339 & 77345)……69,224
Summerwood Area (77044)……35,693

population by age (2015) LHA Total Population by Age
Age……………. Number ….. Percent
Age 0-4……….. 20,482………. 8.00%
Age 5-9……….. 20,966………. 8.20%
Age 10-14……… 20,397………. 8.00%
Age 15-19……… 17,926………. 7.00%
Age 20-24……… 16,622………. 6.50%
Age 25-34……… 37,064………14.50%
Age 35-44……… 38,732………15.10%
Age 45-54……… 32,899………12.80%
Age 55-64……… 27,827………10.90%
Age 65-74……… 15,965………. 6.20%
Age 75-84……… 5,444………… 2.10%
Age 85+……….. 1,750………… 0.70%
Total………….. 256,074………. 100%
Median Age……. 33.6

population by ethnicity
(2015) LHA Population by Ethnicity
Ethnicity……………………… Number….. Percent
White Alone…………………. 160,812……..62.80%
Black Alone………………….. 51,087……… 20.00%
American Indian Alone….. 1,429…………. 0.60%
Asian Alone………………….. 8,482………… 3.30%
Pacific Islander Alone……… 672………….. 0.30%
Other Race Alone….,,……. 25,353………… 9.90%
Two or More…………………. 8,239………… 3.20%
Total……………………………. 256,074………. 100%
Hispanic Origin…………….. 76,219………..29.80%

income
In 2015 median household income was $77,376 compared to $53,217 for all U.S. households. Median income is projected to be $86,065 in 2020 for the LHA, compared to $60,683 for all U.S.m households. In 2010, median household income was $69,558 for the LHA. Current average household income is $99,675, compared to $74,699 for all U.S. households. Average household income is projected to be $111,563 in 2020. In 2010, average household income was $89,369. Current per capita income is $33,907, compared to $28,597 for all U.S. households. Per capita income is projected to be $37,847 in five years. In 2000, the per capita income was $25,951 compared to $17,759 in 1990.

2015 median income
Household Income…………………………… $77,376
2015 Average Household Income……….. $99,675
2015 Per Capita Income…………………….. $33,907

households
The household count in this area has changed from 76,476 in 2010 to 86,523 in the current year, a change of 2.38% annually. The five year projection of households is 97,370, a change of 2.39% annually from the current year total. Average household size is currently 2.92, compared to 2.90 in the year 2010.
2015 Total Households………..86,523
2015 Average Household size…….2.92

LHA household change
Number…..% Change
1980 Census…… 18,468
1990 Census…… 34,115………. 84.7%
2000 Census…… 46,776………. 37.1%
2010 Census…… 76,230………. 63.0%
2015 Estimation. 86,523………. 13.5%
2020 Projection. 97,370………. 12.5%

housing units
Currently, 68.0% of the 90,353 housing units in the area are owner occupied; 27.8%, renter occupied; and 4.2% are vacant. Currently, in the U.S., 55.7% of the housing units in the area
are owner occupied; 32.8% are renter occupied; and 11.6% are vacant. In 2010, there were 82,096 housing units in the area – 68.0% owner occupied, 25.2% renter occupied, and 6.8% vacant. The annual rate of change in housing units since 2010 is 4.35%. Median home value in the area is $209,513, compared to  a median home value of $200,006 for the U.S. In five years, median value is projected to change by 2.73% annually to $239,716. Currently there are nearly 13,000 residential units planned for or under development in the LHA.

2015 total housing units
90,353………… (100%)

2015 Owner Occupied Housing Units
61,435………… (68.0%)

2015 Renter Occupied Housing Units
25,088………… (27.8%)

2015 Vacant Housing Units
3,830………….. (4.2%)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 Summary File 1. Esri forecasts for 2015 and 2020. Esri converted Census 2000 data into 2010 geography.
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