Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–Sugar Land metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,849. In 1942 a portion of Lake Jackson was first developed as a company town for workers of the Dow Chemical Company; it developed 5,000 acres on the former Abner Jackson Plantation. An oxbow lake was also named after the planter, whose house was located at the lake. Minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site.
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The city of Lake Jackson is located in south-central Brazoria County,
and is bordered to the east by the cities of Clute and Richwood, and
to the southwest by the Brazos River.
Est. 2016 27,529  2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 26,849 people, 10,319
households, and 7,134 families residing in the city. The population
density was 1,386.0 people per square mile (535.1/km²). There were
11,149 housing units at an average density of 550.2 per square mile
(212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.36% White, 5.10%
African American, 0.52% Native American, 3.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific
Islander, 4.44% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.53% of the population.
There were 9,588 households out of which 42.6% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living
together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and
23.4% were non-families. Twenty percent 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 2.74 and the average
family size was 3.18.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.41% under the age
of 18, 5.61% from 20 to 24, 12.51% from 25 to 34, 20.60% from 35 to
49, 20.10% from 50 to 64, and 12% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.06
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $60,901, and the
median income for a family was $69,053. Males had a median income of
$60,143 versus $30,398 for females. The per capita income for the city
was $25,877. About 5.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were
below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 6.7%
of those age 65 or over.
The city was built in the early 1940s as a planned community, designed
Alden B. Dow
O.M. Roberts Elementary School A.P. Beutel Elementary School (2007 National Blue Ribbon School) Bess Brannen Elementary School Elisabet Ney Elementary School T.W. Ogg Elementary
Residents are zoned to:
Grady B. Rasco Middle School (5–6) Lake Jackson Intermediate School (7–8) Brazoswood High School (9–12, in Clute, Texas)
Private schools The private schools within Lake Jackson include:
Brazosport Christian School, K-12th grade Our Lady Queen of Peace, K-8th grade Foundation Preparatory Academy, 3-10th grade
The Lake Jackson Library is a part of the Brazoria County Library
Brazoria County Airport
State Highway 288. Northbound SH 288 to Houston. Southbound, SH 288 routes to Freeport.
The city's layout and the six designs for homes were completed by
Michigan architect Alden B. Dow.
All streets radiating from downtown end in the word "Way." Among the
streets are Center Way, Winding Way, Circle Way, and Parking Way.
There is an intersection of two streets named This Way and That Way.
In the same spirit, a local church near Bess Brannen Elementary placed
a small sign in their driveway named His Way. There is also an Any
Most other streets were named after some form of flora. As the city
grew and common names such as Pine, Mulberry, and Oak were taken,
developers had to become more creative; thus, among the plants used
are Jalapeño, Tangerine, Mango, and Habañero. The highways running
through Lake Jackson, (
J. E. "Buster" Brown, who represented District 17 in the
King Hill, All-American quarterback at Rice University, first round pick in the 1958 NFL draft, and long-time pro quarterback grew up in Lake Jackson.
^ a b "American FactFinder".
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County seat: Angleton
Alvin Angleton Brazoria Brookside Village Clute Danbury Freeport Lake Jackson Liverpool Manvel Oyster Creek Pearland‡ Richwood Sandy Point Surfside Beach Sweeny West Columbia
Holiday Lakes Quintana
Bailey's Prairie Bonney Hillcrest Iowa Colony Jones Creek
Damon Rosharon Ryan Acres Wild Peach Village
Other unincorporated communities
Amsterdam Anchor Chenango China Grove Chocolate Bayou Danciger East Columbia English Lochridge Old Ocean Otey Snipe Silverlake Turtle Cove
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