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League City

City of League City

  •   State: 
    Galveston County
    League City
      County FIPS: 
    29°29′59″N 95°5′23″W
      Area total: 
    53.06 sq mi (137.43 km²)
      Area land: 
    51.26 sq mi (132.77 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.80 sq mi (4.66 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
    1961; Incorporated 1961
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    League City, Galveston County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,100 residents per square mile of area (820/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

League City is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, in Galveston County, within the Greater Houston metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 112,129. It is home to several waterside resorts, such as South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center and Waterford Harbor and Yacht Club Marina, popular with residents of nearby Houston. Between 2000 and 2005, League City surpassedGalveston as Galvest on County's largest city. The city has a total area of 53.0 square miles (137.3 km²), of which 51.3 sq miles (132.8 km²) is land and 1.7sq miles (4.4km²), or 3.22%, is water. In the early 1970s, the bodies of 30 murdered women were discovered in League City, and more have gone missing from the same area. This location has become known as the Texas Killing Fields. League City was settled at the former site of a Karankawa Indian village. Three families, the Butlers, the Cowarts, and the Perkinses, are considered to be founding families of the city. In 1907, League had two railroad flatcars of live oak trees left by the railroad tracks. These were for the residents to plant on their property. Many of them line Main Street to this day. In 2010, there were 83,560 people, 30,192 households, and 22,544 families residing in the city of League City.


League City was settled at the former site of a Karankawa Indian village. Three families, the Butlers, the Cowarts, and the Perkinses, are considered to be founding families of the city. The Winfield Family has also recently been acknowledged as a founding family by the City Government.Starting in the early 1970s, the bodies of 30 murdered women were discovered in League City, and more have gone missing from the same area. This location has become known as the Texas Killing Fields. In the 2000s, rising real estate costs in Galveston forced many families to move to other areas, including League City. This meant an influx of children out ofGalveston ISD and into other school districts like Clear Creek ISd and Dickinson ISD. The name of the town proper was changed several times, alternating between Clear Creek and the new League City in the end, before it was chosen. In 1907, League had two railroad flatcars of live oak trees left by the railroad tracks. These were for the residents to plant on their property. Many of them line Main Street to this day. The Butler Oaks are now known as Butler Oaks, and line the city's Main Street. The city's name was chosen after a feud over the name, as George W. Butler was the postmaster. The area was known as Clear Creek or Clear Creek until J. C. League acquired the land from a man named Muldoon on his entering the priesthood. In 1854, the Butler family settled inland and named a creek Magnolia Bayou.


League City is located 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Houston, and the same distance northwest of Galveston. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.0 square miles (137.3 km²) The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. League City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The city is located on the Gulf of Mexico, which is a major shipping route for oil and natural gas. The U.S. Coast Guard has a station in League City, Texas, on the Texas-Louisiana border. It is the only port of call in the city, and has a population of about 2,000. The City is home to the League City Airport, which was built in the early 1900s. It was the first airport in the state, and is the second largest airport in Texas, after Houston. The airport is located near the junction of the Katy Trail and the Texas Turnpike. It has a diameter of about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) and an area of 51.3 square miles, or 132.8 km². It also has a temperature of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) The city's population is about 3,000, or 3.22% of the city's total area. The area has an average annual rainfall of 1.7 inches (4.4 km²).


As of the 2020 United States census, there were 114,392 people, 37,662 households, and 27,546 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 79.5% White, 7.1% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 5.4%. The median income for a family was $130,293. The per capita income for the city is $46,539. About 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 5.8% ofThose age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S. Turnpike, which runs through the center of the town. It is the only major highway through the city, and the only one that goes through the town's downtown area. It was built in the early 1900s as a center for the railroads. It has a population of 83,560 as of the census of 2010, with 32,119 housing units at an average density of 627.3 per square mile (241.9/km²) The city's population is expected to grow to 114,000 by the end of the decade. The U.N. World Population Census estimates the city will have more than 100,000 people living in it by the year 2050. The population is projected to grow at a rate of 1.7% per year until the year 2060. The current population is 83,500.

Arts and culture

The Helen Hall Library is a member of the Galveston County Library System. The League City Public Library was renamed after Hall in 1985. As of 2008 Hall, with 29,000 square feet (2,700 m2) of space, is the largest and busiest unit in the system. The library is operated by the city and located at 100 West Walker Street. It is located in League City, Texas, a suburb of the city of Galvest on the outskirts of the Texas city of Houston. It was built in the early 1960s as a 7,000-square-foot (650-m2) library. In 1985 a $2.5 million bond to expand the library passed. It received a two-story adult services wing and a renovation of the original structure, which housed the children's and audio-visual services sections; the projects were completed by 1988. The Hall Library was named after Helen Hall, a former mayor of League City who died in 1989. It has been named for Helen Hall and is located on the corner of West Walker and West Main Streets in the city's downtown area. It opened in the 1970s and is now the largest library in the county, with a total of 29,00 square feet of space. It also has a children's library, which was completed in the late 1980s. It's located in the same building as the City of Houston's City Hall, which opened in 1883. The Library is located near the intersection of West Main and West Walker Streets.

Parks and recreation

The 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) Perry Family YMCA is located at 1701 League City Parkway. The branch, which cost US$10.7 million to build, was named after Bob Perry, a homebuilder who donated $1 million. John P. McGovern and his wife, Katherine, donated the 17-acre (69,000 m2), site used for the Perry YMca. Hometown Heroes Park is a public community park covering 28.71 acres that includes a recreation center, basketball/volleyball courts, competition size swimming pool, and sports fields. The North Galveston County YmCA began in 1993 and later moved into the PerryYMCA. The PerryYmCA is a non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas. It was founded by Bob Perry in the 1970s and is still in operation today. It is the largest non-governmental organization in the city, with more than 2,000 members. It has a mission to help people in need of food, shelter, shelter and other services. It also has a youth center, which is open to the public, and a library, which has been open for more than 20 years. The library is located on the second floor of a building that was donated by the McGoverns. It cost $1.5 million to construct and was built in the early 1990s. The community center is located in the center of the city and was opened in the late 1980s.


League City became an incorporated city in 1962. The City's charter is purported to be a strong mayor form of government. In 2011 an officer accused the police chief, Michael Jez, of giving officers ticket quotas, which are illegal in the state of Texas. The police department moved to a new joint Public Safety Building that is shared with Police and Fire administration as well as housing the police department, dispatch, and the city jail. In November city council voted to place Chief Jez on administrative leave. The council did not give a reason and Jez cited philosophical differences for the separation. The city held an open house in January 2015 to serve as a grand opening to the public, allowing citizens to come see the inner workings of thePolice department. The mayor is a full voting member of the council. The ordinance was amended in May 2010 to create a council-manager government. According to the ordinance, "...shall consist of a mayor and council members, elected by the people and responsible to the people, and a city manager, appointed by and responsible for proper administration of the affairs of the city." The city manager is appointed by the mayor. The government consists of seven council members and the mayor, with the mayor being the head of the seven-member council. In 2014, the city held a grand open house to allow the public to see the city's new Public Safety building. The building is across the street from the old police department that now houses other city offices that were previously in leased space.


Most pupils in League City attend schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District. School districts serving other portions of League City in Galveston County include Dickinson and Santa Fe. The Harris County portion of Clear Creek ISD and Dickinson ISD is served by the College of the Mainland. St. Mary School, a Roman Catholic K8 school operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese ofGalveston-Houston, is in the city. Bay Area Christian School started in 1973 and currently has an enrollment of over 800 students from grades K to 12. It is also located within a few miles of the University of Houston Clear Lake. The city is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and Texas A&M University at San Antonio, both of which are located in the Houston metropolitan area. The University of Texas at Austin has a campus in the town of Houston, which is located within the city limits. The U.T. campus is located in San Antonio and is part of the Texas State University system, which also serves the city of Houston. The Texas Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is based in the City of Houston and has a satellite campus in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1961 and is one of the largest universities in the United States, with more than 4,000 students. The campus is also home to Texas Instruments, which has a research center in Houston and a research facility in Houston, Texas, as well as a research and development center in Austin.


Houston Gulf Airport was located in eastern League City. The airport was once partially owned by the Bin Laden family with Salem Bin Laden holding interest in the airport at least until his death in 1988. Commercial airline service for the area is operated from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, which are located in Houston. In 2008 the University of Texas Medical Branch board of regents approved the creation of the 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m2) Specialty Care Center facility, located on 35 acres (140,000m2) of land near Interstate 45, Farm to Market Road 646, and the Victory Lakes community. There is now a Park and Ride in the Victory lakes subdivision. The City of League City is home to the League City High School football team, which won the state championship in 2007 and 2008. League City also has a high school football team that won the district championship in 2008 and 2009. The city has a baseball team that finished second in the state in the 2010 season. The football team lost the state title in the 2011 season to Texas State University at Galveston, which also won the national championship in 2010. The team's team won the title in 2010 and 2011, but did not win it in 2012 or 2013. The school's football team finished second and third in the 2014 season, but the team was not selected for the 2014 NCAA Division I football championship. The 2014 season also saw the opening of a new high school in League City, Texas, which was named after the city's former football team.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in League City, Galveston County, Texas = 14.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in League City = 6.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,044 individuals with a median age of 35.7 age the population grows by 57.21% in League City, Galveston County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,100 residents per square mile of area (820/km²). There are average 2.75 people per household in the 25,846 households with an average household income of $80,934 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.80% of the available work force and has dropped -2.52% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.16%. The number of physicians in League City per 100,000 population = 236.5.


The annual rainfall in League City = 57.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 98. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 203. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 43.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 27, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in League City, Galveston County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 72.70%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 12 years with median home cost = $189,290 and home appreciation of -3.77%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,254 per student. There are 16.7 students for each teacher in the school, 464 students for each Librarian and 510 students for each Counselor. 8.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.01% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.29% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • League City's population in Galveston County, Texas of 1,830 residents in 1900 has increased 1,12-fold to 2,044 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.44% female residents and 49.56% male residents live in League City, Galveston County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in League City, Galveston County, Texas are married and the remaining 31.38% are single population.

  • 31.6 minutes is the average time that residents in League City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.61% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.20% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.32% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.78% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in League City, Galveston County, Texas, 72.70% are owner-occupied homes, another 19.28% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.01% are vacant.

  • The 43.35% of the population in League City, Galveston County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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