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Welcome to South Houston ...

The city of South Houston is located on the Gulf Coast.

South Houston is located in Harris County<1>.

The location of South Houston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for South Houston: S. Houston

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Houston has a population of 17,425 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of South Houston.

The community of South Houston is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: South Houston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for South Houston: (281)<5>, (713) and (832).

The ZIP code for South Houston: 77587<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Houston had an population of 17,425 people. This is an increase of 2.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Houston had a population of 16,983 people. This makes South Houston the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of South Houston represents 0.07% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,983 people, the population of South Houston increased 7.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,833 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Houston.

Communities near South Houston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Houston.

  • Houston [Harris County]
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    • Houston [Harris County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of South Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,316,120 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<8>
  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
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    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of South Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 123,562 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<8>
  • League City [Galveston County]
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    • League City [Galveston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of South Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,477 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<8>
  • Baytown [Chambers County]
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    • Baytown [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of South Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baytown<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Missouri City [Fort Bend County]
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      • Missouri City [Fort Bend County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of South Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missouri City<8>
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
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      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of South Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood<8>
    • La Porte [Harris County]
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      • La Porte [Harris County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of South Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Porte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Porte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Porte<8>
    • Deer Park [Harris County]
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      • Deer Park [Harris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of South Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<8>
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
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      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of South Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvin<8>
    • Dickinson [Galveston County]
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      • Dickinson [Galveston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of South Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Houston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Houston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Houston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around South Houston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Houston. See our Newspapers Page for South Houston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Houston ...

Looking for more information about South Houston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for South Houston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Houston.

Adding South Houston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Houston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for South Houston was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for South Houston on our Genealogy Page.

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About Harris County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Houston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Harris, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Houston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Houston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for South Houston, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as South Houston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Houston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Houston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Houston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South HoustonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6611, Longitude: -95.2285       In this case, the coordinates for South Houston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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