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Located in: Harris County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: S. Houston

Time Zone: South Houston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (281)<1>, (713), (832)

ZIP Code: 77587<2>

Elevation: Near sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for South Houston)


2018:<4>     17,583   (3.53% increase since 2010)  
2010:     16,983   (7.26% increase since 2000)
2000:     15,833

Total Area:<5>   3.05 sq. miles [7.9 km²]

Housing Units:<6>   5,258

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within South Houston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6611, Longitude: -95.2285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Houston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   29° 39' 39"
Lon:   -95° 13' 42"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Pasadena

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for South Houston

GNIS ID:   2411936
FIPS State / Place Code:   48 / 69020

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for South Houston)

About Harris County

The city of Houston is the County Seat for Harris County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Harris)


2018:     4,698,619   (14.81% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,092,459   (20.35% increase since 2000)
2000:     3,400,578

Total Area:   1,777 sq. miles [4,603.7 km²]   - of which 4.16% is water (74 sq. miles [191.7 km²])

Housing Units:   1,598,698

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Harris

GNIS ID:   1383886
FIPS State / County Code:   48 / 201

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for South Houston)

About Texas

From the US Census


2018:     28,701,845   (14.14% increase since 2010)  
2010:     25,145,561   (20.59% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,851,820

Websites for State of Texas

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Texas

GNIS ID:   1779801
FIPS State:   48

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for South Houston)

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Footnotes ...

<1>Of the area codes for South Houston, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.

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<2>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).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Houston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of South Houston. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of South Houston, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes South Houston.

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