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Welcome to West University Place ...

The city of West University Place is located on the Gulf Coast.

West University Place is located in Harris County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West University Place: W. University Pl. (or less commonly used: W. University Plc.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West University Place has a population of 15,574 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West University Place.

The community of West University Place is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: West University Place lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for West University Place ...

Official Website: www.ci.west-university-place.tx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West University Place had an population of 15,574 people. This is an increase of 5.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West University Place had a population of 14,787 people. This makes West University Place the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of West University Place represents 0.06% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 165th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,787 people, the population of West University Place increased 4.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,211 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West University Place.

Communities near West University Place ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West University Place.

  • Pasadena [Harris County]
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    • Pasadena [Harris County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of West University Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 149,440 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena<6>
  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
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    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of West University Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 123,562 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearland 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 Pearland<6>
  • Sugar Land [Fort Bend County]
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    • Sugar Land [Fort Bend County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of West University Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 117,875 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land<6>
  • Missouri City [Fort Bend County]
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    • Missouri City [Fort Bend County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of West University Place
    • 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
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      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of West University Place
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood<6>
    • Deer Park [Harris County]
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      • Deer Park [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of West University Place
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<6>
    • South Houston [Harris County]
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      • South Houston [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of West University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Houston 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 South Houston<6>
    • Stafford [Fort Bend County]
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      • Stafford [Fort Bend County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of West University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford 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 Stafford<6>
    • Manvel [Brazoria County]
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      • Manvel [Brazoria County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of West University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<6>
    • Galena Park [Harris County]
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      • Galena Park [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of West University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena Park<6>

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 West University Place. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West University Place.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West University Place. 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 West University Place.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West University Place ...

Looking for more information about West University Place? 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 West University Place, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West University Place.

Adding West University Place to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West University Place 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 West University Place was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West University Place on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West University Place: www.ci.west-university-place.tx.us/

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 West University Place.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West University Place - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West University Place) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West University Place. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West University PlaceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West University Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7157, Longitude: -95.4321       In this case, the coordinates for West University Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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