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Friendswood
Harris County and Galveston County, Texas

ZipCodes
77546




Page Contents for Friendswood, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Friendswood is approximately 32,717 (2004), 35805 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,405 (2000), 12726 (2010).
The amount of land area in Friendswood is 53.717 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Friendswood is 21 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Friendswood to Washington DC is 1264 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 165 miles. (as the crow flies)
Friendswood is positioned 29.51 degrees north of the equator and 95.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Friendswood median income is $ 69,384 (2000).
The Friendswood median home price is $ 124,600 (2000).
Friendswood average annual rainfall is 46.1 inches per year

Location

located 3 miles west of I-45, about 27 miles northwest of Galveston and about twenty miles south of Houston. Other nearby communities include Webster, Pearland, League City, Nassau Bay, Hillcrest, Brookside Village, Alvin and South Houston.
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Climate


sub-tropical. It is rare for winter temperatures to fall below freezing. Spring and Fall both provide very pleasant weather. Summers tend to be hot and humid, typical of the gulf coast area. Average temperatures in winter run from 42 to 62 degrees while June temperatures average between 74 and 90 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Friendswood.

Two men of the Quaker faith, Frank Jacob Brown and Thomas Hadley Lewis, came to the area in the spring of 1895. They were impressed with the area and quickly arranged to purchase a trust deed for the property. The deed was recorded on 15 July 1895 and the colony named Friendswood. The town remained a small Quaker community for many decades. When the population of Houston began to fan out to other areas, many young families chose Friendswood in which to live and raise their fmailies. In 1960, incorporation took place and the first mayor and city council were elected. Since that time growth has continued with many homes, businesses, churches, schools and organizations.
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Attractions

The NASA Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Road 1
Next to Clear Lake about 20 miles from Houston off I-45
Phone: 281-483-8693

NASA Space Center
1601 Nasa Rd
Houston, TX 77058
About 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area.
Phone 281-244-2105
Email: schinfo@spacecenter.org

Parks and sports in Friendswood.
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Economy & Industry


stable. Located in both Harris and Galveston Counties, Friendwood is part of the Houston metropolitan area. The aerospace industry provides a main source for the local economy. Unemployment is low and the average income is higher than the Houston Bay area in general.
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Friendswood City Government

The City of Friendswood, Texas
910 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, Texas 77546
Phone: 281-996-3200
Email: fwdcity@jwl.net


Friendswood is a Home Rule City with a Council/Manager form of government

Friendswood Chamber

Friendswood Chamber of Commerce
1100 S. Friendswood Dr.
P.O. Box 11
Friendswood, Texas 77546
Phone: 281-482-3329
Fax: 281-482-3911

Friendswood Community Events

Annual Events in Friendswood.

Friendswood Organizations

Friendswood Chamber of Commerce
1100 S. Friendswood Dr.
P.O. Box 11
Friendswood, Texas 77546
Phone: 281-482-3329
Fax: 281-482-3911

Friendswood Libraries

Friendswood Public Library
416 S. Friendswood Dr
Friendswood, Texas
Phone: 281-482-7135

Friendswood Schools

Friendswood Independent School District
(Galveston County Residents)
Central Administration Building
302 Laurel
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: 281-482-1267
Fax: 281-996-2513


Clear Creek Independent School District
(for Harris County Residents)
Education Center
2425 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
Phone: 281-284-0000 Friendswood

Miscellany

The population for Friendswood was:
1959 - 1,000
1969 - 5,200
1980 - 13,585
1982 - 10,719
1990 - 22,851
1996 - 27,810
2000 - 29,037
2004 - 32,717

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