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Texas City
Galveston County, Texas

77590, 77591

"By the Bay"

Page Contents for Texas City, Texas

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Texas City is approximately 43,000 (1997), 45099 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,676 (1990), 16628 (2010).
The amount of land area in Texas City is 160.869 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Texas City is 122 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 42.64 sq kilometers.
The distance from Texas City to Washington DC is 1255 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Texas City is positioned 29.41 degrees north of the equator and 94.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Texas City elevation is 12 feet above sea level.
Texas City median income is $ 60,000.
The Texas City median home price is $ 60,000.
Texas City average annual rainfall is 35 inches per year
Texas City average temperature is 70 degrees F.


30 miles south of Houston and 9 miles northwest of Galveston on the upper Texas Coast.
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warm and humid year-round
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History & History Related Items

History page for Texas City
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The incorporation of Texas City



A must see in town, Texas City is known for having the world's longest man-made fishing pier, The Texas City Dike, that goes some 5 miles into Galveston Bay.

What to see & do in Texas City
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Texas City City Government

City of Texas City Website
Texas City Government page

Texas City Historical Events

1947, 16 April
One of the nation's worst industrial accidents happened in Texas City, Texas on the gulf coast. At 9:12 a.m. April 16, 1947, the liberty ship, S.S. Grandcamp, exploded. The blast shattered windows as far away as Beaumont, a city nearly 200 hundred miles away. The tremor registered on a seismograph in Denver,Colorado!

Texas City Libraries

Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 9th Ave North
Texas City, Texas
Phone: (409) 643-5977
Hours: Mon - Wed-9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Thurs. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00

Texas City Schools

Texas City School Independent School District
P.O. Box 1150
1401 9th Avenue North
Texas City, Texas 77592-1150
Phone: (409) 942-2713

An Education page for Texas City

In 1967, College of the Mainland opened its doors in Texas City. It soon became the fastest growing junior college in the state. Texas City


The growing season here is 309 days!
The Median age is 32.6 years

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