Aldine

Aldine is on Farm Road 525, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and the Hardy Toll Road, on the northern outskirts of Houston in central Harris County. It was originally built on the International–Great Northern Railroad and named for a local farm family. The community had a post office from 1896 until 1935, when mail was delivered from Houston. By 1914 Aldine had two general stores, a fig preserver, and several poultry breeders and dairymen. The population briefly reached 100 in 1925 but fell in the 1930s and 1940s to between thirty and forty. The Aldine schools were integrated by federal order in 1965. The community began growing again in the late 1970s. It had a population of 12,623 in 1986 and 11,133 in 1990. In 2000 the population grew to 13,979.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Aldine is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Colby)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.93244500
    Longitude
    -95.38021490

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Population Counts

Aldine
Pop. Year Source
15,999 2020 United States Census Bureau
17,857 2019 Texas Demographic Center
15,869 2010 United States Census Bureau
13,979 2000 United States Census Bureau
11,133 1990 United States Census Bureau