Atascocita

Atascocita is a large development located north and south of Farm Road 1960 about six miles east of Humble and eighteen miles northeast of downtown Houston in northeastern Harris County. Construction in the area began in the 1970s, and the community was named after the historic Atascosito Road that followed the route of present-day FM 1960. In the 1990s Atascocita was one of the fastest growing developments in the Houston area and encompassed more than fifteen neighborhoods. In 2000 the unincorporated community had a population of 35,757 and supported numerous retail and service businesses, churches, a library, and a volunteer fire department. Atascocita was part of the Humble Independent School District, and Harris County provided police protection. Bordered on the east by Lake Houston, the community contained several parks, country clubs, and golf courses, including Tour 18, a recreation of some of America's most celebrated golf holes. Atascocita was also home to a 2,200-bed state jail and 450-bed residential probation program. By 2010 the population had almost doubled to 65,844, and the community promoted itself as one of the "fastest growing areas in the Houston region" in the 2010s.

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

Atascocita is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.99883060
    Longitude
    -95.17659780

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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Atascocita by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Atascocita
Pop. Year Source
88,174 2020 United States Census Bureau
78,094 2019 Texas Demographic Center
65,844 2010 United States Census Bureau
35,757 2000 United States Census Bureau