El Lago

El Lago is on Taylor Lake, Clear Lake, and NASA Parkway (also called NASA Road 1 and Farm Road 528) in southeastern Harris County. The community was started in the 1950s, incorporated in 1961, and grew from a population of 750 in 1967 to 3,550 by 1975, as workers were drawn to the nearby Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. The population declined thereafter, falling to 3,269 in 1990; 3,075 in 2000; and 2,706 in 2010.

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.

Belongs to

El Lago is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town or county of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

El Lago is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.57319040
    Longitude
    -95.04411000

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

Proud to call TX home?

Put your name on the town or county of your choice.


Search Places »

El Lago by the Numbers

This is some placeholder text that we should either remove or replace with a brief summary about this particular metric. For example, "We update population counts once per year..."

Population Counts

El Lago
Pop. Year Source
2,607 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,706 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,075 2000 Texas Demographic Center
3,269 1990 Texas Demographic Center