Jersey Village

Jersey Village, an incorporated suburb of Houston, is on Farm Road 529, U.S. Highway 290, and the Southern Pacific line, in west central Harris County. The 1936 county highway map showed multiple dwellings at the site. The community officially began in 1953, when Clark W. Henry, with N. E. Kennedy and Son, decided to develop homesites on Jersey Lake. One story has it that Henry had previously run a dairy and named the new development for his Jersey cows. Local schoolchildren first attended classes in Cypress and Fairbanks, but space was set aside at Jersey Village for a school, a park, and an eighteen-hole golf course. The community incorporated, with a volunteer police force, in 1956. A new high school was completed there in 1972. From 1961 to 1980 the town's reported population rose from 493 to 966. In 1982 it was 4,084, and in 1988 it reached a new high of 5,143. The population of Jersey Village was reported as 4,938 in 1990. The population of Jersey Village was reported as 4,938 in 1990 and 6,880 in 2000. In 2010 the population was 7,620.

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

Jersey Village is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.89051320
    Longitude
    -95.57234400

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Jersey Village by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Jersey Village
Pop. Year Source
8,073 2019 Texas Demographic Center
7,620 2010 Texas Demographic Center
6,880 2000 Texas Demographic Center
4,826 1990 Texas Demographic Center