League City

League City is located within the Greater Houston metropolitan area and the Galveston Bay area on the south shore of Clear Lake. State Highway 3 and U. S. Interstate 45 run through the city. It is the largest city in Galveston County. Humans inhabited Clear Creek and the Galveston Bay area possibly as far back as 9,000 B.C. The last American Indian group on Clear Creek was the Akokisa (or Orcoquiza) who occupied the region from Galveston Bay north to present-day Conroe, Texas. The first Anglo to own property in the region of present-day League City, Father Miguel Muldoon, who purchased the land in 1831 part of Stephen F. Austin's colony. John Robert Derrick received 640 acres of land on the south side of Clear Lake in 1839. He built the family cabin for his wife and five children at the site where Clear Creek empties into Clear Lake, and they moved in during 1842. They were among the first settlers in the Clear Creek community.

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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Place type

League City is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Butler's Ranch)
  • (Clear Creek)


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Population Counts

League City
Pop. Year Source
114,392 2020 United States Census Bureau
108,184 2019 Texas Demographic Center
83,560 2010 United States Census Bureau
45,444 2000 United States Census Bureau
30,159 1990 United States Census Bureau
16,578 1980 United States Census Bureau
10,818 1970 United States Census Bureau
2,622 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,341 1950 United States Census Bureau