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City of Bunker Hill Village
Bunker Hill Village City Hall
Bunker Hill Village City Hall
Location in Harris County and the state of Texas
Location in Harris County and the state of Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,633
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,935
 • Density 2,728.85/sq mi (1,053.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77024
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-11300
GNIS feature ID 1372828
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Sign indicating the city
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Map of Bunker Hill Village

Bunker Hill Village is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States, part of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 3,633 at the 2010 census. It is part of a collection of upscale residential communities in west Houston known as the Memorial Villages. As of 2010, Bunker Hill Village was the 6th wealthiest place in Texas. Also, Bunker Hill Village is one of Forbes top 25 places to retire rich.

While Bunker Hill Village is an independent municipality and not part of the City of Houston, the United States Postal Service uses "Houston" for all Bunker Hill Village addresses.

History

Prior to the city's incorporation, German farmers settled the area and built sawmills to process local lumber. A 1936 county highway map states that the area had scattered residences near one of its sawmills.

In the mid-1950s, effort to form a Spring Branch municipality failed. The city incorporated in December 1954 with a mayor-council government. Because of the 1954 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Bunker Hill Village's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated. In 1962 the city had 2,216 people. By 1966 Bunker Hill Village became affluent and had two public schools and two churches. In 1981 4,442 people lived in Bunker Hill Village.

In 2008, Forbes.com selected Bunker Hill Village along with Sugar Land and Hunters Creek Village as one of the three Houston-area "Top Suburbs to Live Well" of Houston.

Geography

Bunker Hill Village is located at 29°46′1″N 95°32′9″W / 29.76694°N 95.53583°W / 29.76694; -95.53583 (29.767058, -95.535969).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,216
1970 3,977 79.5%
1980 3,750 −5.7%
1990 3,391 −9.6%
2000 3,654 7.8%
2010 3,633 −0.6%
2019 (est.) 3,935 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,654 people, 1,226 households, and 1,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,505.1 people per square mile (966.3/km2). There were 1,267 housing units at an average density of 868.6 per square mile (335.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.49% White, 0.25% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 1,226 households, out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.5% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.9% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $177,274, and the median income for a family was $200,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $38,214 for females. The per capita income for the city was $86,434. About 2.7% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,542 people and 1,259 households. The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 9.7% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.

Education

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Bunker Hill Elementary School
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Frostwood Elementary School

Colleges and universities

Spring Branch ISD (and therefore the city of Bunker Hill Village) is served by the Houston Community College System. The Northwest College operates the nearby Town & Country Square Campus in Houston.

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Bunker Hill Village is served by Spring Branch Independent School District.

All residents are assigned to Wildcat Way School in Houston for preschool.

Two elementary schools, Bunker Hill Elementary School and Frostwood Elementary School, are located in the city limits and serve two separate portions of Bunker Hill Village. A small portion is served by Memorial Drive Elementary School in Piney Point Village.

The western portion of Bunker Hill Village is served by Memorial Middle School (in Houston), while the eastern portion is served by Spring Branch Middle School (in Hedwig Village).

All of Bunker Hill Village is served by Memorial High School, which is located in Hedwig Village.

Public libraries

The Harris County Public Library (HCPL) system operates the Spring Branch Memorial Branch at 930 Corbindale Road in Hedwig Village. The 10,500-square-foot (980 m2) branch opened in 1975.

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