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Cloverleaf, Texas
Census-designated place
Location of Cloverleaf, Texas
Location of Cloverleaf, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 22,942
 • Density 6,910/sq mi (2,668/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77015
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-15628
GNIS feature ID 1373144

Cloverleaf is a census-designated place (CDP) in east central Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 22,942 at the 2010 census.


Cloverleaf originated as a stop on the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway. A 1936 county highway map indicates an unnamed development which became Cloverleaf. The Handbook of Texas states that a post office may have existed for a short period of time around 1950. In 1990, Cloverleaf had 18,230 residents and 18 churches.


Map of Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf is located at 29°47′5″N 95°10′23″W / 29.78472°N 95.17306°W / 29.78472; -95.17306 (29.784676, -95.172959). The community is located between the city of Jacinto City and the Channelview CDP along Interstate 10.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 17,317
1990 18,230 5.3%
2000 23,508 29.0%
2010 22,942 −2.4%

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,508 people, 7,287 households, and 5,800 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,589.2 people per square mile (2,542.4/km²). There were 7,865 housing units at an average density of 2,204.5/sq mi (850.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.77% White, 16.11% African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 20.27% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.34% of the population.

There were 7,287 households out of which 46.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.61.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,449, and the median income for a family was $40,231. Males had a median income of $30,958 versus $25,044 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,245. About 15.6% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

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