Klein, Texas facts for kids
Klein is an unincorporated community in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston within north Harris County, Texas, United States, bordering on Houston to the south and Tomball to the north. It includes the entire area of Klein ISD. Residents of the zip codes 77379, 77389 and 77391 can use Klein as their postal city. It is named after Adam Klein, a German immigrant whose best-known great-great-grandson is singer Lyle Lovett. Other famous sons and daughters of the Klein community include actor Lee Pace, actor Matthew Bomer, actress Lynn Collins, actress Sherry Stringfield, singer/songwriter Derek Webb, songwriter Aaron Tate, singer/songwriter Chase Hamblin, actor Ben Rappaport and Olympic gold-medalists Laura Wilkinson and Chad Hedrick.
Klein is served by David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, one of just a few privately owned airports in the U.S. to have a Federal Aviation Administration control tower, and home to Civil Air Patrol's Delta Composite Squadron.
According to the 2000 Census, 45,986 people live in the zip code (77379) that encompasses Klein. The racial makeup of the town was 61.3 percent White, 29.4 percent Black, 0.6 percent Native American, 4.8 percent Asian, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, 3.8 percent from other races. Persons of Hispanic origin, regardless of race, accounted for 8.9 percent of the population. About 5.7% of families live below the poverty line.
Parks and recreation
Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner operates the 7-acre (28,000 m2) Klein Park. The park has four lighted athletic ball fields and toilet facilities.
Meyer Park, a 40-acre park, which stradles Cypresswood Road has 38 multiple-sized soccer fields for different age groups. The park also has 4 baseball fields, a playground, a dog park, toilet facilities, and pavilions.
- Klein, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
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