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Splendora
Welcome sign outside of city hall
Welcome sign outside of city hall
Nickname(s): 
The Switch 1896
Location of Splendora, Texas
Location of Splendora, Texas
Splendora is located in Texas
Splendora
Splendora
Location in Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Montgomery
Incorporated 1966
Area
 • Total 3.07 sq mi (7.95 km2)
 • Land 3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,615
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,255
 • Density 741.78/sq mi (286.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77372
Area code(s) 281 Exchange: 689
FIPS code 48-69548
GNIS feature ID 1347662

Splendora is a town in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,615 at the 2010 census. Splendora was named in reference to the "splendor of its floral environment."

Geography

Splendora is located at 30°13′13″N 95°10′2″W / 30.22028°N 95.16722°W / 30.22028; -95.16722 (30.220237, -95.167232).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 194
1980 721 271.6%
1990 745 3.3%
2000 1,275 71.1%
2010 1,615 26.7%
2019 (est.) 2,255 39.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,615 people, 548 households, and 306 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 3.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.

There were 548 households, out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

According to the 2015 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the city was $37,431 and the median income for a family was $38,542. Males had a median income of $27,763 versus $16,809 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,609. About 25.8% of families and 31.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.3% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Splendora High School
Splendora High School, Splendora ISD.

Children who live in Splendora attend schools within the Splendora Independent School District.

The Texas Legislature designated Splendora ISD (and therefore Splendora) as part of Lone Star College (originally the North Harris Montgomery Community College District). The territory in Splendora ISD joined the community college district in 1996.

Notable people

See also

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