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City of Spring Valley Village
Spring Valley Village City Hall
Spring Valley Village City Hall
Location in Harris County, Texas
Coordinates: 29°47′23″N 95°30′17″W / 29.78972°N 95.50472°W / 29.78972; -95.50472Coordinates: 29°47′23″N 95°30′17″W / 29.78972°N 95.50472°W / 29.78972; -95.50472
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 1.22 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
75 ft (23 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,715
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,319
 • Density 3,554.73/sq mi (1,371.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77024, 77055
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-69812
GNIS feature ID 1376280

Spring Valley Village is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States, and an enclave of Houston. The population was 3,715 at the 2010 U.S. census and 4,319 at the 2019 American Community Survey.

History

In 1936 state highway maps indicated a cemetery and a church. Initially the settlement consisted of one and one-half square miles.

In the mid-1950s, effort to form a Spring Branch municipality (proposed to be called the city of Spring Branch in roughly the area known today as the Memorial Villages) failed. The city incorporated in 1955 as Spring Valley. There had been two elections for incorporation. The first result was against incorporation, and state law mandated that the next election for incorporation of the same boundary would have to be held at least one year later. Some advocates of incorporation convinced Robert R. Casey, then a Harris county judge, to modify the boundary of the proposed area by removing the Campbell Place area and therefore many voters who opposed incorporating. The following election, held on April 9, 1955, was in favor of incorporation, 183 for and 165 against. Because of the 1955 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Spring Valley's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated. In 1960 the city had 3,004 residents and two businesses. The city had 3,800 residents in 1976 and 3,392 residents in 1990.

In 2007, the name of the city was officially changed from Spring Valley to Spring Valley Village. Regardless of the name change, all postal addresses in Spring Valley Village are Houston-based.

Geography

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Location of Spring Valley Village

Spring Valley Village is at 29°47′23″N 95°30′17″W / 29.78972°N 95.50472°W / 29.78972; -95.50472 (29.789727, -95.504774).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,004
1970 3,170 5.5%
1980 3,353 5.8%
1990 3,392 1.2%
2000 3,611 6.5%
2010 3,715 2.9%
2019 (est.) 4,319 16.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

In 2019, the American Community Survey estimated the population of Spring Valley Village was 4,319.

At the census of 2010, there were 3,715 people, 1,368 households, and 1,099 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city by population was 3,445 White, 218 Asian, 36 African American, 16 Native American, 1 Pacific Islander, 43 from other races, and 11 from two or more races, and 286 Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,368 households, out of which 476 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 964 were married couples living together, 100 had a female householder with no husband present, and 269 were non-families. 243 households were made up of individuals, and 126 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 2,671 over the age of 18 and 469 who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years.

Education

Primary and secondary schools

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Spring Branch Education Center, housing the Spring Branch School of Choice and the Cornerstone Academy
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Bear Boulevard School (PreK)

Spring Valley Village is served by the Spring Branch Independent School District.

Spring Valley Village is zoned to Bear Boulevard School in Spring Valley Village, Valley Oaks Elementary School in Spring Branch, Houston, Spring Branch Middle School in Hedwig Village, and Memorial High School in Hedwig Village.

Spring Branch School of Choice is located in Spring Valley Village.

Colleges and universities

Spring Branch ISD (and therefore Spring Valley Village) is served by the Houston Community College System.

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