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City of Spring Valley Village
City
Spring Valley Village City Hall
Spring Valley Village City Hall
Location of Spring Valley Village, Texas
Location of Spring Valley Village, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,715
 • Density 2,860/sq mi (1,093/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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 census.

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%
Est. 2015 4,191 12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,611 people, 1,365 households, and 1,079 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,755.0 people per square mile (1,064.3/km²). There were 1,410 housing units at an average density of 1,075.7 per square mile (415.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.79% White, 2.96% Asian, 0.33% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.32% of the population.

There were 1,365 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $96,392, and the median income for a family was $109,020. Males had a median income of $86,963 versus $45,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,912. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

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