Needville, Texas

Needville is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,609 at the 2000 census. Needville is part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area.


Needville is located at (29.398232, -95.839880).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,609 people, 926 households, and 688 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,532.5 people per square mile (592.6/km²). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 575.1/sq mi (222.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.09% White, 13.19% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 10.23% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.96% of the population.

There were 926 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were divorced couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,202, and the median income for a family was $48,824. Males had a median income of $35,200 versus $26,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,802. About 8.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

The Name

August Schendel founded the town of Schendelville in 1891. In 1894, he applied for a post office using the name "Needmore" since they always needed more of everything. Due to Needmore, Texas already existing, the post office amended the name to Needville.


  • The Needville Harvest Festival, founded in 1983, is held every October. The festival is organized by NHF, Inc. to draw visitors to Needville in the hope of stimulating local business, to raise funds for community development, and to fund annual scholarships for local high school students. 2006 performance by Aaron Watson.
  • The Vintage Rosery, located across from the Needville High School, was voted Fort Bend County's Best Tourist Attraction in 2004. Each Spring and Fall, speakers come from around the State to the public gardens at The Vintage Rosery discussing topics such as organic gardening, antique roses, growing herbs in the South, cooking with edible flowers and soil remediation.
  • The Upper Gulf Coast Outdoor Expo is held in the Spring and Fall on the campus of Creekside Christian Fellowship in Needville. The Expo features exhibitors of hunting and fishing equipment, along with clinics and demonstrations.
  • The Creekside Farmers' Market is open every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the campus of Creekside Christian Fellowship, year around. The market provides an opportunity for local growers to sell their produce directly to the consumer. Besides fresh vegetables and herbs, there is fresh goat cheese and milk, locally roasted coffee and natural grass-fed beef, chicken and lamb.


Needville is zoned to schools in the Needville Independent School District. High school students go to Needville High School. Needville's Albert George Branch Library is a part of the Fort Bend County Libraries system.

Some addresses not in Needville with "Needville, TX" addresses are zoned to B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, a part of Lamar CISD.

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