Sealy

Sealy, Texas

Sealy is a city in Austin County, Texas, United States, within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,248 at the 2000 census. Sealy is located 20 miles west of the Houston area.

Geography

Sealy is located at (29.774182, -96.157570).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²), of which, 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.29%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,248 people, 1,882 households, and 1,349 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.3 people per square mile (293.2/km²). There were 2,077 housing units at an average density of 300.5/sq mi (116.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.1% White, 12.3% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 12.88% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.43% of the population.

There were 1,882 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% 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 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,277, and the median income for a family was $40,348. Males had a median income of $28,720 versus $20,793 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,986. About 11.2% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Pupils in Sealy are zoned to schools in Sealy Independent School District. The schools in Sealy ISD are Selman Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten to third grade), Selman Intermediate School (4-5), Sealy Junior High School (6-8), and Sealy High School (9-12). All of the schools are in Sealy. Blinn College at the Sealy Mall serves Sealy.

Notable residents

  • Eric Dickerson- Former NFL Hame of Fame Player.

Transportation

Greyhound Bus Lines operates the Sealy Station at Mazac Muffler City AC

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