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Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The latitude of Lake Jackson is 29.033N. The longitude is -95.434W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,950.


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Median household income
Local
$60,901
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Jackson demographic reports
Lake Jackson is on Oyster Creek
Dow Chemical founded the city for its defense plant workers
Local street names include "Any Way," "This Way" and "That Way"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Selena, singer
Nearby parks & recreation: Dow Park, Wilderness Park
Wildlife: Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge


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17% of Lake Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Jackson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Jackson was $25,877, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Lake Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lake Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $520.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,110.


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Libraries in Lake Jackson include Lake Jackson Library ... View libraries

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Brazoria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Jackson political report.

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The average commute time for Lake Jackson workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lake Jackson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Lake Jackson include Comfort Suites, Super 8 Motel, Swiss Cherotel Hotel & Conference Center.

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Lake Jackson, TX

Pros: Good streets
Pretty neighborhoods
Convenient shopping
Low crime
Good services
only an hour from Houston

Cons: Mosquitoes
bad tasting water
gumbo soil
narrow, complacent people
poor high school ugly
too wet
too low

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