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Oyster Creek is a city in Brazoria County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The community was named for the many mollusk shells found in the region.
The latitude of Oyster Creek is 29.002N. The longitude is -95.331W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,240.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oyster Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brazoria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Brazoria area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77541 ZIP code.
13% of Oyster Creek residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oyster Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oyster Creek was $15,000, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Oyster Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oyster Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $683.
Brazoria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oyster Creek political report.
The average commute time for Oyster Creek workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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