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San Felipe is a town in Austin County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The full name of the community San Felipe de Austin, honors founder Stephen Austin
The latitude of San Felipe is 29.792N. The longitude is -96.1W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 918.
The town was abandoned for a time after the fall of the Alamo. Although people began moving back after Texans' victory at San Jacinto, the community failed to regain its previous prosperity
Sections below provide additional information and links about San Felipe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Austin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77473 ZIP code.
19% of San Felipe residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Felipe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Felipe was $17,169, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of San Felipe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in San Felipe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $740.
Austin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Felipe political report.
The average commute time for San Felipe workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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