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West University Place is a city in Harris County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Texas named West University Place. For links to other places called West University Place, TX, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of West University Place is 29.717N. The longitude is -95.433W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,904.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West University Place demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77005 ZIP code.
15% of West University Place residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West University Place ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West University Place was $69,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.
79% of West University Place residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West University Place, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,203. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,709.
Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West University Place political report.
The average commute time for West University Place workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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