Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas with, as of the 2010 census, a population just under 27,000. Like many small(er) cities in Brazoria County, Lake Jackson owes a good deal of its economic success to the Dow Chemical Company.
Lake Jackson is bordered by Clute and Richwood to the east, and by the Brazos River in the southwest. Ten miles north of Lake Jackson is Angelton, while Freeport is approximately nine miles south. Downtown Houston is about 52 miles from Lake Jackson.
As of the 2010 census, Lake Jackson was 84% White, 5% African-American, 3% Asian and 20% Hispanic or Latino. Just under 65% of couples living in Lake Jackson were married, 23% of residents comprise non-families and the average household size was 2.74.
Lake Jackson was originally constructed in the 1940s as a planned community for workers of the Dow Chemical Company, designed by the son of Dow’s owner, Alden B. Dow. Lake Jackson was incorporated on March 14th, 1944 and is currently within Texas’ 14th congressional district, represented by Republican Randy Weber.
Educationally, Lake Jackson is home to O.M. Roberts Elementary School, A.P. Beutel Elementary School, Bess Brannen Elementary School, Elisabet Ney Elementary School, T.W. Ogg Elementary School, Grady B. Rasco Middle School, Lake Jackson Intermediate School and Brazoswood High School. Notable residents include Robert Ellis, Rand Paul, Ron Paul and Selana Quintanilla-Perez.
The Lake Jackson Municipal City Courthouse is located at 5 Oak Drive in Lake Jackson, Texas, 77566.