According to ablogtophone, Mont Belvieu is a small town located in Chambers County, Texas, approximately 35 miles east of Houston. It is part of the Houston metropolitan area and has a population of around 7,500 people.
The town was originally founded in 1845 by two settlers who were looking for new land to settle on. The town was named after the nearby Mont Belvieu mountain range and it quickly grew into a small farming community. The population began to decline in the 1940s but picked up again when the Texas petrochemical industry began to boom in the 1950s. This industry continues to be a major economic driver for Mont Belvieu today.
One of the most defining features of Mont Belvieu is its natural beauty. The area is home to some stunning landscapes, including rolling hills, lush forests, and clear lakes and rivers. Outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and bird watching are popular among locals and visitors alike.
The climate in Mont Belvieu is mild with hot summers and cool winters that rarely drop below freezing temperatures. Rainfall occurs throughout the year but is typically heaviest during springtime months when thunderstorms are common.
According to IAMACCEPTED, Mont Belvieu has several public schools within its city limits as well as private schools for those who want more specialized education options for their children. The city also offers several recreational activities such as tennis courts, swimming pools, baseball fields and basketball courts that are available for public use at no cost other than membership fees for certain organizations or teams.
Mont Belvieu’s economy is largely based on oil production from nearby refineries which provide jobs for many residents of the city as well as revenue from taxes paid by those companies operating within city limits. There are also many businesses located within Mont Belvieu that offer services such as auto repair shops, grocery stores and restaurants that cater to both locals and visitors alike.
Overall Mont Belvieu is a great place to live with its natural beauty combined with plenty of opportunities for work or recreation making it an ideal location for families or individuals looking to settle down in an inviting environment close enough to Houston while still maintaining its small-town charm.
Population: 2,324. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,525 (+8.6% change)
Males: 1,153 (49.6%), Females: 1,171 (50.4%)
Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $54,732
Median house value: $130,600
Races in Mont Belvieu:
- White Non-Hispanic (87.2%)
- Hispanic (6.5%)
- Black (4.3%)
- Other race (2.5%)
- American Indian (1.3%)
- Two or more races (1.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: United States (19.7%), German (11.8%), Irish (10.5%), English (7.4%), French (5.0%), Czech (2.8%).
Elevation: 73 feet
Land area: 14.5 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Mont Belvieu
- High school or higher: 82.3%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
- Unemployed: 2.1%
- Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Mont Belvieu city
- Never married: 18.0%
- Now married: 68.6%
- Separated: 2.2%
- Widowed: 3.3%
- Divorced: 7.9%
2.2% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.3% North America).
Population change in the 1990s: +891 (+62.2%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Mont Belvieu:
- SAN JACINTO METHODIST HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; BAYTOWN, TX)
- BAYCOAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; BAYTOWN, TX)
- LIBERTY DAYTON HOSPITAL INC (about 17 miles; LIBERTY, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mont Belvieu:
- ELLINGTON FIELD (about 27 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: EFD)
- WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 32 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
- GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT/HOUSTON (about 33 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: IAH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mont Belvieu:
- BAYTOWN (about 8 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Abbreviation: HPY)
- R W J AIRPARK (about 9 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Abbreviation: 54T)
- CHAMBERS COUNTY (about 17 miles; ANAHUAC, TX; Abbreviation: T00)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mont Belvieu:
- LEE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,099)
- SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 21 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,819)
- SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 24 miles; PASADENA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,102)
- UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 27 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,735)
- SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 31 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,513)
- UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN (about 35 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,236)
- UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 36 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,479)