Shepherd, TX Population

Population: 2,029. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,282 (+12.5% change)
Males: 944 (46.5%), Females: 1,085 (53.5%)

San Jacinto County

Zip code: 77371

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $28,906
Median house value: $48,500

Races in Shepherd:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.0%)
  • Black (18.5%)
  • Hispanic (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (12.8%), Irish (9.8%), German (7.1%), English (4.6%), French (2.0%), Scottish (1.6%).

Elevation: 162 feet

Land area: 6.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Shepherd

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 39.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shepherd city

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

2.5% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+11.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Shepherd:

  • CLEVELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR (about 10 miles; CLEVELAND, TX)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER LIVINGSTON (about 17 miles; LIVINGSTON, TX)
  • LIBERTY DAYTON HOSPITAL INC (about 34 miles; LIBERTY, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shepherd:

  • GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT/HOUSTON (about 43 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: IAH)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 62 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
  • ELLINGTON FIELD (about 63 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: EFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shepherd:

  • CLEVELAND MUNI (about 10 miles; CLEVELAND, TX; Abbreviation: 6R3)
  • LIVINGSTON MUNI (about 14 miles; LIVINGSTON, TX; Abbreviation: 00R)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY (about 30 miles; CONROE, TX; Abbreviation: CXO)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shepherd:

  • SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,429)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 47 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,819)
  • NORTH HARRIS MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 48 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,933)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 52 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,099)
  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM (about 55 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,140)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 55 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN (about 57 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,236)

Schools

Public high school in Shepherd:

  • SHEPHERD H S (Students: 560; Location: 1401 S BYRD AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Shepherd:

  • SHEPHERD PRIMARY (Students: 485; Location: 1401 S BYRD AVE; Grades: PK – 02)
  • SHEPHERD INT (Students: 442; Location: 1401 S BYRD AVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • SHEPHERD MIDDLE (Students: 436; Location: 1401 S BYRD AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Shepherd:

  • SHEPHERD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $86,653; Location: 30 N LIBERTY ST; 12,727 books; 366 audio materials; 1,123 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)