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Sealy, Texas is the largest city in beautiful Austin County, located 50 miles west of downtown Houston. We are conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and Hwy. 36, making it an ideal location and prime environment for economic development.

The region has several manufacturing and industrial facilities which add to the relative stability of the unemployment rate. These local facilities produce and distribute corrugated boxes, flanges, bricks and concrete products. Sealy currently enjoys a favorable economic environment and local indicators point to continued stability.

Sealy is located on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio.
Great proximity to major markets and the energy corridor area.
State Highway 36 runs through Sealy towards Brenham and Highway 290.
Access couldn't be much better!
 1980  3,862
 1990  4,541
 2000  5,248
 2010  6,019
 2017  7,059
Ethnic Composition
 White  2,485
 Hispanic/Latino  2,798
 African-American    615
 Other, Two or more races  1,161
 2017 Est. Average Household Income  $77,997
 2017 Est. Median Household Income  $59,788
Source: U.S. Census Bureau / Environics Analytics
Estimated Unemployment Rate for Austin County, July, 2018:  3.7%

 Labor Force  14,329
 Employment  13,794
 Unemployment  535

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market and Career Information Department

 Elevation  190 ft.
 Area  13.11 sq. mi.
 Avg. Temperature  68
 Avg. High Temperature  79
 Avg. Low Temperature  58
 Type  Home Rule w/Council-Manager
 Zoning  No
 Planning Commission  Yes
 Mobile Home Ordinance  Yes
 Economic Development Corporation  Yes
 Number of Council members (including Mayor)  7
Local Government Meetings
  • City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:00pm
  • Sealy Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm
  • Planning Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the City's Council chamber
  • Other City boards or commissions meet on an as needed basis.

   **Check the agenda postings, as some meetings may be cancelled and/or rescheduled**

Parks & Recreation

The City of Sealy maintains the following parks and recreational facilities for use by the general public. Additional information regarding these facilities is available online here.

  • Sealy Business & Professional Women's (B&PW) Park
  • Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Park
  • Abe & Irene Levine Park
  • Joe Scranton Jr. Park
  • Liedertafel Hall
  • Mark Frederick Park
  • W. E. Hill Community Center


Hotels / Motels
 Americas Best Value Inn  979-885-3707
 Countryside Inn  979-885-7407
 Holiday Inn Express  979-877-0700
 Super 8 Motel  979-885-2121
 Hotel/Motel Occupancy (Local) Rate:  7%

 Citizens State Bank                           Lone Star Bank

 Wells Fargo Bank                              Woodforest National Bank
Public Safety
 Type  Municipal
 Full-Time Officers  20
 Patrol Vehicles  7
 Animal Control Officer  1
 Fire:  979-885-2222
 Type  Combination Department
 Active Volunteers  15
 Paid Duty Crew  2-3 paid staff on duty crew 24/7
 Pumpers  3
 Tankers  1
 Grass Units  2
 Rescue  1
 First Responder  1
 Foam Truck  1
 Command Vehicle  1
 Tower/Quint  1
 ISO Rating  4/9

Sealy Fire Department Online
Health Care
Bellville St. Joseph Health Center - 14 mi.  979-413-7400

Licensed acute care facility
  • 32 beds
  • 24 hr. Emergency care
  • Swing Bed
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery
  • Full service laboratory
Emergency and Medical Clinics
 Sealy Family Practice Clinic  Local
 Sealy Urgent Center & Medical Clinic  Local
 Local EMS  Yes
Tax Structure
 Retail Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
 2017 Ad Valorem Tax
 Per $100 assessed
 City of Sealy  0.42297
 Austin County  0.54790
 Sealy I. S. D.  1.39000
 Austin Co. ESD #2  0.10000
 Total  2.46087
Local Sales Tax Rate
 Austin County  0.005000
 City of Sealy  0.010000
 Sealy EDC  0.005000
 Total Rate:  0.082500 (includes State rate
 of .062500)
 Provider  City of Sealy
 Source  Wells
 Capacity (MGPD)  3.3
 Current Peak Load (MGPD)  2.2
 Provider  City of Sealy
 Type  Activated Sludge
 Capacity (MGPD)  1.0
 Current Peak Load (MGPD)  .55
 Solid Waste Disposal  On contract
 Natural Gas  
 Provider  City of Sealy

Electricity is a deregulated utility in the State of Texas.  The consumer may shop for competitive rates from a variety of Retail Electric Providers.
Public Education
Sealy Independent School District

 Schools  Enrollment
 Elementary - PreK - 3  929
 Intermediate - 4 - 5  440
 Junior High - 6 - 8  584
 High School - 9 - 12  859
 Total Enrollment  ('16-'17)
 (enrollment as of October 2017)
 Annual Budget  ('16-'17)  $31 million
 Avg. Student/Teacher Ratio ('15)  14.6
 Attendance Rate ('14-'15)  95.9%
 Avg. SAT Total Score ('14-'15)  1,436
 Avg. ACT Composite Score ('14-'15)  20.8
Local Communications Newspaper
 The Sealy News  Weekly
 Sealy Tiger Sports Network  
 Austin County News Online  Online 
Education - College
Blinn College - Sealy Campus
3701 Outlet Center Dr.

Local Libraries
Gordon Memorial                                                  979-885-7469
 Provider  AT & T
 DSL/Broadband Available  Yes

NewWave Business - Advanced Communication Solutions
979-338-9370  or 1-844-546-3278
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Strategically Located on the IH-10 Corrider
Easy access to major metropolitan areas:
 Downtown Houston, Texas  50 miles
 Austin, Texas  120 miles
 San Antonio, Texas  150 miles
 Miles to Port of Houston  75 miles
 Miles to Houston Executive Airport  13 miles
 Miles to Bush Intercontinental Airport  65 miles
 Miles to Mexican Border  304 miles

Major Area Employers
 Business  Type  # of Emp.
 Wal-Mart Distribution Center  Distribution Center  800
SNC-Lavalin  Oil & Gas Field Equipment Manuf.  500
 Sealy I.S.D.  Education  359
 Wal-Mart Super Center  General Merchandise  229
 ACME Brick Company      Brick Manufacturer      97
 International Paper Company  Paper & Packaging Products  102
 Gulf States Toyota  Parts Distribution Center  95
 **approximate numbers as of update; may include FT and PT employees**

The information provided was gathered from sources considered reliable and is subject to errors and omissions.  The accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.

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