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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!
Population
 1980  3,862
 1990  4,541
 2000  5,248
 2010  6,019
 2016  6,846
Ethnic Composition
 White  2,418
 Hispanic/Latino  2,704
 African-American    599
 Other, Two or more races  1,125
Income
 2016 Est. Average Household Income  $74,748
 2016 Est. Median Household Income  $60,047
Source: U.S. Census Bureau / The Nielsen Company
**For a comprehensive community profile:  scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the 2016 Community Profile.**
Unemployment
Estimated Unemployment Rate for Austin County, May, 2017:  4.7%

 Labor Force  14,192
 Employment  13,529
 Unemployment  663

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

**A detailed labor market report is available at the bottom of this page.**
Geography
 Elevation  190 ft.
 Area  13.11 sq. mi.
Climate
 Avg. Temperature  68
 Avg. High Temperature  79
 Avg. Low Temperature  58
Government
 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 the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at 113 Main Street (SEDC office)
  • Parks Board meets as needed in the City's Council chamber; dates are posted in the public notices area in front of City Hall
  • Planning Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the City's Council chamber
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
  • Auditorium:  1 (school)
  • Freshwater Lakes:  Lake Somerville (48 miles)
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%
Financial
 Capital One Bank  Wells Fargo Bank
 Citizens State Bank  Woodforest National Bank
Public Safety
 Police:  
 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
 Equipment:  
 Pumpers  3
 Tankers  1
 Grass Units  2
 Rescue  1
 First Responder  1
 Foam Truck  1
 Command Vehicle  1
 ISO Rating  4/9

Sealy Fire Department Online
Health Care
Hospital:
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
 24 Hour - Sealy ER: fully staffed and equipped emergency center  Local
 Located at: 1036 N. Circle Drive  Sealy, Texas  77474  
 979-877-0022  
   
 Sealy Family Practice Clinic  Local
 Sealy Urgent Care Center & Medical Clinic  Local
 Local EMS  Yes
Tax Structure
 Retail Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
 2016 Ad Valorem Tax
 Rates:
 Per $100 assessed
 valuation
 City of Sealy  0.437370
 Austin County  0.543500
 Sealy I. S. D.  1.340000
 Austin Co. ESD #2  0.100000
 Total  2.420870
Local Sales Tax Rate
 Austin County  0.005000
 City of Sealy  0.010000
 SEDC  0.005000
 Total Rate:  0.082500 (includes State rate
 of .062500)
Utilities
 Water  
 Provider  City of Sealy
 Source  Wells
 Capacity (MGPD)  3.3
 Current Peak Load (MGPD)  2.2
 Sewer  
 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  942
 Intermediate - 4 - 5  407
 Junior High - 6 - 8  619
 High School - 9 - 12  862
 Total Enrollment  ('16-'17)
 (enrollment as of October 2016)
 2,830
   
 Annual Budget  ('16-'17)  $29 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.
979-627-7997

There are three other Colleges & Universities within 30 miles of Sealy.
Local Libraries
Gordon Memorial                                                  979-885-7469
Phone
 Provider  AT & T
 DSL/Broadband Available  Yes
Communication

NewWave Business - Advanced Communication Solutions
979-338-9370  or 1-844-546-3278
You may view package information at:  www.newwavecom.com


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
 Sealy I.S.D.  Education  342
 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**    
Click to view or download a comprehensive Community Profile.

Click here to view the most current Workforce Solutions Labor Market Information report for Austin County, Texas.

Please click on the following to view a population quick facts 2015 report for a 15 and 20 mile radius.
Radius Map and 2015 Population Quick Facts Report

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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