Channelview, Texas 2024

channelview,TexasChannelview is a city located in Harris County, Texas, United States. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the population was 38,708. Channelview was founded in 1946 as a rural farm community.

Many houses were built in the area by the 1950s, surrounding the sprawling Channelview plant of the Gulf Oil Refining Company, which closed in 1955. The first post office in Channelview opened in 1954. Channelview was regarded as a distinct neighborhood by the 1960s and was considered part of the Sheldon, Texas, community.

In 1970 Channelview residents tried to break away from the North Sheldon Independent School District and incorporate their community. However, they failed to get legislative approval. Channelview residents tried again to incorporate their community in the 1980s, but they were opposed by the Sheldon school district, which denied that Channelview still existed; the attempt failed.

In 1992, Channelview was still described as part of Sheldon. However, on October 1, 1993, the community was successfully incorporated. The town's first mayor was Frank J. Ingolia.

In 2019, Channelview was featured in the podcast LISK, as it was revealed that serial killer Joel Rifkin told police that one of his victims was from Channelview.

Location: North Channelview, Houston, and Sheldon, Texas, U.S.

County: Harris.

• Incorporated: 1993.

• Water: 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2).

• Land: 4.28 sq mi (11.1 km2).

• Total: 4.393 sq mi (11.4 km2).

Elevation: 102 ft (31 m).

• Density: 9,064.6 people per-square mile (3,501.6/km²).

Time zone: Central (UTC-6).

Post office:

• August 1954.

Area code. 281.

Public library: Channelview Public Library.


• Type: Mayor-Council.

• Mayor: Danny L. Sample.

• Council members: W. O. “Bill” Yarborugh Jr. (Mayor Pro Tem), Sylvia G. Conner, John A. Flournoy, R. “Bob” Hoskins, and Randy McLean.

The demographics of the population according to the 2020 U.S. census:

• White: 29,254 (75.85%).

• Black or African American: 5,116 (13.51%).

• Asian: 709 (1.86%).

• American Indian or Alaska Native: 491 (1.28%).

• Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 17 (0.04%).

• Some other race: 5,362 (13.86%).

• Two or more races: 1,541 (4.01%).

• Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 21,725 (56.38%).

• Households: 9,679.

• Families: 7,019.

• Average Household Size: 3.08.

• Average Family Size: 3.57.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 30.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

Median household income was $45,938, and the median family income was $49,217. Males had a median income of $38,206 versus $27,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,319. About 14.8% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


The area is served by the Channelview Independent School District. The district serves students in pre-kindergarten through high school. Channelview High School is the sole high school in the district. A portion of the city is served by the Houston Independent School District.


The Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts community center is located in Channelview.



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9. Channelview Independent School District.

10. Zip Code 77530.