Clear Lake Shores, Texas

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Clear Lake Shores is a city in Galveston County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Clear Lake Shores is regarded as "The Yachting Capital of Texas" as the City has more boat slips than people. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 1,205.



During the oil boom years of the 1920s developers began to sell properties around Clear Lake as waterfront recreational retreats. The new development was named "Clear Lake Shores." Though initially successful the Great Depression halted most of the area's growth.[3]

After World War II the area began to redevelop with increasing numbers of permanent residents (as opposed to simply weekend residents). The town incorporated in 1962 and has since continued to be primarily a residential with a small, tourism-focused business community.

In September 2008, the eye of Hurricane Ike hit and destroyed many homes. [4]


Clear Lake Shores is located at 29°32′47″N 95°1′57″W / 29.54639°N 95.0325°W / 29.54639; -95.0325 (29.546493, -95.032605)[5] and is part of the Clear Lake Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (27.69%) is water.

All Clear Lake Shores addresses share the "77565" zip code with the City of Kemah.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,205 people, 590 households, and 338 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,581.9 people per square mile (989.9/km²). There were 661 housing units at an average density of 1,416.3/sq mi (543.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.85% White, 0.33% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 2.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.32% of the population.

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