Friendswood, Texas

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Friendswood is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city lies in Galveston and Harris counties. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Friendswood population was 29,037.

In 2007, CNN/Money Magazine rated Friendswood as one of "America's Best Places to Live."[4]



Friendswood, was founded in 1895 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Today, Friendswood houses the Houston area headquarters for the Quaker Society.[citation needed]


Friendswood is located at 29°30′45″N 95°11′53″W / 29.5125°N 95.19806°W / 29.5125; -95.19806 (29.512532, -95.197933).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.0 square miles (54.4 km²).


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 29,037 people, 10,107 households, and 8,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,381.2 people per square mile (533.4/km²). There were 10,405 housing units at an average density of 495.0/sq mi (191.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.09% White, 2.70% African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.79% of the population.

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