Sealy, Texas

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Sealy is a city in Austin County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 5,248 at the 2000 census. Sealy is located 50 miles west of the downtown Houston area.

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Geography

Sealy is located at 29°46′27″N 96°9′27″W / 29.77417°N 96.1575°W / 29.77417; -96.1575 (29.774182, -96.157570)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²), of which, 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.29%) is water.

History

San Felipe, Texas sold part of its original 22,000 acre township to Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad to create Sealy in 1879. In 1881 Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress which started a company. He named this the Sealy Mattress Company after the town and the business grew exponentially, which led to more innovations and several patents. Among these innovations, a machine that compressed cotton.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,248 people, 1,882 households, and 1,349 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.3 people per square mile (293.2/km²). There were 2,077 housing units at an average density of 300.5/sq mi (116.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.1% White, 12.3% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 12.88% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.43% of the population.

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