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Conroe is a city in Montgomery County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Isaac Conroe, lumberman.

The latitude of Conroe is 30.311N. The longitude is -95.455W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,896.


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Median household income
Local
$34,123
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Conroe demographic reports
Conroe is at the edge of Sam Houston National Forest.
Former and merged names include:
· Conroe's Switch
A local resident, Dr. Charles B. Stewart, designed the lone star flag.
Local landmarks include the Joe Roughneck statue in front of City Hall, commemorating George William Strake, who brought in the Conroe oil field in 1931.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 387. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cajun Catfish Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Juneteenth Jazz Fest - June 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Conroe web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest, Lone Star Hiking Trail
Scenic roads: Texas 105 west to Montgomery 15
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 74

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Conroe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Conroe residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Conroe ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Conroe was $16,841, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Conroe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Conroe festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Conroe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.


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Libraries in Conroe include Montgomery County Memorial Library System ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Conroe include Montgomery County Courier

TV stations in Conroe include KPXB, KTBU.

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Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Conroe political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Conroe workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Conroe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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