Community Profile/Fast Facts About Sealy, TX

Sealy, Texas is the largest city in beautiful Austin County, located 50 miles west of downtown Houston. We are conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and Hwy. 36, making it an ideal location and prime environment for economic development.

The region has several manufacturing and industrial facilities which add to the relative stability of the unemployment rate. These local facilities produce and distribute corrugated boxes, flanges, bricks and concrete products. Sealy currently enjoys a favorable economic environment and local indicators point to continued stability.

Sealy is located on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio.  Great proximity to major markets and the energy corridor area.  State Highway 36 runs through Sealy towards Brenham and Highway 290.
Access couldn’t be much better!

Population

1980     3,862
1990     4,541
2000     5,248
2010     6,019
2017     7,059

Ethnic Composition

White                       2,485
Hispanic/Latino     2,798
African-American     615
Other                       1,161

Income

2017 Est. Average Household Income      $77,997

2017 Est. Median Household Income       $59,788

Source For Above: U.S. Census Bureau / Environics Analytics

Unemployment

Estimated Unemployment Rate for Austin County, July, 2018:  3.7%

Labor Force               14,329
Employment             13,794
Unemployment             535

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market and Career Information Department

Geography

Elevation                   190 ft.
Area                13.11 sq. mi.

Climate

Avg. Temperature              68
Avg. High Temperature     79
Avg. Low Temperature      58

Parks &  Recreation

The City of Sealy maintains the following parks and recreational facilities for use by the general public. Additional information regarding these facilities is availableb by clicking the links below:

 

Hotels/Motels

Americas Best Value Inn
979-885-3707

Countryside Inn
979-885-7407

Holiday Inn Express
979-877-0700

Super 8 Motel
979-885-2121

Hotel/Motel Occupancy (Local) Rate:  7%

Financial

 

Austin County State Bank
Citizens State Bank
Lone Star Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
Woodforest National Bank

Emergency and Medical Clinics

Emergency Room:

Tri-County ER

Urgent Care:

Sealy Urgent Care Center

Clinics:

Medical Clinics of Sealy
Sealy Family Practice Clinic

Health Care

Hospital:

Bellville Medical Center – 14 miles
(979) 413-7400

Licensed acute care facility
32 beds
24 hr. Emergency care
Swing Bed
Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery
Full service laboratory

Public Safety

Police
(979) 885-2913

Type:                Municipal
Full-Time Officers:       20
Patrol Vehicles:              7
Animal Control Officer: 1

Sealy Police Department Online

Fire
(979) 885-2222

Type:              Combination Department
Active Volunteers:                                  15
Paid Duty Crew:                   2-3 paid staff
On duty crew:                                      24/7

Sealy Fire Department Online

Fire Equipment

Pumpers                          3
Tankers                            1
Grass Units                      2
Rescue                              1
First Responder               1
Foam Truck                      1
Command Vehicle           1
Tower/Quint                     1
ISO Rating                     4/9

Austin County Ems
(979) 865-6470

Type:                                                 County
Full Time Paramedic/EMT:                    27
Ambulances:                                             7
First Response Vehicles:                         5
On duty crew:                                      24/7

Austin County EMS

Tax Structure

Retail Sales Tax Rate 8.25%

2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rates: Per $100 assessed valuation

City of Sealy                 $ 0.39807
Austin County              $ 0.56423
Sealy ISD                       $ 1.27000
Austin County ESD #2 $ 0.10000

Total                                $ 2.33230

Local Sales Tax Rate

Austin County           0.50%
City of Sealy              1.00%
Sealy EDC                  0.50%

Total Rate: 8.25% (includes State rate of 6.25%)

Utilities

Water Provider:            City of Sealy
Source:                                       Wells
Capacity (MGPD):                         3.3
Current Peak Load (MGPD):       2.2
Sewer Provider:            City of Sealy
Type:                       Activated Sludge
Capacity (MGPD):                          1.0
Current Peak Load (MGPD):        .55
Solid Waste Disposal:   On contract
Natural Gas Provider:   City of Sealy

Electricity is a deregulated utility in the State of Texas. The consumer may shop for competitive rates from a variety of Retail Electric Providers.

Public Education

Sealy Independent School District

Schools Enrollment
Elementary (PreK – 5):       1,282
Junior High (6 – 8):                 672
High School (9 – 12):              826

Total Enrollment As Of October 2020:   2,780

Annual Budget (’19-’20) $25 million
Avg. Student/Teacher Ratio (’19-’20) 13.1
Attendance Rate (’19-’20) 97.4%
Avg. SAT Total Score (’19-’20) 1,025
Avg. ACT Composite Score (’19-’20) 19.8

Local Libraries

Gordon Memorial
(979) 885-7469

Phone

Provider:                                AT&T
DSL/Broadband Available:    Yes

Communication

NewWave Business – Advanced Communication Solutions
(979) 338-9370 or 1-844-546-3278

You may view package information at: www.newwavecom.com

 

Location

Strategically Located on the IH-10 Corrider

Easy access to major metropolitan areas:

Downtown Houston, Texas                 50 miles
Austin, Texas:                                      120 miles
San Antonio, Texas:                            150 miles
Port of Houston:                                   75 miles
Houston Executive Airport:                 13 miles
Bush Intercontinental Airport:            65 miles
Mexican Border:                                  304 miles

Major Area Employers

Business Type                                                                        # of Emp.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center Distribution Center:                    800
SNC-Lavalin Oil & Gas Field Equipment Manuf.:                         500
Sealy I.S.D. Education:                                                                     359
Wal-Mart Super Center General Merchandise:                          229
ACME Brick Company Brick Manufacturer:                                  97
International Paper Company Paper & Packaging Products:  102
Gulf States Toyota Parts Distribution Center:                               95

**approximate numbers as of update; may include FT and PT employees**

The information provided was gathered from sources considered reliable and is subject to errors and omissions. The accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change without notice.  Linked files are in PDF format. If needed, you can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Sealy Economic Development Corporation
313 Main Street
PO Box 517
Sealy, Texas 77474

Sealy EDC Main Number :
(979) 627-6127

Our Mission…We strive to encourage business growth, to create and retain employment opportunities, and to improve the quality of life in Sealy.