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    Harris County
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    Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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    Cypress, Harris County, Texas, United States

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Cypress is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Texas, United States, located completely inside the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The Cypress area is located along U.S. Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway) is twenty-four miles (35 km) northwest of Downtown Houston. Large scale residential and commercial development beginning in the 1980s transformed the once rural area into one of the Houston area's largest suburban communities. General Sam Houston and his Texas Army camped in the area on March 22, 1836 on the way to Harrisburg, which is now in East Houston, just days before the Battle of San Jacinto. In March 2008, the Cypress Historical Society (CHS) was formed as a non-profit corporation with its primary mission being " discover, educate, promote, collect, preserve and make available to the public, historical documents and artifacts of the cypress area" The 77429 zip code is one of. the most affluent in Harris. County; nearly 77% of the population has an income over US $50,000, and 42.65% earn over $100,000. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cypress has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Both Cypress Zip codes are among the Top 25 wealthiest in the Houston. area. The area is often referred to as Cy-Fair or Cypress-Fairbanks, which comes from when the Big Cypress School and Fairbanks High School combined in the 1930s.


Cypress is a suburb of Houston, Texas. The area was once home to the Atakapa and Akokisa Indian tribes. German settlers came to the area in the 1840s. General Sam Houston camped in the area on March 22, 1836. The Cypress Historical Society was formed in March 2008. The CHS organization holds regular events aimed at exposing Cypress' residents to the historical and cultural foundation upon which the area was built. The area is often referred to as Cy-Fair or Cypress-Fairbanks, which comes from when the Big Cypress School and Fairbanks High School combined in the 1930s to form Cy- Fair High School and the Cypress/Fairbanks Independent School District. In the early 1990s, developers began construction of several master-planned communities in Cypress. The first community was built in the 1990s and is known as Cypress Village, which is located on Cypress Creek. The community is home to a number of museums, including the Texas Museum of Natural History and the Houston Museum of Science and Culture, which was founded in 1894. The city is also the site of the Texas State Museum, which dates back to the 17th century. It is located at the intersection of Cypress creek and the Brazos River, which runs through the center of the city. The town has a population of about 3,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in or near Cypress Canyon. It was once known as the "Little Texas" town.


Cypress is located in Harris County, Texas. It is located near the intersection of US Highway 290 and Spring-C Cypress Road. The area falls under the jurisdiction of Harris County Precincts 4 and 5 (separated by Cypress Creek).Major arteries include Highway 290 to the South and State Highway 249 to the east. Cypress has two distinct geographic profiles separated by Highway 290. The area northeast of US 290 is forested and thickly wooded, while the area southwest of 290 is predominately ranch land and grassy prairie dotted with scrub brush, Live oaks and Post oaks. There are no official boundary lines for the exact area, but roads commonly mentioned to bound the area include FM 529 road as the southern border, HWY 6 and FM 1960 as the eastern border, and HWY 249 as the northern border. Cypress is within the Cypress creek and Little cypress Creek watershed, but there is no official border for the area. The town has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of them living in the eastern part of the town. The majority of the population lives in the western part of Cypress, and the majority live in the southeastern part. The city is located on the Texas-Mexico border, with most of its residents living near the Mexican border. The population is about 3,000. It is the only town in the Harris County area that is not located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cypress has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Cypress is occasionally hit by landfalling tropical storms and hurricanes. The most significant storms to impact the area in recent history have been hurricane Alicia in 1983, and hurricane Harvey in 2017. The town is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is located near the Texas-Louisiana state line. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the town of Cypress. The city has a history of being hit by tropical storms, hurricanes, and other weather events. It also has a long history of flooding, particularly in the late 1800s and early 1900s when the area was hit by a series of flash floods and mudslides. It is also known for being a hot springs town, with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 100 degrees in the winter. The area has a high school football team, the Cypress High School, which has won several state championships. The high school has a junior college football team that has won two state championships and one state championship. The senior high football team has won three state championships, the most recent of which was in 2008. The school has also won a state championship in 2010. The community has a chapter of the Phi Delta Theta sorority, which was founded in 1961.


As of the 2010 US Census, there were approximately 122,803 people, 39,705 households, and 32,762 families living in the zip codes labeled as Cypress. The 77429 zip code is one of the most affluent in Harris County; nearly 77% of the population has an income over US $50,000, and 42.65% earn over $100,000. The Cypress urban cluster ranks 50th in the top 100 highest-income urban areas in the United States. Both Cypress Zip codes 77428 and 77433 are ranked among the Top 25 wealthiest in the Houston area. The racial makeup of Cypress was 73.4% White (including Hispanic or Latino), 10.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 6.3% Asian,0.07% Pacific Islander and 6.4 percent from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. According to the U.S. Census 2010, the population was 22% White or Latino of any race, and 22% of them were Hispanic or Latinos of any type. The ZIP codes are located in the Cypress area of Harris County, Texas, near the city of Houston and the Texas-Galveston border. The zip codes are 77427, 77430, 77531, and 77532. They are located near the Houston and Galveston areas of the Houston metropolitan area and the Houston International Airport.


There are two major hospitals in the Cypress area: HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. The designated public hospital is Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Northeast Houston. Harris Health System (the county's public hospital system) operates Cypress Health Center. Prior to the clinic's opening, the designated public health center was the Acres Homes Health Center in Cypress, Texas. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch, or see for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255. For support in the UK, call the helpline on 0300 123 90 90 or click here.

Government and infrastructure

The area of Cypress is served by two volunteer fire departments, Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and Cypress Creek VFD. The United States Postal Service operates the Cypress Post Office at 16635 Spring Cypress Road. Law enforcement for the area is provided by Harris County Constable Precinct 4 and 5 and the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The city of Jersey Village is also assisted by the city of Harris County in its fire suppression activities. It is the largest volunteer fire department in the United States, with 12 stations. The Cypress area is located in Harris County, Texas and is located on the Texas-Louisiana border. The town has a population of around 2,000 people. The area is home to the U.S. Air Force base at Cypress Air Force Base, which is located near the town's airport. It also has a military base in Jersey Village, Texas, which was established in the 1950s. It has a post office that is open to the general public. The community is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the Texas Association of Firefighters and the Texas State Firefighters Association, which provides volunteer firefighting services for the city. The Houston Police Department has a station in Cypress, and the city's fire department has a substation in the nearby town of Harrisville. The Harris County Fire Department has 12 stations and is assisted by a city-wide fire suppression team. The City of Harrisburg has a fire station that is also part of the Houston Fire Department, which has four stations in the town.


In 2010, Sysco announced that it would establish a shared services facility for its distribution centers in North America. The facility would be located along U.S. Highway 290 in Cypress, California. The center will be located on the former Hewlett Packard call center site. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will be the first of its kind in the United States, and the second of its type in the world. The company's other centers are located in California, Texas and New Mexico. It plans to expand the center to other parts of North America in the future, including the Caribbean and South America. It also plans to open a distribution center in South Africa in the near future, which would be the company's second North American center of operations after the Cypress facility. It has been in the works for more than a decade, but only recently announced plans to move it to Cypress. In the past year, the company has been working on a third location in South Carolina, which it will open in 2015. It was originally planned to be in Texas, but it will be moved to South Carolina in the next few years. The new location will be in a former Packard distribution center, which was shut down in 2009. In 2010, it was announced that the company would be opening a second call center in Florida, which will also be called a "Hewlett-Packard" call center. The second location will have a new name, "Sysco".


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is the third largest school district in the State of Texas and one of the fastest growing in the United States. Cypress is home to the Lone Star CollegeCyFair campus. The closest Catholic high schools are Frassati Catholic High School in north Harris County, in the Spring area, and Saint John XXIII High School, in western Harris County. The Oaks Adventist Christian School is in Cypress. Harris County Public Library (HCPL) operates public libraries in the Cypress area. LSC-Cyfair Library, a partner effort between HCPL and Lone Star college System, is located at 9191 Barker-Cypresses Road on the CollegeCy Fair campus. LCC-CyFair is part of the North Harris Montgomery Community College District, which joined the community college district in 2000. The territory of Cypress- Fairbanks ISD was added to the Texas Community College System in 2007. The district has a population of nearly 107,000 as of 2010. The Cypress ISD high school students attend Cy-Fair High School and Cypress Lakes High School. Windfern High School offers an alternative path toward graduation for accepted students from the above high school attendance zones. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, a K-8 Roman Catholic school operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is in close proximity to Cypress, as is Covenant Academy, a Classical Christian School. Silverline Montessori School is a private private school in the area.

  • Cypress's population in Harris County, Texas of 1,571 residents in 1900 has increased 2,95-fold to 4,641 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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