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Shoreacres is a city in Harrismarker County in the U.S. state of Texasmarker, alongside State Highway 146. Established with a mayor-alderman form of city government, it was incorporated in 1949. The population was 1,488 at the 2000 census.


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Shoreacres is located at (29.620395, -95.016710) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (53.37%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,488 people, 559 households, and 455 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,656.1 people per square mile (638.4/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 661.1/sq mi (254.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.15% White, 1.01% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.96% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.66% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,985, and the median income for a family was $75,941. Males had a median income of $51,523 versus $31,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,370. About 1.1% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.


Shoreacres is within the La Porte Independent School District and is zoned to La Porte High School.


Shoreacres is governed by a six member city council under the mayor-council form of government. The current mayor is Jayo Washington (term ends 2010). The other council members include mayor pro tem Dolly Arons (term ends 2011), Richard Adams (term ends 2011), Dana Woodruff (term ends 2011), Gerry Victor (term ends 2010) and Robert Plant (term ends 2010). Council members serve staggered two-year terms.

The City provides police, recycling, parks, planning, zoning, floodplain management, and building code inspections among its services. The City provides fire, sanitation, and emergency medical services by contract. The City has a web site at

Effects of Hurricane Ike, 2008

On September 13, Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galvestonmarker. 88 percent of homes in Shoreacres suffered flood damage. No local deaths were reported.


  1. TSHA Online - Texas State Historical Association
  2. Snyder, Mike Tiny Shoreacres bares big burden Two months after it was hit hard by the storm, the small coastal village in the 'shadow of La Porte' is still in ruins, with 88% of homes and half of its people gone, Houston Chronicle, Nov 12, 2008, retrieved Nov. 13, 2008

External links

  • Official City Website

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