Atascocita, TX


By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: August 26, 2004

Updated: November 29, 2017


Atascocita is a large development located north and south of Farm Road 1960 about six miles east of Humble and eighteen miles northeast of downtown Houston in northeastern Harris County. Construction in the area began in the 1970s, and the community was named after the historic Atascosito Road that followed the route of present-day FM 1960. In the 1990s Atascocita was one of the fastest growing developments in the Houston area and encompassed more than fifteen neighborhoods. In 2000 the unincorporated community had a population of 35,757 and supported numerous retail and service businesses, churches, a library, and a volunteer fire department. Atascocita was part of the Humble Independent School District, and Harris County provided police protection. Bordered on the east by Lake Houston, the community contained several parks, country clubs, and golf courses, including Tour 18, a recreation of some of America's most celebrated golf holes. Atascocita was also home to a 2,200-bed state jail and 450-bed residential probation program. By 2010 the population had almost doubled to 65,844, and the community promoted itself as one of the "fastest growing areas in the Houston region" in the 2010s.

Atascocita, Texas website (http://www.atascocitatexas.com), accessed December 5, 2017.

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Laurie E. Jasinski, “Atascocita, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/atascocita-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 26, 2004
November 29, 2017

Place
Atascocita
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1877179
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Harris County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.99883060°
  • Longitude: -95.17659780°
Population Counts
People Year
35,757 2000
65,844 2010
78,094 2019