Channelview is a census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area and Harris County. The population was 38,289 at the 2010 census. The Handbook of Texas describes Channelview as “an oil refinery suburb of metropolitan Houston.”
According to the United States Census Bureau, Channelview has a total area of 18.1 square miles (47.0 km), of which 14.8 square miles (38.3 km) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.7 km), or 18.46%, is water.
It is about 15 miles (24 km) east of Downtown Houston.
As of the census of 2000, there were 29,685 people, 9,189 households, and 7,369 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,831.2 people per square mile (707.1/km²). There were 9,874 housing units at an average density of 609.1 per square mile (235.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.15% White, 13.03% African American, 0.55% Native American, 2.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 18.29% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.11% of the population.
There were 9,189 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.60.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,968, and the median income for a family was $45,638. Males had a median income of $35,592 versus $26,423 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,115. About 11.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.
Channelview Texas neighborhoods include: Channelview, Channel View, Channelwood, Forest River Estates, Lakeside Park Estates, Lakeview Homes, Old River, Shadow Glen, Sonoma Ranch, Sterling Forest, Sterling Green East