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A Guide to Living in Angleton

Angleton lies within the Brazoria County section of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, and is also the Brazoria county seat. At the time of the 2010 United States Census, the population was reported to be 18,862. Angleton has a total area of 10.64 miles, 0.04 square miles of which is water. Angleton boasts an impressive number of professional football players native to the city, including St. Louis Rams’ running back Keith Toston, San Diego Chargers’ cornerback Quentin Jammer, Tennessee Titans’ fullback Ahmard Hall, Detroit Lions’ linebacker Gilbert Gardner, Seattle Seahawks’ offensive tackle Ray Willis and the Kansas City Chiefs’ hall of fame inductee Emmitt Thomas.

Major Attractions

Angleton boasts a variety of attractions, including the Brazoria County Historical Museum, which is located in the historic Brazoria County courthouse and dedicated to the preservation and display of artifacts celebrating the rich history of Brazoria County.

The City of Angleton also maintains a number of municipal parks, like Bates Park, which features three lighted youth softball fields, a lighted basketball area, a playground, picnic tables, a paved jogging and biking path, one soccer field and one baseball field.

In addition to the historic re-enactment Austin Town Festival held each November, Brazoria County’s Fair and Rodeo is held each October and is the largest country fair in the entire state of Texas.


The close proximity of Angleton to the larger city of Houston spurs many residents to make the commute each day, though a sizable portion of the populace does live and work in Angleton. One of the primary employers in the area is the City of Angleton itself.

Benchmark Electronics, which manufactures computer components, telecommunications equipment and medical devices with operations in the Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, Brazil, Ireland, North Dakota, Mexico, Alabama, Malaysia, New Hampshire, Singapore and China is headquartered in Angleton, and employs a significant number of Angleton residents.

The Angleton Danbury Medical Center, an acute care hospital serving Angleton and the surrounding area was the first trauma-designated facility in Brazoria County and offers a host of related services to area residents. The Angleton Danbury Medical Center also employs a number of area residents.

Merit Medical Systems, Incorporated, a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets medial products for cardiology and radiology, including infusion catheters, angioplasty accessories, dialysis materials and hemostasis valves also maintains a campus in Angleton.

Churches and Places of Worship

Angleton Church of Christ, located at Wilkins and Downing in Angleton, offers a variety of youth and missions ministry programs, along with three Sunday services and a Wednesday night fellowship meal followed by evening classes.

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston held its first mass on Palm Sunday in 2000 as a result of a merger between St. Thomas and St. Basil parishes. Ministries include Faith Formation, Liturgical Ministry, Rite of Christian Initiation, Young Adult Ministries and Youth Ministry.

First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 522 West Live Oak, was established in Angleton in 1898 as a dedicated place of worship for African-Americans. FMBC offers a full schedule of events each week, including Drill Team meetings, Deacons’ Meetings, Missions Ministry, Laymen Meetings, Usher Board Meeting, Bible Study, Male Chorus practice, Adult Choir practice, Combined Choirs practice, Junior Ushers, Youth Choir and Youth Circles.

The Angelton First United Methodist Church‘s mission is “to glorify God as revealed in the Bible and personified in Jesus Christ by becoming disciples, being disciples and making disciples.” Ministry programs include Youth Ministries, Puppets, His Kids, confirmation classes, Methodist Day School, Missions and Evangelism.


Students in Angleton are zoned into the Angleton Independent School District, which was rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency in 2010 and Recognized in 2011. The school district includes Angleton High School, Angleton Junior High School, Central Elementary, Frontier Elementary, Northside Elementary, Rancho Isabella Elementary, Southside Elementary, Westside Elementary and four alternative instructional schools. There is only one private school in Angleton, but several in the nearby surrounding areas.

Angleton Christian School, located at 237 E. Locust Street, is a non-denominational Christian school serving a total enrollment of 46 students from preschool through eighth grade. The student to teacher ratio at Angleton Christian is 8:1, 15.8% lower than the average for private schools in the nation.

Our Lady Queen of Peace in nearby Richwood is the closest parochial private school in the Angleton area, with a total enrollment of 179 coed students. The student to teacher ratio at Our Lady Queen of Peace is 11.7:1, 23.2% higher than the national average.

Brazosport Christian School is located in Lake Jackson, a short drive from Angleton. The large school has a total enrollment of 280 children from preschool through twelfth grade, and a student to teacher ratio of 11.6:1.

Standardized Test Scores

Students in the Angleton Independent School District between third and eleventh grades in 2011 scored at or above the state average level on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, with the only exception being a very slightly below average score in the eleventh grade science section.

Childcare Options

The variety of childcare options in Angleton includes public daycare centers, private center-based care that can be either non-sectarian or affiliated with a specific belief system, preschools and early education centers. Among the latter, some offer extended hours to accommodate the developmental needs of young children along with the childcare needs of their working parents. Despite this wealth of options, however, some families may find that private, in-home care is more suited to the needs of their household. That’s why we’re pleased to extend our services to families in the Angleton area, providing highly-qualified nannies that have been subjected to our exhaustive pre-employment screening process, which includes criminal and driving record investigation, along with checks against the National Sex Offender Registry. Our nannies come to you after being carefully matched to your specifications, ensuring the best possible fit and peak satisfaction with the arrangement for you, your children and your brand new nanny.


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