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Encyclopedia > Nederland, Texas
Nederland, Texas
Location of Nederland, Texas
Coordinates: 29°58′23″N 93°59′48″W / 29.97306, -93.99667
Country United States
State Texas
County Jefferson
Area
 - City  5.7 sq mi (14.8 km²)
 - Land  5.7 sq mi (14.7 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation  16 ft (5 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 17,422
 - Density 3,063.2/sq mi (1,182.7/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77627
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-50580GR2
GNIS feature ID 1363634GR3

Nederland is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,422 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... North American area code 409 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the Beaumont and Galveston areas. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


The city has within its corporate limits the Southeast Texas Regional Airport, which serves the nearby cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur. Southeast Texas Regional Airport (IATA: BPT, ICAO: KBPT) is a public airport located in Nederland, between Beaumont and Port Arthur in Texas. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Settled 1835 Incorporation 1838 Gentilic Beaumonter Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Becky Ames  - City Manager Kyle Hayes  - Mayor Pro - Tem Nancy Beaulieu Area  - City 222. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ...

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Geography

Nederland is located at 29°58′23″N, 93°59′48″W (29.973113, -93.996715)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 km² (5.7 mi²). 14.7 km² (5.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.18% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Nederland was founded in 1897 by Dutch settlers. The more prominent families were named Rienstra and Doornbos, and their descendents still live in the area today. Allegedly, they were attracted to the flat coastal terrain that reminded them of their homeland (although the heat and humidity most certainly did not). Nederland's Dutch heritage is commemorated by the Dutch Windmill Museum located on Boston Avenue.


Nederland became incorporated as a township in 1948. Its early economy was agricultural. The Port of Beaumont attracted shipping interests to support the east Texas logging industry. With the discovery of oil at the nearby Spindletop well in Beaumont, Nederland would become the bedroom community for a burgeoning oil refining industry that would grow up in the area. The surrounding larger cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange came to be known as the Golden Triangle. Nederland High School, with its black and gold colors, came to be called the "golden pride of the Golden Triangle." In the 1940s and 1950s, the Port of Beaumont was as important as New Orleans or Houston/Galveston, and Nederland thrived as a result. The Port of Beaumont is a deep-water port located in Beaumont, Texas. ... Red counties show the core of East Texas; pink and red counties may or may not be included in East Texas, and thus their inclusion varies from source to source. ... Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in south Beaumont, Texas (approx. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... The Golden Triangle is a region in Southeast Texas. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Houston redirects here. ... Galveston redirects here. ...


The refineries also attracted a large population of blue-collar laborers into the area, and the community became heavily unionized. The area drew particularly heavily from southern Louisiana, and a strong Cajun flair is evident throughout the community. At the height of the labor union movement, the Golden Triangle was said to have been more virulently pro-union than Detroit, or even Youngstown, OH. Strikes against the unionized refineries were commonplace. A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. ... Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other ethnicities with whom the Acadians eventually intermarried on the semitropical frontier. ... A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Youngstown is a city located in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, on the Mahoning River, 67 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. ...


With the decline of oil prices in the 1980s, the local economy suffered and Nederland experienced slight population losses.


Perhaps the most famous person ever to hail from Nederland is country/western singer, Tex Ritter, father of actor John Ritter, also recently deceased. Tex is buried in the Oak Bluff Cemetery in neighboring Port Neches. Members of the Ritter family are still prominent in Nederland, and the name still graces the Ritter Lumber Company. Tex Ritter Tex Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country singer and actor. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Port Neches is a city located in Jefferson County, Texas. ...


Basketball player Kendrick Perkins of the NBA's Boston Celtics was born in Nederland. Kendrick Perkins (born November 10, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He graduated from Clifton J. Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas in 2003. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Famed NFL coaching great Bum Phillips was born in Nederland in 1923 and coached at Nederland and nearby Port Neches high schools early in his career. Oail Andrew Bum Phillips (born on September 29, 1923 in Nederland, Texas or Orange, Texas) is a former National Football League (NFL) head coach. ...


Nederland native and baseball player Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter in his second Major League start on September 1, 2007. Clay D. Buchholz (born August 14, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American baseball starting pitcher with MLBs Boston Red Sox . ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 17,422 people, 6,858 households, and 5,020 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,182.2/km² (3,063.2/mi²). There were 7,226 housing units at an average density of 490.3/km² (1,270.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.51% White, 0.89% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.01% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.25% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,858 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $45,188, and the median income for a family was $51,525. Males had a median income of $43,691 versus $25,457 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,408. About 5.5% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The city is served by the Nederland Independent School District. The schools in Nederland include four elementry schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The four elementry schools are Langham Elementry, Helena Elementry, Highland Elementry, and Hillcrest Elementry. The two middle schools are C.O.Wilson Middle School, and Central Middle School. The one high school is Nederland High School.[1] Nederland's mascot is the Bulldog. And are long time rivals with the Port Neches-Groves Indians. Nederland Independent School District is a public school district based in Nederland, Texas (USA). ...


Trivia

Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Clay D. Buchholz (born August 14, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American baseball starting pitcher with MLBs Boston Red Sox . ...

External links

Coordinates: 29.973113° N 93.996715° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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