Danbury, Texas

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Danbury, Texas
Danbury City Hall
Danbury City Hall
Small Town Big heart
Location of Danbury, Texas
Location of Danbury, Texas
Brazoria County Danbury.svg
Coordinates: 29°13′43″N 95°20′48″W / 29.22861°N 95.34667°W / 29.22861; -95.34667Coordinates: 29°13′43″N 95°20′48″W / 29.22861°N 95.34667°W / 29.22861; -95.34667
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total1,671
 • Density1,816.31/sq mi (701.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code979
FIPS code48-19120[2]
GNIS feature ID1355621[3]

Danbury is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. It is located northeast of Angleton along the Union Pacific Railroad and County Road 171. The city boasts its own school district. The population was 1,671 at the 2020 census.[4]


Danbury is located northeast of the center of Brazoria County at 29°13′43″N 95°20′48″W / 29.22861°N 95.34667°W / 29.22861; -95.34667 (29.228694, –95.346574),[5] next to Flores Bayou. It is 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Angleton, the county seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, Danbury has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), all of it land.[4]

In 2006 the average elevation was 21.4 feet (6.5 m) above mean sea level (MSL), which reflects a 0.168-inch (4.3 mm) negative deviation compared to a 1998 study. This decrease is believed to be caused by the extraction of groundwater (9% of total declination), the extraction of petroleum products (88% of total declination) with a probable calculated seasonal difference in soil moisture accounting for the remainder. At the present rate of change, Danbury will lose approximately 2.18 inches (55 mm) of elevation per 100 years, which is a rate 42 times faster than similarly situated areas.[citation needed]

Municipal and Government services[edit]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Danbury racial composition as of 2020[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,209 72.35%
Black or African American (NH) 20 1.2%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 4 0.24%
Asian (NH) 4 0.24%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.12%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 88 5.27%
Hispanic or Latino 344 20.59%
Total 1,671

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,671 people, 467 households, and 355 families residing in the city.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,611 people, 554 households, and 442 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,678.1 people per square mile (647.9/km2). There were 586 housing units at an average density of 610.4 per square mile (235.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.38% White, 0.62% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.15% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.52% of the population.

There were 554 households, out of which 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.30. Danbury elected its first mayor in 1961. The first mayor of Danbury was E.J. Filipp.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 31.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,536, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $44,250 versus $25,893 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,565. About 6.0% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Danbury is served by three churches (two Baptist and one Catholic) which claim as members 44% of the city's population.


Danbury is served by the Danbury Independent School District.

School Colors: Black and Vegas Gold

High School Athletics: Danbury High Schools's athletics department offers Football, Powerlifting, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Tennis and Golf. The school has a varsity cheerleading team and a marching band. The track around the football field was recently repaired/resurfaced, and a new weight room has been added as well.

State Titles: Baseball – 2009(2A) Softball – 2004(2A) 2011(2A)

The Danbury Library is a part of the Brazoria County Library System.

The Texas Legislature designated Danbury ISD as being in the Alvin Community College zone.[10]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Danbury, Texas Population History | 1990 - 2017".
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  8. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ Texas Education Code Sec. 130.163. ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]