Oak Forest

Overview for Oak Forest, TX

12,310 people live in Oak Forest, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $63,874. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Oak Forest, TX

Oak Forest has 5,155 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oak Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,310 people call Oak Forest home. The population density is 8,666.301 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.93 / 48.07%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in Oak Forest, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Oak Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Oak Forest Elementary
PreK - 5th
Stevens Elementary
PreK - 5th
No rating available
New Heights Christian Academy
K - 12th
No rating available
Scarborough High School
9th - 12th
6th - 8th

Around Oak Forest, TX

There's plenty to do around Oak Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sabroso Food and Drinks Patio and Bar, West Loop Liquor, and Pee Wee's Snack Shack.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.84 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.12 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.12 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Oak Forest is unofficially one of the friendliest neighborhoods in Houston. It’s so friendly that the local Starbucks drive-through has the among the highest number of customers who choose to pay for the car behind them. If that doesn’t say friendly neighbors, not sure what would!
The Oak Forest borders include the 610 Loop to the south, US 290 to its west and Ella Blvd. to its east. Oak Forest ends to the north just above 43rd street.
The area that became Oak Forest was annexed by the city of Houston in the 1940s and established in 1947 by Oak Forest Realty Corp. The company, which was owned by Frank Sharp, who would later develop Sharpstown, built one section initially before later developing 17 other sections. It took a year or so for the area to get phone lines and service so in the meantime, residents had to use the phone at the construction shack or the home of Sharp’s niece who lived in one of the first houses. While construction started slow, it rapidly picked up throughout the past several decades and is now the third largest group of subdivisions in Harris County behind Kingwood.
Homes in Oak Forest sit about 20 feet back from the street and 5 feet apart from its neighbors. A good portion of the homes in the area have the original design from the ‘40s and ‘50s — some with their original homeowners still living in them — but newer builds are sprinkled throughout as well. You could find a property in the $350,000 range all the way up to $1 million. Because of this diversity in home prices, Oak Forest residents are similarly diverse. Families tend to be young — there are two elementary schools in the area — and are heavily involved in the community, from little league to volunteer events.
Oak Forest residents are nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Houston, but have easy access to quite a few eateries, including Houston-based Tacos A Go Go and Shipley’s Do Nuts and local favorite, Don Teo’s Mexican Restaurant. With the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, you can burn off those delicious calories with a quick visit to the park that borders the neighborhood to its west.

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