Snook, Texas

Snook, Texas

According to CHEEROUTDOOR, Snook, Texas is a small town located in the Brazos Valley region of Texas. It is situated just off of Highway 21, about 40 miles northwest of College Station. The city has a population of approximately 1,500 people and covers an area of 2.6 square miles.

The climate in Snook is humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is around 70°F, with temperatures reaching up to 95°F in the summer months and dipping to as low as 30°F in the winter months. Rainfall averages out around 35 inches per year with most precipitation occurring during the spring and fall months.

The history of Snook can be traced back to 1866 when the town was founded by William Snook Jr., who had moved from Tennessee to establish a trading post for local farmers and ranchers. Since then, Snook has grown into a thriving agricultural community that produces corn, cotton, wheat, hay, oats, peanuts, pecans and other crops for sale throughout the state.

Snook’s politics are largely conservative with most residents voting Republican in elections at both local and state levels. The city is represented in Congress by Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX).

The economy of Snook is heavily dependent on agriculture but there are also several businesses located within the city limits including convenience stores, restaurants and auto repair shops. In addition to these businesses there are also two schools located within Snook: Snook Elementary School (K-4) and Snook High School (5-12).

One of the most notable landmarks in Snook is the Historic William Snooks’ Trading Post which was built by William himself over 150 years ago. The building still stands today as an important reminder of the town’s past and its founding father’s legacy. Another landmark worth noting is “The Old Mill” which was built over 100 years ago by local farmers as a grist mill for grinding grains into flour for use in baking breads and other baked goods. Today it serves as a popular tourist attraction where visitors can learn more about both its history and its importance to this small community.

Snook, Texas

Population: 568. Estimated population in July 2020: 591 (+4.0% change)
Males: 269 (47.4%), Females: 299 (52.6%)

Burleson County

Zip code: 77878

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $34,722
Median house value: $65,800

Races in Snook:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.1%)
  • Black (21.1%)
  • Hispanic (10.4%)
  • Other race (2.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Czech (23.9%), German (21.5%), United States (6.2%), Irish (5.1%), Polish (4.4%), English (2.3%).

Elevation: 242 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles


Snook, Texas is a small town located in Burleson County with a population of 1,817 according to the 2010 census. It is a rural town with many agricultural opportunities and a low cost of living. The majority of the population consists of Caucasians, followed by African Americans and Hispanics. The median age is 34 years old and the median household income is $50,000. The largest employers in Snook are the school district and local businesses such as convenience stores, gas stations, and restaurants. There are also several small manufacturing companies located in the area.

The town has several churches including Baptist, Methodist and Catholic denominations which serve as community centers for residents to gather for worship services or social gatherings. Snook also has an active senior citizens center which hosts different activities such as bingo nights and movie screenings throughout the year. Education is a priority in Snook; there are two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school which all provide quality education for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Additionally there is an adult learning center that provides educational opportunities for adults who want to further their education or learn new skills.

For population 25 years and over in Snook

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Snook city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+16.2%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Snook:

  • PHYSICIANS CENTRE,THE (about 15 miles; BRYAN, TX)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Snook:

  • EASTERWOOD FIELD (about 11 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Abbreviation: CLL)
  • AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL (about 86 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Abbreviation: AUS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Snook:

  • CALDWELL MUNI (about 16 miles; CALDWELL, TX; Abbreviation: 14R)
  • COULTER FIELD (about 18 miles; BRYAN, TX; Abbreviation: CFD)
  • BRENHAM MUNI (about 21 miles; BRENHAM, TX; Abbreviation: 11R)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Snook:

  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Full-time enrollment: 41,117)
  • BLINN COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BRENHAM, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,448)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW A & M UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; PRAIRIE VIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,823)
  • SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,429)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 75 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 81 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • NORTH HARRIS MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 84 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,933)


Public high school in Snook:

  • SNOOK SECONDARY (Students: 215; Location: FM 2155; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Snook:

  • SNOOK ELEMENTARY (Students: 277; Location: FM 2155; Grades: PK – 06)