Spring is located in Harris County, Texas. It is part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city has a total area of 23.6 miles.
While the name “Spring” is popularly applied to a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County, the original town of Spring, now known as Old Town Spring, is located at the intersection of Spring-Cypress and Hardy roads and encompasses a relatively small area of less than a half of a mile.
As of the 2020 United States Census, Spring had a population of 62,559 people, 20,185 households, and 15,092 families residing in the CDP. As of 2010, there were 54,298 people, 18,050 households, and 14,068 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,300.8 people per square mile. There were 19,191 housing units at an average density of 813.2 per square mile.
In January of 2010, the Houston Business Journal reported that real estate officials said that ExxonMobil planned to build a corporate campus in unincorporated Harris County along Interstate 45, adjacent to the Spring CDP. According to the article, ExxonMobil planned to consolidate thousands of employees from Houston and Fairfax County, Virginia into the facility. The 9,000-employee campus opened in 2014 and is due to become ExxonMobil’s new headquarters as announced in late 2022, after moving from its campus in Irving, Texas.
Culture & Recreation
Harris County Precinct 4 operates parks in the Spring CDP. Southwell Park, a 5-acre facility located at Nelson Street, includes the B.F. Clark Community Building, a picnic pavilion with tables and a barbecue pit, one lighted basketball pavilion, barbecue grills, toilets, and two playgrounds. Bayer Park, a 30-acre facility at West Hardy Road, includes four lighted softball fields, and seven baseball fields. Pundt Park is a 380-acre park at Spring Creek Drive.