Channelview is a census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area and Harris County. The population was 38,289 at the 2010 census. The Handbook of Texas describes Channelview as “an oil refinery suburb of metropolitan Houston.” Channelview, located at the point where the San Jacinto River forms the Old River, is south of Interstate 10 and the Missouri Pacific Railroad and 15 miles (24 km) east of Downtown Houston.
Relative to Texas, Channelview has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes. … The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Channelview; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 211.
As of the census of 2000, there were 29,685 people, 9,189 households, and 7,369 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,831.2 people per square mile (707.1/km²). There were 9,874 housing units at an average density of 609.1 per square mile (235.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.15% White, 13.03% African American, 0.55% Native American, 2.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 18.29% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.11% of the population.