West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and southwestern Harris County. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the city was 14,787. It is nicknamed "The Neighborhood City" and is mainly a bedroom community for upper-class families.
West University Place is surrounded by the cities of Bellaire, Houston, and Southside Place.
As of 2011, West University Place has the state's fifth highest concentration of households with incomes $150,000 or greater.
Almost all street names in West University Place are allusions to universities, colleges, and poets.
West University Place is located at 29°42′57″N 95°25′59″W (29.715929, −95.432992).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.
As of 2010 census, there were 14,787 people, 5,260 households, and 4,264 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,393.5 people per square mile (2,854.6/km²). There were 5,543 housing units at an average density of 2,771.5 per square mile (1,070.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.6% White, 0.80% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.4% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population.
There were 5,260 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.
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