Channelview is a census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 29,685 at the 2000 census. The Handbook of Texas describes Channelview as "an oil refinery suburb of metropolitan Houston. " Channelview,is located east of the Sam Houston tollway to the San Jacinto River. South of Wallisville Rd. to the Houston Ship Channel, and is ten miles east of Downtown Houston.