Galveston Galveston County, Texas

Galveston: County seat of Galveston County, Texas, United States; port and coastal city

About

Galveston is a city located in the county of Galveston in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 47,743 and a population density of 88 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 50,085 inhabitants.

The city was created 237 years ago in 1784.

Galveston Quick Facts

Population : 50,085 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Galveston County
Different from : Galveston Island
Postal code : 77550–77555
Phone Area Codes : 409
Area : 542.2 km2
Named for : Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Capital city : Galveston is capital of Galveston County
Establishment : January 01, 1785 (237 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 15:51:59 (20th May 2022)
Density : 92 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.68% (2010-2020)
Galveston locator map
Location of Galveston on Texas map.
Galveston Texas Skyline From The Carnival Ecstasy image
Galveston Texas Skyline From The Carnival Ecstasy
Galveston Texas Skyline From The Carnival Ecstasy image

Geography

Galveston is located at 29°18'5"N 94°47'52"W (29.3013500, -94.7977000).

Galveston map

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Demographics

The population of Galveston increased by 4.68% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 47,743 - census
2011 47,555 -0.4% estimation process
2012 48,100 1.13% estimation process
2013 48,658 1.15% estimation process
2014 49,251 1.2% estimation process
2015 49,691 0.89% estimation process
2016 50,186 0.99% estimation process
2017 50,569 0.76% estimation process
2018 50,396 -0.34% estimation process
2019 50,446 0.1% estimation process
2020 50,085 -0.72% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 73,447
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 77,731
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -5.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 74,129
April 1, 2010 Population : 77,742
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 17.7%
People over 65 (%) : 23.0%
Female persons, % : 47.7%
White only, percent : 95.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 0.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 94.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 5,847
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.9%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 38,585

Galveston zip code is 77550. County name: Galveston, County fips: 48167

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 38,585
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $107,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,066
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $430
2015-2019 median gross rent : $607
Permits for construction, 2020 : 71
2015-2019 Households : 29,644
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.33
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 79.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 137,192
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 292,208
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 836,124
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 781,086
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,150
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $49,089
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,781
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.5%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 1,651
2019 total employment : 19,890
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 754,735
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 1.4%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 4,506
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 5,941
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,513
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,579
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 98
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,619
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 638
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,851
2010 population per square mile : 72.4
2010 land area in square miles : 1,074.37

People born in Galveston (192)

People born in Galveston, including actor, singer and writer Ron Taylor, actress, director Katherine Helmond, singer-songwriter Barry White, .

List

  • 40 Glocc (American rapper) he was born in 16/12/1979
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (American politician) she was born in 22/07/1943
  • Valerie Perrine (American actress and model) she was born in 03/09/1943
  • Tracy Scoggins (American actress) she was born in 13/11/1953
  • Jonathan Pollard (U.S. civilian intelligence analyst turned Israeli spy) he was born in 07/08/1954
  • Liana Liberato (American actress) she was born in 20/08/1995
  • Esther Phillips (American R&B singer) she was born in 23/12/1935
  • Jack Johnson (American boxer) he was born in 31/03/1878
  • Sara Haden (American actress) she was born in 17/11/1899
  • Javon Walker (American football player) he was born in 14/10/1978
  • Marlon Ramsey (Track and field athlete) he was born in 11/09/1974
  • Ahmard Hall (United States Marine) he was born in 13/11/1979
  • Amanda Dyar (American actor and author) she was born in 06/01/1982
  • Larry Coryell (American guitarist) he was born in 02/04/1943
  • Casey Hampton (American football player, defensive lineman) he was born in 03/09/1977
  • Edward Sedgwick (film director, screenwriter) he was born in 07/11/1889
  • Dez Bryant (American football player) he was born in 04/11/1988
  • Damon Jones (American basketball player) he was born in 25/08/1976

Schools in Galveston

College & universities near Galveston, TX

Code Name City ZIP
224961 Galveston College Galveston (TX) 77550-7496
228653 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston (TX) 77555-0129
226408 College of the Mainland Texas City (TX) 77591-2499
485810 K & G 5 Star Barber College League City (TX) 77573
451857 Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus Webster (TX) 77598

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Galveston, TX

Code Name Address Type
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS
HOG Houston, TX 2121 Main Street BUS
HOS Houston 902 Washington Ave. RAIL
BMT Beaumont 2555 W. Cedar Street RAIL

Post offices near Galveston

Post Office Name City ZIP
Galveston Post Office Galveston (TX) 77550
Bob Lyon Post Office Galveston (TX) 77551
Port Bolivar Post Office Port Bolivar (TX) 77650
Texas City Post Office Texas City (TX) 77590
La Marqu Post Office La Marque (TX) 77568

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Galveston County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Galveston County , TX.

City Name Population Title
League City 107,536 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States
Texas City 50,094 City in Galveston County, Texas
Friendswood 40,011 City in Texas, United States
Dickinson 21,216 City in North Dakota
La Marque 17,642 City in Texas
Santa Fe 13,461 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States
Bacliff 8,619 Census designated place
Hitchcock 7,884 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States
San Leon 4,970 Census designated place
Bolivar Peninsula 2,417 Census-designated place in Galveston County, Texas
Kemah 2,048 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States
Bayou Vista 1,637 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States
Clear Lake Shores 1,209 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States
Jamaica Beach 1,076 City in Galveston County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Galveston distances to largest Texas cities