Surfside Beach, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Surfside Beach, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Surfside Beach had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2017. Surfside Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Surfside Beach is located at latitude 28.9531 and longitude -95.2838 in Brazoria County. The formal boundaries for the City of Surfside Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Surfside Beach (GNIS ID: 2412015) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Surfside Beach is located within Brazosport Division of Brazoria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surfside Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Surfside Beach, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 535
Daytime Population: Workers 160
Daytime Population: Residents 321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 481
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 307
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 319
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $50,654
Average Household Income $63,504
Per Capita Income $34,597


Total Housing Units 1,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (17.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 780 (73.1%)
Median Home Value $206,250
Average Home Value $253,059


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.84%
Households 1.43% 1.81%
Families 0.83% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Surfside Beach, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surfside Beach to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1228 30th
Population Density # 1361 22nd
Diversity Index # 1470 16th
Median Household Income # 700 60th
Per Capita Income # 243 86th

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