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 539 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Surfside Beach, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 539
Population in Households 539
Population in Familes 313
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 321
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (17.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 776 (72.9%)
Median Home Value $192,949
Average Home Value $237,566


Median Household Income $46,049
Average Household Income $58,807
Per Capita Income $32,245
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.8% 2.2%
Households 1.77% 2.19%
Families 1.23% 2.05%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 1227 30th
Population Density1 # 1363 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 1476 16th
Median Household Income # 787 55th
Per Capita Income # 253 86th

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