Galveston County TX Information


Galveston County Subdivisions

Galveston County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 325,341
Population in Households 320,505
Population in Familes 266,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,836
Population Density1 860
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 120,992
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 83,580
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80,306 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,686 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,126 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $182,840
Average Home Value $221,444


Median Household Income $63,042
Average Household Income $85,683
Per Capita Income $32,326
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.81%
Households 1.69% 1.78%
Families 1.59% 1.71%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.


Galveston County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galveston County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 94th
Population Density1 # 8 97th
Diversity Index2 # 76 70th
Median Household Income # 18 93rd
Per Capita Income # 16 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.