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Dickinson, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dickinson had a population of 20,253 as of July 1, 2016. Dickinson ranks in the upper 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 Dickinson is located at latitude 29.4517 and longitude -95.0562 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dickinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Dickinson (GNIS ID: 2410337) 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 Dickinson is located within Texas City-League City Division of Galveston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dickinson 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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Dickinson, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,253
Population in Households 20,135
Population in Familes 17,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 2,052
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 7,114
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,716 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,913 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,201 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 602 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $139,590
Average Home Value $172,588


Median Household Income $60,485
Average Household Income $74,716
Per Capita Income $26,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.41%
Households 1.21% 1.37%
Families 1.22% 1.29%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Dickinson, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson 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 # 142 92nd
Population Density1 # 291 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 192 89th
Median Household Income # 346 80th
Per Capita Income # 539 69th

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