Galveston, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Galveston, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Galveston had a population of 52,011 as of July 1, 2017. Galveston ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Galveston is located at latitude 29.1834 and longitude -94.97 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galveston (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.15 sq. miles and a water area of 168.2 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Galveston (GNIS ID: 2410564) 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 Galveston is located within Galveston Division of Galveston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galveston 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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Galveston, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 52,011
Daytime Population: Workers 44,892
Daytime Population: Residents 28,723
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73,615
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 49,178
Population in Familes 34,904
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,833
Population Density2 1,264
Diversity Index3 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,347
Average Household Income $63,177
Per Capita Income $27,687

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,568 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,088 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,938 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $171,879
Average Home Value $229,857
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,656
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 11,465
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.19% 1.24%
Households 1.14% 1.3%
Families 0.85% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Galveston, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galveston 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 # 67 96th
Population Density # 570 67th
Diversity Index # 96 94th
Median Household Income # 1229 30th
Per Capita Income # 544 69th

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