Galveston, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Galveston, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Galveston had a population of 50,751 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 50,751
Population in Households 47,963
Population in Familes 34,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,788
Population Density1 1,233
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 21,120
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 11,170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,308 (27.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,812 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,828 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $163,072
Average Home Value $215,664


Median Household Income $37,453
Average Household Income $59,457
Per Capita Income $26,129
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 1.24%
Households 0.92% 1.31%
Families 0.57% 1.12%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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, 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, 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 # 67 96th
Population Density1 # 580 67th
Diversity Index2 # 95 95th
Median Household Income # 1238 29th
Per Capita Income # 554 68th

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