Jamaica Beach, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Jamaica Beach, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Jamaica Beach had a population of 1,234 as of July 1, 2017. Jamaica Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Jamaica Beach is located at latitude 29.1921 and longitude -94.9806 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jamaica Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Jamaica Beach (GNIS ID: 2410132) 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 Jamaica Beach is located within Galveston Division of Galveston County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,234
Daytime Population: Workers 181
Daytime Population: Residents 640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 821
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,234
Population in Familes 937
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,144
Diversity Index3 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,338
Average Household Income $125,804
Per Capita Income $61,326

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 949 (60.3%)
Median Home Value $299,405
Average Home Value $433,187
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 626
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 389
Average Family Size 2
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 3.19% 2.17%
Households 3.38% 2.2%
Families 4.43% 2.07%
Median Household Income   4.44%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Jamaica Beach, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamaica Beach 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 # 904 48th
Population Density # 272 85th
Diversity Index # 1475 16th
Median Household Income # 243 86th
Per Capita Income # 36 98th

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