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 1,210 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,210
Population in Households 1,210
Population in Familes 920
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,102
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 611
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (33.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 875 (58.9%)
Median Home Value $273,171
Average Home Value $410,000


Median Household Income $67,091
Average Household Income $117,456
Per Capita Income $57,083
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.38% 2.23%
Households 3.53% 2.28%
Families 4.77% 2.17%
Median Household Income   -1.19%
Per Capita Income   -0.25%
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.

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, 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 # 915 48th
Population Density1 # 278 84th
Diversity Index2 # 1472 16th
Median Household Income # 260 85th
Per Capita Income # 42 98th

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