Friendswood, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Friendswood, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Friendswood had a population of 39,756 as of July 1, 2016. Friendswood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Friendswood is located at latitude 29.5077 and longitude -95.2006 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Friendswood (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Friendswood are located in Galveston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Harris County.

The City of Friendswood (GNIS ID: 2410547) 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 Friendswood is located within Texas City-League City Division of Galveston County.

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


Total Population 39,756
Population in Households 39,523
Population in Familes 35,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 233
Population Density1 1,918
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 14,010
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 10,967
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,021 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,989 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $272,070
Average Home Value $317,585


Median Household Income $103,618
Average Household Income $131,024
Per Capita Income $46,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.69% 1.73%
Households 1.56% 1.59%
Families 1.51% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Friendswood, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Friendswood 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 # 82 95th
Population Density1 # 327 81st
Diversity Index2 # 955 45th
Median Household Income # 76 96th
Per Capita Income # 84 95th

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