Galveston, TX 77550 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 77550: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Galveston, TX 77550

Not Acceptable, USPS
Island, TX 77550
Jamaica Beach, TX 77550
Virginia Point, TX 77550

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,217
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,365
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,278
  • County: Galveston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.301, Longitude -94.788
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Galveston, TX 77550 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,086
Population in Households 23,292
Population in Familes 15,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 794
Population Density1 2,892
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 10,404
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 5,122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,900 (25.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,504 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,962 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $138,767
Average Home Value $178,263


Median Household Income $31,784
Average Household Income $49,720
Per Capita Income $22,425
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 1.04%
Households 0.69% 1.09%
Families 0.3% 0.84%
Median Household Income   -0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 77550 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 77550 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 467 75th
Population Density1 # 297 84th
Diversity Index2 # 121 94th
Median Household Income # 1691 10th
Per Capita Income # 1181 37th

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