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Texas City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Texas City had a population of 49,160 as of July 1, 2017. Texas City 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 Texas City is located at latitude 29.4337 and longitude -94.8927 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Texas City (see map below) encompass a land area of 64.29 sq. miles and a water area of 121.24 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

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

The City of Texas City (GNIS ID: 2412055) 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 Texas City is located within Texas City-League City Division of Galveston County.

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


Total Population 49,160
Daytime Population: Workers 17,618
Daytime Population: Residents 30,151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 48,108
Population in Familes 39,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,052
Population Density2 765
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $47,200
Average Household Income $61,341
Per Capita Income $23,411


Total Housing Units 20,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,409 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,667 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,159 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $119,200
Average Home Value $150,351


Total Households 18,077
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 12,294
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.28%
Households 1.16% 1.3%
Families 1.02% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Texas City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Texas City 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 # 72 96th
Population Density # 902 48th
Diversity Index # 95 95th
Median Household Income # 845 52nd
Per Capita Income # 892 49th

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