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Dickinson, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dickinson had a population of 20,426 as of July 1, 2017. Dickinson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dickinson is located at latitude 29.4517 and longitude -95.0562 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dickinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Dickinson (GNIS ID: 2410337) 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 Dickinson is located within Texas City-League City Division of Galveston County.

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


Total Population 20,426
Daytime Population: Workers 4,950
Daytime Population: Residents 11,205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 20,305
Population in Familes 17,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 2,070
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $62,444
Average Household Income $78,022
Per Capita Income $27,634


Total Housing Units 7,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,937 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,240 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 533 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $141,866
Average Home Value $183,649


Total Households 7,177
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,247
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 1.24% 1.42%
Households 1.16% 1.38%
Families 1.15% 1.31%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Dickinson, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson 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 # 143 92nd
Population Density # 297 83rd
Diversity Index # 192 89th
Median Household Income # 353 80th
Per Capita Income # 548 69th

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