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Friendswood, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Friendswood had a population of 41,238 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Friendswood, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 41,238
Population in Households 40,996
Population in Familes 36,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density2 1,990
Diversity Index3 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $108,032
Average Household Income $140,321
Per Capita Income $49,521

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,442 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,066 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $301,085
Average Home Value $346,342
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,508
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 11,412
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.73% 1.62%
Households 1.61% 1.5%
Families 1.63% 1.52%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 2018 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 # 85 95th
Population Density # 317 82nd
Diversity Index # 973 44th
Median Household Income # 79 96th
Per Capita Income # 88 95th

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