Galveston County TX Information


Galveston County Subdivisions

Galveston County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 335,433
Daytime Population: Workers 116,796
Daytime Population: Residents 184,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 301,643
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 330,518
Population in Familes 274,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,915
Population Density2 887
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $65,954
Average Household Income $90,443
Per Capita Income $34,096


Total Housing Units 148,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83,142 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,624 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,173 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $194,005
Average Home Value $235,644


Total Households 124,766
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 86,255
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 1.96% 1.8%
Households 1.88% 1.77%
Families 1.81% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


Galveston County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galveston County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 94th
Population Density # 8 97th
Diversity Index # 77 70th
Median Household Income # 18 93rd
Per Capita Income # 17 94th

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