Galveston County, TX Demographic Data

Galveston County, TX Summary

Galveston County is located in Texas
  • Population: 300,484
  • Area: 873.81 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 378.36 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 495.45 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 343.87 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 3.28 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Galveston County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
162,967
51%
50.8
Male
159,258
49%
49.2
Total Population
322,225
 
321,419,000

Galveston County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
18,170
5.6% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
23,178
7.2% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
24,090
7.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
21,822
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
20,760
6.4% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
40,593
12.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
43,953
13.6% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
44,600
13.8% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
23,455
7.3% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
19,222
6.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
25,764
8.0% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
11,342
3.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
5,276
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
242,880
75.4%
77.1
Female
124,586
51.3%
51.4
Male
118,294
48.7%
48.6
21 Years and over
231,527
71.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
54,187
16.8%
18.3
65 Years and over
42,382
13.2%
14.9
Female
23,073
54.4%
55.9
Male
19,309
45.6%
44.1
Median Age (years)
38
NR
NR

Galveston County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
310,556
96.4% 
96.9
White
249,430
77.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
41,377
12.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,376
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
8,666
2.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,875
0.6% 
1.2
Chinese
1,416
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
444
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
35
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
196
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
4,029
1.3% 
0.5
Other Asian
671
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
126
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
9,581
3.0% 
4.8
Two or More Races
11,669
3.6% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
77,492
24.0% 
17.6
Mexican
62,799
19.5% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
4,582
1.4% 
1.7
Cuban
344
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
9,767
3.0% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
244,733
76.0% 
82.4

Galveston County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
11,267
5.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
15,401
7.2% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
52,494
24.5% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
51,093
23.9% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
19,002
8.9% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
44,112
20.6% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
20,836
9.7% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
26,668
12.5%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
187,537
87.6%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
64,948
30.3%
30.6

Galveston County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
77,471
30.2%
33.5%
Now Married
128,273
50.0%
47.5
Divorced
29,838
11.6%
11.0%
Separated
6,127
2.4%
2.1
Widowed
15,078
5.9
5.8%

Galveston County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
241,455
79.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
62,600
20.6%
21.5%
Spanish
46,501
15.3%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
8,284
2.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
6,026
2.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
1,789
0.6%
1.0%

Galveston County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
6,710
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
5,392
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
10,725
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
7,977
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
12,507
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
18,674
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
13,643
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
19,895
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
10,144
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
10,890
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
69,190
 
55,775
Per capita income
34,871
 
29,979

Galveston County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
3,567
2.4%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
16,649
11.1%
9.8
Construction
14,098
9.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
36,885
24.5%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
9,430
6.3%
6.5
Information
2,096
1.4%
2.1
Manufacturing
13,764
9.1%
10.3
Other services except public administration
5,898
3.9%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
17,159
11.4%
11.3
Public administration
7,413
4.9%
4.6
Retail trade
14,628
9.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
6,289
4.2%
5.1
Wholesale trade
2,767
1.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
14,143
9.4%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
63,089
41.9%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
14,417
9.6%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
33,260
22.1%
23.6%
Service occupations
25,734
17.1%
18.0%

Galveston County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
148,683
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
115,679
77.8%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
17,326
11.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
924
0.6%
5.2
Walked
4,055
2.7%
2.8
Other means
4,515
3.0%
1.8
Worked at home
6,184
4.2%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
29.0
 
26.0

Galveston County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
7,951
6.8%
8.9
1 vehicles
34,925
30.0%
33.5
2 vehicles
48,826
41.9%
37.2
3 or more
24,855
21.3%
20.3

Galveston County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
116,557
81.9%
87.7
Owner Occupied
78,958
67.7%
63.0
Renter Occupied
37,599
32.3%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
25,772
18.1%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Galveston County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
142,329
1 room
1,741
1.2%
2.3
2 rooms
1,765
1.2%
2.5
3 rooms
13,100
9.2%
9.0
4 rooms
24,865
17.5%
16.6
5 rooms
28,222
19.8%
20.0
6 rooms
25,146
17.7%
17.9
7 rooms
18,761
13.2%
12.1
8 rooms
11,711
8.2%
8.5
9 rooms or more
17,018
12.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Galveston County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
142,329
 
 
1-unit, detached
104,462
73.4%
61.4
1-unit, attached
1,942
1.4%
5.8
2-units
2,839
2.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
2,617
1.8%
4.5
5 to 9 units
5,781
4.1%
4.8
10 to 19 units
6,980
4.9%
4.6
20 or more units
10,033
7.0%
8.8
Mobile home
7,416
5.2%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
259
0.2%
0.1

Galveston County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
5,967
4.2%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
3,992
2.8%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
11,240
7.9%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
17,533
12.3%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
21,341
15.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
17,666
12.4%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
22,302
15.7%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
34,299
24.1%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
5,611
3.9%
2.5%
2014 or later
2,378
1.7%
0.5%

Galveston County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
NR
NR
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
NR
NR
4.7
Electricity
NR
NR
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
NR
NR
5.1
Coal or coke
NR
NR
0.1
Wood
NR
NR
2.0
Solar energy
NR
NR
0.1
Other fuel
NR
NR
0.5
No fuel used
NR
NR
1.2

Galveston County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
47,954
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
132
0.3%
1.5%
$3,000 or more
3,550
7.4%
9.9%
$2,500 to $2,999
4,283
8.9%
6.8%
$500 to $999
4,487
9.4%
20.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
8,188
17.1%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
11,834
24.7%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
15,480
32.3%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
24,470
51.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
7,175
15.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,461
9.3%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
3,408
7.1%
7.3%
35.0% or more
8,284
17.3%
22.3%
Not Computed
156
NR
NR

Galveston County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
35,549 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
54
0.2%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
626
1.8%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
700
2.0%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
2,865
8.1%
11.0%
Less than $500
2,935
8.3%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
12,209
34.3%
27.9%
$500 to $999
16,160
45.5%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
2,050
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
962
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
5,618
16.4%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
3,174
9.2%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,866
14.2%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,428
12.9%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
3,002
8.7%
9.2%
35.0% or more
13,244
38.6%
41.4%
Not Computed
3,267
NR
NR

Galveston County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
78,958
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
3,279
4.2%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
12,647
16.0%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
13,797
17.5%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
16,030
20.3%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
18,676
23.7%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
11,109
14.1%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
2,768
3.5%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
652
0.8%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
174,700
 
194,500
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