Galveston County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:361,744More data
Estimate 2022:357,387 
Estimate 2021:355,560 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.350,682More data
Census 2010:291,309More data
Census 2000:250,158More data
Population of the County Seat (Galveston)
Census 2020:53,695 
Census 2010:47,743 
Census 2000:57,247 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bayou Vista city:1,756More data
Clear Lake Shores city:1,266More data
Dickinson city:21,738More data
Friendswood city (pt.):30,319More data
Galveston city:53,089More data
Hitchcock city:7,642More data
Jamaica Beach city:1,066More data
Kemah city:1,792More data
La Marque city:19,147More data
League City city (pt.):112,894More data
Santa Fe city:12,843More data
Texas City city (pt.):55,667More data
Tiki Island village:1,101More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:379.3More data
Water Area:494.6More data
Total Area:873.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:924.57More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:95.94More data
Percent Rural:4.06More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:26.8%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:3.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:12.6%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.4%More data
65 and Older:15.8%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:38.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$61,246More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$21,872,079,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$75,947More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:15.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:33.8% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$56,913More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$54,502 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$54,632 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$51,357 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$49,390 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:4.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.367587More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$55,671,143,402More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$44,390,824,378More data
Total Actual Levy:$163,174,900More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:23.937More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:109.931More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:138.007More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.376More data
Frontage Roads:55.633More data
On-System Subtotal:328.884More data
City Streets:1,573.149More data
Certified County Roads:333.152More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.326More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,907.627More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,236.511More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:143.622More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:379.008More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:438.894More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.752More data
Frontage Roads:110.956More data
On-System Subtotal:1,075.232More data
City Streets:3,245.066More data
Certified County Roads:666.125More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:2.652More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,913.843More data
County Total:4,989.075More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Galveston County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Galveston County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Galveston County»

Special Districts in Galveston County.
School Districts in Galveston County.
History of City Tax Rates in Galveston County.

Airports in Galveston County.
Hospitals in Galveston County.
Prisons in Galveston County.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.