Galveston County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:342,139More data
Estimate 2018:337,858 
Estimate 2017:334,633 
Estimate 2016:328,820 
Estimate 2015:320,974 
Estimate 2014:313,367 
Estimate 2013:306,589 
Estimate 2012:301,049 
Estimate 2011:295,605 
Census 2010:291,309More data
Census 2000:250,158More data
Population of the County Seat (Galveston)
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:1,635More data
Clear Lake Shores city:1,205More data
Dickinson city:20,881More data
Friendswood city (pt.):28,606More data
Galveston city:50,457More data
Hitchcock city:7,902More data
Jamaica Beach city:1,079More data
Kemah city:2,024More data
La Marque city:16,786More data
League City city (pt.):104,260More data
Santa Fe city:13,509More data
Seabrook city (pt.):0More data
Texas City city (pt.):49,153More data
Tiki Island village:1,068More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:378.4More data
Water Area:495.5More data
Total Area:873.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:769.93More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:93.85More data
Percent Rural:6.15More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:25.0%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:80.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:3.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:57.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:12.6%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.2%More data
65 and Older:14.4%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:37.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$51,785More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$17,497,755,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$71,959More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:16.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:88.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:30.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$49,390More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$47,917 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$46,929 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,059 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,175 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.531898More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$34,630,149,074More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$28,594,435,800More data
Total Actual Levy:$151,502,185More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:23.873More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:109.902More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:138.005More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.376More data
Frontage Roads:55.168More data
On-System Subtotal:328.324More data
City Streets:1,465.625More data
Certified County Roads:338.402More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.326More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,805.353More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,133.677More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:143.238More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:378.426More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:433.202More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.752More data
Frontage Roads:110.840More data
On-System Subtotal:1,068.458More data
City Streets:3,029.828More data
Certified County Roads:676.504More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:2.652More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,708.984More data
County Total:4,777.442More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Galveston County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.