Galveston County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:355,062More data
Census 2020:350,682More 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:1,755More data
Clear Lake Shores city:1,263More data
Dickinson city:21,697More data
Friendswood city (pt.):30,446More data
Galveston city:53,219More data
Hitchcock city:7,408More data
Jamaica Beach city:1,072More data
Kemah city:1,803More data
La Marque city:18,697More data
League City city (pt.):113,073More data
Santa Fe city:12,783More data
Seabrook city (pt.):0More data
Texas City city (pt.):54,247More data
Tiki Island village:1,103More 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, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:93.85More data
Percent Rural:6.15More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.4%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:80.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:3.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:12.5%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.9%More data
65 and Older:15.2%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:38.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$60,071More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$21,328,914,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$77,627More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:16.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:33.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$54,502More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$54,632 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$51,357 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$49,390 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$47,917 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.414940More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$48,313,445,245More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$38,666,629,003More data
Total Actual Levy:$160,443,310More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
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:1,572.151More data
Certified County Roads:332.804More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.326More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,906.281More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,235.165More data
Lane Miles - 2021
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:438.900More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.752More data
Frontage Roads:110.956More data
On-System Subtotal:1,075.238More data
City Streets:3,243.078More data
Certified County Roads:665.429More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:2.652More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,911.159More data
County Total:4,986.397More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.