Historic Galveston County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:291,309
Census 2000:250,158
Census 1990:217,399
Census 1980:195,940
Census 1970:169,812
Census 1960:140,364
Census 1950:113,066
Census 1940:81,173
Census 1930:64,401
Census 1920:53,150
Census 1910:44,479
Census 1900:44,116
Census 1890:31,476
Census 1880:24,121
Census 1870:15,290
Census 1860:8,229
Census 1850:4,529
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
4529 people in 1850 8229 people in 1860 15290 people in 1870 24121 people in 1880 31476 people in 1890 44116 people in 1900 44479 people in 1910 53150 people in 1920 64401 people in 1930 81173 people in 1940 113066 people in 1950 140364 people in 1960 169812 people in 1970 195940 people in 1980 217399 people in 1990 250158 people in 2000 291309 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer16.5   16.5
1990 - 2000:spacer15.1   15.1
1980 - 1990:spacer11.0   11.0
1970 - 1980:spacer15.4   15.4
1960 - 1970:spacer21.0   21.0
1950 - 1960:spacer24.1   24.1
1940 - 1950:spacer39.3   39.3
1930 - 1940:spacer26.0   26.0
1920 - 1930:spacer21.2   21.2
1910 - 1920:spacer19.5   19.5
1900 - 1910:spacer0.8   0.8
1890 - 1900:spacer40.2   40.2
1880 - 1890:spacer30.5   30.5
1870 - 1880:spacer57.8   57.8
1860 - 1870:spacer85.8   85.8
1850 - 1860:spacer81.7   81.7