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 2016:329,431More data
Estimate 2015:321,538 
Estimate 2014:313,698 
Estimate 2013:306,693 
Estimate 2012:301,067 
Estimate 2011:295,596 
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:1,612More data
Clear Lake Shores city:1,194More data
Dickinson city:20,074More data
Friendswood city (pt.):28,065More data
Galveston city:50,550More data
Hitchcock city:7,805More data
Jamaica Beach city:1,065More data
Kemah city:2,000More data
La Marque city:16,457More data
League City city (pt.):100,117More data
Santa Fe city:13,205More data
Seabrook city (pt.):0More data
Texas City city (pt.):48,262More data
Tiki Island village:1,049More 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 - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.1%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:80.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.5%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:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:57.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:12.9%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.6%More data
65 and Older:13.5%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:37.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$47,605More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$15,682,608,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$64,155More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:18.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:87.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:28.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$46,929More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,059 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,175 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$43,830 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$44,038 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:7.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.552000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$31,883,417,753More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$26,045,320,214More data
Total Actual Levy:$143,761,892More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:23.930More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:113.878More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:138.473More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.365More data
Frontage Roads:55.201More data
On-System Subtotal:332.847More data
City Streets:1,464.706More data
Certified County Roads:338.445More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.326More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,804.477More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,137.324More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:143.580More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:392.489More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:436.092More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.730More data
Frontage Roads:110.802More data
On-System Subtotal:1,085.693More data
City Streets:3,018.698More data
Certified County Roads:676.590More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:2.652More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,697.940More data
County Total:4,783.633More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Galveston County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Galveston County Narrative Profile»
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.