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Population (year 2000): 57,247. Estimated population in July 2005: 57,466 (+0.4% change)
Males: 27,649 (48.3%), Females: 29,598 (51.7%)

Galveston County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $28,895 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,800 (year 2000)

Galveston, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Galveston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (44.2%)
  • Hispanic (25.8%)
  • Black (25.5%)
  • Other race (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (8.5%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.5%), United States (4.1%), Italian (3.6%), French (2.5%).Texas

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 46.2 square miles

Galveston,

For population 25 years and over in Galveston

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galveston city

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

12.8% Foreign born (8.6% Latin America, 2.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,615 (-4.4%).

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Houston, (50.8 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Island, TX (6.2 miles Tiki Vista, TX (8.4 miles Bayou City, TX Texas (11.1 miles Marque, TX (11.8 miles La Beach, TX Jamaica (12.3 miles TX (13.3 miles Hitchcock, Leon, TX (16.0 miles San TX Bacliff, (19.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 60 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1998: 188 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2000: 154 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2001: 176 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2002: 151 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 144 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2004: 209 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2005: 239 buildings, average cost: $216,100

Latitude: 29.28 N, Longitude: 94.83 W

Area code: 409

Galveston, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (35.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,462 (+18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,688 (78.6%)

Crime in Galveston by Year

Type 1999 2003 2004
Murders 7 8 4
    per 100,000 12.2 14.0 7.0
Rapes 34 85 72
    per 100,000 59.4 148.5 125.8
Robberies 174 183 144
    per 100,000 303.9 319.7 251.5
Assaults 253 203 267
    per 100,000 441.9 354.6 466.4
Burglaries 936 636 752
    per 100,000 1635.0 1111.0 1313.6
Thefts 3,301 2,410 2,282
    per 100,000 5766.2 4209.8 3986.2
Auto thefts 557 371 312
    per 100,000 973.0 648.1 545.0
638.5 538.2 521.0

Average climate in Galveston, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Galveston-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/12/1961, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Galveston city center killed 8 people and injured 200 people.

On 9/12/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center .

Birthplace of: Barry White - (1944-2003), musician, Brandon Backe - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Houston Astros, born: Apr 5, 1978), Casey Hampton - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Sep 3, 1977), Damon Jones - NBA player (Cleveland Cavaliers, born: Aug 25, 1976), Derrick Pope - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: May 4, 1982), Greg Randall - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Jun 23, 1978), Javon Walker - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Oct 14, 1978), Mikhael Ricks - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Nov 14, 1974), Randy Hymes - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Aug 7, 1979), Steve McKinney - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Oct 15, 1975).


Hospital/medical center in Galveston:
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL (301 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Galveston:
  • MAINLAND MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; TEXAS CITY, TX)
  • DEVEREUX TEXAS TREATMENT NETWORK (about 24 miles; LEAGUE CITY, TX)
  • CHRISTUS ST JOHN HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; NASSAU BAY, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Galveston:
  • ELLINGTON FIELD (about 32 miles; HOUSTON, TX; ID: EFD)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 39 miles; HOUSTON, TX; ID: HOU)
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 45 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; ID: LBX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Galveston:
  • SCHOLES INTL AT GALVESTON (about 3 miles; GALVESTON, TX; ID: GLS)
  • BAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY (about 24 miles; LEAGUE CITY, TX; ID: T95)
  • LA PORTE MUNI (about 31 miles; LA PORTE, TX; ID: T41)

Amtrak station:
GALVESTON (BEACH CENTRAL STA., 21ST AT SEAWALL) - Bus Station
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 108 $421,654 $46,850 0 $0
Police - Other 23 $66,648 $34,772 5 $5,674
Police Protection - Officers 165 $757,697 $55,105 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 16 $49,516 $37,137 1 $1,317
Other Government Administration 19 $69,783 $44,073 1 $518
Financial Administration 23 $78,546 $40,980 1 $164
Other and Unallocable 29 $77,842 $32,210 0 $0
Transit 50 $114,360 $27,446 21 $22,065
Water Supply 67 $164,972 $29,547 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 23 $65,280 $34,059 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 39 $81,010 $24,926 0 $0
Sewerage 49 $114,614 $28,068 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 39 $103,416 $31,820 4 $1,594
Health 3 $6,759 $27,036 0 $0
Water Transport and Terminals 54 $212,747 $47,277 15 $21,864
Airports 8 $18,505 $27,757 0 $0
Streets and Highways 41 $86,689 $25,372 1 $1,098
Fire - Other 1 $2,489 $29,868 0 $0
Totals for Government 757 $2,492,527 $39,511 49 $54,294
Colleges/Universities in Galveston:
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH-GALVESTON (Full-time enrollment: 1,724; Location: 301 UNIVERSITY BLVD; Public; Website: www.utmb.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-GALVESTON (FT enrollment: 1,296; Location: 200 SEAWOLF PARKWAY; Public; Website: www.tamug.tamu.edu)
  • GALVESTON COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,207; Location: 4015 AVE Q; Public; Website: www.gc.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galveston:
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 27 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,735)
  • ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ALVIN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,094)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; FT enrollment: 3,099)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 34 miles; PASADENA, TX; FT enrollment: 6,102)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 35 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 3,513)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 45 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,819)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 49 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 25,479)
Public high school in Galveston:
  • BALL H S (Students: 2,535; Location: 4115 AVE O; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Galveston:
  • OCONNELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 1320 TREMONT; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Galveston:
  • WEIS MIDDLE (Students: 771; Location: 7100 STEWART RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE (Students: 706; Location: 3014 AVE I; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OPPE EL (Students: 660; Location: 2915 81ST ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PARKER EL (Students: 646; Location: 6802 JONES DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHARLES B SCOTT EL (Students: 621; Location: 4116 AVE N 1/2; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BURNET EL (Students: 617; Location: 5501 AVE S; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AUSTIN MIDDLE (Students: 528; Location: 1514 AVE N; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MORGAN ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 1410 37TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SAN JACINTO EL (Students: 464; Location: 1110 MOODY AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALAMO EL (Students: 452; Location: 5200 AVE N; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Galveston:
  • GALVESTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (Students: 345; Location: 2601 URSULINE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 720 TREMONT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EAST END PRESCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 1903 CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Galveston:
  • ROSENBERG LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,354,868; Location: 2310 SEALY AVE; 210,045 books; 4,062 audio materials; 2,884 video materials; 318 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Galveston: Island (A), Moody Civic Center (B), Mosquito Fleet Berth at Pier 19 (C), Old Fort San Jacinto (D), ELISSA Historic Ship Site (E), Payco Marina (F), Pier B (G), Pier Eighteen (H), Pier Eleven (I), Pier Fifteen (J), East End Historic District (K), Pier Forty (L), Pier Fortyone (M), Pier Fourteen (N), Pier Ten (O), Pier Thietynine (P), Pier Thirtyeight (Q), Pier Thirtyfive (R), Pier Thirtyseven (S), Pier Thirtysix (T).

Churches in Galveston include: Central Christian Church (A), Central Church (B), Primera Church (C), Progressive Church (D), Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (E), Queen of Peace Church (F), Emanuel Church (G), Reedy Chapel (H).

Cemeteries: Greek Cemetery (1), Serbian Cemetery (2), Beth Jacob Cemetery (3), Lakeview Cemetery (4), Municipal Cemetery (5), Calvary Cemetery (6).

Lakes: Lagoon, The (A), Sweetwater Lake (B), Greens Bayou (C), Como, Lake (D).

Parks in Galveston include: Apffel Park (1), Schreiber Park (2), Seawolf Park (3), Stewart Beach park (4), Beach Pocket Park Number 1 (5), Beach Pocket Park Number 2 (6), Sheppard Park (7), San Jacinto Park (8), Texas Heroes Monument (9).

Beaches: Jamaica Beach (A), Bermuda Beach (B), East Beach (C), Bermuda Beach (D), West Beach (E), Palm Beach (F).


Galveston compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Galveston:
  • KGBC (1540 AM; 3 kW; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: SALT OF THE EARTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KTEK (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ALVIN, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Galveston:
  • K208DG (89.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K247AF (97.3 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • K201DZ (88.1 FM; PORT BOLIVAR, TX; Owner: ALELUYA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KJIC (90.5 FM; SANTA FE, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTO (105.3 FM; CRYSTAL BEACH, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
TV broadcast stations around Galveston:
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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