HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 107,000 households in Galveston County. The average household size was 2.6 people.
Families made up 68 percent of the households in Galveston County. This figure includes both married-couple families (51 percent) and other families (18 percent). Nonfamily households made up 32 percent of all households in Galveston County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS:In 2005-2009, Galveston County had a total of 131,000 housing units, 18 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 72 percent was in single-unit structures, 22 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 5 percent was mobile homes. Thirty percent of the housing units were built since 1990.
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Galveston County had 107,000 occupied housing units - 72,000 (68 percent) owner occupied and 35,000 (32 percent) renter occupied. Four percent of the households did not have telephone service and 6 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty percent had two vehicles and another 18 percent had three or more.
GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 81 percent of the people at least one year old living in Galveston County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 11 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 5 percent from another county in the same state, 2 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.