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The data presented here is acquired from outside sources.  Please review our Terms of Use.   If you require additional demographics regarding Galveston County or any of the cities within Galveston County, please email us  with your specific inquiry.

 *The 2009 American Community Survey universe is limited to the household population and excludes the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters.

 




  


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Households


 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 107,000 households in Galveston County. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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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.

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 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.  
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Population


For people reporting one race alone, 76 percent was White; 14 percent was Black or African American; 1 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 3 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 4 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Twenty-one percent of the people in Galveston County was Hispanic. Sixty percent of the people in Galveston County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

White 215,894
Black or African American 40,504
American Indian and Alaska Native 1,500
Cherokee tribal grouping 250
Chippewa tribal grouping 0
Navajo tribal grouping 0
Sioux tribal grouping 26
Asian 7,808
Asian Indian 1,541
Chinese 1,439
Filipino 1,020
Japanese 279
Korean 312
Vietnamese 2,405
Other Asian 812
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 169
Native Hawaiian 151
Guamanian or Chamorro 18
Samoan 0
Other Pacific Islander 0
Some other race 11,743
Two or more races 4,822
White and Black or African American 1,021
White and American Indian and Alaska Native 1,501
White and Asian 708
Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native 76
 
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
Total population 282,440
White 220,370
Black or African American 41,849
American Indian and Alaska Native 3,272
Asian 8,744
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 281
Some other race 13,011
 
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Total population 282,440
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 58,960
Mexican 49,230
Puerto Rican 1,259
Cuban 205
Other Hispanic or Latino 8,266
Not Hispanic or Latino 223,480
White alone 170,704
Black or African American alone 40,220
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 925
Asian alone 7,738
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 159
Some other race alone 650
Two or more races 3,084
Two races including Some other race 152
Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races 2,932
 

EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 85 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 26 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Fifteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

 

The total school enrollment in Galveston County was 77,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 9,400 and elementary or high school enrollment was 49,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 19,000.

 

POPULATION OF Galveston County: In 2005-2009, Galveston County had a total population of 282,000 - 144,000 (51 percent) females and 139,000 (49 percent) males. The median age was 36.7 years. Twenty-six percent of the population was under 18 years and 11 percent was 65 years and older.

 

 

 
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