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Housing Statistics of Galveston County


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 2006 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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Housing Characteristics


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.

The Types of Housing Units in Galveston County, Texas in 2005-2009

Single-unit structures
72%
In multi-unit structures
22%
Mobile homes
5%
 

Percent of housing units
Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009
 
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.

Housing Market


According to the MLS, the Median Priced home for 2007 was $174,400.  According to American Community Survey 2005-1007, The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,473, nonmortgaged owners $509, and renters $751. Thirty-one percent of owners with mortgages, 20 percent of owners without mortgages, and 43 percent of renters in Galveston County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

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According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, The Price Distribution of MLS Homes Sold in the Galveston Area is presented below.

(in percent)
Price Range 2005 2006 2007
$29,999 or less  0.4 0.8 1.1
 30,000-39,999 1.4 0.6 0.8
 40,000-49,999 2.3 1.5 1.2
 50,000-59,999 2.8 1.7 1.9
 60,000-69,999 4.7 2.3 3.4
 70,000-79,999 5.5 3.6 3.5
 80,000-89,999 5.2 4.5 4.1
 90,000-99,999 4.6 3.9 3.6
100,000-119,999 7.2 8.6 6.7
120,000-139,999 7.9 9.2 10.3
140,000-159,999 7.0 7.5 7.5
160,000-179,999 9.6 8.9 8.2
180,000-199,999 5.1 5.8 4.6
200,000-249,999 10.0 10.7 10.1
250,000-299,999 7.5 6.2 10.2
300,000-399,999 9.1 12.1 9.9
400,000-499,999 4.3 5.3 5.3
500,000 and more 5.6 6.8 7.7

 

 
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