Galveston County, Texas Population 2018

Galveston County, Texas's estimated population is 335,036 with a growth rate of 6.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Galveston County, Texas is the 17th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017335,03620,5516.53%
2016314,485-14,821-4.50%
2016329,3068,0012.49%
2015321,3057,6962.45%
2014313,6096,9472.27%
2013306,6625,6031.86%
2012301,0595,4501.84%
2011295,6093,1391.07%
2010292,47075,07134.53%
1990217,39921,45910.95%
1980195,94026,12815.39%
1970169,81229,44820.98%
1960140,36427,29824.14%
1950113,06631,89339.29%
194081,17316,77226.04%
193064,40111,25121.17%
192053,1508,67119.49%
191044,4793630.82%
190044,11612,64040.16%
189031,4767,35530.49%
188024,1218,83157.76%
187015,2907,06185.81%
18608,2293,70081.70%
18504,5290.00%

Galveston County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White245,054
Black or African American41,083
Asian10,311
Two or More Races8,664
Some Other Race8,070
American Indian and Alaska Native1,236
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander67

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Galveston County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Galveston County, Texas Median Age

37.5


Total

36.3


Male

39


Female

Galveston County, Texas Adults

There are 236,807 adults, (40,254 of which are seniors) in Galveston County, Texas.

Galveston County, Texas Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Galveston County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

159,214

50.63%

Male

155,271

49.37%

Galveston County, Texas Households and Families

Galveston County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Galveston County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All66.2%33.8%
Male53.3%46.7%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Female48.6%51.4%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galveston County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All115,6852.6766.2
Married59,5663.2981.9
Non Family35,8311.2549.3
Female15,4203.3548.6
Male4,8683.2553.3

3.23

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Galveston County, Texas Households

Galveston County, Texas Education

Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,5115.03%
9th to 12th Grade15,4787.40%
High School Graduate51,89324.82%
Some College51,81224.78%
Associates Degree18,8939.04%
Bachelors Degree39,25618.78%
Graduate Degree21,22310.15%

Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White131,303122,98543,639
Hispanic41,42028,8696,736
Black26,19922,0534,866
Asian7,1526,2674,195
Other Race4,5912,708618
Multiple Races3,4193,103895
Native American987749207
Islander63637

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 58.65%.

Galveston County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,348$52,843$32,432
Less Than High School$20,076$23,880$15,157
High School Grad$30,726$38,600$22,785
Some College$40,639$55,220$30,540
Bachelors Degree$60,600$77,596$49,514
Graduate Degree$75,770$93,508$61,498

$42,348

Average Earnings

$52,843

Average Male

$32,432

Average Female

Galveston County, Texas Language

Galveston County, Texas Language by Age

Galveston County, Texas Language

79.85% of Galveston County, Texas residents speak only English, while 20.15% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.67% of the population.

Galveston County, Texas Poverty

Galveston County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic72,69316,15922.23%
White179,72914,0747.83%
Black39,4859,88525.03%
Other7,9192,39330.22%
Multiple8,5221,45917.12%
Asian10,2851,23912.05%
Native1,19731526.32%
Islander671116.42%

13.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.28%

Male Poverty Rate

14.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galveston County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is Other, with 30.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is White, with 7.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.90%.

Galveston County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.75%
High School13.57%
Some College9.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%

Galveston County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.67%
Male Unemployed24.63%
Female Employed8.66%
Male Employed5.92%

Galveston County, Texas Income

Galveston County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,064$87,270
Families$79,973$101,800
Married Families$98,902$118,657
Non Families$35,538$51,091

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Galveston County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Galveston County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Galveston County, Texas Veterans

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by War

20,785

Number of Veterans

18,821

Male Veterans

1,964

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,780
First Gulf War4,181
Second Gulf War3,805
Korea1,877
World War II919

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,444
65 to 744,854
55 to 644,105
75+4,008
18 to 342,374

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White17,5559.38%
Hispanic2,6315.29%
Black2,3727.85%
2 or More48111.01%
Other2153.77%
Indian10810.23%
Asian540.68%

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Education

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galveston County, Texas Employment Status

Galveston County, Texas Employment by Age

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Galveston County, Texas Employment by Race

Galveston County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Galveston County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
League City 835631020101844722.08%
Galveston477435055028075.88%
Texas City 450914826231717.03%
Friendswood 358943939635029.76%
Dickinson186772007413977.48%
La Marque1451116457194613.41%
Seabrook 1194513656171114.32%
Santa Fe12347132058586.95%
Hitchcock6961780584412.12%
Kemah1773200022712.80%
Bayou Vista15341612785.08%
Clear Lake Shores1063119413112.32%
Jamaica Beach9851065808.12%
Tiki Island9681049818.37%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990