Galveston County, Texas Population 2020

Galveston County, Texas's estimated population is 334,304 with a growth rate of 1.67% 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
2018337,8903,5861.07%
2017334,3045,4821.67%
2016328,8227,8192.44%
2015321,0037,5772.42%
2014313,4266,8122.22%
2013306,6145,5611.85%
2012301,0535,4771.85%
2011295,5763,1001.06%
2010292,47675,07734.53%
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%

How Many People Live in Galveston County, Texas?

334,304

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White255,66278.16%
Black or African American41,26512.62%
Asian10,7253.28%
Two or More Races10,0423.07%
Some Other Race7,7012.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4810.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2130.07%

Galveston County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

Galveston County, Texas Median Age

37.5


Total

36.4


Male

38.6


Female

Galveston County, Texas Adults

There are 246,824 adults, (44,264 of whom are seniors) in Galveston County, Texas.

Galveston County, Texas Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Galveston County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

165,820

50.70%

Male

161,269

49.30%

Galveston County, Texas Households and Families

Galveston County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Galveston County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
All66.3%33.7%
Female51.5%48.5%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
Male50%50%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All119,1812.6966.3
Married62,2283.380.6
Non Family36,2811.2650.2
Female15,5923.3551.5
Male5,0803.450

3.24

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Galveston County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,7884.48%
9th to 12th Grade15,9827.31%
High School Graduate55,71025.48%
Some College51,48923.55%
Associates Degree19,9609.13%
Bachelors Degree43,31519.81%
Graduate Degree22,37710.24%

Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White135,795127,62648,052
Hispanic45,08732,7447,503
Black26,88422,8625,063
Asian7,4126,4524,005
Multiple Races4,4393,9241,283
Other Race4,4152,806511
Native American1,108764206
Islander1141147

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 asian people with a rate of 54.03%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,465$56,976$34,902
Less Than High School$22,070$26,775$15,403
High School Grad$31,779$41,801$22,497
Some College$41,776$60,901$30,773
Bachelors Degree$63,961$82,839$53,995
Graduate Degree$75,254$97,238$61,781

$45,465

Average Earnings

$56,976

Average Male

$34,902

Average Female

Galveston County, Texas Language

Galveston County, Texas Language by Age

Galveston County, Texas Language

80.38% of Galveston County, Texas residents speak only English, while 19.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.52% of the population.

Galveston County, Texas Poverty

Galveston County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic77,94916,35920.99%
White185,12315,4418.34%
Black39,4888,62921.85%
Other7,5872,17328.64%
Multiple9,8441,39014.12%
Asian10,5981,10710.45%
Native1,42643930.79%
Islander213104.69%

13.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.33%

Male Poverty Rate

13.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galveston County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is Native, with 30.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is Islander, with 4.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.93%
High School13.48%
Some College9.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.12%
Male Unemployed21.47%
Female Employed8.33%
Male Employed5.96%

Galveston County, Texas Income

Galveston County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,369$95,026
Families$85,735$110,571
Married Families$104,983$127,533
Non Families$36,778$55,230

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Galveston County, Texas Veterans

21,572

Number of Veterans

19,428

Male Veterans

2,144

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,803
First Gulf War4,926
Second Gulf War4,405
Korea1,698
World War II654

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,0669.26%
Hispanic2,6774.98%
Black2,6728.66%
2 or More4848.88%
Other2454.74%
Indian574.67%
Asian480.58%

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galveston County, Texas Employment Status

64%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Galveston County, Texas Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.23%

Born in Texas

90.19%

Native Born

9.81%

Foreign Born

5.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.19% of Galveston County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 63.23% having been born in Texas. 5.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  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