Galveston County, Texas Population 2019

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%

Galveston County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White250,913
Black or African American41,271
Asian10,897
Two or More Races9,053
Some Other Race7,464
American Indian and Alaska Native1,459
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander127

Galveston County, Texas Population Pyramid 2019

Galveston County, Texas Median Age

37.6


Total

36.4


Male

38.9


Female

Galveston County, Texas Adults

There are 242,101 adults, (42,256 of whom are seniors) in Galveston County, Texas.

Galveston County, Texas Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Galveston County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

162,620

50.63%

Male

158,564

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
Married81.6%18.4%
All66.3%33.7%
Male50.3%49.7%
Non Family50%50%
Female49.2%50.8%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All117,4552.6866.3
Married61,0033.2981.6
Non Family35,5891.2450
Female15,9263.3549.2
Male4,9373.3650.3

3.23

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Galveston County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,4154.87%
9th to 12th Grade15,3387.17%
High School Graduate53,95925.21%
Some College51,94824.27%
Associates Degree19,3079.02%
Bachelors Degree41,26419.28%
Graduate Degree21,82710.20%

Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White133,771125,53046,399
Hispanic43,23230,9166,794
Black26,34122,3194,728
Asian7,5536,6564,133
Other Race4,2192,529409
Multiple Races3,8703,4451,080
Native American1,155769260
Islander1231239

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 54.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,264$54,981$34,192
Less Than High School$20,890$25,155$15,004
High School Grad$31,146$40,405$22,030
Some College$40,841$56,729$30,510
Bachelors Degree$63,689$82,233$52,682
Graduate Degree$76,395$95,831$61,503

$44,264

Average Earnings

$54,981

Average Male

$34,192

Average Female

Galveston County, Texas Language

Galveston County, Texas Language by Age

Galveston County, Texas Language

79.91% of Galveston County, Texas residents speak only English, while 20.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.91% of the population.

Galveston County, Texas Poverty

Galveston County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,56117,51523.18%
White182,62214,8868.15%
Black39,5369,32923.60%
Other7,3392,61435.62%
Multiple8,9071,68718.94%
Asian10,8341,23511.40%
Native1,39949635.45%
Islander1271310.24%

13.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.98%

Male Poverty Rate

14.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galveston County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is Other, with 35.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.71%
High School14.14%
Some College9.71%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.66%
Male Unemployed23.61%
Female Employed9.00%
Male Employed6.34%

Galveston County, Texas Income

Galveston County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,702$90,432
Families$81,498$104,972
Married Families$100,929$122,405
Non Families$35,173$52,758

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Galveston County, Texas Veterans

20,662

Number of Veterans

18,843

Male Veterans

1,819

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,534
First Gulf War4,500
Second Gulf War3,858
Korea1,734
World War II824

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White17,5749.18%
Hispanic2,5905.01%
Black2,3517.75%
2 or More4048.51%
Other1863.58%
Indian977.68%
Asian500.59%

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galveston County, Texas Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

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
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