Galveston, Texas Population 2022

54,885
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Galveston is a city located in Galveston County Texas. Galveston has a 2020 population of 54,885. It is also the county seat of Galveston County. Galveston is currently growing at a rate of 1.10% annually and its population has increased by 2.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,695 in 2010.

The average household income in Galveston is $70,546 with a poverty rate of 18.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,024 per month, and the median house value is $196,400. The median age in Galveston is 38.9 years, 38.1 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Galveston is located in Galveston County, where it serves as the county seat. This coastal city is found on Galveston Island and Pelican Island.

Growth of Galveston Population

The city’s population, for the most part, has grown since the first census taken in 1850. However, the population declined in 1970 before rising slightly in 1980. A pattern of decline followed according to the census data from 1990 through 2010. However, recent estimates show that the population has grown almost 6% since the last census of 2010, although the current estimate is a far cry from the peak population of 67,175 recorded in 1960.

The city was incorporated in 1839, and during its earliest history was one of the largest ports in the nation. Initially, the first Europeans to inhabit the area were pirates. The Navy took control of the area and established a port that later became the capital of the Republic of Texas.

Today, the city’s economy is centered on health care, tourism, shipping, and finance. It is also known for its historic buildings, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Galveston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Galvestonwas:

  • White: 72.96%
  • Black or African American: 16.25%
  • Two or more races: 6.07%
  • Asian: 2.81%
  • Other race: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Galveston, Texas is 54,885 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,695.

Galveston, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,70272.96%
Black or African American8,17316.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native2720.54%
Asian1,4122.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
Some Other Race6951.38%
Two or More Races3,0526.07%
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Galveston Population by Race

Galveston Population Pyramid 2022

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Galveston Median Age

39.9


Total

39.7


Male

40.2


Female

Galveston Adults

There are 42,257 adults, (8,828 of whom are seniors) in Galveston.

Galveston Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Galveston Sex Ratio

Female

25,109

49.91%

Male

25,198

50.09%

Galveston Population by Age

Galveston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galveston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All45%55%
Female36.7%63.3%
Non Family33.4%66.6%
Male33.3%66.7%

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galveston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,6832.1545
Married7,6202.8365.2
Male8333.2433.3
Female2,9153.1836.7
Non Family10,3151.2633.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Galveston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1275.89%
9th to 12th Grade3,0368.41%
High School Graduate8,80624.38%
Some College8,39323.24%
Associates Degree2,7987.75%
Bachelors Degree6,74318.67%
Graduate Degree4,21011.66%
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Galveston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galveston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian897842597
White19,67618,3368,021
Native American23720473
2+ Races1,8491,469409
Hispanic9,4386,8981,474
Other Race48037170
Black5,7464,594740
Islander11

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 66.56%.

Galveston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,009$40,356$31,964
Less Than 9th Grade$21,943$27,250$16,171
High School Graduate$28,670$32,533$24,144
Some College$35,060$42,382$32,165
Bachelors Degree$51,559$55,483$49,364
Graduate Degree$57,112$58,429$55,401

$36,009

Average Earnings

$40,356

Average Male

$31,964

Average Female

Galveston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galveston Language by Age

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Galveston Language

73.46% of Galveston residents speak only English, while 26.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.26% of the population.

Galveston Language

Galveston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple2,88895433.03%
Asian1,28439530.76%
Black7,1901,97727.50%
Hispanic14,3113,21722.48%
Native2445221.31%
White23,1902,91212.56%
Other50NaN%

18.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.03%

Male Poverty Rate

19.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galveston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galveston is Multiple, with 33.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galveston is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.88%.

Galveston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.01%
High School19.36%
Some College14.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.62%

Galveston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.18%
Male Unemployed33.93%
Female Employed10.70%
Female Unemployed44.85%

Galveston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galveston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,280$72,993
Families$69,046$94,375
Married Families$86,179-
Non Families$33,539$47,499
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Income by Household Type

Galveston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Galveston Married by Age and Sex

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Galveston 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 55-64.

Galveston Marital Status by Race

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Galveston Marital Status

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3,435

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War785
First Gulf War621
Vietnam1,362
Korea155
World War II61

Galveston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34516
35 to 54659
55 to 64674
65 to 74938
75+648

Galveston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5728.28%
Black73911.01%
Native American208.13%
Asian211.74%
Other Race366.51%
2+ Races472.03%
Hispanic5304.53%

Galveston Veterans by Race

Galveston Veterans by Education

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11.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galveston Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Galveston Employment by Age

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Galveston Employment by Race

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Galveston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.59%

Born in Galveston

86.30%

Native Born

13.70%

Foreign Born

8.28%

Non Citizen

5.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.30% of Galveston residents were born in the United States, with 60.59% having been born in Texas. 8.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Galveston Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18504,1770.00%
18607,3073,1305.75%
187013,8186,5116.58%
188022,2488,4304.88%
189029,0846,8362.72%
190037,7898,7052.65%
191036,981-808-0.22%
192044,2557,2741.81%
193052,9388,6831.81%
194060,8627,9241.40%
195066,5685,7060.90%
196067,1756070.09%
197061,809-5,366-0.83%
198061,902930.02%
199059,070-2,832-0.47%
200057,247-1,823-0.31%
201047,743-9,504-1.80%
201148,3385951.25%
201248,9335951.23%
201349,5285951.22%
201450,1235951.20%
201550,7185951.19%
201651,3135951.17%
201751,9085951.16%
201852,5035951.15%
201953,0985951.13%
202053,6955971.12%
202154,2905951.11%
202254,8855951.10%

Galveston Population by Year