Galveston County, Texas Population 2021

Galveston County, Texas's estimated population is 350,701 with a growth rate of 1.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Galveston County, Texas is the 18th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 292,484 and has seen a growth of 19.90% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021350,7014,2811.24%
2020346,4204,2811.25%
2019342,1394,2811.27%
2018337,8583,2250.96%
2017334,6335,8131.77%
2016328,8207,8462.44%
2015320,9747,6072.43%
2014313,3676,7782.21%
2013306,5895,5401.84%
2012301,0495,4441.84%
2011295,6053,1211.07%
2010292,48475,08534.54%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.24%
County Website
State
Founded
1838
County Seat
2010 Population
292,484
Growth Since 2010
19.90%
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Galveston County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White262,33678.81%
Black or African American41,80912.56%
Asian10,9463.29%
Two or More Races9,5682.87%
Some Other Race6,7972.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3060.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1230.04%
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Galveston County, Texas Population by Race

Galveston County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Galveston County, Texas Median Age

37.7


Total

36.3


Male

38.9


Female

Galveston County, Texas Adults

There are 251,621 adults, (46,434 of whom are seniors) in Galveston County, Texas.

Galveston County, Texas Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Galveston County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

169,008

50.77%

Male

163,877

49.23%

Galveston County, Texas Population by Age

Galveston County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galveston County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All67.5%32.5%
Female53.2%46.8%
Non Family52.4%47.6%
Male50.7%49.3%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galveston County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All121,4382.6967.5
Married63,3963.2881.3
Non Family36,4521.2652.4
Female16,3243.3853.2
Male5,2663.3350.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Galveston County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,4924.25%
9th to 12th Grade15,0296.73%
High School Graduate55,54224.89%
Some College52,59023.57%
Associates Degree21,0779.44%
Bachelors Degree45,66520.46%
Graduate Degree23,77210.65%
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Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White137,755130,34250,027
Hispanic46,85434,7288,080
Black27,26623,5785,818
Asian7,5796,5944,248
2+ Races4,4544,0231,487
Other Race4,1902,806530
Native American1,034767233
Islander80809

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 56.05%.

Galveston County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,793$60,630$37,964
Less Than 9th Grade$24,332$29,071$16,736
High School Graduate$32,538$45,727$23,636
Some College$43,770$61,392$31,662
Bachelors Degree$64,415$83,850$54,164
Graduate Degree$74,436$93,459$64,352

$48,793

Average Earnings

$60,630

Average Male

$37,964

Average Female

Galveston County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galveston County, Texas Language by Age

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Galveston County, Texas Language

79.94% of Galveston County, Texas residents speak only English, while 20.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.85% of the population.

Galveston County, Texas Language

Galveston County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White187,62915,5008.26%
Hispanic80,56015,28618.97%
Black40,2147,97019.82%
Other6,6891,06215.88%
Multiple9,4291,06111.25%
Asian10,8141,0439.64%
Native1,26527621.82%
Islander1231310.57%

12.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.49%

Male Poverty Rate

13.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galveston County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is Native, with 21.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galveston County, Texas is White, with 8.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.22%.

Galveston County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.25%
High School13.30%
Some College8.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.24%

Galveston County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.18%
Male Unemployed18.88%
Female Employed7.92%
Male Employed5.04%

Galveston County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galveston County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,330$98,758
Families$89,270$114,070
Married Families$108,925$131,536
Non Families$42,239$58,266
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Income by Household Type

Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Galveston County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Galveston County, Texas Marital Status

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21,542

Number of Veterans

19,578

Male Veterans

1,964

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,473
First Gulf War5,280
Second Gulf War4,761
Korea1,510
World War II575

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,890
65 to 745,444
55 to 644,223
75+4,105
18 to 341,880

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,2679.14%
Hispanic2,7854.99%
Black2,5938.32%
2+ Races3396.31%
Other Race2404.94%
Asian520.61%
Native American514.55%

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Race

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galveston County, Texas Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Galveston County, Texas Employment by Age

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Galveston County, Texas Employment by Race

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Galveston County, Texas 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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63.77%

Born in Galveston County, Texas

90.15%

Native Born

9.85%

Foreign Born

5.76%

Non Citizen

4.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.15% of Galveston County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 63.77% having been born in Texas. 5.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Galveston County, Texas Place of Birth

  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

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