Galveston County

Galveston County, Texas

722 Moody St
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 766-2200
Fax: (409) 770-5133
www.co.galveston.tx.us

On the central-eastern coast of TX, south of Houston; organized May 15, 1838 (prior to statehood) from Brazoria County. Name Origin: For Bernardo de Galvez (1746-86), Spanish colonial leader active in the Spanish possessions along the Gulf of Mexico. Form of the name is anglicized

Area (sq mi):: 872.93 (land 398.47; water 474.46) Population per square mile: 696.60
Population 2005: 277,563 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 11.00%; 1990-2000 15.10% Population 2000: 250,158 (White 63.10%; Black or African American 15.40%; Hispanic or Latino 18.00%; Asian 2.10%; Other 9.80%). Foreign born: 8.30%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $21,568; median household $42,419; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,450-$30,762
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • League City (57,981)
  • Galveston County seat (57,355)
  • Texas City (43,535)
  • Friendswood (32,717)
  • Dickinson (17,749)
  • La Marque (13,733)
  • Santa Fe (10,371)

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