Galveston County

Galveston County, Texas

722 Moody St
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 766-2200
Fax: (409) 770-5133

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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    Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable discussion with Galveston County community leaders and officials, including County Judge Mark Henry who hosted the event.
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    College of the Mainland was invited to be part of the project based on nearly four decades of award-winning services for adult students, improving their lives through ESL classes, GED preparation or workforce training in Galveston County.
    of Galveston, TX, has announced that it has repurposed one of the buildings at its former Galveston location for use by the Lighthouse Charity Team and Galveston County Food Bank.
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