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Galveston city, Texas; Galveston County, Texas

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Galveston city, Texas
Galveston County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 50,457 337,890
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 50,457 337,890
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 47,743 291,307
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.7% 16.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 47,743 291,309
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.5%
24.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.8%
14.4%
Female persons, percent
49.6%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.6%
80.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.8%
13.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.2%
3.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
28.7%
25.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.9%
57.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 3,351 20,662
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 13.7% 9.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 148,274
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 42.6% 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $163,300 $171,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,563 $1,705
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $559 $539
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $884 $971
Building permits, 2018 X 2,201
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 20,664 117,455
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.22 2.68
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 74.2% 83.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 25.9% 20.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.6% 88.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.4% 80.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 83.4% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 28.8% 29.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.5% 9.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
24.7%
15.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.3% 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.5% 57.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 391,198 763,272
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 644,891 1,211,222
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 41,294,889
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,933,768
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 615,423 3,522,997
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,885 $11,724
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 20.6 28.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $42,486 $65,702
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,227 $33,870
Persons in poverty, percent
22.6%
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X 5,761
Total employment, 2016 X 85,769
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X 3,397,443
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X 3.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 25,591
All firms, 2012 4,354 24,613
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,171 12,369
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,554 9,326
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,620 7,874
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,443 15,972
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 401 2,336
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,646 21,229
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,158.2 769.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 41.22 378.36
FIPS Code 4828068 48167
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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