Galveston, TX

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2022 Population
53,265
0.326% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
1.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.2%
3.35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,453
8.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$258,300
19.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,827
0.869% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Galveston, TX had a population of 53.3k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $57,453. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Galveston, TX grew from 53,092 to 53,265, a 0.326% increase and its median household income grew from $52,899 to $57,453, a 8.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Galveston, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.6%), White (Hispanic) (14.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%).

None of the households in Galveston, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.7% of the residents in Galveston, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Galveston, TX are The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1,154 degrees awarded in 2022) and Galveston College (677 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Galveston, TX was $258,300, and the homeownership rate was 46.3%.

Most people in Galveston, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Galveston, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Galveston, TX is home to a population of 53.3k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 13% of Galveston, TX residents were born outside of the country (6.94k people).

In 2022, there were 3.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.6k people) in Galveston, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.95k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.7%
2022 Citizenship
92.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.7% of Galveston, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Galveston, TX was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Galveston, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.6k ± 1.29k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.28k ± 854
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.95k ± 1.02k
29.7%
Hispanic Population
15.8k people

In 2022, there were 3.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.6k people) in Galveston, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.95k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.7% of the people in Galveston, TX are hispanic (15.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.94k people
13.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.09k people

As of 2022, 13% of Galveston, TX residents (6.94k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Galveston, TX was 13.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,300 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    890 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    406 ± 148

Galveston, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Galveston, TX employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Galveston, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,779 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,570 people), and Educational Services (2,940 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,284), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,750), and Wholesale Trade ($75,577).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24.8k
2022 Value
± 1,211
0.869%
1 Year growth
± 6.64%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Galveston, TX grew at a rate of 0.869%, from 24.6k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Galveston, TX, are Management Occupations (2,816 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,468 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Galveston, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.8k
2022 Value
± 1,211
0.869%
1 Year growth
± 6.64%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Galveston, TX grew at a rate of 0.869%, from 24.6k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Galveston, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,779 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,570 people), and Educational Services (2,940 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Galveston, TX, though some of these residents may live in Galveston, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,507
Median earning men ± $4,614
$35,198
Median earning women ± $2,468

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,797), Public Administration ($76,316), and Wholesale Trade ($75,288).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,563), Wholesale Trade ($80,536), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,841).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Galveston, TX awarded 1,831 degrees. The student population of Galveston, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,672 male students and 3,715 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Galveston, TX are White (753 and 41.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (527 and 29.2%), Asian (243 and 13.5%), and Black or African American (181 and 10%).

The largest universities in Galveston, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1,154 and 63%) and Galveston College (677 and 37%).

The most popular majors in Galveston, TX are Registered Nursing (416 and 22.7%), Medicine (219 and 12%), and General Studies (204 and 11.1%).

The median tuition cost in Galveston, TX for a public four year colleges is $4,857 for in-state students and $12,837 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,387 students enrolled in Galveston, TX, 31% men and 69% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,989 records, of which 71.5% were women and 28.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 32 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 378 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Galveston, TX was Clinical Laboratory Technologist with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Galveston, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,154 degrees awarded
  2. 677 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with 1,154 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 584 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Galveston, TX, which is 0.468 times less than the 1,247 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 753 degrees mean that there were 1.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 527 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,857) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,133) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Galveston, TX was $258,300 in 2022, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $215,800 to $258,300, a 19.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Galveston, TX is 46.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Galveston, TX have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Galveston, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Galveston, TX is $57,453. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Galveston, TX was Census Tract 7257 with a value of $110,819, followed by Census Tract 7260 and Census Tract 7248, with respective values of $101,442 and $84,545.

Property

$258,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,426
$11,004
Median Property Taxes
±$787

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Galveston, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Galveston, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

46.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 46.3% of the housing units in Galveston, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7257
  2. Census Tract 7260
  3. Census Tract 7248

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Galveston, TX was Census Tract 7257 with a value of $110,819, followed by Census Tract 7260 and Census Tract 7248, with respective values of $101,442 and $84,545.

The following map shows all of the places in Galveston, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,453
Median Household Income
± $4,583
23.7k
Number of Households
± 1,142

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.7k households in Galveston, TX grew to $57,453 from the previous year's value of $52,899.

The following chart displays the households in Galveston, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Galveston, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Carpooled (9.52%)

In 2022, 69.5% of workers in Galveston, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who carpooled to work (9.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Galveston, TX have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Galveston, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Galveston, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Galveston, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Galveston, TX (9.56k out of 49.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Galveston, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

81.7% of the population of Galveston, TX has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Galveston County, TX see 1311 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.682% decrease from the previous year (1320 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2079 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 790 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,311 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Galveston County, TX

Primary care physicians in Galveston County, TX see an average of 1,311 patients per year. This represents a 0.682% decrease from the previous year (1,320 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Galveston County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.9% under 18 years, 26.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.3%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Galveston, TX declined by 1.99% from 18.7% to 18.3%.

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