Galveston County, TX

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2020 Population
337,600
1.42% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.7
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
10.9%
11.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$74,633
1.78% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$212,600
6.73% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
159,363
1.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Galveston County, TX had a population of 338k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $74,633. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Galveston County, TX grew from 332,885 to 337,600, a 1.42% increase and its median household income grew from $73,330 to $74,633, a 1.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Galveston County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.7%), White (Hispanic) (20.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.25%).

None of the households in Galveston County, 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.

94.7% of the residents in Galveston County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Galveston County, TX are The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1,150 degrees awarded in 2020), College of the Mainland (782 degrees), and Galveston College (224961) (598 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Galveston County, TX was $212,600, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Galveston County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Galveston County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Galveston County, TX borders Brazoria County, TX, Chambers County, TX, and Harris County, TX.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Galveston County, TX is home to a population of 338k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.63% of Galveston County, TX residents were born outside of the country (32.5k people).

In 2018, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (189k people) in Galveston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67k White (Hispanic) and 40.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2020 Citizenship
94.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.7% of Galveston County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Galveston County, TX was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Galveston County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    189k ± 161
  2. White (Hispanic)
    67k ± 1.89k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    40.4k ± 816
24.3%
Hispanic Population
79.4k people

In 2018, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (189k people) in Galveston County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67k White (Hispanic) and 40.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.3% of the people in Galveston County, TX are hispanic (79.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Galveston County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.63%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
32.5k people
9.85%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
32.8k people

As of 2020, 9.63% of Galveston County, TX residents (32.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Galveston County, TX was 9.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,652 ± 523
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,008 ± 704
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,632 ± 619

Galveston County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Galveston County, TX employs 159k people. The largest industries in Galveston County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,665 people), Educational Services (16,608 people), and Manufacturing (16,116 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,495), Manufacturing ($88,783), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($86,938).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

159k
2020 Value
± 3,668
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 3.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Galveston County, TX grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 157k employees to 159k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Galveston County, TX, are Management Occupations (18,316 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,635 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,063 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Galveston County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

159k
2020 Value
± 3,668
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 3.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Galveston County, TX grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 157k employees to 159k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Galveston County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,665 people), Educational Services (16,608 people), and Manufacturing (16,116 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Galveston County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Galveston County, 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

$59,276
Median earning men ± $3,013
$36,894
Median earning women ± $1,623

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($91,629), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,922), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,246).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($89,193), Manufacturing ($70,457), and Wholesale Trade ($52,644).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,428
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,533
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,123
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.15M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.21M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $894k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Galveston County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 60.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

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 36 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 36 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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In 2020, universities in Galveston County, TX awarded 2,545 degrees. The student population of Galveston County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,437 male students and 6,430 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Galveston County, TX are White (1,080 and 42.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (714 and 28.3%), Black or African American (341 and 13.5%), and Asian (259 and 10.3%).

The largest universities in Galveston County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1,150 and 45.2%), College of the Mainland (782 and 30.7%), and Galveston College (224961) (598 and 23.5%).

The most popular majors in Galveston County, TX are Registered Nursing (505 and 19.8%), General Studies (389 and 15.3%), and Medicine (215 and 8.45%).

The median tuition cost in Galveston County, TX for a public four year colleges is $4,550 for in-state students and $12,485 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 9,867 students enrolled in Galveston County, TX, 34.8% men and 65.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,086 records, of which 64.5% were women and 35.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degree-majors awarded
  2. 122 degree-majors awarded
  3. 389 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Galveston County, TX was Registered Nursing with 142 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,150 degrees awarded
  2. 782 degrees awarded
  3. 598 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with 1,150 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 844 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Galveston County, TX, which is 0.496 times less than the 1,701 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,080 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 714 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,456) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Galveston County, TX was $212,600 in 2020, which is 0.925 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $199,200 to $212,600, a 6.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Galveston County, TX is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Galveston County, TX have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Galveston County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Galveston County, TX is $74,633. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Galveston County, TX was Census Tract 7204 with a value of $178,287, followed by Census Tract 7202 and Census Tract 7205.01, with respective values of $115,880 and $112,500.

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Galveston County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.42%.

Property

$212,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,104
$84,565
Median Property Taxes
±$2,274

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 County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2020
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.5% of the housing units in Galveston County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Galveston County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7204
  2. Census Tract 7202
  3. Census Tract 7205.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Galveston County, TX was Census Tract 7204 with a value of $178,287, followed by Census Tract 7202 and Census Tract 7205.01, with respective values of $115,880 and $112,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$74,633
Median Household Income
± $1,798
125k
Number of Households
± 3,008

In 2020, the median household income of the 125k households in Galveston County, TX grew to $74,633 from the previous year's value of $73,330.

The following chart displays the households in Galveston County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Galveston County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.64%)

In 2020, 81.7% of workers in Galveston County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.86%) and those who worked at home (6.64%).

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

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Galveston County, TX have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in Galveston County, 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 County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Galveston County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Galveston County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.42%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Galveston County, TX (36.2k out of 331k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Galveston County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 16.1% of the children was living in poverty in Galveston County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 289 in Galveston County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 58.8 per 100,000 population.

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87% of the population of Galveston County, TX has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Galveston County, TX see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.44% decrease from the previous year (1367 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2099 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 873 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,320 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Galveston County, TX

Primary care physicians in Galveston County, TX see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 3.44% decrease from the previous year (1,367 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
52.2%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Galveston County, TX declined by 6.37% from 13.9% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Galveston County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.4 in Galveston County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.7% in Galveston County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.4% in Galveston County, TX.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Galveston County, TX.

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