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Galveston County, TX&

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Population
329,431
2.24% growth
Median Age
37.1
Median Household Income
$64,939
6.14% decline
Poverty Rate
13%
Number of Employees
153,685
2.02% growth
Median Property Value
$184,600
5.67% growth

Economy

The economy of Galveston County, TX employs 153,685 people. The economy of Galveston County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.87; 1.36; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Galveston County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (21,735), Manufacturing (17,146), and Educational Services (16,398), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($185,046), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($83,932), and Utilities ($65,074).

Median household income in Galveston County, TX is $64,939. Males in Galveston County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Galveston County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Galveston County, TX. In Galveston County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,699. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Galveston County, TX is home to a population of 329,431 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Galveston County, TX is composed of 190,259 White residents (57.8%), 79,386 Hispanic residents (24.1%), 42,327 Black residents (12.8%), 11,334 Asian residents (3.44%), and 4,349 Two+ residents (1.32%). The most common foreign languages in Galveston County, TX are Spanish (44,934 speakers), Vietnamese (2,035 speakers), and French (1,225 speakers), but compared to other places, Galveston County, TX has a relative high number of Urdu (811 speakers), Vietnamese (2,035 speakers), and Spanish (44,934 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Galveston County, TX awarded 2,196 degrees. The student population of Galveston County, TX is skewed towards females, with 721 male students and 1,475 female students. Most students in Galveston County, TX are White (1,121 and 51%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (427 and 19.4%), Black or African American (306 and 13.9%), and Asian (216 and 9.8%). The largest universities in Galveston County, TX by number of graduates are The University of Texas Medical Branch (1,195 and 54.4%), College of the Mainland (564 and 25.7%), and Galveston College (437 and 19.9%). The most popular majors in Galveston County, TX are General Studies (260 and 11.8%), Registered Nursing (83 and 3.78%), and Chemical Technology (78 and 3.55%). The median tuition costs in Galveston County, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,948 and $18,770 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Galveston County, TX is $184,600, which is 0.9 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $174,700 to $184,600, a 5.67% increase. The homeownership rate of Galveston County, TX is 63.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Galveston County, TX have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Galveston County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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