Galveston, TX

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2020 Population
50,307
0.131% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.9
2.57% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
20.8%
7.94% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,280
3.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$196,400
7.44% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,050
0.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Galveston, TX had a population of 50.3k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $51,280. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Galveston, TX grew from 50,241 to 50,307, a 0.131% increase and its median household income grew from $49,319 to $51,280, a 3.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Galveston, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.4%), White (Hispanic) (23.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.62%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%).

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.

91.7% 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 (1,150 degrees awarded in 2020) and Galveston College (224961) (598 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Galveston, TX was $196,400, and the homeownership rate was 45%.

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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Galveston, TX is home to a population of 50.3k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 14.2% of Galveston, TX residents were born outside of the country (7.11k people).

In 2020, there were 2.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Galveston, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k White (Hispanic) and 7.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.7%
2020 Citizenship
91.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.7% of Galveston, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Galveston, TX was 91.1%, 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)
    24.9k ± 1.15k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 861
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.99k ± 887
30.1%
Hispanic Population
15.2k people

In 2020, there were 2.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Galveston, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k White (Hispanic) and 7.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.1% of the people in Galveston, TX are hispanic (15.2k people).

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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

14.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7.11k people
13.7%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
6.8k people

As of 2018, 14.2% of Galveston, TX residents (7.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Galveston, TX was 13.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,328 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    785 ± 205
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    473 ± 127

Galveston, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Galveston, TX employs 23.1k people. The largest industries in Galveston, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,818 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,737 people), and Educational Services (2,569 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,782), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,654), and Wholesale Trade ($63,646).

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

23.1k
2020 Value
± 1,059
0.69%
1 Year growth
± 6.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Galveston, TX grew at a rate of 0.69%, from 22.9k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Galveston, TX, are Management Occupations (2,371 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,363 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,238 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

23.1k
2020 Value
± 1,059
0.69%
1 Year growth
± 6.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Galveston, TX grew at a rate of 0.69%, from 22.9k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Galveston, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,818 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,737 people), and Educational Services (2,569 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

$40,705
Median earning men ± $2,104
$29,503
Median earning women ± $2,451

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,974), Manufacturing ($64,000), and Wholesale Trade ($62,604).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($75,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,288), and Public Administration ($41,217).

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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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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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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, TX awarded 1,748 degrees. The student population of Galveston, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,785 male students and 3,733 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Galveston, TX are White (734 and 42.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (467 and 27%), Asian (237 and 13.7%), and Black or African American (189 and 10.9%).

The largest universities in Galveston, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1,150 and 65.8%) and Galveston College (224961) (598 and 34.2%).

The most popular majors in Galveston, TX are Registered Nursing (422 and 24.1%), Medicine (215 and 12.3%), and Family Practice Nurse (170 and 9.73%).

The median tuition cost in Galveston, 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 5,518 students enrolled in Galveston, TX, 32.3% men and 67.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,230 records, of which 68.2% were women and 31.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 41 degree-majors awarded
  2. 23 degree-majors awarded
  3. 363 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Galveston, TX was Clinical Laboratory Technologist with 41 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. 1,150 degrees awarded
  2. 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, 506 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Galveston, TX, which is 0.407 times less than the 1,242 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 734 degrees mean that there were 1.57 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 467 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, 4-year or above ($1,900) 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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Race

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, TX was $196,400 in 2020, which is 0.855 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $182,800 to $196,400, a 7.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Galveston, TX is 45%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

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 $51,280. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Galveston, TX was Census Tract 7257 with a value of $99,536, followed by Census Tract 7260 and Census Tract 7255, with respective values of $85,739 and $84,219.

Property

$196,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,377
$9,767
Median Property Taxes
±$638

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

45%
Homeownership
2020
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 45% of the housing units in Galveston, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.9%.

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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 7255

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Galveston, TX was Census Tract 7257 with a value of $99,536, followed by Census Tract 7260 and Census Tract 7255, with respective values of $85,739 and $84,219.

The following map shows all of the places in Galveston, 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.
$51,280
Median Household Income
± $2,373
20.9k
Number of Households
± 798

In 2020, the median household income of the 20.9k households in Galveston, TX grew to $51,280 from the previous year's value of $49,319.

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.
0.478
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 (72.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.98%)

In 2020, 72.1% of workers in Galveston, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (6.98%).

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 (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.83% 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

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Galveston, TX (9.6k out of 46.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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80.7% of the population of Galveston, TX has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.22% 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.

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

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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 18.3% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

19.3%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
2.22%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Galveston, TX grew by 2.99% from 18.7% to 19.3%.

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

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