Galveston, TX Population

Population: 57,247. Estimated population in July 2020: 57,466 (+0.4% change)
Males: 27,649 (48.3%), Females: 29,598 (51.7%)

Galveston County

Zip codes: 77550, 77551, 77553, 77554.

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $28,895
Median house value: $73,800

Races in Galveston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (44.2%)
  • Hispanic (25.8%)
  • Black (25.5%)
  • Other race (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (8.5%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.5%), United States (4.1%), Italian (3.6%), French (2.5%).

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 46.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Galveston

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galveston city

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

12.8% Foreign born (8.6% Latin America, 2.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,615 (-4.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Galveston:

  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL (301 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Galveston:

  • MAINLAND MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; TEXAS CITY, TX)
  • DEVEREUX TEXAS TREATMENT NETWORK (about 24 miles; LEAGUE CITY, TX)
  • CHRISTUS ST JOHN HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; NASSAU BAY, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Galveston:

  • ELLINGTON FIELD (about 32 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: EFD)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 39 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 45 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; Abbreviation: LBX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Galveston:

  • SCHOLES INTL AT GALVESTON (about 3 miles; GALVESTON, TX; Abbreviation: GLS)
  • BAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY (about 24 miles; LEAGUE CITY, TX; Abbreviation: T95)
  • LA PORTE MUNI (about 31 miles; LA PORTE, TX; Abbreviation: T41)
Amtrak station:
GALVESTON (BEACH CENTRAL STA., 21ST AT SEAWALL) – Bus Station

 

Colleges/Universities in Galveston:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH-GALVESTON (Full-time enrollment: 1,724; Location: 301 UNIVERSITY BLVD; Public; Website: www.utmb.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-GALVESTON (Full-time enrollment: 1,296; Location: 200 SEAWOLF PARKWAY; Public; Website: www.tamug.tamu.edu)
  • GALVESTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,207; Location: 4015 AVE Q; Public; Website: www.gc.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galveston:

  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 27 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,735)
  • ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ALVIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,094)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,099)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 34 miles; PASADENA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,102)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 35 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,513)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 45 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,819)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 49 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,479)

Schools

Public high school in Galveston:

  • BALL H S (Students: 2,535; Location: 4115 AVE O; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Galveston:

  • OCONNELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 1320 TREMONT; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Galveston:

  • WEIS MIDDLE (Students: 771; Location: 7100 STEWART RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE (Students: 706; Location: 3014 AVE I; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OPPE EL (Students: 660; Location: 2915 81ST ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PARKER EL (Students: 646; Location: 6802 JONES DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHARLES B SCOTT EL (Students: 621; Location: 4116 AVE N 1/2; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BURNET EL (Students: 617; Location: 5501 AVE S; Grades: PK – 05)
  • AUSTIN MIDDLE (Students: 528; Location: 1514 AVE N; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MORGAN ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 1410 37TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SAN JACINTO EL (Students: 464; Location: 1110 MOODY AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ALAMO EL (Students: 452; Location: 5200 AVE N; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Galveston:

  • GALVESTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (Students: 345; Location: 2601 URSULINE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 720 TREMONT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EAST END PRESCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 1903 CHURCH ST; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Galveston:

  • ROSENBERG LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,354,868; Location: 2310 SEALY AVE; 210,045 books; 4,062 audio materials; 2,884 video materials; 318 serial subscriptions)