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Population in 2012: 36,898 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.1%
Males: 18,329  (49.7%)
Females: 18,569  (50.3%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77089, 77546, 77598.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $101,134 (it was $69,384 in 2000)
Friendswood:

$101,134
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $41,112

Friendswood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $218,696 (it was $123,900 in 2000)
Friendswood:

$218,696
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $244,672; Detached houses: $250,922; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,243; In 2-unit structures: $120,502; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,690; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,467; Mobile homes: $33,513

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,155.

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  • White alone - 27,040 (75.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4,908 (13.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1,831 (5.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,519 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 480 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 67 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Friendswood: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (11.6%), English (9.6%), United States (6.7%), French (3.8%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,755 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Friendswood:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Friendswood city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

3,003 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

This city:  8.4%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Friendswood, Texas as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Friendswood to the number of sex offenders is 1,845 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,111 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,631 (1.9%)

Friendswood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pasadena, TX (11.4 miles , pop. 141,674).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (20.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Webster, TX (2.2 miles ), League City, TX (2.6 miles ), Pearland, TX (2.6 miles ), Nassau Bay, TX (2.6 miles ), Hillcrest, TX (2.9 miles ), Brookside Village, TX (2.9 miles ), Alvin, TX (3.1 miles ), Dickinson, TX (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 148 buildings, average cost: $197,100
  • 1998: 288 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 1999: 235 buildings, average cost: $227,400
  • 2000: 412 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2001: 470 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2002: 406 buildings, average cost: $236,000
  • 2003: 244 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2004: 200 buildings, average cost: $295,900
  • 2006: 195 buildings, average cost: $311,500
  • 2007: 273 buildings, average cost: $296,300
  • 2008: 243 buildings, average cost: $279,200
  • 2009: 105 buildings, average cost: $296,400
  • 2010: 148 buildings, average cost: $302,500
  • 2011: 163 buildings, average cost: $324,500
  • 2012: 192 buildings, average cost: $351,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 29.51 N, Longitude: 95.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,239 (-23.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,104 (18.0%)

Area codes: 281, 832

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Crime rates in Friendswood by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0110000010000
per 100,000 0.03.43.30.00.00.00.00.02.90.00.00.00.0
Rapes 25812568235464
per 100,000 6.516.826.437.515.118.023.55.98.814.511.616.410.8
Robberies 961175557671034
per 100,000 29.420.236.321.915.115.014.720.517.620.329.08.210.8
Assaults 563225533331292926151137
per 100,000 183.0107.882.4165.7100.093.285.284.976.343.431.98.218.9
Burglaries 9887100120108103101112105111876866
per 100,000 320.2293.0329.7375.2327.2309.7296.8328.1308.2321.2252.0186.0178.5
Thefts 278337301362321308365335337316286253274
per 100,000 908.41134.8992.41131.7972.6926.21072.5981.3989.3914.4828.3692.1741.2
Auto thefts 23232831242225361820171013
per 100,000 75.277.592.396.972.766.273.5105.452.857.949.227.435.2
Arson 4674332235200
per 100,000 13.120.223.112.59.19.05.95.98.814.55.80.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 123.9128.7134.4159.9111.9109.0117.8105.7106.196.684.864.565.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Friendswood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 82 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Texas average:

1.95

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Friendswood, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,120 (+26.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Friendswood-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Friendswood city center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/12/1961, a category F4 tornado 28.5 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 200 people.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Galveston County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Friendswood topographic map

Birthplace of: Suzanna Hupp - Texas politician, Ronnie Price - NBA player (Sacramento Kings, born: Jun 21, 1983), Aaron Xia - College basketball player (The Citadel Bulldogs), Alex Trlica - Football player, Bryan Shelton - College basketball player (Houston Cougars), Chris Barksdale - College basketball player (LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds), Drew Washington - College basketball player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs), Robin Coleman - Film actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Friendswood:

  • USRC FRIENDSWOOD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 3324 FM 528)
  • APOSTLE HOME HEALTH CARE PLLC (Home Health Center, 105 E SPREADING OAKS)
  • CITY CROWN HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, 1560 WEST BAY BLVD SUITE 306)
  • EXCELLENCE HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 4907 PLEASANT PLAINS DR)
  • RESIDENTIAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, 3102 WEST BAY AREA BLVD 601)
  • LASKEY CARE FACILITY (Hospital, 16758 STARBOARD VIEW DR)
  • VALERO (Hospital, 1813 VALERO)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORP (Hospital, 211 E PARKWOOD SUITE 211)
  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CEN (Nursing Home, 1500 SUNSET DR)
  • FRIENDSWOOD ARMS CONVALESCENT (Nursing Home, 213 HERITAGE DRIVE)
  • FRIENDSWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 213 HERITAGE DR)

Political contributions by individuals in Friendswood, TX

Airports and heliports located in Friendswood:


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Amtrak stations near Friendswood:

  • 11 miles: SOUTH HOUSTON (1546 COLLEGE) - Bus Station
  • 18 miles: LAMARQUE (725 OAK) - Bus Station

Local government website: www.ci.friendswood.tx.us

College/University in Friendswood:

  • Texas School of Business-Friendswood Inc (Full-time enrollment: 388; Location: 3208 Fm 528; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tsb.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Friendswood:

  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 8 miles; Houston, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,228)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 12 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 9,689)
  • University of Houston (about 18 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 26,385)
  • Texas Southern University (about 18 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 19 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • Rice University (about 19 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,451)
  • Houston Community College (about 20 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 16,821)

Public high schools in Friendswood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Friendswood:

Private elementary/middle schools in Friendswood:

  • THE GALLOWAY SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 3200 W BAY AREA BLVD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • FRIENDSWOOD CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 150; Location: 304 W EDGEWOOD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF FRIENDSWOOD (Students: 148; Location: 1409 S FRIENDSWOOD DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FRIENDWOODS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 2051 W PARKWOOD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • LORD OF LIFE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 4425 FM 2351 RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Friendswood, School District: FRIENDSWOOD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Friendswood:

  • FRIENDSWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,002,820; Location: 416 S FRIENDSWOOD DR; 84,094 books; 58 e-books; 5,142 audio materials; 4,821 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Friendswood: Blackhawk Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Renwick Sports Complex (B), Friendswood Fire Marshal's Office (C), Friendswood Fire Department Station 2 (D), Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department (E), Friendswood Fire Department Station 3 (F), Friendswood Fire Department Chief (G), Friendswood Police Department (H), Fire Station Number 2 (I), Friendswood Police Station (J), Friendwood Chamber of Commerce (K), Frank J Brown Museum (L), Friendswood Fire Department Station 4 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Captains Corner Shopping Center (1), Stonesthrow Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Friendswood include: First Baptist Church of Fiendswood Prayer Chapel (A), First Baptist Church of Fiendswood Family Life (B), Friendswood United Methodist Church (C), Hope Lutheran Church (D), Friendswood Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Whitcomb Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Marys Creek (B), Cowart Creek (C), Chigger Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Friendswood include: Randolph Park (1), Renwick Park (2), Stevenson Park (3), Friendswood High School Softball Field (4), Henry Winston Stadium (5), Friendswood High School Baseball Field (6), Friendswood City Park (7), 1776 Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Friendswood Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 108 Skyview Terrace) (1), Civilian Astronauts Corps (Recreational Trips & Guides; PO Box 1562) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: C & M Corporate Connections Inc (4010 Lucian Lane) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Galveston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 SO2 NO2 PM10 Pb  CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.6. This is about average.
City:

35.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.04
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.14
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.3
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00566. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00566
U.S.:

0.06353
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.195. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.195
U.S.:

0.334

Drinking water stations with addresses in Friendswood and their reported violations in the past:

JELLYSTONE PARK CAMP RESORT (Population served: 288, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
LA CASITA RESTAURANT (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.5% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for other race residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Friendswood, TX

201 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Friendswood in 2000:

  • 232 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Friendswood compared to Texas state average:

Friendswood, Texas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Friendswood (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Friendswood Banking Center Branch, Fm 518 & Fm 528 Banking Center, Friendswood Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Compass Bank: Friendswood Branch at 113 North Friendswood Drive, branch established on 1988/09/30; Avenue Parkwood Branch at 301 East Parkwood Avenue, branch established on 1949/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • HomeTown Bank, National Association: Friendswood Downtown Branch at 601 South Friendswood Drive, branch established on 2010/12/29; Friendswood Branch at 3211 Fm 528, branch established on 1999/09/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $426.0 mil, Deposits: $384.5 mil, headquarters in Galveston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Moody Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Friendswood Branch at 200 West Parkwood Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/19; Friendswood Branch at 830 S. Friendswood Drive, branch established on 1998/11/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Friendswood Banking Center Branch at 306 East Parkwood, branch established on 1995/03/27. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • The Moody National Bank: Friendswood Banking Center at 408 West Parkwood, branch established on 1999/09/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $856.2 mil, Deposits: $712.3 mil, headquarters in Galveston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Moody Bancshares, Inc.
  • Patriot Bank: Friendswood Branch at 102 West Parkwood, branch established on 2006/01/26. Info updated 2007/01/16: Bank assets: $1,222.8 mil, Deposits: $988.4 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Patriot Bancshares, Inc.
  • International Bank of Commerce: In-Store Friendswood Branch at 3135 Fm 528, branch established on 2000/08/09. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $9,621.9 mil, Deposits: $6,548.8 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 197 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Texas Gulf Bank, National Association: Friendswood Branch at 1100 B South Friendswood Drive, branch established on 2010/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $416.4 mil, Deposits: $369.6 mil, headquarters in Freeport, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Texas Gulf Bancshares, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Friendswood travel time to work - commute


Friendswood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Friendswood city (based on Galveston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.01%
Here45.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents37.4%29.6%11.8%3.0%2.8%
Congregations6.9%21.8%11.9%5.0%4.5%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.8%1.6%7.7%
Congregations8.4%3.5%1.0%7.4%29.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
Galveston County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 126
Galveston County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
This county:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Galveston County:

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Galveston County:

28.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$73,565$49,0431$591
Other Government Administration 20$85,828$51,4971$777
Judicial and Legal 6$18,130$36,2604$8,373
Police Protection - Officers 50$237,004$56,8818$7,244
Police - Other 13$44,324$40,9143$3,815
Firefighters 3$16,625$66,5003$2,039
Fire - Other 1$2,652$31,8240$0
Streets and Highways 12$45,467$45,4670$0
Welfare 2$5,971$35,8260$0
Health 3$10,207$40,8280$0
Sewerage 13$36,635$33,8170$0
Parks and Recreation 10$29,331$35,1976$1,118
Water Supply 14$42,095$36,0810$0
Local Libraries 10$34,093$40,9127$6,348
Totals for Government 175$681,927$46,76133$30,305

Friendswood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,931,000 ($106.54)
    Sewerage: $1,212,000 ($32.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $474,000 ($12.85)
    Regular Highways: $141,000 ($3.82)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,765,000 ($102.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,441,000 ($39.05)
    Central Staff Services: $1,419,000 ($38.46)
    Sewerage: $1,317,000 ($35.69)
    Fire Protection: $1,207,000 ($32.71)
    Financial Administration: $1,101,000 ($29.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,029,000 ($27.89)
    Regular Highways: $709,000 ($19.22)
    Libraries: $592,000 ($16.04)
    General Public Buildings: $396,000 ($10.73)
    General - Other: $358,000 ($9.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $319,000 ($8.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $186,000 ($5.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $188,000 ($5.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $283,000 ($7.67)
    Police Protection: $150,000 ($4.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $98,000 ($2.66)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($0.33)
    General Public Building: $8,000 ($0.22)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.14)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $5,000 ($0.14)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,222,000 ($168.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $722,000 ($19.57)

Friendswood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,388,000 ($64.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $124,000 ($3.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($0.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $52,000 ($1.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,799,000 ($48.76)
    Interest Earnings: $973,000 ($26.37)
    Property Sale Other: $49,000 ($1.33)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,381,000 ($91.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $446,000 ($12.09)
    General Support: $77,000 ($2.09)
  • Tax - Property: $8,046,000 ($218.06)
    Total General Sales: $2,413,000 ($65.40)
    NEC: $1,038,000 ($28.13)
    Public Utilities: $989,000 ($26.80)

Friendswood government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $15,360,000 ($416.28)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,129,000 ($84.80)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,117,000 ($165.78)
    Other NEC: $102,000 ($2.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,919,000 ($79.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $20,563,000 ($557.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $914,000 ($24.77)
    Other, NEC: $312,000 ($8.46)

Friendswood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,283,000 ($224.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,720,000 ($290.53)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $378,000 ($10.24)

8.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Galveston County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harris County, TX  3.66% ($51,807 average AGI)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.57% ($45,088)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.19% ($23,108)


7.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.85%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($435 average AGI)
Galveston County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harris County, TX  3.05% ($42,474 average AGI)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.62% ($49,049)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.18% ($58,198)

Strongest AM radio stations in Friendswood:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEK (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ALVIN, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLVL (1480 AM; 3 kW; PASADENA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHCB (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCOH (1430 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KCOH, INC.)
  • KWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: SALT OF THE EARTH BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Friendswood:

  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPTY (104.9 FM; MISSOURI CITY, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KACC (89.7 FM; ALVIN, TX; Owner: ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KLTN (102.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HBC HOUSTON LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KJIC (90.5 FM; SANTA FE, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Friendswood:

  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Friendswood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Friendswood)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Friendswood, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 301 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Friendswood)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Friendswood)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 160 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED165$170,990306$208,485682$198,28859$66,28931$97,766
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$135,09824$137,77554$194,5926$44,4905$91,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$193,40741$229,692206$208,69955$41,1028$102,725
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$172,22733$202,759163$196,6026$31,8829$103,944
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$213,3057$239,86943$203,7274$49,1452$88,895
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3501.00 , 3506.00, 3507.00, 3508.00, 7201.00, 7202.00, 7203.00, 7204.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$227,24520$229,2740$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$293,2544$241,1680$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$264,2933$234,6570$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$299,3233$247,2371$144,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$348,0530$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3501.00 , 3506.00, 3507.00, 3508.00, 7201.00, 7202.00, 7203.00, 7204.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 89
  • Hazardous Condition: 84
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Friendswood


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Friendswood, TX

Most common first names in Friendswood, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9275.2 years
Mary9279.4 years
James7172.6 years
William6974.3 years
Robert5972.9 years
Charles4769.3 years
Margaret4680.2 years
George4272.9 years
Dorothy3980.0 years
Betty3073.7 years
Most common last names in Friendswood, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3674.9 years
Williams2478.5 years
Brown2375.9 years
Jones1870.3 years
Johnson1671.9 years
Martin1572.1 years
Clark1569.3 years
Moore1572.6 years
Wilson1569.2 years
Miller1479.8 years
Businesses in Friendswood, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jack In The Box1
ALDO2Jones New York2
AT&T2Journeys1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC1
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1Kroger2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Apple Store1Macy's1
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse1
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity3
Banana Republic1Nike14
Bath & Body Works1Olive Garden1
Bebe1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Brookstone1Payless2
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Catherines1Popeyes1
Charlotte Russe1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Chico's1Rooms To Go2
Cinnabon 1SONIC Drive-In3
Coldwater Creek1Sam's Club1
Dairy Queen1Sears2
Dennys1Sephora1
Discount Tire1Soma Intimates1
Domino's Pizza1Spencer Gifts1
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel1
Express1Starbucks4
FedEx4Subway4
Finish Line1T-Mobile3
Foot Locker1Taco Bell2
Forever 211Talbots1
GNC2Toys"R"Us2
GameStop2UPS4
Gap1Vans3
Goodwill1Verizon Wireless2
Gymboree1Victoria's Secret1
H&R Block1Walgreens2
Hollister Co.1Walmart1
Hot Topic1Wendy's3
JCPenney1
Browse common businesses in Friendswood, TX

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