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Galveston, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,906 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Galveston:

$203,906
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $137,726 - $308,239

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $250,466
Here:

$250,466
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $233,815
Here:

$233,815
State:

$268,635

In 2-unit structures: $271,908
Here:

$271,908
State:

$309,107

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,389
Here:

$162,389
State:

$205,835

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,211
Here:

$310,211
State:

$312,503

Mobile homes: $92,036
Here:

$92,036
State:

$94,014

Galveston,TX index of house prices

Total population: 49,608 (All urban)

Houses: 32,346 (21,722 occupied: 9,562 owner occupied, 12,116 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

38%

Housing density: 701 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $363,161.

Median contract rent in 2019: $933 (lower quartile is $713, upper quartile is $1,118)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $967


Median gross rent in Galveston, TX in 2019: $1,055

Housing units in Galveston with a mortgage: 4,183 (80 second mortgage, 111 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,253

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $93,238

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $58,963

Median monthly housing costs: $1,036

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Galveston, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,547
  • Male householders: 10,755 (4,122 living alone), Female householders: 10,629 (4,061 living alone)
  • 7,461 spouses (7,305 opposite-sex spouses), 1,182 unmarried partners, (1,027 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,555 children (10,755 natural, 163 adopted, 634 stepchildren), 1,339 grandchildren, 710 brothers or sisters, 700 parents, 31 foster children, 939 other relatives, 2,578 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,680

Size of family households: 6,195 2-persons, 2,785 3-persons, 1,291 4-persons, 922 5-persons, 349 6-persons, 150 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,161 1-person, 1,754 2-persons, 110 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

4,308 married couples with children.
3,447 single-parent households (382 men, 3,065 women).

73.6% of residents of Galveston speak English at home.
21.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 7,872 (15.2%)
(37.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Galveston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Galveston, Texas
  • 79no bedroom
  • 3331 bedroom
  • 2,9492 bedrooms
  • 4,4453 bedrooms
  • 1,7084 bedrooms
  • 2335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • 433no bedroom
  • 3,9701 bedroom
  • 5,0282 bedrooms
  • 1,9193 bedrooms
  • 5664 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 346no vehicle
  • 3,3751 vehicle
  • 4,3022 vehicles
  • 1,0913 vehicles
  • 3774 vehicles
  • 705+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,218no vehicle
  • 6,3961 vehicle
  • 2,9352 vehicles
  • 4283 vehicles
  • 1524 vehicles
  • 575+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Galveston, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Galveston, Texas
  • 791 room
  • 1132 rooms
  • 3323 rooms
  • 1,1954 rooms
  • 2,3705 rooms
  • 2,4516 rooms
  • 1,3667 rooms
  • 1,0148 rooms
  • 8399+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • 4171 room
  • 8462 rooms
  • 3,2803 rooms
  • 2,8044 rooms
  • 2,1355 rooms
  • 1,4436 rooms
  • 4777 rooms
  • 2138 rooms
  • 2019+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Galveston, TX
  • Galveston, TX household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Galveston, TX in 2019
  • 2,253Less than $10,000
  • 2,208$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,244$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,666$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,919$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,110$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,030$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,162$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,901$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,005$125,000 to $149,999
  • 885$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,092$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Galveston, TX

  • Distribution of house value in Galveston, TX in 2019
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 128$40,000 to $49,999
  • 87$50,000 to $59,999
  • 98$60,000 to $69,999
  • 260$70,000 to $79,999
  • 342$80,000 to $89,999
  • 203$90,000 to $99,999
  • 707$100,000 to $124,999
  • 603$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,212$150,000 to $174,999
  • 891$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,120$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,103$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,322$300,000 to $399,999
  • 532$400,000 to $499,999
  • 468$500,000 to $749,999
  • 156$750,000 to $999,999
  • 94$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 9$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 39$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Galveston, TX

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Galveston, TX in 2019
  • 128Less than $100
  • 98$100 to $149
  • 245$150 to $199
  • 108$200 to $249
  • 177$250 to $299
  • 208$300 to $349
  • 69$350 to $399
  • 165$400 to $449
  • 106$450 to $499
  • 260$500 to $549
  • 307$550 to $599
  • 417$600 to $649
  • 517$650 to $699
  • 653$700 to $749
  • 731$750 to $799
  • 1,914$800 to $899
  • 1,486$900 to $999
  • 2,260$1,000 to $1,249
  • 914$1,250 to $1,499
  • 602$1,500 to $1,999
  • 71$2,000 to $2,499
  • 48$2,500 to $2,999
  • 42$3,000 to $3,499
  • 13$3,500 or more
  • 417No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,441 (6.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 670
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,151
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,544
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,274
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,164
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 777
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,035
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 201
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 347
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 842
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 820
  • 90 or more minutes: 451
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Galveston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,631 (77.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,498 (12.1%)
  • Bus: 477 (1.3%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 26 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 403 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 532 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 1,461 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,080 (2.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.6%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 34.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.1%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 7.0%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Galveston, Texas
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Galveston, Texas
  • 2,2812010 or later
  • 1,7492000 to 2009
  • 1,0901990 to 1999
  • 1,8681980 to 1989
  • 1,0331970 to 1979
  • 856Before 1970
Ancestries in Galveston, TX

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 1,410 (5.0%)
  • Irish: 1,376 (4.8%)
  • English: 1,001 (3.5%)
  • American: 826 (2.9%)
  • Italian: 698 (2.5%)
  • European: 655 (2.3%)
  • African: 394 (1.4%)
  • Scottish: 340 (1.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 251 (0.9%)
  • French: 217 (0.8%)
  • Polish: 216 (0.8%)
  • British: 129 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 118 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 118 (0.4%)
  • Russian: 95 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 83 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 79 (0.3%)
  • Czech: 78 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 77 (0.3%)
  • Romanian: 71 (0.2%)
  • Iranian: 70 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 65 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 63 (0.2%)
  • Jordanian: 53 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 49 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 42 (0.1%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 40 (0.1%)
  • Bulgarian: 39 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 38 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 37 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 36 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 35 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 28 (0.10%)
  • Welsh: 28 (0.10%)
  • Moroccan: 27 (0.09%)
  • Jamaican: 27 (0.09%)
  • Icelander: 26 (0.09%)
  • Cajun: 24 (0.08%)
  • Celtic: 24 (0.08%)
  • Macedonian: 22 (0.08%)
  • Hungarian: 21 (0.07%)
  • Lebanese: 19 (0.07%)
  • Palestinian: 19 (0.07%)
  • Egyptian: 18 (0.06%)
  • Danish: 16 (0.06%)
  • Turkish: 14 (0.05%)
  • Slovak: 10 (0.04%)
  • Brazilian: 8 (0.03%)
  • Portuguese: 7 (0.02%)
  • Cypriot: 7 (0.02%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 6 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 6 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 5 (0.02%)
  • Guyanese: 3 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 3 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 2 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Galveston:

38.7% (2,695)
Texas:

52.3% (2,516,737)

Honduras
Galveston:

8.9% (620)
Texas:

2.5% (119,739)

El Salvador
Galveston:

8.9% (618)
Texas:

4.4% (213,358)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Galveston:

4.1% (289)
Texas:

2.3% (108,765)

Philippines
Galveston:

2.7% (185)
Texas:

2.1% (102,041)

Guatemala
Galveston:

2.3% (158)
Texas:

1.6% (76,487)

Colombia
Galveston:

1.8% (123)
Texas:

1.0% (48,373)

Germany
Galveston:

1.7% (118)
Texas:

0.7% (35,795)

Japan
Galveston:

1.6% (114)
Texas:

0.3% (15,612)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,355
  • Other state: 11,594
  • Northeast: 1,823
  • Midwest: 3,164
  • South: 4,762
  • West: 1,850

76.1% of Galveston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76.1% lived in Texas.


Galveston:

76.1%
State average:

84.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 246
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 78
  • 5th and 6th grade: 517
  • 7th and 8th grade: 342
  • 9th grade: 448
  • 10th grade: 350
  • 11th grade: 546
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 200
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,046
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,266
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,934
  • Associate degree: 1,061
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,109
  • Master's degree: 913
  • Professional school degree: 558
  • Doctorate degree: 553
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 246
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 243
  • 5th and 6th grade: 269
  • 7th and 8th grade: 191
  • 9th grade: 303
  • 10th grade: 326
  • 11th grade: 266
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 233
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,583
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,444
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,024
  • Associate degree: 1,571
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,231
  • Master's degree: 1,396
  • Professional school degree: 231
  • Doctorate degree: 364
Educational Attainment for Females
Galveston marital status for males
Galveston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,267
  • One, attached: 755
  • Two: 1,391
  • 3 or 4: 1,376
  • 5 to 9: 1,696
  • 10 to 19: 2,978
  • 20 to 49: 2,678
  • 50 or more: 3,138
  • Mobile homes: 120
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $57,291

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 3.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 5.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Galveston
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Galveston, TX
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 42.1%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Galveston, TX
  • 76.5%Electricity
  • 21.9%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 533
Here:

14.1%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 85
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 173
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

14.3%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability