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Galveston, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Galveston,TX index of house prices

Total population: 49,608 (All urban)

Houses: 32,974 (21,453 occupied: 8,856 owner occupied, 13,097 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

39%

Housing density: 714 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $365,384.

Median contract rent in 2016: $452 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $585)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,061


Median gross rent in Galveston, TX in 2016: $531

Housing units in Galveston with a mortgage: 3,917 (113 second mortgage, 117 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,947

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $87,420

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,948

Median monthly housing costs: $885


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Galveston, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $176,923 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Galveston:

$176,923
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,855 - $284,868

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $215,662
Here:

$215,662
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $293,492
Here:

$293,492
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $692,408
Here:

$692,408
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,985
Here:

$98,985
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $472,385
Here:

$472,385
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $61,648
Here:

$61,648
State:

$80,655
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,792
  • In family households: 35,018 (4,854 male householders, 6,592 female householders)
    7,096 spouses, 12,087 children (11,173 natural, 133 adopted, 729 stepchildren), 1,575 grandchildren, 629 brothers or sisters, 383 parents, 1,143 other relatives, 702 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,142 (5,078 male householders (4,046 living alone)), 4,763 female householders (4,331 living alone)), 2,227 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,948

Size of family households: 5,811 2-persons, 2,334 3-persons, 1,852 4-persons, 883 5-persons, 249 6-persons, 181 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,383 1-person, 1,113 2-persons, 193 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

3,590 married couples with children.
4,444 single-parent households (819 men, 3,625 women).

73.0% of residents of Galveston speak English at home.
20.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,512 (14.5%)
(26.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Galveston, Texas:

  • 24no bedroom
  • 4751 bedroom
  • 2,2582 bedrooms
  • 3,7703 bedrooms
  • 1,6754 bedrooms
  • 2245+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas:

  • 597no bedroom
  • 5,3891 bedroom
  • 4,7252 bedrooms
  • 1,8433 bedrooms
  • 5104 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 348no vehicle
  • 2,9281 vehicle
  • 3,6392 vehicles
  • 9873 vehicles
  • 4684 vehicles
  • 655+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population

Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,075no vehicle
  • 8,0081 vehicle
  • 2,2372 vehicles
  • 4943 vehicles
  • 1744 vehicles
  • 1175+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Galveston, Texas:

  • 261 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 4033 rooms
  • 9034 rooms
  • 1,8565 rooms
  • 2,1076 rooms
  • 1,4167 rooms
  • 8788 rooms
  • 9239+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas:

  • 5541 room
  • 6622 rooms
  • 3,5683 rooms
  • 3,9224 rooms
  • 2,2215 rooms
  • 1,2816 rooms
  • 4707 rooms
  • 1418 rooms
  • 1329+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 ($)

  • Galveston, TX household income distribution

  • Galveston, TX household income distribution
  • 2,605Less than $10,000
  • 1,560$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,331$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,095$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,342$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,499$30,000 to $34,999
  • 941$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,022$40,000 to $44,999
  • 859$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,551$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,746$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,664$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,270$100,000 to $124,999
  • 585$125,000 to $149,999
  • 864$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,256$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Galveston, TX

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Galveston, TX
  • 109Less than $10,000
  • 28$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 46$30,000 to $34,999
  • 78$35,000 to $39,999
  • 108$40,000 to $49,999
  • 149$50,000 to $59,999
  • 137$60,000 to $69,999
  • 291$70,000 to $79,999
  • 492$80,000 to $89,999
  • 511$90,000 to $99,999
  • 679$100,000 to $124,999
  • 510$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,218$150,000 to $174,999
  • 725$175,000 to $199,999
  • 752$200,000 to $249,999
  • 831$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,010$300,000 to $399,999
  • 579$400,000 to $499,999
  • 265$500,000 to $749,999
  • 107$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 23$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 9$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Galveston, TX

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Galveston, TX
  • 204Less than $100
  • 48$100 to $149
  • 386$150 to $199
  • 137$200 to $249
  • 252$250 to $299
  • 208$300 to $349
  • 253$350 to $399
  • 218$400 to $449
  • 432$450 to $499
  • 428$500 to $549
  • 761$550 to $599
  • 507$600 to $649
  • 996$650 to $699
  • 980$700 to $749
  • 985$750 to $799
  • 2,516$800 to $899
  • 1,279$900 to $999
  • 1,299$1,000 to $1,249
  • 302$1,250 to $1,499
  • 221$1,500 to $1,999
  • 187$2,000 to $2,499
  • 5$2,500 to $2,999
  • 2$3,000 to $3,499
  • 422No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,5642010 or later
  • 2,2212000 to 2009
  • 1,3451990 to 1999
  • 1,8681980 to 1989
  • 1,0331970 to 1979
  • 856Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Galveston population
Galveston commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 822
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,960
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,774
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,392
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,660
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 798
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,183
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 252
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 347
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 704
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,019
  • 90 or more minutes: 810
Galveston, TX Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.9%
Number of people working at home: 1,369 (6.1% of all workers)

Galveston mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 26,893 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 3,922 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 324 (1%)
  • Taxi: 573 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 514 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,772 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,369 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,455
 Irish: 1,147
 American: 1,009
 English: 941
 European: 643
 Italian: 594
 African: 451
 French (except Basque): 440
 Scottish: 241
 Scotch-Irish: 234
 Polish: 224
 Czech: 164
 Dutch: 121
 Russian: 94
 Greek: 94
 Palestinian: 85
 Swiss: 72
 Swedish: 64
 Portuguese: 63
 French Canadian: 63
 Ukrainian: 62
 Northern European: 62
 British: 62
 Iranian: 47
 Norwegian: 44
 Brazilian: 42
 Romanian: 40
 Nigerian: 38
 Australian: 36
 Scandinavian: 34
 Yugoslavian: 34
 Cypriot: 30
 Danish: 29
 Maltese: 28
 Arab: 27
 Icelander: 26
 Jordanian: 24
 Turkish: 22
 Croatian: 19
 Cajun: 19
 Israeli: 18
 Ethiopian: 17
 Finnish: 17
 Jamaican: 16
 Austrian: 14
 Belizean: 12
 Egyptian: 12
 Welsh: 10
 Bulgarian: 10
 Hungarian: 10
 Czechoslovakian: 8
 Eastern European: 8
 Dutch West Indian: 6
 Macedonian: 5
 Lebanese: 5
 Basque: 2

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

  • 42%Mexico
  • 6%Honduras
  • 6%Philippines
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%India
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 3%El Salvador

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

  • This state: 32,303
  • Other state: 11,233
  • Northeast: 1,648
  • Midwest: 2,854
  • South: 4,875
  • West: 1,859

77% of Galveston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Galveston:

76.5%
State average:

84.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 327
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 94
  • 5th and 6th grade: 407
  • 7th and 8th grade: 462
  • 9th grade: 634
  • 10th grade: 438
  • 11th grade: 690
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 258
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,932
  • Less than 1 year of college: 988
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,562
  • Associate degree: 1,588
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,549
  • Master's degree: 799
  • Professional school degree: 784
  • Doctorate degree: 764

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 187
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 118
  • 5th and 6th grade: 573
  • 7th and 8th grade: 228
  • 9th grade: 354
  • 10th grade: 410
  • 11th grade: 526
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 189
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,536
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,326
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,754
  • Associate degree: 1,362
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,022
  • Master's degree: 1,616
  • Professional school degree: 500
  • Doctorate degree: 428

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 22.7%Males
  • 11.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 16.5%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.5%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 12.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 17.2%Females
Galveston marital status for males
Galveston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,083
  • One, attached: 370
  • Two: 2,621
  • 3 or 4: 1,638
  • 5 to 9: 2,118
  • 10 to 19: 2,652
  • 20 to 49: 1,970
  • 50 or more: 3,752
  • Mobile homes: 125
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $77,276

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Galveston:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Galveston
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.1%)
  • Electricity (40.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (75.7%)
  • Utility gas (22.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 269
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 149
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 494
Here:

11.6%
Texas:

15.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)