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Galveston, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,199 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Galveston:

$181,199
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,809 - $251,733

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $219,419
Here:

$219,419
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $180,522
Here:

$180,522
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $123,899
Here:

$123,899
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $260,767
Here:

$260,767
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,355
Here:

$222,355
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $77,800
Here:

$77,800
State:

$77,722

Galveston,TX index of house prices

Total population: 49,608 (All urban)

Houses: 33,409 (21,539 occupied: 9,409 owner occupied, 11,792 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

38%

Housing density: 724 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $305,928.

Median contract rent in 2017: $452 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $585)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,135


Median gross rent in Galveston, TX in 2017: $531

Housing units in Galveston with a mortgage: 4,047 (124 second mortgage, 124 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,466

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $84,908

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,048

Median monthly housing costs: $890


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Galveston, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1962

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,674
  • In family households: 35,460 (4,577 male householders, 6,961 female householders)
    7,273 spouses, 12,732 children (12,204 natural, 212 adopted, 381 stepchildren), 2,039 grandchildren, 449 brothers or sisters, 373 parents, 771 other relatives, 594 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,683 (5,594 male householders (4,224 living alone)), 4,472 female householders (3,897 living alone)), 2,604 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,052

Size of family households: 5,581 2-persons, 2,706 3-persons, 1,671 4-persons, 815 5-persons, 293 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,108 1-person, 1,801 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

4,290 married couples with children.
3,343 single-parent households (500 men, 2,843 women).

73.1% of residents of Galveston speak English at home.
20.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.4% 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).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,740 (14.7%)
(36.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
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
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Galveston, Texas
  • 54no bedroom
  • 4671 bedroom
  • 2,7042 bedrooms
  • 4,0943 bedrooms
  • 1,6004 bedrooms
  • 2645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • 355no bedroom
  • 4,1691 bedroom
  • 5,2512 bedrooms
  • 1,7723 bedrooms
  • 2504 bedrooms
  • 345+ 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
  • 493no vehicle
  • 3,1571 vehicle
  • 3,7712 vehicles
  • 1,3073 vehicles
  • 3104 vehicles
  • 615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Galveston in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,142no vehicle
  • 6,5271 vehicle
  • 3,0592 vehicles
  • 2383 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 1175+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Galveston, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Galveston, Texas
  • 571 room
  • 1162 rooms
  • 2103 rooms
  • 9674 rooms
  • 2,2885 rooms
  • 2,3626 rooms
  • 1,4377 rooms
  • 7328 rooms
  • 9729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Galveston, Texas
  • 3141 room
  • 1,1272 rooms
  • 2,6693 rooms
  • 3,8444 rooms
  • 2,4665 rooms
  • 9406 rooms
  • 2027 rooms
  • 858 rooms
  • 1979+ rooms
Year house built
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 2017
  • 2,012Less than $10,000
  • 2,531$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,479$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,839$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,466$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,899$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,656$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,060$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,227$100,000 to $124,999
  • 713$125,000 to $149,999
  • 824$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,058$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Galveston, TX

  • Distribution of house value in Galveston, TX in 2017
  • 115Less than $10,000
  • 11$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17$20,000 to $24,999
  • 13$25,000 to $29,999
  • 74$30,000 to $34,999
  • 86$35,000 to $39,999
  • 79$40,000 to $49,999
  • 100$50,000 to $59,999
  • 200$60,000 to $69,999
  • 154$70,000 to $79,999
  • 229$80,000 to $89,999
  • 269$90,000 to $99,999
  • 964$100,000 to $124,999
  • 569$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,024$150,000 to $174,999
  • 737$175,000 to $199,999
  • 838$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,248$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,029$300,000 to $399,999
  • 579$400,000 to $499,999
  • 407$500,000 to $749,999
  • 228$750,000 to $999,999
  • 11$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 25$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 8$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Galveston, TX

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Galveston, TX in 2017
  • 170Less than $100
  • 105$100 to $149
  • 211$150 to $199
  • 15$200 to $249
  • 77$250 to $299
  • 8$300 to $349
  • 177$350 to $399
  • 176$400 to $449
  • 88$450 to $499
  • 668$500 to $549
  • 502$550 to $599
  • 749$600 to $649
  • 563$650 to $699
  • 740$700 to $749
  • 917$750 to $799
  • 2,663$800 to $899
  • 1,110$900 to $999
  • 1,155$1,000 to $1,249
  • 644$1,250 to $1,499
  • 248$1,500 to $1,999
  • 51$2,000 to $2,499
  • 50$2,500 to $2,999
  • 12$3,000 to $3,499
  • 191No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,145 (5.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 608
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,855
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,654
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,572
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,944
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 748
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,501
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 250
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 254
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 705
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 922
  • 90 or more minutes: 592
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Galveston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,117 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 4,495 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 782 (2%)
  • Taxi: 644 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 497 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,457 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,145 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.5%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.4%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.9%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 13.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 6.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Galveston, Texas
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Galveston, Texas
  • 1,8982010 or later
  • 2,1672000 to 2009
  • 1,3071990 to 1999
  • 1,8681980 to 1989
  • 1,0331970 to 1979
  • 856Before 1970
Ancestries in Galveston, TX

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 1,364 (4.5%)
  • American: 1,061 (3.5%)
  • Irish: 996 (3.3%)
  • English: 845 (2.8%)
  • European: 748 (2.5%)
  • Italian: 578 (1.9%)
  • African: 421 (1.4%)
  • French: 416 (1.4%)
  • Polish: 227 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 222 (0.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 218 (0.7%)
  • Czech: 152 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 116 (0.4%)
  • Northern European: 110 (0.4%)
  • Palestinian: 104 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 99 (0.3%)
  • British: 72 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 71 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 69 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 63 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 61 (0.2%)
  • Iranian: 59 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 57 (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 54 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 43 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 42 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 39 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 31 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 29 (0.10%)
  • Danish: 28 (0.09%)
  • Croatian: 27 (0.09%)
  • Maltese: 25 (0.08%)
  • Arab: 25 (0.08%)
  • Jordanian: 25 (0.08%)
  • Yugoslavian: 24 (0.08%)
  • Macedonian: 22 (0.07%)
  • Ethiopian: 22 (0.07%)
  • Australian: 21 (0.07%)
  • Belizean: 21 (0.07%)
  • Cajun: 20 (0.07%)
  • Egyptian: 17 (0.06%)
  • Austrian: 17 (0.06%)
  • Turkish: 17 (0.06%)
  • Icelander: 16 (0.05%)
  • Jamaican: 16 (0.05%)
  • Eastern European: 13 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 12 (0.04%)
  • Welsh: 11 (0.04%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 10 (0.03%)
  • Bulgarian: 8 (0.03%)
  • Hungarian: 7 (0.02%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 6 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 5 (0.02%)
  • Lebanese: 5 (0.02%)
  • Cypriot: 3 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 3 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Galveston:

40.0% (2,966)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Galveston:

7.2% (538)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Galveston:

6.2% (461)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

India
Galveston:

4.2% (312)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Galveston:

3.9% (286)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Galveston:

3.8% (281)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Galveston:

3.2% (234)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

Cameroon
Galveston:

2.2% (163)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

Japan
Galveston:

1.8% (134)
Texas:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 31,802
  • Other state: 12,465
  • Northeast: 1,612
  • Midwest: 3,028
  • South: 5,333
  • West: 2,501

72.8% of Galveston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73.3% lived in Texas.


Galveston:

72.8%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 226
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 118
  • 5th and 6th grade: 153
  • 7th and 8th grade: 583
  • 9th grade: 458
  • 10th grade: 446
  • 11th grade: 1,204
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 137
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,936
  • Less than 1 year of college: 873
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,633
  • Associate degree: 1,037
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,896
  • Master's degree: 983
  • Professional school degree: 906
  • Doctorate degree: 554
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 244
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 58
  • 5th and 6th grade: 156
  • 7th and 8th grade: 454
  • 9th grade: 151
  • 10th grade: 302
  • 11th grade: 586
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 152
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,900
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,206
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,679
  • Associate degree: 1,407
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,353
  • Master's degree: 1,712
  • Professional school degree: 332
  • Doctorate degree: 515
Educational Attainment for Females
Galveston marital status for males
Galveston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,582
  • One, attached: 555
  • Two: 2,308
  • 3 or 4: 1,226
  • 5 to 9: 2,237
  • 10 to 19: 2,298
  • 20 to 49: 1,869
  • 50 or more: 4,308
  • Mobile homes: 113
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $89,297

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 4.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 4.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 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
  • 59.5%Utility gas
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Galveston, TX
  • 74.6%Electricity
  • 24.1%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

12.6%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 328
Here:

14.3%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 154
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

15.0%
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