Galveston

Galveston

The community is known as the ‘Port and Playground of the South’, offering a rich history.

Welcome to Galveston

The community is known as the ‘Port and Playground of the South’, offering a rich history. Historically as a port during the Texas Revolution, Galveston served as the main port city for the Texas Navy, and was second only to Ellis Island as an immigration station. Today, the Port of Galveston continues as one of the city’s economic bases, providing an estimated $2.3 billion economic impact for the state of Texas – more than 13,000 jobs and $869.6 million in income in 2018.
 
As a ‘playground’, Galveston Island has always been considered one of the ‘it’ destinations in Texas. A barrier reef island that averages two miles in width, it sports 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Touting temperate weather year-round, averaging 57°F in the winter months and 81°F in summer months, the island continues to experience record visitation and tourism-related revenue. Vacation goers flock to resort-style accommodations, plentiful shopping and dining opportunities, world-class attractions and highly anticipated special events throughout the year.
 
Housing on Galveston Island is an eclectic blending of styles from many eras. From stately mansions, to charming cottages, to the conversions of downtown buildings into residential lofts, Galveston’s older neighborhoods have options to fit any budget. West End neighborhoods offer modern homes and raised houses that overlook the beach or bay. For more traditional homebuyers, ranch-style homes built from the 1950s to 1980s can be found in neighborhoods throughout much of the Island.
 
The Galveston community places a high regard on education, boasting a strong public and private school system that gives parents and students several options. The Island also offers three institutions of higher learning — Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch, which is the island’s number one economic driver, followed next by tourism and the Port of Galveston. These institutions play a vital role in educating and training future workers. These schools, along with Galveston Independent School District, provide thousands of jobs to residents of the island and surrounding areas.
 
Health care on Galveston Island has become world-class with global impact. Vaccine development, burn care research, Ebola vaccine and treatment research, epilepsy care and tropical disease research are just a few of the areas where the University of Texas Medical Branch has garnered acclaim on a world stage. In addition, 24-Hour Access for everything from minor sprains to major health emergencies has never been easier with West Isle Urgent Care and Hospitality Health ER.

Overview for Galveston, TX

51,606 people live in Galveston, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $32,966.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,606

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$32,966.56

Average individual Income

Around Galveston, TX

There's plenty to do around Galveston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

10
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Galveston Kayak Outfitters, Beach Service, and SUP Gulf Coast.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.84 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 2.87 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Galveston, TX

Galveston has 22,387 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Galveston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,606 people call Galveston home. The population density is 1,232.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,606

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.5

Median Age

50.3 / 49.7%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
22,387

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$32,966.56

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Galveston, TX

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Galveston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Odyssey Academy - Galveston
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 9th
5/5
Trinity Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Upward Hope Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
East End Preschool Inc
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Galveston Multicultural Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ambassadors Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Morgan El Magnet School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Aim College & Career Prep
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Burnet Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Moody Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Holy Family School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
O'Connell College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
Rosenberg El Laboratory For Learning And Leading
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Home Search

Work With Us

You’ve got questions and we can’t wait to answer them.