Friendswood, TX Overview

Newcomers to Friendswood will discover an attractive town with a pleasing selection of housing options that range from starter homes to million-dollar estates.  Stretching from Galveston County into Harris County, the city is divided by Clear Creek, offering access to the Gulf of Mexico via Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.  Friendswood claims a unique location mid-way between Houston and Galveston just three miles west of Interstate 45 and five miles west of Beltway 8.  Residents are able to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty within easy access of Houston's metropolitan amenities. This lovely town is a popular bedroom community for employees of the NASA Johnson Space Center, the University of Texas Medical Branch, and the University of Houston. Only 50 percent developed, Friendswood is well-positioned to continue developing residentially, commercially, and industrially.


Population Growth (since 2000) 37%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,957.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.808
Households w/ Children 38%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 41%
Median Year in Residency 4.18

Housing Inventory

Friendswood, TX Housing Inventory 571 2,959 11,351 11,351 571 2,959 11,351

Market Overview

182 listings with an estimated median price of $532,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 1
$100K - 200K 4
$200K - 300K 25
$300K - 400K 36
$400K - 500K 18
$500K - 600K 13
$600K - 700K 17
$700K - 800K 16
$800K - 900K 22
$900K - 1M 5
$1M - Max 25
Property Type Count
Single Family 160
Townhouse 4
Rental 36
Lots and Land 18

(Data as of 2/29/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Friendswood, TX Population Demographics

Total: 40,390


Median Age: 40.64

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Friendswood, TX Temperature

Weather Risk

Friendswood, TX Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Friendswood, TX Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Friendswood, TX Highest Education Level Attained 4,247 5,708 2,550 894 558 4,323 8,395 4,247 5,708 894 558 4,323

Employment and Finance


Friendswood, TX Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $97,307)

Friendswood, TX Income by dollar range 461 220 281 433 311 402 434 481 381 912 1,227 1,772 1,254 1,173 2,715 1,039 447 370

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Friendswood, TX Crime

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