Galveston, TX Overview

The City of Galveston is located on the upper Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico, occupying a 32-mile long island just two miles off the mainland.  Galveston Island has survived days of prosperity and massive devastation to endear itself as one of Texas’ most beautiful resort destinations.  Magnificent homes in historic neighborhoods tell the tale of yesterday's wealth in this port city that was all but devastated with the great storm of 1900.  Today, a massive seawall 16 feet high and 17 feet wide continues to protect real estate and residents from wind and sea.  The presence of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston enriches the community with higher-education resources but also ensures state-of-the-art healthcare resources.  Unique institutions of higher education include the Texas Maritime Academy and the Marine Biomedical Institute.  The Strand National Historic District provides the community with a cultural, social, and entertainment center.

Summary

Population Growth (since 2000) -12 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,239.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.271
Households w/ Children 21 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 30 %
5+ Years in Residency 23 %
Median Year in Residency 2.55

Housing Inventory

Galveston, TX Housing Inventory 11,426 10,609 10,778 11,426 10,609 10,778

Market Overview

768 listings with an estimated median price of $289,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 65
$100K - 200K 188
$200K - 300K 162
$300K - 400K 127
$400K - 500K 80
$500K - 600K 48
$600K - 700K 27
$700K - 800K 16
$800K - 900K 14
$900K - 1M 13
$1M - Max 28
Property Type Count
Single Family 389
Condo 137
Rental 120
Lots and Land 187
Condo/Town/CoOp 18
Multi Family 37

(Data as of 12/18/2018)

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.

Galveston, TX Population Demographics

Total: 51,068

Households:21,387

Median Age: 38.23

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)

Galveston, TX Temperature

Weather Risk

Galveston, TX Weather Risk

Education

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

Galveston, TX Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Galveston, TX Highest Education Level Attained 3,429 9,485 2,899 4,387 5,111 2,178 7,557 3,429 9,485 2,899 4,387

Employment and Finance

Workforce

Galveston, TX Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $41,951)

Galveston, TX Income by dollar range 2,608 1,441 1,181 1,389 1,241 1,403 1,101 845 800 1,736 1,979 2,142 1,431 626 782 273 375 33

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).

Studio
$684
One Bedroom
$773
Two Bedroom
$948
Three Bedroom
$1,291
Four Bedroom
$1,650

Smoking Ban

The Smoking Ban data indicates whether an area has a smoking ban in place for workplaces, restaurants or bars. This information represents that of the search area and may not reflect that of the whole County or State.

Workplaces
Yes
Restaurants
No
Bars
No

Crime

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.

Galveston, TX Crime

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