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Galveston County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 378.4 square miles
Population Density 769.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 306,782
Population change 5.3%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24.8%
65 and over 12.4%
Females 50.5%
White 80.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 23.5
Asian 3.3%
Two or more races 1.9%
Black or African American 13.7%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 28.5%
Veterans 21,663
Households and Housing
Households 110,032
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.5%
Median household income $61,877
The per capita income $30,926
Live below the poverty line. 13.3%
housing units 137,392
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $148,600
Residents owning their homes. 68.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 22,869
Women-owned firms 30%
Asian-owned firms 5.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 10.3%
Black-owned firms 7.6%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,750,294
Retail sales per capita $9,700
Manufacturers shipments $23,480,817
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,761,558