Galveston Population By Year

Population Graph For Galveston, 1880 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 53,237 757 0.2%
2022 53,131 753 -0.2%
2021 53,219 750 -0.6%
2020 53,520 744 1.1%
2010 47,743 758 -1.8%
2000 57,510 516 -0.4%
1990 59,606 411 0.9%
1880 22,248 82

Galveston Population Facts

What is the current population of Galveston?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Galveston is 53,237. Galveston, Texas is the 757th largest city in the US.

What county is Galveston, Texas in?

Galveston is located entirely in Galveston County.

What is the size of Galveston, Texas in square miles?

Galveston has an area of 41.2 square miles.

What was the peak population of Galveston?

The peak population of Galveston was in 1990, when its population was 59,606. In 1990, Galveston was the 411th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 757th largest city in the US. Galveston is currently 10.7% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Galveston shrinking?

Galveston has shrunk 7.4% since the year 2000. Galveston, Texas's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Galveston, Texas?

Galveston has a population density of 1,158.2 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Texas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
655 Euless 59,686 29.0%
676 Little Elm 58,496 1195.8%
714 Texas City 56,609 35.5%
721 DeSoto 55,740 47.3%
725 Port Arthur 55,547 -3.6%
732 Burleson 55,220 151.3%
757 Galveston 53,237 -7.4%
761 Rockwall 52,918 180.9%
786 Grapevine 50,928 19.3%
827 Huntsville 48,552 38.1%
831 Cedar Hill 48,411 47.7%
833 Bedford 48,370 2.4%
847 Sherman 47,473 34.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
751 Manhattan, Kansas 53,682 17.4%
752 Elkhart, Indiana 53,484 1.6%
753 Pinellas Park, Florida 53,456 13.3%
754 Methuen, Massachusetts 53,455 21.6%
755 Colton, California 53,357 11.0%
756 Edina, Minnesota 53,348 12.5%
757 Galveston, Texas 53,237 -7.4%
758 Elyria, Ohio 53,117 -5.2%
759 Joplin, Missouri 53,095 16.3%
760 Wheaton, Illinois 52,938 -4.7%
761 Rockwall, Texas 52,918 180.9%
762 Grand Island, Nebraska 52,622 20.8%
763 Normal, Illinois 52,618 15.3%

Galveston Demographics

What is the voting age population of Galveston, Texas?

The total voting age population of Galveston, Texas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 37,537. The voting age population is 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 16.4% of the residents of Galveston are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Galveston, Texas?

The racial demographics of Galveston are 76.2% White, 16.9% Black, 2.8% Asian, 2.5% Two or more races, 1.1% Other and 0.5% American Indian. Additionally, 30.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas residents are below the poverty line?

In Galveston, 19.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.5%. On a per-household basis, 12.6% of families are below the poverty line in Galveston.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 58.2% of Galveston residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Galveston, Texas residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.5% of Galveston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 29.2% have a bachelor's degree and 11.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Galveston residents aged 5 and older, 26.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 21.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.0% speak an Asian language.

Galveston Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Galveston, Texas?

The unemployment rate in Galveston is 7.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas residents work for the government?

In Galveston, 21.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Galveston, Texas?

The median household income in Galveston is $49,319.

Galveston Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Galveston, Texas?

In Galveston, 43.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Galveston, Texas?

Renters occupy 56.1% of housing units in Galveston.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Galveston, 15.5% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Galveston, Texas housing units were built after 2000?

In Galveston, 14.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 4,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Galveston, Texas?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Galveston is $991.

What percentage of households in Galveston, Texas have broadband internet?

In Galveston, 81.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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