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Galveston, TX
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Galveston profile

Living in Galveston

Galveston is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 53,089 people and 23 associated neighborhoods, Galveston is the 68th largest community in Texas.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing that you will notice about Galveston is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Galveston a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the nice things about Galveston is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The overall education level of Galveston citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.23% of adults in Galveston have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Galveston in 2022 was $37,464, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,856 for a family of four. However, Galveston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Galveston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Galveston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Galveston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Galveston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Galveston include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Galveston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.