Galveston, TX
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Galveston is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 50,180 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Galveston is the 63rd largest community in Texas.

Galveston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Galveston is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Galveston who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), food service (10.51%), and sales jobs (9.60%).

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 percentage of people in Galveston who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.58% of adults in Galveston have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Galveston in 2010 was $26,665, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,660 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 28.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Galveston include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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