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Time Zone: Galveston County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Galveston is the Seat for Galveston County.

Galveston County was founded in 1838. Galveston was created by taking area from Brazoria, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Galveston had a population of 286,814 people. This is an increase of 14.65% since the last Census (which gave a population of 250,158 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Galveston represented 1.2% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010291,309+16.45%+1.57% since 2009
2009286,814+14.65%-0.58% since 2008
2008288,489+15.32%+1.75% since 2007
2000250,158The Last Census

More information can be found on the Galveston County Census Page for Galveston County.


Below are some of the communities located in Galveston County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Galveston County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
League City   71,72245,44457.8% increase  
Galveston   56,14857,2471.92% decrease  
Friendswood   34,10629,03717.46% increase  
Dickinson   17,83617,0934.35% increase  
La Marque   14,19413,6823.74% increase  

Websites for Galveston County

Official Website:   www.co.galveston.tx.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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