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Welcome to Dickinson ...

The city of Dickinson is located in Galveston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dickinson has a population of 20,359 people<1> (see below for details).

Dickinson is near sea level<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dickinson: (281)<3>, (713) & (832).

The ZIP code for Dickinson: 77539<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dickinson had a population of 18,680 people (or 6.41% of the total population of Galveston County). This makes Dickinson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Dickinson represents 0.07% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,680 people, the population of Dickinson increased 9.28% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 17,093 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dickinson had an population of 20,359 people. This is an increase of 8.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.11% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dickinson.

Communities near Dickinson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dickinson and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alvin   [Map]   26,474   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Deer Park   [Map]   33,891   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Friendswood   [Map]   39,839   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Galveston   [Map]   50,497   SE   18 miles [29 km]
La Marque   [Map]   16,766   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Porte   [Map]   35,371   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dickinson.

Communities Also Named Dickinson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Dickinson - they are located in Alabama, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dickinson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dickinson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dickinson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dickinson. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dickinson:

Websites for Dickinson ...

Official Website:   www.ci.dickinson.tx.us/
 
Junior League:   www.jlgalveston.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dickinson ...

Looking for more information about Dickinson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dickinson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dickinson.

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Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Galveston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dickinson: www.ci.dickinson.tx.us/

The official website for Galveston County: www.co.galveston.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dickinson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dickinson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Of the area codes for Dickinson, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dickinson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dickinson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Dickinson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dickinson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dickinson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dickinson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dickinson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.4545, Longitude: -95.0572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dickinson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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