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Welcome to Dickinson ...

The city of Dickinson is located in Galveston County<1>.

The location of Dickinson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dickinson has a population of 20,881 people<3> (see below for details).

Dickinson is near sea level<4>.

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

Area Codes for Dickinson: (281)<5>, (713) & (832)

The ZIP code for Dickinson: 77539<6>

Websites for Dickinson ...

Official Website:   www.ci.dickinson.tx.us/

Junior League:   www.jlgalveston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dickinson had an population of 20,881 people. This is an increase of 11.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.16% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 17,093 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Dickinson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dickinson.

  • Pasadena [Harris County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pasadena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasadena
    • Pasadena [Harris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Dickinson
    • Estimated population for 2018: 153,219 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasadena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena
  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearland
    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Dickinson
    • Estimated population for 2018: 122,149 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland
  • Galveston [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galveston
    • Galveston [Galveston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Dickinson
    • Estimated population for 2018: 50,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galveston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galveston
  • Texas City [Galveston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas City
    • Texas City [Galveston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Dickinson
    • Estimated population for 2018: 49,153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texas City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendswood
      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Dickinson
      • Estimated population for 2018: 40,181 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood
    • La Porte [Harris County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Porte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Porte
      • La Porte [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Dickinson
      • Estimated population for 2018: 35,423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Porte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Porte
    • Deer Park [Harris County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Dickinson
      • Estimated population for 2018: 33,931 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvin
      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Dickinson
      • Estimated population for 2018: 26,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvin
    • South Houston [Harris County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Houston
      • South Houston [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Dickinson
      • Estimated population for 2018: 17,583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Houston
    • La Marque [Galveston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Marque have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Marque
      • La Marque [Galveston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Dickinson
      • Estimated population for 2018: 16,786 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Marque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Marque

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dickinson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dickinson.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dickinson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dickinson. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dickinson.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Galveston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dickinson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dickinson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Dickinson, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dickinson

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






















 

 

 

 

 


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