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Welcome to Friendswood ...

The city of Friendswood is primarily located in Galveston County<1>. A portion of Friendswood extends into Harris County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Friendswood has a population of 40,290 people<3> (see below for details).

Friendswood was founded in 1895 and was incorporated in 1960.

The community of Friendswood is near sea level<4>.

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

Friendswood is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (281)<5>, (713) & (832).

The ZIP codes for Friendswood: 77546, 77549<6>

Websites for Friendswood ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Friendswood had an population of 40,290 people. This is an increase of 12.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Friendswood had a population of 35,805 people (which is 12.29% of the total population of Galveston County). This makes Friendswood the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Friendswood represents 0.14% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,805 people, the population of Friendswood increased 23.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,037 people).

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

Communities Also Named Friendswood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Friendswood - they are located in Indiana and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Friendswood ...

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

  • Houston [Harris County]
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    • Houston [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Friendswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,320,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<8>
  • Pasadena [Harris County]
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    • Pasadena [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Friendswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 151,227 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasadena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena<8>
  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
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    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Friendswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,460 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Pearland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<8>
  • League City [Galveston County]
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    • League City [Galveston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Friendswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on League City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Texas City [Galveston County]
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      • Texas City [Galveston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Friendswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texas City<8>
    • La Porte [Harris County]
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      • La Porte [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Friendswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,976 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on La Porte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Porte<8>
    • Deer Park [Harris County]
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      • Deer Park [Harris County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Friendswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,474 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<8>
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
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      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Friendswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,723 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvin<8>
    • Dickinson [Galveston County]
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      • Dickinson [Galveston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Friendswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<8>
    • South Houston [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Houston
      • South Houston [Harris County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Friendswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,438 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on South Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Houston<8>

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 Friendswood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Friendswood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Friendswood. 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 Friendswood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Friendswood. See our Newspapers Page for Friendswood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Friendswood ...

Looking for more information about Friendswood? 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 Friendswood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Friendswood.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Friendswood: www.ci.friendswood.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 Friendswood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Friendswood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Friendswood, 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 Friendswood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Friendswood 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Friendswood) 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 Friendswood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Friendswood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Friendswood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5109, Longitude: -95.1981       In this case, the coordinates for Friendswood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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