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Friendswood, Texas

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The location of Friendswood

Welcome to Friendswood ...

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

The location of Friendswood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Friendswood has a population of 40,181 people<2> (see below for details).

Friendswood was founded in 1895 and was incorporated in 1960.

The community of Friendswood is near sea level<3>.

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

Area Codes for Friendswood: (281)<4>, (713) & (832)

The ZIP codes for Friendswood: 77546, 77549<5>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Friendswood had an population of 40,181 people. This is an increase of 12.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.38% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Friendswood ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Friendswood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Friendswood.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Friendswood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Houston   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Friendswood

Located in Harris County

Pasadena   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Friendswood

Located in Harris County

Pearland   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Friendswood

Located in Brazoria County

Texas City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Friendswood

La Porte   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Friendswood

Located in Harris County

Deer Park   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Friendswood

Located in Harris County

Alvin   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Friendswood

Located in Brazoria County

Dickinson   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Friendswood

South Houston   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Friendswood

Located in Harris County

La Marque   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Friendswood

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Galveston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Friendswood:

The official website for Galveston County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Friendswood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Friendswood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Friendswood, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Friendswood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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