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Welcome to Galena Park ...

The city of Galena Park is located on the Gulf Coast.

Galena Park is located in Harris County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Galena Park, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1931.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Galena Park has a population of 10,740 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Galena Park is near sea level<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Galena Park: 77547<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Galena Park had an population of 10,740 people. This is a decrease of 1.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galena Park had a population of 10,887 people. This makes Galena Park the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Galena Park represents 0.04% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,887 people, the population of Galena Park increased 2.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,592 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Galena Park.

Communities near Galena Park ...

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

  • Houston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Pearland
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • League City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Baytown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baytown
    • Baytown is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,288 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baytown <7>
  • Friendswood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • 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 is located in Galveston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,011 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood <7>
  • La Porte
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Deer Park
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 is located in Harris County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,913 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park <7>
  • Bellaire
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire is located in Harris County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,906 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire <7>
  • Humble
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • West University Place
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West University Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West University Place
    • West University Place is located in Harris County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,496 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West University Place <7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galena Park ...

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

Adding Galena Park to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Galena Park in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Galena Park was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Galena Park post office opened in 1931.

We also found Galena Park on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Galena Park.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Galena Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.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 Harris, 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 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 Galena Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galena Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Galena Park, 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 Galena Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Galena Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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