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Welcome to Galveston ...

The coastal city of Galveston is located on the Gulf Coast.

Galveston is located in Galveston County<1> and is the County Seat for Galveston County.

When the people of Galveston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Galvestonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Galveston has a population of 50,290 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Galveston.

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

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

The area code for Galveston: (409)

The ZIP codes for Galveston: 77550-77555<5>

Websites for Galveston ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgalveston.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.galvestoncc.com/

Junior League:   www.jlgalveston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Galveston had an population of 50,290 people. This is an increase of 5.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galveston had a population of 47,743 people (which is 16.39% of the total population of Galveston County). This makes Galveston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Galveston represents 0.19% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 47,743 people, the population of Galveston decreased 16.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 57,247 people).

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

Communities Also Named Galveston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Galveston - they are located in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Galveston ...

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

  • Texas City [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas City
    • Texas City [Galveston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Galveston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texas City<7>
  • Dickinson [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
    • Dickinson [Galveston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Galveston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,216 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<7>
  • La Marque [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Marque
    • La Marque [Galveston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Galveston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,642 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Marque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Marque<7>
  • Santa Fe [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Fe
    • Santa Fe [Galveston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Galveston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,461 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Fe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Fe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Fe<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hitchcock [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
      • Hitchcock [Galveston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Galveston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchcock have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<7>
    • Bayou Vista [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Vista
      • Bayou Vista [Galveston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Galveston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Vista
    • Jamaica Beach [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Beach
      • Jamaica Beach [Galveston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Galveston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,076 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamaica Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamaica Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamaica Beach<7>
    • Tiki Island [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiki Island
      • Tiki Island [Galveston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Galveston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,072 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiki Island have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tiki Island has also been known as:
      • Village of Tiki Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiki Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiki Island<7>
    • Port Bolivar [Galveston County]
    • Texas City Junction [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas City Junction
      • Texas City Junction [Galveston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Galveston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas City Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas City Junction

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Galveston. Our list includes 164 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Galveston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galveston ...

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

Adding Galveston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Galveston on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Galveston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Galveston: www.cityofgalveston.org/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Galveston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Galveston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Galveston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galveston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Galveston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Galveston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Galveston includes: 77550, 77551, 77552, 77553, 77554 & 77555.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Galveston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Galveston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GalvestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galveston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.2862, Longitude: -94.8122    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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