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Kemah, Texas

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The location of Kemah

Welcome to Kemah ...

The coastal city of Kemah is located in Galveston County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Kemah has a population of 2,024 people<2> (see below for details).

Kemah is near sea level<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Kemah: (281)<4>, (713) and (832).

The ZIP code for Kemah: 77565<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kemah had a population of 1,773 people. This makes Kemah the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,773 people, the population of Kemah decreased 23.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,330 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Kemah had an population of 2,024 people. This is an increase of 14.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.13% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Kemah ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

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 Kemah. 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 Kemah. 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 Kemah.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kemah:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kemah ...

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

Communities near Kemah ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Pasadena   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Kemah

Located in Harris County

Pearland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Kemah

Located in Brazoria County

League City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Kemah

Baytown   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Kemah

Located in Harris County

Texas City   [Map]

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

Friendswood   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Kemah

La Porte   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Kemah

Located in Harris County

Deer Park   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Kemah

Located in Harris County

Alvin   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Kemah

Located in Brazoria County

Dickinson   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Kemah

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Galveston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kemah:

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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kemah.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kemah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Kemah, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.

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<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 Kemah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kemah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>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- Kemah) 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 Kemah. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kemah

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kemah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5319, Longitude: -95.0190     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kemah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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