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Santa Fe, Texas

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The location of Santa Fe

Welcome to Santa Fe ...

The city of Santa Fe is located in Galveston County.

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Santa Fe has a population of 13,509 people<3> (see below for details).

Santa Fe is near sea level<4>.

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

Santa Fe lies within the (409) area code.

The ZIP codes for Santa Fe: 77510, 77517<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Fe had a population of 12,222 people. This makes Santa Fe the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Santa Fe represents 0.05% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 189th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,222 people, the population of Santa Fe increased 28.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,548 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Santa Fe had an population of 13,509 people. This is an increase of 10.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.49% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Santa Fe.

Communities Also Named Santa Fe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Santa Fe - they are located in Colorado (2), Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

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

Websites for Santa Fe ...

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 Santa Fe. 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 Santa Fe. 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 Santa Fe.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Fe ...

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

Communities near Santa Fe ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Pasadena   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the North (N) of Santa Fe

Located in Harris County

Pearland   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Santa Fe

Located in Brazoria County

League City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Santa Fe

Galveston   [Map]

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

Texas City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Santa Fe

Friendswood   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Santa Fe

La Porte   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Santa Fe

Located in Harris County

Alvin   [Map]

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

Located in Brazoria County

La Marque   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Santa Fe

Seabrook   [Map]

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

Located in Harris County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Galveston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santa Fe:

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>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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Fe.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Fe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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 Santa Fe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santa Fe 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Santa Fe) 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 Santa Fe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa Fe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Fe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3865, Longitude: -95.1030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Santa Fe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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