Galveston County has a population of 335,036 and between 2010 and 2017 the population grew by more than 15%.

The population of Galveston County, TX is 57.3% White, 24.6% Hispanic, and 13.4% Black.

9.8% of Galveston County is foreign-born.

Higher Education

The largest universities in Galveston County are The University of Texas Medical Branch, College of the Mainland, and Galveston College.


153,685 people are employed in Galveston County.

Galveston County is part of Greater Houston. Houston has one of the youngest, fastest-growing and most diverse populations in the world. People from around the globe relocate here every year to take advantage of the abundant lifestyle and job opportunities the region provides.

The Houston metropolitan area is currently the fifth-largest in the nation with a total of 7 million people. Between 2010 and 2017, Houston’s population grew 16.4%, the fastest rate of growth among the nation’s largest metros.