Galveston employment information

IndexGalvestonTexasNational
Income per capita$26,164$26,513$28,555
Median household income$38,008$52,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,787$68,067$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,010$34,156$33,219
Median earnings male$28,794$34,774$36,116
Median earnings female$18,449$24,235$25,692
Unemployment rate6.3%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level23.7%17.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Galveston is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Galveston is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Galveston is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Galveston is 52% higher than the national average.

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Galveston median earnings by income bracket

Galveston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.2%1.7%
Manufacturing sector6.1%0.5%
Financial & insurance services1.4%4.8%
Wholesale & retail services10.8%11.7%
Public administration4.0%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.6%1.4%
Education, health & social services21.0%41.3%
Other33.9%33.3%

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Bayou Vista, TX1,970$77,84146%
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Jamaica Beach, TX991$56,1885%
San Leon, TX5,255$50,4936%
Galveston, TX48,513$38,00829%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Roswell, NM48,568$38,91927%
Covina, CA48,429$64,49621%
East Lansing, MI48,611$33,06438%
Grapevine, TX48,671$75,93142%
Country Club, FL48,349$46,47913%
Galveston, TX48,513$38,00829%
Source: The Galveston, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.