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Galveston is a city in Galveston County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after County Bernardo de G?lvez, governor of Louisiana and viceroy of New Spain (Mexico).
The latitude of Galveston is 29.301N. The longitude is -94.797W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,667.
Gail Borden, later the inventor of condensed milk, unsuccessfully tried to wipe out yellow fever here through refrigeration, after his wife and son died of the disease
Sections below provide additional information and links about Galveston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Galveston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Galveston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77550 ZIP code.
9% of Galveston residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Galveston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Galveston was $18,275, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Galveston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Galveston include East End Historic District, Strand Historic District, Strand Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Galveston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $452. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $929.
Libraries in Galveston include Rosenberg Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Galveston include Galveston County Daily News
TV stations in Galveston include KLTJ, KTMD.
Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galveston political report.
Galveston restaurants taking online reservations include M & M Restaurant, Saltwater Grill ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Galveston workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Galveston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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