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Texas City is a city in Galveston County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The latitude of Texas City is 29.383N. The longitude is -94.902W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,233.


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Median household income
Local
$35,963
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Texas City demographic reports
Texas City is on Galveston Bay.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 618. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 14.1 per 1,000 people.
Texas City received national attention for 1947 ship explosion, which killed more than 500
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Silkwood"
· 1983 movie, "Terms of Endearment"
Well-known residents have included:
· Johnny Lee, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Funfest - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Texas City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Texas City 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 77518 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Texas City residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Texas City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Texas City was $17,057, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Texas City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Texas City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $844.


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Libraries in Texas City include Moore Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Texas City include Texas City Post

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Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Texas City political report.

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The average commute time for Texas City workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Texas City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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