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Kemah is a city in Galveston County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "facing the winds."
The latitude of Kemah is 29.542N. The longitude is -95.02W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,345.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kemah 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 77565 ZIP code.
12% of Kemah residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kemah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kemah was $23,373, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Kemah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Kemah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $645. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,254.
Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kemah political report.
The average commute time for Kemah workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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