Economic Development Summit
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Galveston enjoys a daily diverse population. On any given day it DOUBLES due to its commuting workforce, college students, second homeowners and its healthy tourism population.  While the Census shows a base population of just over 50,000 residents, when you include its other demographics,  Galveston operates more like a city with an average daily population of nearly 100,000. The daily increase in the island's population come from the following:

  • 50,550 base population
  • Over 6.5 million visitors and tourists annually
  • Approximately 20,000 commuting employees per day
  • An estimated 80% of Galveston's West End housing is comprised of vacation and second homes
  • Galveston Island hosts approximately 8,000 college students per year attending UTMB, Texas A&M Galveston, and Galveston College