Jamaica Beach, Texas

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Jamaica Beach, Texas

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High Points

Jamaica Beach strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Jamaica Beach Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Jamaica Beach Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Jamaica Beach Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Jamaica Beach Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Jamaica Beach College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 9% Jamaica Beach Low Property Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Jamaica Beach People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Jamaica Beach, Texas

Comparing Jamaica Beach to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 2
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 8 10

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Jamaica Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SW of Galveston, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SE of Houston, Texas
County Galveston
Standard Zip Codes 77550, 77554
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.189
Longitude -94.979

Jamaica Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 62 F
Apr Temp 65 to 75 F
Jul Temp 80 to 89 F
Oct Temp 68 to 80 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station ALVIN
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 60 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 36.7 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
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Jamaica Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,075 100%
Male 537 50%
Female 538 50%
Under 18 218 20.3%
18+ 857 79.7%
65+ 156 14.5%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.74
White 1,022 95.1%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 6 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 21 2%
Mixed Race 18 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 92 8.6%

Estimated Jamaica Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,115
Growth 40
Growth % 3.7%

Jamaica Beach Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
English 14.6%
Irish 13.4%
US/American 6.9%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Polish 2.7%
Italian 2.7%
Scottish 2.6%
French Canadian 2.1%
Norwegian 1.9%
Welsh 1.2%
Acadian/Cajun 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
Canadian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jamaica Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Island (77550)
Virginia Point (77550)
West Galveston (77554)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jamaica Beach 1,075 $66,250
Galveston 57,247 $35,049
Hitchcock 6,386 $35,013
La Marque 13,682 $39,081
Santa Fe 9,548 $54,253
Texas City 41,521 $42,393
Tiki Island 1,016 $93,129
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