Kemah, Texas

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Kemah, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Kemah Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Kemah Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Kemah Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Kemah Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Kemah Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Kemah Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Kemah College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Kemah, Texas

Comparing Kemah 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 7
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Age of the Population 1 2
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 5
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 6 8
Short Commute Times 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 5
Low Property Crime 2 3

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Kemah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Baytown, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles SE of Houston, Texas
County Galveston
Standard Zip Codes 77565
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.542
Longitude -95.02

Kemah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.5 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
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 59 to 81 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
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Kemah Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,330 100%
Male 1,247 53.5%
Female 1,083 46.5%
Under 18 638 27.4%
18+ 1,692 72.6%
65+ 142 6.1%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.25
White 1,756 75.4%
African-American 89 3.8%
Asian 81 3.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.9%
Other 368 15.8%
Mixed Race 16 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 577 24.8%

Estimated Kemah Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,386
Growth 56
Growth % 2.4%

Kemah 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.3%
German 10.2%
US/American 9.2%
Irish 7.4%
English 6.2%
Italian 5.2%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Polish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Czech 1.2%
European 1%
Swedish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Acadian/Cajun 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
African 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kemah 2,330 $64,063
Clear Lake Shores 1,205 $86,450
El Lago 3,075 $90,446
League City 45,444 $72,760
Nassau Bay 4,170 $77,252
Seabrook 9,443 $66,815
Taylor Lake Village 3,694 $102,873

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