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Overview

Introduction to Santa Fe, Texas

Santa Fe, Texas, in Galveston county, is 19 miles W of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 30 miles SE of Houston, Texas.

Santa Fe History

The city of Santa Fe grew following the construction of the Santa Fe Railway in 1877. In 1978, residents voted to incorporate the city, and by the 1980's, Santa Fe had annexed the towns of Alta Loma and Arcadia. The area was named after the Santa Fe Independent School District which surrounds the area.

Santa Fe and Nearby Attractions

  • Galveston Island State Park
  • Texas Seaport Museum
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Moody Mansion and Museum
  • Bishop's Palace

Things To Do In Santa Fe

Some of the parks near Santa Fe are Runge Park and Galveston Island State Park. Sheldon Lake State Park, which is also nearby, has an environmental education center and also provides opportunities for canoeing and fishing. Armand Bayou Nature Center, which offers opportunities for hiking and bird watching, also has live animal displays. Several museums not far from the city are Moody Mansion and Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum. Galveston County Fair is another popular event that people enjoy attending.

Santa Fe Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental is the closest major airport.

Santa Fe Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities near the city are Texas A&M University - Galveston campus, Galveston College, College of the Mainland, and Alvin Community College.

People

Total Population 12,700
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,243
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 56%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,910
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $955
Median House Value $151,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Santa Fe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Galveston, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SE of Houston, Texas
County Galveston
Standard Zip Codes 77510, 77517
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.377
Longitude -95.105

Santa Fe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALVIN
Distance 7.7 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
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 21.7 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
Station FREEPORT 2 NW
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 64 to 80 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alta Loma (77510)

Arcadia (77517)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alvin 25,224 $53,801
Dickinson 19,355 $79,475
Hitchcock 7,325 $51,614

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Santa Fe Public Libraries

Library
Mae S Bruce Library
13302 6TH ST
Santa Fe, Texas
(409) 925-5540

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Santa Fe High Schools

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SANTA FE H S
13304 HWY 6
409-925-3526
Serves 1,322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

GALVESTON CO J J A E P
13304 HWY 6
409-925-3526
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

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