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People

Total Population 588
Male Share of the Population 55.3%
Female Share of the Population 44.7%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 283
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,333
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,101
Median House Value $164,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 15.3%

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

Surfside Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SW of Galveston, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77541
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.944
Longitude -95.288

Surfside Beach 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 FREEPORT 2 NW
Distance 6.3 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
Station ALVIN
Distance 29.4 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 THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 42.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angleton 19,153 $61,433
Clute 11,324 $50,163
Freeport 12,118 $44,620
Jones Creek 2,506 $72,386

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

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  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
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  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
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  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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