Surfside Beach, Texas

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Surfside Beach, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Surfside Beach Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Surfside Beach Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Surfside Beach, Texas

Comparing Surfside 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Age of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Senior Citizens 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
People Above Poverty 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 2 3
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Surfside Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 763 100%
Male 403 52.8%
Female 360 47.2%
Under 18 142 18.6%
18+ 621 81.4%
65+ 84 11%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.68
White 707 92.7%
African-American 15 2%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 16 2.1%
Mixed Race 17 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 3.9%

Estimated Surfside Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 827
Growth 64
Growth % 8.4%

Surfside 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 17.3%
Irish 15%
English 12.8%
German 12.3%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Scottish 3.2%
French Canadian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Polish 1.9%
British 1.5%
Russian 1.5%
Czech 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
European 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Surfside Beach 763 $43,333
Angleton 18,130 $50,019
Clute 10,424 $34,638
Freeport 12,708 $32,421
Jones Creek 2,130 $48,269
Lake Jackson 26,386 $69,053
Oyster Creek 1,192 $38,676
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