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People

Total Population 1,008
Male Share of the Population 54.8%
Female Share of the Population 45.2%
Senior Citizens 27.5%
Employed Population 16+ 544
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,618
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.6%
Median Gross Rent $897
Median House Value $212,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
US/American 0%
English 16%
Irish 23.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station GALVESTON
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
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Galveston 48,971 $51,763
Hitchcock 7,325 $51,614

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

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