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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,086
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+5,762
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married59.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$45,409
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,226
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,700
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone21.4%
Median Gross Rent$962
Median House Value$159,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.6%
German18.1%
Irish13.2%
English8.5%
French Except Basque4.8%
Italian3.4%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Czech1.2%
Polish1.1%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Santa Fe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Galveston County
Standard Zip Codes77510, 77517
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.38
Approximate Longitude-95.09

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)

StationALVIN
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationFREEPORT 2 NW
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp64 to 80 F
Annual Precip50.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alvin25,811$54,616
Dickinson19,874$81,466
Hitchcock7,633$59,188
La Marque15,912$60,236
League City98,215$112,963
Texas City47,262$51,651

Santa Fe Public Libraries

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

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Santa Fe Public Schools

Coastal Alternative Program
13302 Hwy 6
ZIP: 77510
(409) 925-9700
High
Total Enrollment 6
Coastal Alternative Program (cap)
13302 Hwy 6
ZIP: 77510
(409) 925-9701
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Dan J Kubacak El
4131 Warpath
ZIP: 77510
(409) 925-9604
Primary
Total Enrollment 957
Galveston Co J J A E P
13304 Hwy 6
ZIP: 77510
(409) 925-3526
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Roy J Wollam El
3400 Ave S
ZIP: 77510
(409) 925-3404
Primary
Total Enrollment 1141
Santa Fe J H
4132 Warpath Ave
ZIP: 77510
(409) 925-9304
Middle
Total Enrollment 1076
Santa Fe H S
16000 Hwy 6
ZIP: 77517
(409) 927-3106
High
Total Enrollment 1477
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