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-Diverse economy
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-Growth and sprawl
-Hot, humid summers
-Unattractive setting

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  • Location: Southeast Texas, 50 miles inland from the Gulf Coast
  • Country: United States
  • State: Texas
  • County: Galveston County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Galveston

    The unemployment rate in Galveston County is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Galveston County jobs have Increased by 0.73 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Galveston County's cost of living is 7.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Galveston County's population is 322,225 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 48.63 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Galveston County is $170,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 27.13%.
    Galveston County public schools spend $9,312 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.8 students per teacher in Galveston County.

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