Galveston is located in southeast Texas. Galveston is part of Galveston County. Galveston has 41.22 square miles of land area and 168.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Galveston population is 48,513, which has shrunk 15.26% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.13% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Galveston median household income is $38,008 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 31.54% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 31.68% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Galveston median house value is $136,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 85.23% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 59.27% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Galveston is worse than the state average in quality. The Galveston area code is 409.