A deeper look at population, demographic changes across Brazoria, Galveston counties

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As the total population across Brazoria and Galveston counties grew overall, the percentage of the white population dropped or stagnated. (Courtesy Pexels)

As the total population across Brazoria and Galveston counties grew overall, the percentage of the white population dropped or stagnated. (Courtesy Pexels)

Data from the 2020 census was released toward the end of the summer and early fall.

The number of residents in Brazoria County in 2020 was more than 50% what it was in 2000, and in Galveston County its 2020 population was more than 40% of what it was in 2000.



As the total population across Brazoria and Galveston counties, including Pearland and Friendswood, grew overall, the percentage of the white population stagnated while the population of two or more races exploded.



As the total population has grown across the south Greater Houston area, the Hispanic population has seen a rapid rise as well, growing by at least 32% in a 10-year window.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.