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Friendswood is a city in Galveston County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area. (The community straddles Galveston and Harris counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the Quakers who founded the community in 1895
The latitude of Friendswood is 29.529N. The longitude is -95.2W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,460.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Friendswood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Galveston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Galveston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77089 ZIP code.
17% of Friendswood residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Friendswood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Friendswood was $28,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Friendswood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Friendswood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $746. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,279.
Libraries in Friendswood include Friendswood Public Library ... View libraries
Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Friendswood political report.
The average commute time for Friendswood workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Friendswood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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