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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.


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Median household income
Local
$69,384
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Friendswood demographic reports
Friendswood is on Clear Creek
Major fig-producing area in the early 20th century
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 72. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Clear Lake
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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39% of Friendswood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Friendswood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $746.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,279.


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Libraries in Friendswood include Friendswood Public Library ... View libraries

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Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Friendswood political report.

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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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