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Jamaica Beach is a city in Galveston County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The latitude of Jamaica Beach is 29.189N. The longitude is -94.979W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,075.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jamaica Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Galveston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77554 ZIP code.
18% of Jamaica Beach residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jamaica Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jamaica Beach was $30,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Jamaica Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jamaica Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $623. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,086.
Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jamaica Beach political report.
The average commute time for Jamaica Beach workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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