Location in the state of Indiana
|• Total||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Land||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||801 ft (244 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,295|
|• Density||2,473.6/sq mi (955.1/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0452043|
Galveston was laid out in 1854. it was probably named after Galveston, Texas, although folk etymology holds that "a gal with a vest on" caused the name to be selected. Galveston was incorporated as a town in 1870.
Galveston is located at .
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,311 people, 553 households, and 368 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,473.6 inhabitants per square mile (955.1/km2). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 1,194.3 per square mile (461.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 553 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,532 people, 615 households, and 448 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,702.9 people per square mile (1,037.7/km²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 1,145.0 per square mile (439.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.98% White, 0.33% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.
There were 615 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $45,450, and the median income for a family was $48,942. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,880. About 3.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
Two airports are near Galveston in unincorporated Cass County.
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- With the stress on the ves, unlike Galveston, Texas.
- Helm, Thomas B. (1878). History of Cass County, Indiana. Kingman Bros. p. 42.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
More likely the name was borrowed from Texas.
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- Powell, Jehu Z. (1913). History of Cass County Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 609.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.