Tiki Island, Texas

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Tiki Island
Village of Tiki Island
Location of Tiki Island, Texas
Location of Tiki Island, Texas
Coordinates: 29°17′56″N 94°54′52″W / 29.29889°N 94.91444°W / 29.29889; -94.91444Coordinates: 29°17′56″N 94°54′52″W / 29.29889°N 94.91444°W / 29.29889; -94.91444
CountryUnited States
 • MayorGoldie Telcheck[1]
 • Total1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
 • Land0.48 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Water1.11 sq mi (2.89 km2)
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total968
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,237.39/sq mi (863.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)409
FIPS code48-72989[4]
GNIS feature ID1388537[5]

Tiki Island is a village in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 968 at the 2010 census.[6]

History and government[edit]

Tiki Island is largely man-made and was built in the 1960s, when developers dug canals and used the fill to elevate the land to between 4 and 10 feet above sea level. At first, Tiki was primarily a small fishing camp, though it evolved into a place for weekend homes, then into a village that was incorporated on August 30, 1982.[1] Its upscale homes sit mainly on the waterfront.[7]

Tiki Island has a full-time police department and volunteer fire department. Lacking its own post office, mail delivery is the responsibility of the nearby Galveston post office.[8] [9]

Tiki Island City Hall
Tiki Island police station & fire department


Map of Tiki Island

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2) is land and 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), or 64.41%, is water.[10]

The street names have a Polynesian theme: Bamboo, Castaway, Bora Bora, Coconut, Copra, Diamond Head, Easterly, Hawaii, Kona, Lanai, Leilani, Lotus, Majuro, Mango, Maui, Moorea, Oahu, Outrigger, Palmetto, Papeete, Paradise, Port O'Call, Tahiti, and Wahini.[11]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,065[3]10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,016 people, 482 households, and 349 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,567.7 people per square mile (603.5/km2). There were 746 housing units at an average density of 1,151.1 per square mile (443.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.26% White, 0.30% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 482 households, out of which 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 1.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.40.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 10.8% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 49.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $88,891, and the median income for a family was $93,129. Males had a median income of $69,792 versus $35,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $54,611. About 0.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The eastern half of Tiki Island is zoned to the Texas City Independent School District (TCISD). The western half is zoned to the Hitchcock Independent School District (HISD).[13]

On December 2, 2015, Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Michael Williams announced that TCISD would absorb La Marque Independent School District (LMISD), effective July 1, 2016.[14] LMISD previously served the eastern half of Tiki Island.[15] La Marque High School is the area's designated high school as the former LMISD area retained its school zones.[16]

The former La Marque District (and the Texas City district) as well as the Hitchcock district (and therefore all of Tiki Island) are served by the College of the Mainland.[17]


  1. ^ a b "Village of Tiki Island", Tiki Island Official Webpage
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Tiki Island village, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Ann, Patton (November 2008). "Mitigation Best Practices" (PDF). Best Practices. November 2008: 2.
  8. ^ Jasinski, Laurie. "Village of Tiki Island, Texas". Texas State Historical Association: Handbook of Texas.
  9. ^ "United States Postal Service zip code database". United States Postal Service.
  10. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Tiki Island village, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "It's 5 o'clock somewhere." (click the picture of the beach) Houston Chronicle. Retrieved on February 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Galveston County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  14. ^ Daughtry, Shannon. "TEA: Texas City ISD to annex La Marque ISD ." The Galveston County Daily News. Wednesday December 2, 2015. Retrieved on January 12, 2016. "Texas City ISD will annex La Marque ISD into its school district beginning in the 2016-17 school year."
  15. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Galveston County, TX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "TEA annexes LMISD to TCISD Archived 2016-01-11 at WebCite" (Archive). Texas City Independent School District. Retrieved on January 12, 2016. "With this in mind, students will continue to attend their neighborhood schools for the 2016-2017 school year,” said Dr. Lusignolo."
  17. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.174, "College of the Mainland District Service Area".

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