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Kemah, Texas

Kemah is a city located in Galveston County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,330.

Kemah's main industry comes from shipping. It was a small fishing town, but Kemah had recently built an attraction called the "Kemah Boardwalk". Locals from the Houston Metropolitan Area of Houston, Texas travel there to eat seafood and have fun.


\nKemah is located at 29°32'22" North, 95°1'9" West (29.539469, -95.019032)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.65% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,330 people, 892 households, and 566 families residing in the city. The population density is 502.6/km² (1,300.8/mi²). There are 1,075 housing units at an average density of 231.9/km² (600.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.36% White, 3.82% African American, 0.86% Native American, 3.48% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 15.79% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 24.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 892 households out of which 35.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% are non-families. 29.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.25. In the city the population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 114.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $51,620, and the median income for a family is $64,063. Males have a median income of $50,061 versus $31,953 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,373. 8.2% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.0% are 65 or older.