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Surfside Beach is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States that is situated on the Gulf of Mexico just west of Galveston Island. The city is part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land area. The population was 793 at the 2010 census.
Former Congressman Ron Paul maintains a home in Surfside.
Surfside Beach is located at 28°57′08″N 95°17′04″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (20.09%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, 793 people, 352 households, and 197 families resided in the city. The population density was 427.7 people per square mile (165.5/km²). There were 879 housing units at an average density of 492.7/sq mi (190.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.66% White, 1.97% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.93% of the population.
Of the 352 households, 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were not families. About 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.68.
In the city, the population was distributed as 18.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $77,778, and for a family was $83,333. Males had a median income of $50,556 versus $35,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,081. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
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