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Census Bureau Says 4.5 Million People Impacted By Surprise Hurricane Humberto


As Hurricane Humberto came ashore in Galveston County early this morning, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 4.5 million people experienced the stormís effects as it made landfall along the Texas coast.

According to most recent population estimates, nearly 284, 000 people live in Galveston County. Additionally, the Census Bureauís 2006 American Community Survey shows the median housing value in Galveston County was $134,000. More than half the homes were moved into since 2000. The median household income was about $53,000, while14 percent of the population was living below the poverty level.


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