Surfside Beach, Texas

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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 population was 763 at the 2000 census. Its mayor is Larry Davison, owner of the local surf shop Breaker Sports.

The city is the home of Congressman Ron Paul.



Surfside Beach is located at 28°57′08″N 95°17′04″W / 28.952136°N 95.284415°W / 28.952136; -95.284415Coordinates: 28°57′08″N 95°17′04″W / 28.952136°N 95.284415°W / 28.952136; -95.284415 [3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (20.09%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 763 people, 352 households, and 197 families residing 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.93% of the population.

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