Bayou Vista

The town of Bayou Vista is located off Interstate 45 and State Highway 6 near Jones Bay and Highland Bayou about eight miles west-northwest of Galveston and five miles south of Texas City in Galveston County. Homes were being sold in the coastal development by the early 1960s. Bayou Vista incorporated on January 19, 1985. In 1990 it reported a population of 1,320, and that number increased to 1,644 in 2000. The community consists of waterfront houses along a series of dredged canals that provide access to Galveston Bay and the Gulf. Bayou Vista has a mayor and city council, police department, and volunteer fire department.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Bayou Vista is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.32581190
    Longitude
    -94.93877800

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Bayou Vista by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Bayou Vista
Pop. Year Source
1,664 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,537 2010 Texas Demographic Center
1,644 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,320 1990 Texas Demographic Center