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Friendswood

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Friendswood is a city in the U.S. state outside of the metropolitan area. The city lies in Galveston and Harris counties. As of the 2010 census, the population of Friendswood was 35,805.In 2007, CNN/Money Magazine listed Friendswood as one of 100 "America's Best Places to Live" for that year, making it one of 900 small towns recognized since the rankings first began in 2005.HistoryFriendswood was founded in 1895 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).GeographyFriendswood is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city covers a total area of 54.1sqkm, of which 53.7sqkm is land area and 0.4sqkm, or 0.69%, is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 29,037 people, 10,107 households, and 8,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,381.2 people per square mile (533.4/km²). There were 10,405 housing units at an average density of 495.0 per square mile (191.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.09% White, 2.70% African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.79% of the population.
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