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Surfside Beach

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Surfside Beach, also known locally as Surfside, is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, that is situated on the Gulf of Mexico near the city of Freeport. The population was 482 at the 2010 census.Former Congressman Ron Paul maintains a home in Surfside.GeographySurfside Beach is located in southern Brazoria County at. It is bordered to the southeast by the Gulf of Mexico and to the southwest by the entrance to Freeport Harbor, across which is the village of Quintana. The Intracoastal Waterway runs through the northwest part of the city, forming the northwest boundary in some places. The Bluewater Highway runs the length of Surfside Beach and continues northeast on Folletts Island to San Luis Pass and the bridge onto Galveston Island. Texas State Highway 332 begins in Surfside Beach and leads northwest past Freeport to Lake Jackson.According to the United States Census Bureau, Surfside Beach has a total area of 5.8km2, of which 4.3km2 is land and 1.5km2, or 25.23%, is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, 482 people, 259 households, and 113 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 287/sq mi (110.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 1.7% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.8% some other race, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.6% of the population.
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