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Aransas County, Texas

Aransas County, Texas
The Aransas County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Aransas County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1872
Named for Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu
Seat Rockport
Largest city Rockport
 • Total 528 sq mi (1,368 km2)
 • Land 252 sq mi (653 km2)
 • Water 276 sq mi (715 km2), 52%
 • (2010) 23,158
 • Density 92/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 27th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
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Aransas County ( [1]) is a

  • Aransas County government
  • Aransas County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Aransas County from the Texas Almanac
  • Aransas County from the TXGenWeb Project
  • Historic Photographs of Aransas County

External links

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ Where Same-Sex Couples Live, June 26, 2015, retrieved July 6, 2015 


See also

Census-designated places




Aransas County Airport is located in Fulton, north of Rockport.


Major highways


Some residents (including the city of Aransas Pass, which is actually outside of the county) are served by the Aransas Pass Independent School District.

Most county residents, including the cities of Rockport and Fulton, are served by the Aransas County Independent School District.


The median income for a household in the county was $30,702, and the median income for a family was $34,915. Males had a median income of $31,597 versus $20,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,560. About 15.50% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.00% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

There were 9,132 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.90. As of the 2010 census, there were about 5.9 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.[10]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 22,497 people, 9,132 households, and 6,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 89 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 12,848 housing units at an average density of 51 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.44% White, 1.43% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 2.77% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.33% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 20.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


National protected area

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 528 square miles (1,370 km2), of which 252 square miles (650 km2) is land and 276 square miles (710 km2) (52%) is water.[5]


The first European to see this land was probably Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, who sailed along the coast of Texas in the summer of 1519 and who also discovered the Aransas Bay.

Aransas County was formed in 1871 from portions of Refugio County. It was named after Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, a Spanish outpost in early Texas.



  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • National protected area 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Major highways 5.1
    • Airport 5.2
  • Communities 6
    • Cities 6.1
    • Towns 6.2
    • Census-designated places 6.3
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Aransas County is part of the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

. Texas outpost in early Spanish, a Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu for the named It was [4]

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