Port Aransas, TX Demographics


Population (year 2000): 3,370. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,667 (+8.8% change)
Males: 1,753 (52.0%), Females: 1,617 (48.0%)

Nueces County

Zip code: 78373

Median resident age: 45.1 years
Median household income: $39,432 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,500 (year 2000)

Races in Port Aransas:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.4%)
  • Hispanic (6.1%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.8%), English (16.7%), Irish (13.2%), United States (10.2%), French (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%).

Elevation: 6 feet

Land area: 8.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Port Aransas

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Aransas city

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

3.8% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,100 (+48.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Port Aransas:

  • NORTH BAY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; ARANSAS PASS, TX)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI MEDICAL CENTER,THE (about 21 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • DRISCOLL CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Port Aransas:

  • CORPUS CHRISTI INTL (about 30 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; ID: CRP)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 72 miles; VICTORIA, TX; ID: VCT)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 118 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; ID: HRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Port Aransas:

  • MUSTANG BEACH (about 3 miles; PORT ARANSAS, TX; ID: 2R8)
  • T P MC CAMPBELL (about 12 miles; INGLESIDE, TX; ID: T43)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI NAS/TRUAX FIELD (about 18 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; ID: NGP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Aransas:

  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 21 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 24 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; FT enrollment: 5,454)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 60 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,860)
  • COASTAL BEND COLLEGE (about 63 miles; BEEVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 68 miles; VICTORIA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,511)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 120 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 123 miles; WHARTON, TX; FT enrollment: 3,124)

Schools

Public high school in Port Aransas:

  • PORT ARANSAS H S (Students: 184; Location: 100 STA ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Port Aransas:

  • OLSEN EL (Students: 256; Location: 100 STA ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BRUNDRETT MIDDLE (Students: 134; Location: 100 STA ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Port Aransas:

  • WILLIAM R. BILL ELLIS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $147,395; Location: 700 W AVENUE A; 17,195 books; 658 audio materials; 2,942 video materials; 85 serial subscriptions)