Introduction to Aransas Pass, Texas

Aransas Pass, Texas, in San Patricio county, is 16 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Corpus Christi metropolitan area.

Aransas Pass History

The city was named "Aransas Pass" after the pass connecting Mustang and St. Joseph's islands. Early developers such as Pryor Lea, and the Central Transit Company, tried to build a deepwater port city on the Gulf of Mexico during the 19th century. These attempts failed due to various reasons like the Civil War and lack of funds. Following several individual attempts by a number of different organizations, deep water finally arrived in the city. In 1910, the city was incorporated and shipping started to become regularized. However, two hurricanes within a span of 3 years disrupted the shipping business. Over the years, Aransas Pass became an important player in the shrimp and fishing industry.

Aransas Pass and Nearby Attractions

  • Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
  • Texas State Aquarium
  • King Ranch Museum
  • Presidio La Bahia
  • Copano Bay State Fishing Pier

Things To Do In Aransas Pass

The Asian Cultures Museum has artifacts from China, Japan, Philippines, and Korea, while Texas Maritime Museum and Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History have various scientific and historical exhibits on display. The Presidio La Bahia is a Spanish fort of historical importance while the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site includes remnants of the Battle of Coleto which occurred in the mid 19th century. The Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, Goose Island State Park and Mustang Island State Park offer facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking.

Aransas Pass Transportation

The closest major airport is Corpus Christi International Airport.

Aransas Pass Higher Education

Del Mar College, Texas A&M University - Kingsville and Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi are some of the colleges near Aransas Pass.


Total Population 8,067
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,252
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,960
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,162


Median Family Income $50,317
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $767
Median House Value $89,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aransas Pass Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas
County San Patricio
Metro Area Corpus Christi
Standard Zip Codes 78336
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78335
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.909
Longitude -97.149

Aransas Pass Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 63 F
Apr Temp 66 to 78 F
Jul Temp 79 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 82 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 63 to 77 F
Jul Temp 78 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 82 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 61 to 84 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Aransas Pass, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Aranspass (78336)

City by the Sea (78336)

Cty by the Se (78336)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gregory 2,137 $60,625
Ingleside 9,554 $68,431

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aransas Pass Public Libraries

Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library
Aransas Pass, Texas
(361) 758-2350

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Aransas Pass Hospitals

(361) 758-8585
Emergency Service: Yes

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Aransas Pass High Schools

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450 S AVE A
A Title I School.
Serves 537 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

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