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Overview

Introduction to Edna, Texas

Edna, Texas, in Jackson county, is 24 miles NE of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 93 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city has a population of 5,899.

Edna History

The city was founded when the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway line was constructed. The railway was owned by an Italian count, Joseph Telfener. The community was named after his daughter, Edna. The Italian crew that built the railroad remained in the region. In 1899, Edna was incorporated, but the incorporation was later abolished. Eventually it was reincorporated in 1926. Edna, which is said to be the gateway to Lake Texana, prospered as a result of its proximity to oilfields and agricultural land. It remains an agribusiness hub and also has a retirement community known as the "Oak Creek Village".

Edna and Nearby Attractions

  • Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
  • Yoakum Heritage Museum
  • Museum of the Coastal Bend
  • Stephen F. Austin State Park
  • El Campo Museum of Natural History

Things To Do In Edna

The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site that is close to Edna features a playground, a picnic area, and an interpretive center. Col. J.W. Fannin, who laid down his arms here in 1836 after the Battle of Coleto, was executed by the Mexicans who also killed 341 other soldiers seven days after the battle. The nearby 20th Century Technology Museum houses experimental aircraft, home appliances, and computers. The Copano Bay State Fishing Pier that offers opportunities for activities like swimming, picnicking, fishing, and boating, can be accessed from Edna. Camping, canoeing, and tubing may be enjoyed at Palmetto State Park.

Edna Transportation

Air transportation is available from Victoria Regional Airport.

Edna Higher Education

University of Houston - Victoria, Victoria College, and Wharton County Junior College are situated close to Edna.

People

Total Population 5,616
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,178
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,870
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,327
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,609

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,507
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $803
Median House Value $77,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 6.5%

Edna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Victoria, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 77957
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.978
Longitude -96.645

Edna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station VICTORIA RGNL AP
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 63 F
Apr Temp 60 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 93 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station POINT COMFORT
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 65 F
Apr Temp 62 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station DANEVANG 1 W
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cordele (77957)

El Toro (77957)

Morales (77957)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ganado 1,888 $50,625

Edna Public Libraries

Library
Jackson County Memorial Library
411 N WELLS ST
Edna, Texas
(361) 782-2162

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Edna High Schools

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EDNA H S
1307 W GAYLE ST
361-782-5255
A Title I School.
Serves 452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

EDNA ALTER
1307 W GAYLE ST
361-782-0258
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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