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.

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.


Total Population 5,661
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,190
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,641
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,310
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,381


Median Family Income $56,006
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $852
Median House Value $79,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 9.2%

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

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


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

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
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 1,796 $54,821

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

Edna Public Libraries

Jackson County Memorial Library
Edna, Texas
(361) 782-2162

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Serves 452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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Student/teacher ratio: 10

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