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Overview

Introduction to Robstown, Texas

Robstown, Texas, in Nueces county, is 16 miles W of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is part of the Corpus Christi metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Robstown History

The area now known as the City of Robstown was established in 1906. It was named after Robert Driscoll. The economy of the city benefited due to its location at the juncture of the Brownsville and Mexican and the Texas and Mexican railroads. Robstown was officially incorporated in 1912. Oil was discovered in the area in 1930. The city also experienced a population explosion in the early 1930s.

Robstown and nearby Attractions

  • Alpha Museum
  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History
  • Texas State Aquarium
  • Asian Cultures Museum and Educational Center
  • Lake Corpus Christi State Park
  • Padre Island National Seashore

Things To Do In Robstown

Robstown has several open spaces and parks where you can enjoy an outing with your family and friends. Some of the local parks are Bauer Road Park, Portella Par, Massey Park, and Southside Park. One can also visit the Texas State Aquarium, Lake Corpus Christi State Park, and Padre Island National Seashore. The city also offers easy access to the Selena Museum, Asian Cultures Museum, King Ranch Museum, and USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

Robstown Transportation

You can reach Corpus Christi International Airport within a few minutes.

Robstown Higher Education

Del Mar College is nearby. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, Victoria College, and Coastal Bend College

People

Total Population 11,616
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,870
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,279
% Above Poverty Level 64.6%
% Below Poverty Level 35.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.4%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $54,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 80.4%
US/American 0%
English 0%
Irish 1.2%

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

Robstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Nueces
Metro Area Corpus Christi
Standard Zip Codes 78380
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.79
Longitude -97.668

Robstown 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 ROBSTOWN
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 66 F
Apr Temp 62 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Station CHAPMAN RANCH
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 67 F
Apr Temp 63 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Station KINGSVILLE NAAS
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 68 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bluntzer (78380)

Rabb (78380)

South San Pedro (78380)

Violet (78380)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Agua Dulce 832 $54,779
Bishop 3,169 $65,781
Corpus Christi 316,513 $59,043
Driscoll 697 $36,289

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

Robstown Public Libraries

Library
Nueces County Public Library
710 E MAIN AVE STE 2
Robstown, Texas
(361) 767-5228

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Robstown High Schools

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ROBSTOWN H S
HWY 44 & PICKER LN
361-387-5999
A Title I School.
Serves 965 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

ALTER LRN CTR
400 W LIGUSTRUM
361-387-2835
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 90 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE
801 N 1ST ST
361-387-2835
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

NUECES CO J J A E P
801 N 1ST ST
361-767-6600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.

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