Introduction to Rockport, Texas

Rockport, Texas, in Aransas county, is 25 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. About 7,385 people live in Rockport.

Rockport History

The city of Rockport was established just after the Civil War. Situated between the Copano and Aransas bays, the community was namedbecause of the presence of a rock ledge under its shore. The first shipping wharf was built by Joseph F. Smith and John H. Wood in 1868, and the town was incorporated in 1870. From the 1880s, fishing and boatbuilding were the important industries of the community. The shrimping industry flourished during the 1940s and 50s. The Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1967. Along with fishing and tourism, shrimping remains the principal source of income for the residents of Rockport.

Rockport and Nearby Attractions

  • Texas Maritime Museum
  • Blue Wave Beach
  • Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Presidio La Bahia
  • Texas State Aquarium

Things To Do In Rockport

The Blue Wave beach is litter free and accessible to handicapped people. There is a water skiing basin close to the beach. The nearby Texas Maritime Museum houses exhibits related to the growth of the maritime community and the exploration of oil and gas in the region. Visitors may enjoy fishing, camping, and boating at the Goose Island State Park, which is situated upon 321 acres, and is enclosed by the St. Charles and Aransas bays. The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site marks where Col. J.W. Fannin laid down his arms and surrendered to the Mexican General Jose Urrea. Among other popular places to visit are Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, Fulton Mansion State Historical Park, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, Texas State Aquarium, and Texas Zoo. Residents of Rockport also celebrate several annual events like the Seafair, Fiesta en la Playa, Rockport Art Festival, and Oktoberfest.

Rockport Transportation

Air transportation is available from Corpus Christi International Airport.

Rockport Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Del Mar College, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, and University of Houston - Victoria.


Total Population 9,776
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 27%
Employed Population 16+ 3,709
Age of the Population 50


% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,394
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,117


Median Family Income $60,729
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $891
Median House Value $186,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 13.3%

Rockport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Aransas
Standard Zip Codes 78382
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78381
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.02
Longitude -97.054

Rockport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.9 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 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 65 F
Apr Temp 61 to 80 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 61 to 84 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 23.9 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, Rockport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Copano Village (78382)

Estes (78382)

Lamar (78382)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aransas Pass 8,287 $46,641
Bayside 419 $58,750
Fulton 1,225 $43,625
Ingleside 9,468 $68,551

Rockport Public Libraries

Aransas County Public Library
Rockport, Texas
(361) 790-0153
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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