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Overview

Introduction to Victoria, Texas

Victoria, Texas, in Victoria county, is 73 miles N of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Victoria History

Victoria, which was incorporated as a city in 1839, is the second-oldest incorporated city in Texas. It was named in honor of General Guadalupe Victoria, who was the first President of independent Mexico. For a short period in 1840, Victoria became the capital of the provisional government of the Republic of the Rio Grande. In 1958, it was also the location of the Foster Air Force Base prior to its decommissioning.

Victoria and Nearby Attractions

  • Riverside Park
  • Nave Museum
  • Texas Zoo
  • McNamara House Museum
  • Indianola Remnants

Things To Do In Victoria

Popular museums in the area include Nave Museum, Children's Discovery Museum, and McNamara House Museum. Parks like Riverside Park and Goliad State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, and hiking. Texas Zoo is a popular tourist attraction and a favorite site for young children. Local events include Czech Heritage Festival, Black History Festival and Parade, and the Jazz Festival.

Victoria Transportation

Victoria Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Victoria Higher Education

The local college is Victoria College and University of Houston - Victoria campus. Other nearby colleges include Texas Lutheran University and Wharton County Junior College.

People

Total Population 65,303
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 29,867
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,197
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,882

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,402
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $118,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 6.9%

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

Victoria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 73 miles N of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Victoria
Metro Area Victoria
Standard Zip Codes 77901, 77904, 77905
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77902, 77903
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.805
Longitude -97.003

Victoria 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 6 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 GOLIAD
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 68 F
Apr Temp 59 to 83 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 60 to 86 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station CUERO
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 66 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 58 to 85 F
Annual Precip 36 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cologne (77901)

Da Costa (77901)

Guadalupe (77901)

Mission Valley (77901)

Raisin (77905)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Edna 5,661 $56,006

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

Victoria Public Libraries

Library
Victoria Public Library
302 N MAIN ST
Victoria, Texas
(361) 572-2704

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Victoria Hospitals

CITIZENS MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
2701 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(361) 573-9181
Emergency Service: Yes

DETAR HOSPITAL NAVARRO
(Proprietary)
506 E SAN ANTONIO ST
(361) 575-7441
Emergency Service: Yes

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Victoria High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
102 PROFIT DR
361-575-7451
Serves 3,882 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

PROFIT ACADEMIC CTR FOR SUCCESS
102 PROFIT DR
361-788-9650
A Non-traditional School
Serves 194 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

OUTREACH WORD ACADEMY
268 WACO CIR
361-573-4096
A Charter School.
Serves 145 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

MITCHELL GUIDANCE CENTER
102 PROFIT DR
361-788-9658
A Non-traditional School
Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

JUVENILE DETENT CTR
102 PROFIT DR
361-576-3131
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

JUVENILE CENTER FOR ACADEMIC ACHIE
102 PROFIT DR
361-788-9658
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.

VICTORIA CAREER DEV SCH
102 PROFIT DR
361-788-9288
A Non-traditional School

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