Introduction to Alice, Texas

Alice, Texas, in Jim Wells county, is 41 miles W of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Alice History

The community of Alice was established in the year 1888. It was initially called Bandana. Its name was later changed to Kleberg. The city was renamed Alice in honor of Alice Kleberg, the daughter of Richard King, the founder of the King Ranch. In the mid 1940s, Armando Marroquin, Sr. launched the first home-based recording company to exclusively record Tejano artists. Since then, Alice has been known as the "The Birthplace of Tejano." The city is also referred to as the "Hub City of South Texas."

Alice and nearby Attractions

  • South Texas Museum
  • King Ranch Museum
  • Fraternal Cemetery
  • Pentecostal Missionary Assembly Church
  • Alice Memorial Stadium
  • Lake Corpus Christi Park

Things To Do In Alice

Those interested in the local history and culture can pay a visit to the King Ranch Museum or the South Texas Museum. There are also many well-maintained parks in the area that offer facilities for a range of physical activities. The city of Alice also hosts the Hispanic Heritage festival every September, and the Jim Wells County Fair every October.

Alice Transportation

Corpus Christi International is the nearest major airport.

Alice Higher Education

The nearby institutes of higher education include Texas A & M-Kingsville, Del Mar College and Texas A & M-Corpus Christi.



Total Population19,425
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population35


% of people married49.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.8%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$50,642
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$78,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.5%
French Except Basque0.8%
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Alice Almanac

Nearest Large City41 miles W of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Jim Wells County
Standard Zip Codes78332
P.O. Box Zip Codes78333, 78342
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Alice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp62 to 85 F
Annual Precip27.5 inches
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp43 to 68 F
Apr Temp60 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp62 to 85 F
Annual Precip29 inches
Distance35 miles
Jan Temp43 to 67 F
Apr Temp60 to 85 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp61 to 85 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alfred (78332)

Guajillo (78332)

Palito Blanco (78332)

San Jose (78332)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Agua Dulce832$54,779

Alice Public Libraries

Alicia Salinas Public Library
401 E 3RD ST ALICE, TX 78332 (27.753138, -98.073218)
Alice, Texas
(361) 664-9506

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Alice Hospitals

Christus Spohn Hospital Alice
2500 East Main
Christus Spohn Hospital-alice
2500 E Main St
(361) 661-8000
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Alice Public Schools

Adams Middle
901 East Third St
(361) 660-2055
Total Enrollment 841
Alice H S
1 Coyote Trl
(361) 664-0126
Total Enrollment 1414
Dubose Int
1000 Lantana Dr
(361) 664-7512
Total Enrollment 390
Garcia El
3051 Old Kingsville Rd
(361) 660-2050
Total Enrollment 195
Hillcrest El
1400 Morningside
(361) 660-2098
Total Enrollment 265
Memorial Int
900 West Third St
(361) 660-2080
Total Enrollment 361
Noonan El
701 West Third St
(361) 664-7591
Total Enrollment 597
Saenz El
800 South Johnson St
(361) 664-4981
Total Enrollment 468
Salazar El
1028 Pierce St
(361) 664-6263
Total Enrollment 295
Schallert El
1001 Jim Wells St
(361) 664-6361
Total Enrollment 616

Alice Private Schools

St Elizabeth School
615 E 5th St
Total Enrollment 134
Alice Christian School
1200 N Stadium Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
St Joseph Parochial School
311 Dewey Ave
Total Enrollment 129
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