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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,439
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+7,567
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,160
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,670
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,072

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,454
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$78,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)83.2%
German5.4%
Irish2.3%
English1.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Scottish0.1%
African0.1%
Russian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Alice Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jim Wells County
Standard Zip Codes78332
P.O. Box Zip Codes78333, 78342
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude27.75
Approximate Longitude-98.06

Alice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALICE
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
StationKINGSVILLE
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
StationFREER
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Agua Dulce840$54,432
Bishop3,158$65,760
Driscoll752$37,895
Kingsville26,177$49,512
Orange Grove1,488$85,096
San Diego4,563$35,197

Alice Public Libraries

Alicia Salinas Public Library
401 E 3RD ST
Alice, Texas
(361) 664-9506

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Alice Hospitals

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

Alice Public Schools

Adams Middle
901 E Third St
ZIP: 78332
(361) 660-2055
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Alice H S
1 Coyote Trl
ZIP: 78332
(361) 664-0126
High
Total Enrollment 1408
Dubose Int
1000 N Cameron
ZIP: 78332
(361) 664-7512
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
Garcia El
3051 Old Kingsville Rd
ZIP: 78332
(361) 660-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Hillcrest El
1400 Morningside
ZIP: 78332
(361) 660-2098
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Memorial Int
900 W Third St
ZIP: 78332
(361) 660-2080
Middle
Total Enrollment 333
Noonan El
701 W Third St
ZIP: 78332
(361) 664-7591
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Saenz El
800 S Johnson St
ZIP: 78332
(361) 664-4981
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Salazar El
1028 Pierce St
ZIP: 78332
(361) 664-6263
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Schallert El
1001 Jim Wells St
ZIP: 78332
(361) 664-6361
Primary
Total Enrollment 613

Alice Private Schools

Alice Christian School
1200 N Stadium Rd
ZIP: 78332
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
St Elizabeth School
615 E 5th St
ZIP: 78332
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
St Joseph Parochial School
311 Dewey Ave
ZIP: 78332
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
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