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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.

People

Total Population 19,425
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,799
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,642
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $694
Median House Value $78,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.5%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 2.2%

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

Alice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 41 miles W of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Jim Wells
Standard Zip Codes 78332
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78333, 78342
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.751
Longitude -98.069

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)

Station ALICE
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Station KINGSVILLE
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 68 F
Apr Temp 60 to 84 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station FREER
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 67 F
Apr Temp 60 to 85 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 61 to 85 F
Annual Precip 25.4 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)

Ben Bolt (78342)

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

Location Population Median Family Income
Agua Dulce 832 $54,779
Bishop 3,169 $65,781
Driscoll 697 $36,289

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

Alice Public Libraries

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

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Alice Hospitals

CHRISTUS SPOHN HOSPITAL ALICE
(Proprietary)
2500 E MAIN STREET
(361) 661-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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361-664-0126
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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