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Overview

Introduction to Aransas Pass, Texas

Aransas Pass, Texas, in San Patricio county, is 16 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Corpus Christi metropolitan area.

Aransas Pass History

The city was named "Aransas Pass" after the pass connecting Mustang and St. Joseph's islands. Early developers such as Pryor Lea, and the Central Transit Company, tried to build a deepwater port city on the Gulf of Mexico during the 19th century. These attempts failed due to various reasons like the Civil War and lack of funds. Following several individual attempts by a number of different organizations, deep water finally arrived in the city. In 1910, the city was incorporated and shipping started to become regularized. However, two hurricanes within a span of 3 years disrupted the shipping business. Over the years, Aransas Pass became an important player in the shrimp and fishing industry.

Aransas Pass and Nearby Attractions

  • Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
  • Texas State Aquarium
  • King Ranch Museum
  • Presidio La Bahia
  • Copano Bay State Fishing Pier

Things To Do In Aransas Pass

The Asian Cultures Museum has artifacts from China, Japan, Philippines, and Korea, while Texas Maritime Museum and Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History have various scientific and historical exhibits on display. The Presidio La Bahia is a Spanish fort of historical importance while the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site includes remnants of the Battle of Coleto which occurred in the mid 19th century. The Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, Goose Island State Park and Mustang Island State Park offer facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking.

Aransas Pass Transportation

The closest major airport is Corpus Christi International Airport.

Aransas Pass Higher Education

Del Mar College, Texas A&M University - Kingsville and Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi are some of the colleges near Aransas Pass.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,343
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+3,220
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,843

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,831
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$823
Median House Value$89,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.6%
German10.9%
English7%
Irish5.8%
Italian3.3%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.6%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch1%
Czech1%
Jamaican0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Aransas Pass Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nueces County, San Patricio County
Standard Zip Codes78336
P.O. Box Zip Codes78335
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude27.87
Approximate Longitude-97.09

Aransas Pass Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPORT ARANSAS
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp50 to 63 F
Apr Temp66 to 78 F
Jul Temp79 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 82 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationROCKPORT
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp63 to 77 F
Jul Temp78 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 82 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationREFUGIO
Distance28.2 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp61 to 84 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gregory2,056$65,481
Ingleside9,898$62,069
Port Aransas3,980$67,027
Portland16,618$72,686
Rockport10,238$72,652

Aransas Pass Public Libraries

Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library
110 N LAMONT ST
Aransas Pass, Texas
(361) 758-2350

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Aransas Pass Hospitals

Care Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1711 West Wheeler Avenue

Aransas Pass Public Schools

A C Blunt Middle
2103 Demory Ln
ZIP: 78336
(361) 758-2711
Middle
Total Enrollment 423
Aransas Pass H S
450 S Ave A
ZIP: 78336
(361) 758-3248
High
Total Enrollment 497
Aransas Pass Jjaep
244 W Harrison Blvd
ZIP: 78336
(361) 758-3466
Charlie Marshall El
2300 Mcmullen Ln
ZIP: 78336
(361) 758-3455
Middle
Total Enrollment 290
H T Faulk Early Childhood School
430 S 8th St
ZIP: 78336
(361) 758-3141
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
W A Kieberger El
748 W Goodnight Ave
ZIP: 78336
(361) 758-3113
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
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