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Overview

Introduction to Eagle Pass, Texas

Eagle Pass, Texas, in Maverick county, is 102 miles NW of Laredo, Texas (center to center) and 131 miles W of San Antonio, Texas.

Eagle Pass History

Eagle Pass was the first settlement of the United States on the Rio Grande. It was originally called Camp Eagle Pass and served as Texas militia’s temporary outpost during the Mexican-American War. The United States Army established Fort Duncan in March, 1849, which was a few miles upstream from Camp Eagle Pass. Captain Sidney Burbank supervised the building of the fort, and it was named after Colonel James Duncan who fought valiantly in the Mexican War. Once the war was over, trade flourished in the region under the protection of the fort.

Eagle Pass and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Duncan
  • Lucky Eagle Casino
  • Maverick County Courthouse
  • Shopping Center de las Aguilas
  • Eagle Pass Golf Course
  • Fort Duncan Museum

Things To Do In Eagle Pass

Those who love fishing can check out opportunities for hooking catfish at Rio Grande. One can also hunt for upland game birds and white-tailed deer in the area. The Kickapoo Indians have a 125-acre reservation eight miles south of Eagle Pass. The reservation has the Lucky Eagle Casino and several restaurants operated by the tribe.

Eagle Pass Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Laredo International Airport.

Eagle Pass Higher Education

Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas A & M International University, and Laredo Community College offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,209
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+10,737
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,244
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,025
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,695

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,850
% Above Poverty Level74.8%
% Below Poverty Level25.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$584
Median House Value$118,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)93.6%
German1.5%
French Except Basque0.6%
English0.5%
Arab0.4%
Irish0.3%
Italian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Eagle Pass Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maverick County
Standard Zip Codes78852
P.O. Box Zip Codes78853
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude28.7
Approximate Longitude-100.49

Eagle 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)

StationEAGLE PASS
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp59 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 98 F
Oct Temp60 to 84 F
Annual Precip21.4 inches
StationCRYSTAL CITY
Distance40.4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 67 F
Apr Temp61 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 97 F
Oct Temp62 to 85 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationUVALDE 3 SW
Distance52 miles
Jan Temp37 to 64 F
Apr Temp56 to 82 F
Jul Temp71 to 97 F
Oct Temp57 to 84 F
Annual Precip22 inches

Eagle Pass Public Libraries

Eagle Pass Public Library
589 E MAIN ST
Eagle Pass, Texas
(830) 773-2516

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Eagle Pass Hospitals

Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3333 North Foster Maldonado Boulevard

Eagle Pass Public Schools

Armando Cerna El
2268 Mondragon Rd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 773-5181
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Benavides Heights El
1750 Mesa Dr
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7006
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
C C Winn High School
265 Foster Maldonado Blvd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 757-0828
High
Total Enrollment 2005
Daep
1610 Del Rio Blvd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7193
High
Total Enrollment 28
Dena Kelso Graves El
720 Kelso Dr
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7043
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Eagle Pass High School
2020 2nd St
ZIP: 78852
(830) 773-2381
High
Total Enrollment 2266
Eagle Pass J H
1750 N Bibb
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7037
Middle
Total Enrollment 1265
Early Childhood Center
636 Kelso Dr
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7027
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Henry B Gonzalez Elementary
400 Balcones Blvd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7099
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Kennedy El
1610 B Del Rio Blvd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7189
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Language Development Center
724 Fm3443
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7047
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Memorial J H
10 Memorial Dr
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7053
Middle
Total Enrollment 1119
Nellie Mae Glass Elementary
1501 Boehmer Ave
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7041
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Perfecto Mancha El
3269 Fletcher Blvd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 773-5181
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Pete Gallego Elementary
300 Azucena St
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Ray H Darr El
841 Memo Robinson Rd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Robert E Lee Elementary
300 S Monroe St
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7062
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Rosita Valley Elementary
735 Rosita Vly Rd
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7065
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
San Luis Elementary
2090 Williams St
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7071
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Seco Mines Elementary
2900 Diaz
ZIP: 78852
(830) 758-7073
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Rosita Valley Literacy Academy
811 Rosita Vly Rd
ZIP: 78853
(830) 758-7067
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Sam Houston Elementary
2781 Fm1021
ZIP: 78853
(830) 758-7069
Primary
Total Enrollment 499

Eagle Pass Private Schools

Our Lady Of Refuge School
577 Washington St
ZIP: 78852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
Redeemer Episcopal School
648 Madison St
ZIP: 78852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
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