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.


Total Population 27,956
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 10,130
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,875


Median Family Income $42,220
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $567
Median House Value $112,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.6%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 0.3%

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

Eagle Pass Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles NW of Laredo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles W of San Antonio, Texas
County Maverick
Standard Zip Codes 78852
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78853
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.708
Longitude -100.499

Eagle Pass Climate

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

Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 98 F
Oct Temp 60 to 84 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Distance 40.4 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 67 F
Apr Temp 61 to 85 F
Jul Temp 74 to 97 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station UVALDE 3 SW
Distance 52 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 64 F
Apr Temp 56 to 82 F
Jul Temp 71 to 97 F
Oct Temp 57 to 84 F
Annual Precip 22 inches

Eagle Pass Public Libraries

Eagle Pass Public Library
Eagle Pass, Texas
(830) 773-2516
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Eagle Pass Hospitals

(830) 773-5321
Emergency Service: Yes

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Eagle Pass High Schools

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Serves 1,416 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

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