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Overview

Introduction to Edna, Texas

Edna, Texas, in Jackson county, is 24 miles NE of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 93 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Edna History

The city was founded when the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway line was constructed. The railway was owned by an Italian count, Joseph Telfener. The community was named after his daughter, Edna. The Italian crew that built the railroad remained in the region. In 1899, Edna was incorporated, but the incorporation was later abolished. Eventually it was reincorporated in 1926. Edna, which is said to be the gateway to Lake Texana, prospered as a result of its proximity to oilfields and agricultural land. It remains an agribusiness hub and also has a retirement community known as the "Oak Creek Village".

Edna and Nearby Attractions

  • Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
  • Yoakum Heritage Museum
  • Museum of the Coastal Bend
  • Stephen F. Austin State Park
  • El Campo Museum of Natural History

Things To Do In Edna

The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site that is close to Edna features a playground, a picnic area, and an interpretive center. Col. J.W. Fannin, who laid down his arms here in 1836 after the Battle of Coleto, was executed by the Mexicans who also killed 341 other soldiers seven days after the battle. The nearby 20th Century Technology Museum houses experimental aircraft, home appliances, and computers. The Copano Bay State Fishing Pier that offers opportunities for activities like swimming, picnicking, fishing, and boating, can be accessed from Edna. Camping, canoeing, and tubing may be enjoyed at Palmetto State Park.

Edna Transportation

Air transportation is available from Victoria Regional Airport.

Edna Higher Education

University of Houston - Victoria, Victoria College, and Wharton County Junior College are situated close to Edna.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,731
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+2,469
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,153
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,510
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,097

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,118
% Above Poverty Level82.4%
% Below Poverty Level17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$847
Median House Value$80,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57%
German10.9%
Irish10.2%
Czech5%
English5%
French Except Basque4.7%
Italian1%
Dutch0.8%
Polish0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Scottish0.5%
African0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Edna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes77957
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude28.97
Approximate Longitude-96.64

Edna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVICTORIA RGNL AP
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp44 to 63 F
Apr Temp60 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 93 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationPOINT COMFORT
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp46 to 65 F
Apr Temp62 to 79 F
Jul Temp78 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationDANEVANG 1 W
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ganado1,775$60,833
La Ward247$34,063
Point Comfort762$70,370

Edna Public Libraries

Jackson County Memorial Library
411 N WELLS ST STE 121
Edna, Texas
(361) 782-2162

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Edna Hospitals

Jackson Healthcare Center
(Government - District/authority)
1013 South Wells Street

Edna Public Schools

Edna Alternative
112 W Ash
ZIP: 77957
(361) 782-9051
High
Total Enrollment 28
Edna El
400 Apollo Dr
ZIP: 77957
(361) 782-2953
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Edna H S
1303 W Gayle
ZIP: 77957
(361) 782-5255
High
Total Enrollment 406
Edna J H
505 W Gayle
ZIP: 77957
(361) 782-2351
Middle
Total Enrollment 335

Edna Private Schools

Edna Christian Academy
807 Apollo Dr
ZIP: 77957
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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