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.



Total Population5,661
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population36


% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,641
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,310
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,381


Median Family Income$56,006
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation3%


People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$852
Median House Value$79,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.7%
French Except Basque3.8%
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Edna Almanac

Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Victoria, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City93 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes77957
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Edna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Edna, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cordele (77957)

El Toro (77957)

Morales (77957)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Edna Public Libraries

Jackson County Memorial Library
411 N WELLS ST EDNA, TX 77957 (28.980734, -96.647936)
Edna, Texas
(361) 782-2162

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Edna Hospitals

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

Edna H S
1303 West Gayle
(361) 782-5255
Total Enrollment 410
Edna J H
505 West Gayle St
(361) 782-2351
Total Enrollment 292
Edna El
400 Apollo Dr
(361) 782-2953
Total Enrollment 701

Edna Private Schools

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