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Overview

Introduction to Rockport, Texas

Rockport, Texas, in Aransas county, is 25 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Rockport History

The city of Rockport was established just after the Civil War. Situated between the Copano and Aransas bays, the community was namedbecause of the presence of a rock ledge under its shore. The first shipping wharf was built by Joseph F. Smith and John H. Wood in 1868, and the town was incorporated in 1870. From the 1880s, fishing and boatbuilding were the important industries of the community. The shrimping industry flourished during the 1940s and 50s. The Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1967. Along with fishing and tourism, shrimping remains the principal source of income for the residents of Rockport.

Rockport and Nearby Attractions

  • Texas Maritime Museum
  • Blue Wave Beach
  • Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Presidio La Bahia
  • Texas State Aquarium

Things To Do In Rockport

The Blue Wave beach is litter free and accessible to handicapped people. There is a water skiing basin close to the beach. The nearby Texas Maritime Museum houses exhibits related to the growth of the maritime community and the exploration of oil and gas in the region. Visitors may enjoy fishing, camping, and boating at the Goose Island State Park, which is situated upon 321 acres, and is enclosed by the St. Charles and Aransas bays. The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site marks where Col. J.W. Fannin laid down his arms and surrendered to the Mexican General Jose Urrea. Among other popular places to visit are Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, Fulton Mansion State Historical Park, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, Texas State Aquarium, and Texas Zoo. Residents of Rockport also celebrate several annual events like the Seafair, Fiesta en la Playa, Rockport Art Festival, and Oktoberfest.

Rockport Transportation

Air transportation is available from Corpus Christi International Airport.

Rockport Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Del Mar College, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, and University of Houston - Victoria.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,197
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens27.9%
Employed Population 16+4,203
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$24,900
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,033
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,476

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,855
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$826
Median House Value$203,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.3%
German17.8%
English12.5%
Irish11.4%
French Except Basque8.6%
Italian3.2%
Polish2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Czech1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Finnish1%
Norwegian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Rockport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Aransas County
Standard Zip Codes78382
P.O. Box Zip Codes78381
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude28.04
Approximate Longitude-97.05

Rockport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCKPORT
Distance0.9 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
StationWELDER W'LIFE FOUNDATION
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp61 to 80 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 84 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches
StationREFUGIO
Distance23.9 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
Aransas Pass8,180$52,256
Bayside472$60,625
Fulton1,265$46,154
Ingleside9,776$61,768
Port Aransas3,861$63,689
Portland16,144$68,207

Rockport Public Libraries

Aransas County Public Library
701 E MIMOSA ST
Rockport, Texas
(361) 790-0153

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Rockport Public Schools

Little Bay Pri
2000 Hwy 35n
ZIP: 78382
(361) 790-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Live Oak 1-3 Learning Center
21 Griffith Dr
ZIP: 78382
(361) 790-2260
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Rockport-fulton H S
1801 Omohundro
ZIP: 78382
(361) 790-2220
High
Total Enrollment 944
Rockport-fulton Middle
1701 Colorado Ave
ZIP: 78382
(361) 790-2230
Middle
Total Enrollment 731

Rockport Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
111 N Church St
ZIP: 78382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
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