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Overview

Introduction to Victoria, Texas

Victoria, Texas, in Victoria county, is 73 miles N of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Victoria History

Victoria, which was incorporated as a city in 1839, is the second-oldest incorporated city in Texas. It was named in honor of General Guadalupe Victoria, who was the first President of independent Mexico. For a short period in 1840, Victoria became the capital of the provisional government of the Republic of the Rio Grande. In 1958, it was also the location of the Foster Air Force Base prior to its decommissioning.

Victoria and Nearby Attractions

  • Riverside Park
  • Nave Museum
  • Texas Zoo
  • McNamara House Museum
  • Indianola Remnants

Things To Do In Victoria

Popular museums in the area include Nave Museum, Children's Discovery Museum, and McNamara House Museum. Parks like Riverside Park and Goliad State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, and hiking. Texas Zoo is a popular tourist attraction and a favorite site for young children. Local events include Czech Heritage Festival, Black History Festival and Parade, and the Jazz Festival.

Victoria Transportation

Victoria Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Victoria Higher Education

The local college is Victoria College and University of Houston - Victoria campus. Other nearby colleges include Texas Lutheran University and Wharton County Junior College.

Demographics

People

Total Population66,515
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+31,056
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,210
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,040
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,530

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,386
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$877
Median House Value$124,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.9%
German13.4%
Irish6.4%
English4.8%
Italian2.6%
Czech2.5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.2%
Polish1%
Dutch0.6%
African0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Victoria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Victoria County
Standard Zip Codes77901, 77904, 77905
P.O. Box Zip Codes77902, 77903
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude28.82
Approximate Longitude-96.98

Victoria 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
Distance6 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
StationGOLIAD
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp43 to 68 F
Apr Temp59 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp60 to 86 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationCUERO
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp41 to 66 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp58 to 85 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edna5,741$58,934

Victoria Public Libraries

Victoria Public Library
302 N MAIN ST
Victoria, Texas
(361) 485-3304

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Victoria Hospitals

Triumph Hospital Victoria
(Proprietary)
506 East San Antonio Street 3rd Fl
(361) 575-1445
Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital Of Victoria
(Proprietary)
506 East San Antonio Street 3rd Fl
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital Of Victoria
(Proprietary)
102 Medical Drive
Citizens Medical Center
(Government - Local)
2701 Hospital Drive
Detar Hospital Navarro
(Proprietary)
506 East San Antonio Street
Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Of Victoria
(Proprietary)
101 James Coleman Drive

Victoria Public Schools

Aloe El
62 Chaparral
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9509
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Crain El
2706 N Azalea
ZIP: 77901
(361) 573-7453
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Dudley El Gt Magnet School
3307 Callis St
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9517
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
F W Gross El
1208 S Navarro St
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Hopkins El
110 Hopkins Rd
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9527
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Howell Middle
2502 Fannin Dr
ZIP: 77901
(361) 578-1561
Middle
Total Enrollment 832
Liberty Academy
1110 Sam Houston Dr
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9650
High
Total Enrollment 154
Mission Valley El
12063 Fm 236
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9514
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
Mitchell Guidance Center
306 E Commercial
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9658
High
Total Enrollment 50
Mitchell Guidance Center Middle
306 E Commercial
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9658
Middle
Total Enrollment 27
O'connor El
3402 Bobolink St
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9572
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Patti Welder Middle
1604 E N St
ZIP: 77901
(361) 575-4553
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
Rodolfo Torres El
4208 Lone Tree Rd
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-2850
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Rowland El
2706 Leary Ln
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9549
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Shields El
3400 N Bluebonnet St
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9593
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Smith El
2901 Erwin Ave
ZIP: 77901
(361) 788-9605
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Stroman Middle
3002 E N St
ZIP: 77901
(361) 573-7453
Middle
Total Enrollment 774
Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center
97 Foster Field Dr
ZIP: 77901
(361) 575-0399
High
Total Enrollment 41
Family Connection - Child Development Center
1110 Sam Houston Dr
ZIP: 77902
(361) 788-9673
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Guadalupe El
1952 Guadalupe Rd
ZIP: 77902
(361) 788-9906
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
C O Chandler El
5105 Guy Grant Rd
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-9587
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Ella Schorlemmer El
2564 Mallette Dr
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-2860
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
G O A L S Program
13254 Nursery Dr
ZIP: 77904
(361) 575-6882
Harold Cade Middle
611 W Tropical Dr
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-2840
Middle
Total Enrollment 811
Martin De Leon El
1002 Santa Barbara St
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-9553
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Nursery El
13254 Nursery Dr
ZIP: 77904
(361) 575-6882
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Vickers El
708 Glascow St
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-9579
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Victoria East H S
4103 E Mockingbird Dr
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-2820
High
Total Enrollment 1862
Victoria West H S
307 W Tropical Dr
ZIP: 77904
(361) 788-2830
High
Total Enrollment 1720
William Wood El
183 Wood Hi School Rd
ZIP: 77905
(361) 788-9533
Primary
Total Enrollment 107

Victoria Private Schools

Nazareth Academy Catholic School
206 W Convent St
ZIP: 77901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 264
Northside Baptist School
4100 N Laurent St
ZIP: 77901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Our Lady Of Victory School
1311 E Mesquite Ln
ZIP: 77901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 424
Presbyterian Day School
2408 N Navarro St
ZIP: 77901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St Joseph High School
110 E Red River St
ZIP: 77901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 317
Trinity Episcopal School
1504 N Moody St
ZIP: 77901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
Victoria Christian School
801 E Airline Rd
ZIP: 77901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Faith Academy
2002 E Mockingbird Ln
ZIP: 77904
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 303
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