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Aransas County, Texas
Aransas county courthouse 2014.jpg
The Aransas County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Aransas County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1872
Named for Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu
Seat Rockport
Largest city Rockport
Area
 o Total 528 sq mi (1,368 km2)
 o Land 252 sq mi (653 km2)
 o Water 276 sq mi (715 km2), 52%
Population
 o (2010) 23,158
 o Density 92/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 27th
Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.aransascountytx.gov/main/

Aransas County ( ?-RAN-ziss[1]) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,158.[2] Its county seat is Rockport.[3] The county was formed in 1871 from Refugio County and organized the following year.[4] It was named for the Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, a Spanish outpost in early Texas.

Aransas County is part of the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Aransas County was formed in 1871 from portions of Refugio County. It was named after Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, a Spanish outpost in early Texas.

The first European to see this land was probably Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, who sailed along the coast of Texas in the summer of 1519 and who also discovered the Aransas Bay.

Hurricane Harvey caused tremendous damage to the county in August 2017.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 528 square miles (1,370 km2), of which 252 square miles (650 km2) is land and 276 square miles (710 km2) (52%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 22,497 people, 9,132 households, and 6,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 89 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 12,848 housing units at an average density of 51 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.44% White, 1.43% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 2.77% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.33% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 20.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,132 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.90. As of the 2010 census, there were about 5.9 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.[10]

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,702, and the median income for a family was $34,915. Males had a median income of $31,597 versus $20,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,560. About 15.50% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.00% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Most county residents, including the cities of Rockport and Fulton, are served by the Aransas County Independent School District.

Some residents (including the city of Aransas Pass, which is actually outside of the county) are served by the Aransas Pass Independent School District.

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

Aransas County Airport is located in Fulton, north of Rockport.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Ghost towns

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.6% 7,740 23.5% 2,465 2.9% 307
2012 70.8% 6,830 28.0% 2,704 1.2% 114
2008 68.5% 6,693 30.7% 3,006 0.8% 79
2004 70.9% 6,569 28.5% 2,640 0.6% 59
2000 65.4% 5,390 32.0% 2,637 2.7% 220
1996 50.7% 3,769 39.8% 2,964 9.5% 707
1992 41.7% 2,826 33.2% 2,246 25.1% 1,698
1988 62.3% 3,858 37.2% 2,305 0.5% 33
1984 71.7% 4,352 28.0% 1,696 0.3% 19
1980 60.8% 3,081 35.5% 1,800 3.7% 187
1976 47.5% 1,985 51.1% 2,136 1.4% 60
1972 70.5% 2,037 29.2% 844 0.3% 9
1968 39.6% 1,076 45.0% 1,222 15.4% 417
1964 28.7% 602 71.0% 1,492 0.3% 7
1960 45.3% 792 54.2% 948 0.5% 8
1956 63.7% 757 35.7% 425 0.6% 7
1952 61.7% 818 38.0% 503 0.3% 4
1948 34.3% 235 61.0% 418 4.7% 32
1944 24.2% 150 73.4% 456 2.4% 15
1940 20.8% 141 79.2% 536
1936 21.7% 60 74.4% 206 4.0% 11
1932 12.7% 39 87.0% 268 0.3% 1
1928 51.4% 161 48.6% 152
1924 27.0% 75 70.1% 195 2.9% 8
1920 25.1% 49 74.9% 146
1916 11.4% 24 84.8% 179 3.8% 8
1912 3.1% 7 83.1% 187 13.8% 31

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.texastripper.com/pronounce/locations-a.html
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850-2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ Where Same-Sex Couples Live, June 26, 2015, retrieved 2015 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links

Coordinates: 28°06?N 96°59?W / 28.10°N 96.99°W / 28.10; -96.99


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