Nueces County
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Nueces County
Nueces County, Texas
Nueces county courthouse.jpg
The Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi
Seal of Nueces County, Texas
Seal
Map of Texas highlighting Nueces County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1847
Named for Nueces River
Seat Corpus Christi
Largest city Corpus Christi
Area
 o Total 1,166 sq mi (3,020 km2)
 o Land 838 sq mi (2,170 km2)
 o Water 327 sq mi (847 km2), 28%
Population
 o (2010) 340,223
 o Density 406/sq mi (157/km²)
Congressional district 27th
Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.nueces.tx.us

Nueces County ( new-AY-siss) is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 340,223.[1] The county seat is Corpus Christi.[2] The county was formed in 1846 from portions of San Patricio County and organized the following year.[3] It is named for the Nueces River, which flows through the county.

Nueces County is part of the Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,166 square miles (3,020 km2), of which 838 square miles (2,170 km2) is land and 327 square miles (850 km2) (28%) is water.[4] It borders the Gulf of Mexico.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 313,645 people, 110,365 households, and 79,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 375 people per square mile (145/km²). There were 123,041 housing units at an average density of 147 per square mile (57/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.03% White, 4.24% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 18.74% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. 55.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 110,365 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,959, and the median income for a family was $41,066. Males had a median income of $31,571 versus $22,324 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,036. About 14.70% of families and 18.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.00% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities (multiple counties)

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 48.6% 50,766 47.1% 49,198 4.3% 4,441
2012 51.0% 48,966 47.6% 45,772 1.4% 1,366
2008 51.8% 52,391 47.3% 47,912 0.9% 927
2004 56.8% 59,359 42.5% 44,439 0.7% 762
2000 51.3% 49,906 46.6% 45,349 2.1% 2,071
1996 40.2% 37,470 53.7% 50,009 6.1% 5,689
1992 36.5% 36,781 46.0% 46,317 17.6% 17,693
1988 48.3% 46,337 51.3% 49,209 0.4% 386
1984 53.7% 54,333 46.2% 46,721 0.2% 159
1980 46.8% 40,586 50.1% 43,424 3.0% 2,634
1976 38.0% 32,797 61.1% 52,755 0.9% 773
1972 55.4% 41,682 44.2% 33,277 0.4% 291
1968 31.6% 21,307 57.8% 39,025 10.6% 7,159
1964 25.8% 14,048 74.1% 40,426 0.2% 84
1960 39.1% 18,907 60.7% 29,361 0.2% 100
1956 49.9% 19,985 49.7% 19,912 0.4% 162
1952 48.6% 19,124 51.2% 20,156 0.2% 79
1948 25.6% 5,577 70.0% 15,240 4.4% 966
1944 24.2% 3,819 70.3% 11,091 5.5% 863
1940 23.9% 3,065 75.8% 9,740 0.3% 37
1936 15.5% 1,234 83.1% 6,597 1.4% 109
1932 12.6% 967 86.9% 6,659 0.5% 36
1928 45.4% 2,481 54.6% 2,985 0.1% 3
1920 21.6% 383 70.1% 1,246 8.3% 148
1916 16.9% 404 76.4% 1,830 6.8% 163
1912 6.5% 85 69.6% 910 23.9% 312

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850-2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links

Coordinates: 27°44?N 97°31?W / 27.74°N 97.52°W / 27.74; -97.52


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