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Aransas County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area (sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

24,356
5.2
528.0
252.1
sea level–55
34.59
47.9
91.5
11,067
5.7
$55,549,150
$43,581
$3,046,990,029
$279,882,297

 Aransas County map
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Physical Features: Coastal plains; sandy loam, coastal clays; bays, inlets; mesquites, oaks.

Economy: Tourism, recreational fishing, commercial shrimping, hunting.

locator map for Aransas County

History: Karankawa, Coahuiltecan area. Settlement by Irish and Mexicans began in 1829. County created and organized in 1871 from Refugio County; named for Rio Nuestra SeƱora de Aranzazu, derived from a Spanish palace.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 69.5; Black, 1.7; Hispanic, 25.5; Asian, 2.1; Other, 2.8.

 

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 230; deaths, 315; marriages, 231; divorces, 115.

 Recreation: Sport fishing, waterfowl hunting; Fulton Mansion; state marine lab; state park; Texas Maritime Museum; bird sanctuaries (a nationally known birding hotspot); Rockport art center; hummingbird festival in September.

Minerals: Oil and gas, also oystershell and sand.

Agriculture: Cotton, hay, cow-calf operations. Market value $1.1 million. Fishing, hunting; redfish hatchery.

ROCKPORT (9,317) county seat; tourism, commercial oyster and shrimp harvesting, sport fishing; commuting to Corpus Christi and Victoria, retirement residences; Festival of Wines in May.

Fulton (1,395) tourism, oyster and shrimp harvesting, Oysterfest in March; Holiday Beach (528); and Lamar (654).

Also, part [724] of Aransas Pass.

Waterfowl and boats at Rockport-Fulton.
Waterfowl and boats at Rockport-Fulton. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

 

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