Nueces County

Nueces County, Texas

Nueces County, Texas

The Nueces County Courthouse is located in Corpus Christi, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Nueces County is on the Gulf of Mexico southeast of San Antonio. It is bounded on the north by the Nueces River and on the east by the Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Bay, and Redfish Bay. San Patricio County is on the north border, Jim Wells County on the west, and Kleberg County on the south. The county seat and largest city, Corpus Christi, is 210 miles southwest of Houston and 145 miles southeast of San Antonio. The center of the county lies roughly at 27°44' north latitude and 97°33' west longitude. Two major highways serve the county, Interstate 37 and U.S. Highway 77. Two railroads, the Missouri Pacific and the Texas-Mexican, cross the county.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Nueces County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Nueces County
Pop. Year Source
362,294 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Nueces County
People Year Source
163,183 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$44,378 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Nueces County
USD ($) Year Source
35,948,645,399 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Nueces County
USD ($) Year Source
5,555,317,993 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Nueces County
USD ($) Year Source
2,106,085,395 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
10.0 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
32.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
46.6 93.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Nueces County
Area (square miles) Year Source
838.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Nueces County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,165.6 2019 United States Census Bureau