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Palacios is a city in Matagorda County, in the Bay City metro area.
The community was named by shipwrecked Spaniards who reputedly saw a vision of three palaces
The latitude of Palacios is 28.707N. The longitude is -96.217W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,270.
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8% of Palacios residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palacios ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palacios was $13,107, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Palacios residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Palacios, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Libraries in Palacios include Palacios Library Inc ... View libraries
Newspapers in Palacios include Palacios Beacon
Matagorda County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palacios political report.
The average commute time for Palacios workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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