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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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Median household income
Local
$27,623
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palacios demographic reports
Palacios is on the Gulf of Mexico
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 48. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: shrimp, oysters
Local festivals include:
  • Fishermen's Seafood Festival - Nov. 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Palacios web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Palacios demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Matagorda County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77465 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Palacios include Palacios Library Inc ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Palacios include Palacios Beacon

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Matagorda County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palacios political report.

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The average commute time for Palacios workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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