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Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, in the Corpus Christi metro area.

The latitude of Port Aransas is 27.833N. The longitude is -97.06W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,534.


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Median household income
Local
$39,432
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Aransas demographic reports
Port Aransas is on Mustang Island, northeast of Corpus Christi.
A small fort was built here during the Mexican War to guard the entrance to Aransas Bay.

The export of sea turtles was a major industry in the early 1900s.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Texas Sandfest - March 30-April 1, 2007
  • Songwriter's Showcase-Art Festival - May 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Port Aransas web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mustang Island State Park
Wildlife: Whooping cranes and other birds stop here during annual migrations

Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Port Aransas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nueces County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Corpus Christi area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78373 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Port Aransas residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Aransas ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Aransas was $23,681, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Port Aransas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Aransas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $476.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,049.


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Libraries in Port Aransas include William R Bill Ellis Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Port Aransas include Port Aransas South Jetty

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Nueces County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Aransas political report.

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The average commute time for Port Aransas workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Port Aransas include Best Western, Dunes, Plantation Suites, Sea Gull Condominiums, Travelodge.

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