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Taft is a city in San Patricio County, in the Corpus Christi metro area.

The community was named for Charles Taft of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Co.

The latitude of Taft is 27.978N. The longitude is -97.398W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,423.


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Median household income
Local
$24,622
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Taft demographic reports
Established as a stop on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Taft Blackland Museum
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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8% of Taft residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Taft ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Taft was $11,573, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Taft residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Taft, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $280.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.


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Libraries in Taft include Taft Public Library ... View libraries

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San Patricio County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Taft political report.

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The average commute time for Taft workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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