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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Taft demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Patricio 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 78390 ZIP code.
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.
9% of Taft residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Taft, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $280. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.
Libraries in Taft include Taft Public Library ... View libraries
San Patricio County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Taft political report.
The average commute time for Taft workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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