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Victoria is a city in Victoria County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Guadalupe Victoria, first president of Mexico.

The latitude of Victoria is 28.805N. The longitude is -97.003W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 61,410.


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Median household income
Local
$36,829
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Victoria demographic reports
Victoria is on the Guadalupe River.
Former and merged names include:
· Guadalupe Victoria
Early cattle center; petroleum and chemicals later became major industries
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 526. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 8.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Czech Heritage Festival - Sept. 23, 2007
  • Black History Festival & Parade - Feb. 10, 2007
  • Jazz Festival - April 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Victoria web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Victoria Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverside Park
Victoria attractions: Texas Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Nave Museum, McNamara House 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 58

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Victoria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Victoria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Victoria area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77988 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Victoria residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Victoria ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Victoria was $19,009, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Victoria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Victoria festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Victoria include South Bridge Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Victoria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $417.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $858.


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

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Newspapers in Victoria include Victoria Advocate

TV stations in Victoria include KAVU, KCPV-LP, KVCT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KVRT.

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

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Traffic

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

A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Victoria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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