Nueces County, Texas facts for kids
|Nueces County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Largest City||Corpus Christi|
1,166 sq mi (3,020 km²)
838 sq mi (2,170 km²)
327 sq mi (847 km²), 28%
406/sq mi (157/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Nueces River|
Nueces County (// new-AY-siss) is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 340,223. The county seat is Corpus Christi. The county was formed in 1846 from portions of San Patricio County and organized the following year. It is named for the Nueces River, which flows through the county.
Nueces County is part of the Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,166 square miles (3,020 km2), of which 838 square miles (2,170 km2) is land and 327 square miles (850 km2) (28%) is water. It borders the Gulf of Mexico.
- Interstate 37
- Interstate 69E (Under construction)
- U.S. Highway 77
- U.S. Highway 181
- State Highway 35
- State Highway 44
- State Highway 286
- State Highway 357
- Farm to Market Road 43
- Farm to Market Road 70
- Farm to Market Road 624
- Farm to Market Road 665
- Farm to Market Road 666
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 313,645 people, 110,365 households, and 79,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 375 people per square mile (145/km²). There were 123,041 housing units at an average density of 147 per square mile (57/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.03% White, 4.24% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 18.74% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. 55.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 110,365 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,959, and the median income for a family was $41,066. Males had a median income of $31,571 versus $22,324 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,036. About 14.70% of families and 18.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.00% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities (multiple counties)
- Aransas Pass (partly in San Patricio and Aransas counties)
- Corpus Christi (county seat) (small parts in Kleberg, San Patricio and Aransas counties)
- Ingleside (mostly in San Patricio County)
- Portland (mostly in San Patricio County)
- San Patricio (mostly in San Patricio County)
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