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Refugio, Texas
City
Refugio City Hall
Refugio City Hall
Location of Refugio, Texas
Location of Refugio, Texas
Refugio County Refugio.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Refugio
Incorporated February 1, 1842
Area
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Land 1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,890
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,734
 • Density 1,738.08/sq mi (671.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78377
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-61436
GNIS feature ID 1345013

Refugio ( ri-FYOOR-ee-oh) is a town in Refugio County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,890 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Refugio County.

Geography

Refugio is located at 28°18′21″N 97°16′29″W / 28.30583°N 97.27472°W / 28.30583; -97.27472 (28.305812, -97.274594). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Refugio has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 455
1910 773
1920 933 20.7%
1930 2,019 116.4%
1940 4,077 101.9%
1950 4,666 14.4%
1960 4,944 6.0%
1970 4,340 −12.2%
1980 3,898 −10.2%
1990 3,158 −19.0%
2000 2,941 −6.9%
2010 2,890 −1.7%
Est. 2019 2,734 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 2,941 people, 1,128 households, and 788 families resided in the town. The population density was 1,880.7 people per square mile (727.9/km2). The 1,312 housing units averaged 839.0 per square mile (324.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 74.53% White, 13.40% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 9.48% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 44.30% of the population.

Of the 1,128 households, 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were notfamilies; 27.3% of the households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55, and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was distributed as 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $26,719, and for a family was $32,237. Males had a median income of $33,021 versus $15,549 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,523. About 16.8% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Refugio is served by the Refugio Independent School District.

Notable people

  • Rocky Bridges, Major League Baseball (MLB) infielder
  • Dan Firova, MLB catcher and Washington Nationals bullpen coach
  • Joseph L. Galloway, American newspaper correspondent and columnist
  • Kermit Oliver, painter
  • Allison Paige, country music singer-songwriter
  • Nolan Ryan, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, was born in Refugio; his family moved to Alvin when he was six weeks old
  • Jack Starrett, film actor and director
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