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City of Robstown
Location in the state of Texas
|• Total||12.99 sq mi (33.63 km2)|
|• Land||12.99 sq mi (33.63 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||72 ft (22 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||867.16/sq mi (334.80/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1345344|
Robstown is a city in Nueces County, Texas, United States, and a western suburb of Corpus Christi. It was founded about 1906, and was named for Robert Driscoll. The population was 11,487 as of the 2010 census.
Robstown is located at(27.792615, -97.669386).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Robstown has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of 2019, the Census Bureau estimates the population to be 11,261 people and consisting of 3,728 households. Owner-occupied housing is 58.1%. The average household has 3.06 persons. The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 93.8% of the population. Non-Hispanic Whites were 5.8% of the population. Median value of housing was $52,900. Median gross rent was $688 per month.
In the city, the age distribution of the population was 9.2% under the age of 5, 31.0% under the age of 18, and 17.1% who were 65 or older. Females were 51.1% of the population. Foreign-born persons were 5.3% of the population.
Population density was 741.0 persons/sq mi. Land area is 15.50 sq mi. The FIPS code is 4862600
Point of interest
The Robstown post office contains a mural, Founding and Subsequent Development of Robstown, Texas, painted in 1941 by Alice Reynolds. Federally commissioned murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department.
Robstown is divided into several distinct neighborhoods.
The Ashburn, Kissling area. Located just East of Bluebonnet. Next to the Robstown High School.
The area locally known as "Bluebonnet: located in the northwest area of town, right next to Robstown High School.
The area locally known as "Casa Blanca: A school was built on top of the burial site of a Native American chief. They named the school "Casa Blanca" meaning white house and this is how the legal name came about. Due to the history of the Native American burial ground a turtle was placed as a Native American symbol in which it represents Mother Earth. It still rest on the corner of the park, but without a head. There are stories of seeing the spirit of the chief and men dancing at the park. Some have said they have seen a woman walking toward the turtle wearing a white glowing dress carrying something on her arms. Some say it's an infant others say it is a gift to the turtle.
San Pedro: Westside, right next to San Pedro Elementary
The City of Robstown is served by the Robstown Independent School District. The Robstown Early College High School's early college program is also assisted by Del Mar College, Costal Bend College, and the University of Texas.
- Damian Chapa, starred in the famous Mexican American film Blood In, Blood Out
- Eddie Jackson, is the bassist for Seattle progressive metal band Queensrÿche
- Brooks Kieschnick, a former MLB player for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, and Milwaukee Brewers, was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame
- Solomon P. Ortiz, former U.S. Representative for TX's 27th congressional district
- Gene Upshaw, a former NFL player for the Oakland Raiders, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Marvin Upshaw, was a player for the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Cardinals
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