kids encyclopedia robot

Robstown, Texas facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
City of Robstown
Pickerland, Robé
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Nueces Robstown.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Nueces
 • Total 12.99 sq mi (33.63 km2)
 • Land 12.99 sq mi (33.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
72 ft (22 m)
 • Total 11,487
 • Estimate 
 • Density 867.16/sq mi (334.80/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 361
FIPS code 48-62600
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.

The Texas State Legislature officially recognizes Robstown as the birthplace of Texas hold 'em poker.


Robstown is located at 27°47′33″N 97°40′10″W / 27.79250°N 97.66944°W / 27.79250; -97.66944 (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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 948
1930 4,183 341.2%
1940 6,780 62.1%
1950 7,278 7.3%
1960 10,266 41.1%
1970 11,217 9.3%
1980 12,100 7.9%
1990 12,849 6.2%
2000 12,727 −0.9%
2010 11,487 −9.7%
2019 (est.) 11,261 −2.0%
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

The median income for a household in the city was $29,218. Per capita income was $14,178. The poverty rate was 41.1%.

Point of interest

The Robstown post office contains a mural, Founding and Subsequent Development of Robstown, Texas, painted in 1941 by Alice Reynolds.[1] 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.

Most notably:

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.

Notable people

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Robstown (Texas) para niños

kids search engine
Robstown, Texas Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.