Nueces County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:353,079More data
Census 2020:353,178More data
Census 2010:340,223More data
Census 2000:313,645More data
Population of the County Seat (Corpus Christi)
Census 2020:317,863 
Census 2010:305,215 
Census 2000:277,454 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN NUECES COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Agua Dulce city:688More data
Aransas Pass city (pt.):18More data
Bishop city:3,155More data
Corpus Christi city (pt.):317,773More data
Driscoll city:673More data
Ingleside city (pt.):0More data
Petronila city:87More data
Port Aransas city:3,105More data
Portland city (pt.):0More data
Robstown city:10,157More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:839.1More data
Water Area:326.4More data
Total Area:1,165.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:420.92More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:93.55More data
Percent Rural:6.45More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:65.2%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.3%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:28.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:3.4%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.2%More data
65 and Older:15.3%More data
85 and Older:1.6%More data
Median Age:36.5More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$47,999More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$17,430,572,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$55,727More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:83.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:21.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,145More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$50,947 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$49,163 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$47,777 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,579 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.310445More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$41,995,697,799More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$34,979,395,831More data
Total Actual Levy:$108,587,605More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN NUECES COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:24.341More data
US Highways:21.635More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:136.896More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:241.643More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.784More data
Frontage Roads:126.361More data
On-System Subtotal:559.660More data
City Streets:1,348.955More data
Certified County Roads:703.002More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:22.539More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,074.496More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,634.156More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:129.967More data
US Highways:97.442More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:571.360More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:539.293More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:35.108More data
Frontage Roads:257.458More data
On-System Subtotal:1,630.628More data
City Streets:2,909.762More data
Certified County Roads:1,406.004More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:45.078More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,360.844More data
County Total:5,991.472More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Nueces County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Nueces County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Nueces County»

Special Districts in Nueces County.
School Districts in Nueces County.
History of City Tax Rates in Nueces County.

Airports in Nueces County.
Hospitals in Nueces County.
Prisons in Nueces County.