Nueces County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:352,289More data
Estimate 2022:351,590 
Estimate 2021:353,292 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.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 - 2023 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:675More data
Aransas Pass city (pt.):18More data
Bishop city:3,082More data
Corpus Christi city (pt.):316,595More data
Driscoll city:661More data
Ingleside city (pt.):0More data
Petronila city:86More data
Port Aransas city:3,446More data
Portland city (pt.):0More data
Robstown city:10,335More data
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, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:93.72More data
Percent Rural:6.28More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:65.4%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.3%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:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:27.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:3.4%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.8%More data
65 and Older:15.8%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:36.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$55,720More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$19,595,351,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$60,250More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment 🗗»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:22.5% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$57,294More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$54,649 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,145 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$50,947 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$49,163 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.291659More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$48,041,435,520More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$39,813,040,039More data
Total Actual Levy:$116,114,520More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:27.946More data
US Highways:18.038More 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:126.302More data
On-System Subtotal:559.609More data
City Streets:1,348.696More data
Certified County Roads:703.178More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:22.539More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,074.413More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,634.022More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:142.749More data
US Highways:83.056More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:569.688More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:539.293More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:35.108More data
Frontage Roads:257.339More data
On-System Subtotal:1,627.233More data
City Streets:2,909.241More data
Certified County Roads:1,406.356More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:45.078More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,360.675More data
County Total:5,987.908More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017 🗗»     «2017 County Profile 🗗»
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.