Nueces County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:362,294More data
Estimate 2018:362,026 
Estimate 2017:361,235 
Estimate 2016:361,642 
Estimate 2015:360,504 
Estimate 2014:356,657 
Estimate 2013:352,946 
Estimate 2012:347,939 
Estimate 2011:343,263 
Census 2010:340,223More data
Census 2000:313,645More data
Population of the County Seat (Corpus Christi)
Census 2010:305,215 
Census 2000:277,454 
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:812More data
Aransas Pass city (pt.):14More data
Bishop city:3,076More data
Corpus Christi city (pt.):326,554More data
Driscoll city:751More data
Ingleside city (pt.):0More data
Petronila city:113More data
Port Aransas city:4,167More data
Portland city (pt.):0More data
Robstown city:11,361More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:838.5More data
Water Area:327.1More data
Total Area:1,165.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:405.76More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:93.55More data
Percent Rural:6.45More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:64.2%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:29.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.5%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.6%More data
65 and Older:14.4%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:35.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$44,378More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$16,076,668,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$53,034More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:82.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:21.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$47,777More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,579 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$45,366 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$45,818 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,536 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.313088More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$35,948,645,399More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$29,541,600,132More data
Total Actual Levy:$92,486,784More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:24.370More data
US Highways:21.650More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:137.221More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:241.646More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.783More data
Frontage Roads:102.178More data
On-System Subtotal:535.848More data
City Streets:1,347.456More data
Certified County Roads:703.231More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:22.539More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,073.226More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,609.074More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:130.083More data
US Highways:97.504More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:525.663More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:529.371More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:35.106More data
Frontage Roads:212.764More data
On-System Subtotal:1,530.491More data
City Streets:2,905.137More data
Certified County Roads:1,406.462More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:45.078More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,356.677More data
County Total:5,887.168More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Nueces County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.