Robstown, Texas

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City of Robstown
City
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Nueces Robstown.svg
Coordinates: 27°47′33″N 97°40′10″W / 27.79250°N 97.66944°W / 27.79250; -97.66944Coordinates: 27°47′33″N 97°40′10″W / 27.79250°N 97.66944°W / 27.79250; -97.66944
Country United States
State Texas
County Nueces
Area
 • Total 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Land 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2000 U.S. Census)
 • Total 12,727
 • Density 1,054.6/sq mi (407.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78380
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-62600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345344[2]

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.[3] The population was 12,836 as of the 2010 census.

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

Geography[edit]

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).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

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.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,044 people, 3,644 households, and 3,039 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,054.6 people per square mile (407.1/km²). There were 4,063 housing units at an average density of 336.7 per square mile (130.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 1 White, 1.41% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 27.12% from other races, and 2 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 93.09% of the population.

There were 3,644 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 24.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,774, and the median income for a family was $25,576. Males had a median income of $23,151 versus $16,150 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,736. About 30.0% of families and 32.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.0% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.

Cityscape[edit]

Robstown is divided into several distinct neighborhoods.

Most notably:

Bluebonnet: located in the northwest area of town, right next to Robstown High School.

Casa Blanca: A school was build on top of the Native American burial site. They named the school “Casa Blanca” meaning white house and this is how the legal name came about. Casa Blanca has a rich history having a large area where Native Americans lived from different tribes. There is a chief buried on this site where the school was place. 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 many stories told to the people about the turtle how each tribe viewed it. For instance, Iroquois Indians, tells a story of the daughter of the Great Spirit, falls from the sky to Earth she lands on the back of a turtle and uses the mud to make the earth Lakota Indians of South Dakota believed the turtle to be a guardian spirit over their children because of the reptile's longevity and its ability to protect itself inside a shell. Hawaii Native Americans Indians, sees the turtle as their spiritual symbol spirit linking them to their ancestors Mojave Indians believe the tortoise is an important connection to the heavens, with its high-domed shell symbolizing the dome of the sky over the earth. Apache Indians believe the turtle is a symbol for strength, of truth and the meaning of hope. There are stories of seeing the spirit of the chief and men dancing at the park. A little girl playing in the grass with a dog. 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. There are many Native American living within Casa Blanca. Casa Blanca has many good people, educated and hard working workers. President George Bush Sr. directed this month of November as a symbol and remembrance to the Native American Indians. November is, Heritage month for the Native Americans. Chinatown: Government Housing Project in the Southwest part of the city and why it is named of such.

San Pedro: Westside, right next to San Pedro Elementary

Education[edit]

The City of Robstown is served by the Robstown Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile for Robstown, Texas". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Robstown, Texas
  6. ^ "ORTIZ, Solomon P., (1937 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gene Upshaw". daabaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Marv Upshaw". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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