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Aransas Pass, Texas

Coordinates: 27°54′N 97°8′W / 27.900°N 97.133°W / 27.900; -97.133
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Aransas Pass, Texas
Water tower
Water tower
Saltwater Heaven
The Harbor City
Coordinates: 27°54′N 97°8′W / 27.900°N 97.133°W / 27.900; -97.133
CountryUnited States
CountiesSan Patricio, Aransas, Nueces
 • MayorRamiro V. Gomez
 • Total52.44 sq mi (135.83 km2)
 • Land12.57 sq mi (32.56 km2)
 • Water39.87 sq mi (103.27 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total7,941
 • Density667.30/sq mi (257.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code361
FIPS code48-03600[2]
GNIS feature ID1329652[3]

Aransas Pass (/əˈrænzəs/ ə-RAN-zəs)[4] is a city in Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,011 at the 2021 Census.


Aransas Pass is located on the shore of Redfish Bay, a tidal water body between Corpus Christi Bay to the south and Aransas Bay to the north. The city is on the mainland of Texas and is connected to Mustang Island (which contains the city of Port Aransas) by a 6-mile (9.7 km)-long causeway, and a free ferry that carries vehicles to the island. By Texas State Highway 35 and U.S. Route 181, Aransas Pass is 20 mi (32 km) northeast of Corpus Christi.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Aransas Pass has a total area of 135.6 km2 (52.4 sq mi), of which 32.6 km2 (12.6 sq mi) are land and 103.1 km2 (39.8 sq mi) (75.99%) are covered by water.[5]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Aransas Pass has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[6]


2020 census[edit]

Aransas Pass racial composition[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 4,149 52.25%
Black or African American (NH) 212 2.67%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 32 0.4%
Asian (NH) 72 0.91%
Pacific Islander (NH) 3 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 19 0.24%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 229 2.88%
Hispanic or Latino 3,225 40.61%
Total 7,941

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,941 people, 3,671 households, and 2,219 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[9] 2020[10]

As of the census[2] of 2000, 8,138 people, 3,075 households, and 3,012 families resided in the city. The population density was 758.1 inhabitants per square mile (292.7/km2). The 3,493 housing units averaged 325.4 per mi2 (125.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.58% White, 3.44% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.28% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanics of any race were 37.70% of the population.

Of the 2,961 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were not families. About 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was distributed as 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,376, and for a family was $33,227. Males had a median income of $29,383 versus $17,969 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,964. About 18.3% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

The primary industries are shrimping and tourism, along with farming and oil and gas interests. The shrimp boat fleet sails from Conn Brown Harbor, a large, protected harbor chiefly dedicated to the shrimping industry. The area is popular for saltwater sports fishing and beach-going.


Bay-View Hotel in Aransas Pass (postcard, c. 1893–1924)

Most of Aransas Pass is within the Aransas Pass Independent School District. Schools of that district include H. T. Faulk Early Childhood School (Pre-K–1), Kieberger Elementary School (2–3), Charlie Marshall Elementary School (4–5), A. C. Blunt Middle School (6–8), and Aransas Pass High School (9–12).

Some portions of Aransas Pass are in the Port Aransas Independent School District.[11][12]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Towns A Texas Pronunciation Guide". www.texastripper.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Aransas Pass city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Aransas Pass, Texas
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "2020 Census Data". data.census.gov.
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Nueces County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  12. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Aransas County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8]

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