Austwell, Texas

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Austwell, Texas
Location of Austwell, Texas
Location of Austwell, Texas
Refugio County Austwell.svg
Coordinates: 28°23′25″N 96°50′37″W / 28.39028°N 96.84361°W / 28.39028; -96.84361Coordinates: 28°23′25″N 96°50′37″W / 28.39028°N 96.84361°W / 28.39028; -96.84361
Country United States
State Texas
County Refugio
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 192
 • Density 527.5/sq mi (203.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77950
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-05036[1]
GNIS feature ID 1329871[2]

Austwell is a city in Refugio County, Texas, United States. The population was 192 at the 2000 census.


Austwell is located at 28°23′25″N 96°50′37″W / 28.39028°N 96.84361°W / 28.39028; -96.84361 (28.390413, -96.843555).[3]

Austwell is bordered on the north by Hynes Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

8 mi (13 km) south of Austwell is the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, an important reserve for the Whooping Crane.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 192 people, 88 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 527.5 people per square mile (205.9/km²). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 368.1 per square mile (143.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.67% White, 1.56% African American, 6.77% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.29% of the population.

There were 88 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $20,000. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,146. About 32.0% of families and 33.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 33.3% of those sixty five or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Austwell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Austwell, Texas

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