Point Comfort, Texas

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Point Comfort, Texas
Location of Point Comfort, Texas
Location of Point Comfort, Texas
Calhoun County PortComfort.svg
Coordinates: 28°40′34″N 96°33′32″W / 28.67611°N 96.55889°W / 28.67611; -96.55889Coordinates: 28°40′34″N 96°33′32″W / 28.67611°N 96.55889°W / 28.67611; -96.55889
Country United States
State Texas
County Calhoun
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 737
 • Density 560/sq mi (216.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77978
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-58568[1]
GNIS feature ID 1365500[2]

Point Comfort is a city in Calhoun County, Texas, United States. It is a part of the Victoria, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 737 at the 2010 census.[3]


Point Comfort is located in northeastern Calhoun County at 28°40′34″N 96°33′32″W / 28.67611°N 96.55889°W / 28.67611; -96.55889 (28.676078, -96.558750),[4] on the east side of Lavaca Bay. Texas State Highway 35 passes through the community, leading southwest across the bay 7 miles (11 km) to Port Lavaca, the Calhoun County seat, and east 23 miles (37 km) to Palacios.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Point Comfort has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.[3]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Point Comfort has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,446
1980 1,125 −22.2%
1990 956 −15.0%
2000 781 −18.3%
2010 737 −5.6%
Est. 2015 723 [6] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2000 Census data[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 781 people, 284 households, and 214 families residing in the city. The population density was 596.8 people per square mile (230.2/km²). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 300.3 per square mile (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.99% White, 1.41% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 5.89% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.59% of the population.

There were 284 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city, the population was 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $44,500, and the median income for a family was $49,653. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,202. About 7.5% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.


Point Comfort is served by the Calhoun County Independent School District. The city was served by Point Comfort Elementary School (Point Comfort), but is now closed, Travis Middle School (Port Lavaca) and Calhoun High School (Port Lavaca)


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