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Port Aransas, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Port Aransas had a population of 4,097 as of July 1, 2016. Port Aransas ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Aransas is located at latitude 27.8209 and longitude -97.0892 in Nueces County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Aransas (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.94 sq. miles and a water area of 5.13 sq. miles. Nueces County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Port Aransas (GNIS ID: 2411460) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Port Aransas is located within of Nueces County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Aransas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Port Aransas, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,097
Population in Households 4,096
Population in Familes 2,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 458
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,928
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,209 (28.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 719 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,288 (54.3%)
Median Home Value $285,557
Average Home Value $355,656


Median Household Income $44,491
Average Household Income $75,219
Per Capita Income $35,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.65% 2.25%
Households 2.64% 2.29%
Families 2.23% 2.17%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Port Aransas, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Aransas to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 463 74th
Population Density1 # 1211 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1400 20th
Median Household Income # 859 51st
Per Capita Income # 182 90th

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