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Port Aransas, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Port Aransas had a population of 4,058 as of July 1, 2018. 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 27.8339 and longitude -97.0611 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 Port Aransas Division of Nueces County.

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Port Aransas, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,058
Population in Households 4,057
Population in Familes 2,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 454
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $54,128
Average Household Income $87,725
Per Capita Income $41,479


Total Housing Units 4,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,232 (29.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 681 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,259 (54.1%)
Median Home Value $302,522
Average Home Value $379,177


Total Households 1,913
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,103
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.88% 1.58%
Households 1.9% 1.6%
Families 1.61% 1.55%
Median Household Income   5.14%
Per Capita Income   4.12%

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, 2018 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 # 474 73rd
Population Density # 1226 30th
Diversity Index # 1398 20th
Median Household Income # 588 66th
Per Capita Income # 151 91st

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