About Aransas Pass, TX

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Aransas Pass is a city in Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,138 at the 2000 census. The city is named for the nearby Aransas Pass.


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


In the city the population was spread out with 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 the median income 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.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.8 square miles (134.3 km²), of which, 10.7 square miles (27.8 km²) of it is land and 41.1 square miles (106.5 km²) of it (79.29%) is water. The city is on the mainland of Texas and is connected to Mustang Island (which contains the city of Port Aransas) via a 6-mile-long causeway, and a free ferry that carries vehicles to the island.