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Time Zone: Nueces County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Corpus Christi is the Seat for Nueces County.

Nueces County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from San PatricioCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nueces had a population of 323,046 people. This is an increase of 3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 313,645 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nueces represented 1.5% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010340,223+8.47%+5.32% since 2009
2009323,046+3%+0.85% since 2008
2008320,319+2.13%+0.44% since 2007
2000313,645The Last Census

More information can be found on the Nueces County Census Page for Nueces County.


Below are some of the communities located in Nueces County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Nueces County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Portland   16,45014,82710.95% increase  
Robstown   12,16912,7274.38% decrease  
Port Aransas   3,9053,37015.88% increase  
Bishop   3,1273,3055.39% decrease  
Driscoll   8058252.42% decrease  

Websites for Nueces County

Official Website:   www.co.nueces.tx.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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