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The 2000 Census showed that Refugio County had a population of 7,828 people.

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Refugio had a population of 7,225 people. This is a decrease of 7.7% since the 2000 Census.

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
20107,383-5.68%+2.19% since 2009
20097,225-7.7%-1.11% since 2008
20087,306-6.67%-0.19% since 2007
20077,320-6.49%-1.76% since 2006
20067,451-4.82%-0.88% since 2005
20057,517-3.97%-0.63% since 2004
20047,565-3.36%+0.72% since 2003
20037,511-4.05%-1.59% since 2002
20027,632-2.5%-1.54% since 2001
20017,751-0.98%-0.98% since 2000
20007,828The Last Census

Refugio County had 3,669 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Refugio County has a total area<3> of 818 square miles [2,120 km²]. Of this total, 770 square miles [1,994 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.92%) being water (48.43 square miles [125.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Refugio County had a population density of 10.16 people per square mile [3.92 people/km²], making it the state's 165th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Refugio County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Refugio and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Refugio County QuickFact (QF-48391).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Refugio County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Refugio County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AransasQF-48007   SE24,82622,49710.35%
BeeQF-48025   W32,48732,3590.4%
CalhounQF-48057   NE20,57320,647-0.36%
GoliadQF-48175   NW7,0336,9281.52%
San PatricioQF-48409   SW68,22367,1381.62%
VictoriaQF-48469   N87,79084,0884.4%

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Census QuickFact for Refugio County

Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Refugio. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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