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The 2000 Census showed that San Patricio County had a population of 67,138 people. This represented 0.32% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, San Patricio had a population of 68,223 people. This is an increase of 1.62% 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
201064,804-3.48%-5.01% since 2009
200968,223+1.62%-0.17% since 2008
200768,299+1.73%-0.25% since 2006
200668,472+1.99%-0.23% since 2005
200568,630+2.22%+1.28% since 2004
200467,763+0.93%+0.93% since 2003
200166,980-0.24%-0.24% since 2000
200067,138The Last Census

San Patricio County had 24,864 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that San Patricio County has a total area<3> of 707 square miles [1,831 km²]. Of this total, 691 square miles [1,791 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.18%) being water (15.41 square miles [39.91 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, San Patricio County had a population density of 97.1 people per square mile [37.48 people/km²], making it the state's 40th 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 San Patricio County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between San Patricio and the state of Texas.

Click here for the San Patricio County QuickFact (QF-48409).

Below are some of the communities that are located in San Patricio County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AransasQF-48007   E24,82622,49710.35%
BeeQF-48025   NW32,48732,3590.4%
Jim WellsQF-48249   SW41,00139,3264.26%
Live OakQF-48297   NW11,04612,309-10.26%
NuecesQF-48355   S323,046313,6453%
RefugioQF-48391   NE7,2257,828-7.7%

The Gulf of Mexico lies to the east.

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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 San Patricio. 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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