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Welcome to Port Aransas ...

The coastal city of Port Aransas is located on the Gulf Coast.

Port Aransas is located in Nueces County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Port Aransas: Prt. Aransas

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Aransas has a population of 4,262 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Aransas.

The community of Port Aransas is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Port Aransas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Port Aransas is within the boundaries of the (361) area code.

The ZIP code for Port Aransas: 78373<4>

Websites for Port Aransas ...

Official Website: www.cityofportaransas.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Aransas had an population of 4,262 people. This is an increase of 22.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Aransas had a population of 3,480 people. This makes Port Aransas the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Port Aransas represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 416th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,480 people, the population of Port Aransas increased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,370 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Aransas.

Communities near Port Aransas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Aransas.

  • Portland (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Port Aransas and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<6>
  • Rockport (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
    • Rockport lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Port Aransas and is located in Aransas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,847 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockport<6>
  • Ingleside (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
    • Ingleside lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Port Aransas and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,043 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ingleside<6>
  • Aransas Pass (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aransas Pass
    • Aransas Pass lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Aransas and is located in Aransas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,496 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aransas Pass have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aransas Pass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aransas Pass<6>
  • Gregory (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Aransas and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gregory<6>
  • Fulton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Port Aransas and is located in Aransas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<6>
  • Ingleside-On-the-Bay (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside-On-the-Bay
    • Ingleside-On-the-Bay lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Port Aransas and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 608 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside-On-the-Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside-On-the-Bay
  • Harbor City (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor City
    • Harbor City was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Port Aransas and is located in San Patricio County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Tradewinds (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tradewinds
    • Tradewinds lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Aransas and is located in San Patricio County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tradewinds have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tradewinds
  • Copano Village (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copano Village
    • Copano Village lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Port Aransas and is located in Aransas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copano Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copano Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Aransas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Aransas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Aransas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Aransas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Aransas. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Aransas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Aransas ...

Looking for more information about Port Aransas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Aransas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Aransas.

Adding Port Aransas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Aransas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Port Aransas was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Aransas on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Port Aransas

Communities in Texas

About Nueces County

About Texas

The official website for Port Aransas: www.cityofportaransas.org/

The official website for Nueces County: www.co.nueces.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Nueces, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Aransas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Aransas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Port Aransas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Aransas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Aransas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Aransas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port AransasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Aransas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.8340, Longitude: -97.0619    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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