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Welcome to Refugio ...

The town of Refugio is located on the Gulf Coast.

Refugio is located in Refugio County<1> and is the County Seat for Refugio County.

The pronunciation of Refugio: reh-FYOOR-ee-oh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Refugio has a population of 2,671 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Refugio is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Refugio is located in the (361) area code.

The ZIP code for Refugio: 78377<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Refugio had an population of 2,671 people. This is a decrease of 7.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Refugio had a population of 2,890 people (which is 39.14% of the total population of Refugio County). This makes Refugio the county's most populous community.

The population of Refugio represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 465th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,890 people, the population of Refugio decreased 1.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,941 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Refugio.

Communities Also Named Refugio ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Refugio - it's located in California.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Refugio.

Communities near Refugio ...

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

  • Woodsboro [Refugio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsboro
    • Woodsboro [Refugio County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Refugio
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,376 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsboro<8>
  • Bayside [Refugio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayside
    • Bayside [Refugio County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Refugio
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayside have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayside<8>
  • Blanconia [Bee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanconia
    • Blanconia [Bee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Refugio
    • Former names for Blanconia:
    • Dark Corners
    • Pull Tight
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  • Black Point [Refugio County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Point
    • Black Point [Refugio County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Refugio
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Copano Village [Aransas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copano Village
      • Copano Village [Aransas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the southeast of Refugio
      • 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
    • Tradewinds [San Patricio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tradewinds
      • Tradewinds [San Patricio County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the south of Refugio
      • 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
    • Fulton [Aransas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Aransas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Refugio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<8>
    • Rockport [Aransas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Aransas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Refugio
      • 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<8>
    • Saint Paul [San Patricio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [San Patricio County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Refugio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
    • McFaddin [Victoria County]

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 Refugio. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Refugio.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Refugio. 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 Refugio.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Refugio. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Refugio.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Refugio ...

Looking for more information about Refugio? 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 Refugio, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Refugio.

Adding Refugio to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Refugio 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 Refugio was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Refugio

The Communities of Texas

About Refugio County

About Texas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Refugio. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Refugio, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Refugio. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Refugio.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Refugio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Refugio). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Refugio or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Refugio) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Refugio. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RefugioOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Refugio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.3082, Longitude: -97.2746    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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