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Welcome to Sinton ...

The city of Sinton is located on the Gulf Coast.

Sinton is located in San Patricio County<1> and is the County Seat for San Patricio County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sinton has a population of 5,339 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Sinton is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sinton is within the (361) area code.

The ZIP code for Sinton: 78387<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sinton had an population of 5,339 people. This is a decrease of 5.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sinton had a population of 5,665 people (which is 8.74% of the total population of San Patricio County). This makes Sinton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Sinton represents 0.02% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 307th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,665 people, the population of Sinton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,676 people).

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

Communities near Sinton ...

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

  • Corpus Christi (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
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    • Corpus Christi lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Sinton and is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327,248 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corpus Christi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corpus Christi<6>
  • Portland (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Sinton 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>
  • Robstown (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
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    • Robstown lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Sinton and is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,133 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robstown<6>
  • Mathis (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
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    • Mathis lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Sinton and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathis<6>
  • Taft (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Taft lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Sinton and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,886 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taft have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taft<6>
  • Odem (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
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    • Odem lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Sinton and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,380 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odem<6>
  • Gregory (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Gregory lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Sinton 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>
  • Woodsboro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsboro
    • Woodsboro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Sinton and is located in Refugio County
    • 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<6>
  • San Patricio (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Patricio
    • San Patricio lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Sinton and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Patricio have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Patricio
  • Bayside (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayside
    • Bayside lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Sinton and is located in Refugio County
    • 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<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sinton ...

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

Adding Sinton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Sinton on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including San Patricio, 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 Sinton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sinton - 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 Sinton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sinton 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sinton) 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 Sinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.0345, Longitude: -97.5092    
<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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