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Welcome to Taft ...

The city of Taft is located on the Gulf Coast.

Taft is located in San Patricio County<1>.

The location of Taft has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Taft has a population of 2,869 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Taft is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Taft is within the (361) area code.

The ZIP code for Taft: 78390<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Taft had an population of 2,869 people. This is a decrease of 5.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Taft had a population of 3,048 people. This makes Taft the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Taft represents 0.01% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 450th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,048 people, the population of Taft decreased 10.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,396 people).

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

Communities Also Named Taft ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Taft - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Florida (2), Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Taft ...

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

  • Corpus Christi (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corpus Christi
    • Corpus Christi lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Taft 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<7>
  • Portland (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Taft 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<7>
  • Ingleside (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
    • Ingleside lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Taft 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ingleside<7>
  • Aransas Pass (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aransas Pass
    • Aransas Pass lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Taft 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aransas Pass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aransas Pass<7>
  • Sinton (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinton
    • Sinton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Taft and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,281 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinton<7>
  • Odem (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odem
    • Odem lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Taft 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<7>
  • Gregory (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Taft 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gregory<7>
  • Woodsboro (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsboro
    • Woodsboro lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Taft 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsboro<7>
  • Ingleside-On-the-Bay (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside-On-the-Bay
    • Ingleside-On-the-Bay lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Taft 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside-On-the-Bay
  • Bayside (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayside
    • Bayside lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Taft 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayside<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Taft. See our Newspapers Page for Taft.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Taft ...

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

Adding Taft to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Taft 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 Taft was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Taft. 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 San Patricio, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Taft.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Taft - 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 city (such as Taft). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Taft 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Taft) 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 Taft. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TaftOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taft. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.9801, Longitude: -97.3912       In this case, the coordinates for Taft have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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