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Welcome to Victoria ...

The city of Victoria is located on the Gulf Coast.

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

When the people of Victoria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Victorian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Victoria has a population of 66,884 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Victoria is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Victoria is located in the (361) area code.

The ZIP codes for Victoria: 77901-77905<5>

Websites for Victoria ...

Official Website:   www.ci.victoria.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.victoriachamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlvtx.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Victoria had an population of 66,884 people. This is an increase of 6.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Victoria had a population of 62,592 people (which is 72.12% of the total population of Victoria County). This makes Victoria the county's most populous community.

The population of Victoria represents 0.25% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 62,592 people, the population of Victoria increased 3.28% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 60,603 people).

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

Communities Also Named Victoria ...

While we believe that this Victoria is located in Victoria County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Victoria. Those communities are located in the following counties: Limestone and Starr County.

Beyond Texas, there are 43 communities that are also named Victoria - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Victoria ...

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

  • Telferner [Victoria County]
  • Coletoville [Victoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coletoville
    • Coletoville [Victoria County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Victoria
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coletoville
  • Dacosta [Victoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dacosta
    • Dacosta [Victoria County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Victoria
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dacosta
  • Nursery [Victoria County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oak Village [Victoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Village
      • Oak Village [Victoria County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Victoria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Village
    • Bloomington [Victoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Victoria County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Victoria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<7>
    • Placedo [Victoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placedo
      • Placedo [Victoria County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Victoria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Placedo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placedo<7>
    • Cologne [Goliad County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cologne
      • Cologne [Goliad County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Victoria
      • Former names for Cologne:
      • Centerville
      • Ira Station
      • Perdido
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cologne
    • Inez [Victoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Victoria County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Victoria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez<7>
    • Fannin [Goliad 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 Victoria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Victoria.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Victoria. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Victoria.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Victoria ...

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

Adding Victoria to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Victoria 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 Victoria was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Victoria in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Victoria

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Victoria County

About Texas

The official website for Victoria: www.ci.victoria.tx.us/

The official website for Victoria County: www.victoriacountytx.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Victoria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Victoria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Victoria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Victoria.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Victoria - 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 Victoria). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Victoria or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Victoria includes: 77901, 77902, 77903, 77904 & 77905.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Victoria) 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 Victoria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VictoriaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.8061, Longitude: -96.9910    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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