Aransas Pass, Texas

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Aransas Pass is a city in Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,138 at the 2000 census. The city is named for the nearby Aransas Pass.

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Geography

Aransas Pass is located at 27°54′7″N 97°8′22″W / 27.90194°N 97.13944°W / 27.90194; -97.13944 (27.901917, -97.139462)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.8 square miles (134.3 km²), of which, 10.7 square miles (27.8 km²) of it is land and 41.1 square miles (106.5 km²) of it (79.29%) is water.

The city is on the mainland of Texas and is connected to Mustang Island (which contains the city of Port Aransas) via a 6-mile-long causeway, and a free ferry that carries vehicles to the island.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,138 people,US Census bureau 2007 estimate is 10,189 people, 2,961 households, and 2,140 families residing in the city. The population density was 758.1 people per square mile (292.6/km²). There were 3,493 housing units at an average density of 325.4/sq mi (125.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.58% White, 3.44% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.28% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.70% of the population.

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