Nueces County, Texas

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Nueces County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 313,645. The county seat is Corpus Christi[1] and it is part of the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nueces County is named for the Nueces River, which flows through the county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,166 square miles (3,021 km²), of which 836 square miles (2,165 km²) is land and 331 square miles (856 km²) (28.34%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 313,645 people, 110,365 households, and 79,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 375 people per square mile (145/km²). There were 123,041 housing units at an average density of 147 per square mile (57/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.03% White, 4.24% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 18.74% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. 55.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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