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Nueces County, Texas
Nueces County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 313,645. Its county seat is Corpus Christi6. Nueces County is named for the Nueces River, which flows through the county.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 313,645 people, 110,365 households, and 79,683 families residing in the county. The population density is 145/km² (375/mi²). There are 123,041 housing units at an average density of 57/km² (147/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 110,365 households out of which 36.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% are married couples living together, 15.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% are non-families. 22.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.79 and the average family size is 3.30.
In the county, the population is spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,959, and the median income for a family is $41,066. Males have a median income of $31,571 versus $22,324 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,036. 18.20% of the population and 14.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.00% of those under the age of 18 and 15.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Nueces County government’s website
- Nueces County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas
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