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Rockport is a city located in Aransas County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,385. It is the county seat of Aransas County. The town is named for the rock ledge underlying its shore.
Rockport is located at 28°1'52" North, 97°2'60" West (28.031032, -97.049990)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,385 people, 3,157 households, and 2,127 families residing in the city. The population density is 303.7/km² (786.4/mi²). There are 4,533 housing units at an average density of 186.4/km² (482.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.68% White, 1.31% African American, 0.50% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.40% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. 19.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,157 households out of which 24.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.74.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $32,741, and the median income for a family is $40,880. Males have a median income of $36,195 versus $22,697 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,135. 20.4% of the population and 16.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 42.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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