2017-06-01 / City Stuff

Port Aransas by the Numbers


Playing horseshoes on the beach is one of the activities that beach goers take part in during the summer months. Playing horseshoes on the beach is one of the activities that beach goers take part in during the summer months. Location

Northern tip of Mustang Island 30 minutes from Corpus Christi; three hours south of San Antonio, three hours south of Houston and three-and-a-half hours from Austin. 45 minutes from Corpus Christi International Airport, 30 minutes from downtown Corpus Christi and shopping malls.

Population

Port Aransas: 3,480 (2010 census) Registered voters: 3,072

Taxes

Entity Rate/ $100 Net Taxable Value
City .................................................... $ .272191 .................................$2,078,929,639
County (Only).................................. $0.312928 ...............................$27,104,190,229
School ..................................................$1.11800 .................................$2,459,355,476


Several couples enjoy the surf on a sunny day in summer 2016. Several couples enjoy the surf on a sunny day in summer 2016. Utilities

Natural gas: City of Port Aransas
Water/Sewer: Nueces County Water Control & Improvement District No. 4
Solid waste disposal: Contracted by city. Residential curb side recycling.
Telephone: CenturyLink

Industries

Tourism

Charter Fishing

Higher Education

Climate

Annual Avg.Temperature: 71.0º,
Rain: Winter: 30.13”
Monthly Avg.Temperatures: January: 55.1º October: 73.9º July: 84.1º
Average Elevation: 5-6 feet above sea level
Prevailing wind: Southeasterly

Library

Bill Ellis Memorial Public Library: 700 W. Avenue A, east of city hall

Medical Services

Emergency Medical Service (City operated): 10 fulltime medics.
Doctor: 1
Dentist: 1

Hospitals: Corpus Christi (30 minutes away): Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Christus Spohn Hospital-Shoreline, Christus Spohn Hospital-South, Christus Spohn Hospital-Memorial, Corpus Christi Medical Center; Bay Area, Doctor’s Regional; Aransas Pass (10 minutes away): Care Regional Medical Center

Churches

Protestant: 4

Catholic: 1

Education

Port Aransas ISD District 2A: Total enrollment: 526
Port Aransas High School: 190
Brundrett Middle School: 116
H.G. Olsen Elementary School: 220
Fifth grade: 39 Eighth grade: 35 Twelfth grade: 44
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute:
International research facility, graduate program for marine science

Air service

Mustang Beach Airport: SH 361. City-operated, 3,500-foot surfaced, lighted runway, self-service fuel, GPS approach,AWOS, attendant.

Lodging

Hotels/motels, Condominiums, Cottages/Courts, RV Parks, Vacation home rental services, Bed & Breakfasts. Rooms available: 5,900; RV spaces available: 1,300

Recreational Facilities, Birding, Camping, Amenities

Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture: 1,217-acre preserve that parallels the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Hikers welcome; vehicles prohibited. Dogs OK on leashes only in certain areas.

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center: Boardwalk, observation towers, Ross Ave.

Port Aransas Wetlands Park: Boardwalk, observation deck, State Hwy. 361 South

Scott & Joan Holt Paradise Pond Birding Habitat: Boardwalk, observation areas, Cut-off Road.

Port Aransas Community Park: 6-lane, 25-meter outdoor heated swimming pool, 2 baseball fields, t-ball field, soccer field, 1.1 mile jogging trail/exercise course, playground and picnic area,sand volleyball court,basketball court,putting green,observation tower,skateboard park. disc golf course, dog park. Off Ross Avenue.

Roberts Point Park: Pavilion, amphitheatre, observation tower, fishing pier, bulkheading with walkway, rock jetties, basketball and bocce courts, picnic and playground equipment.

Fishing/sight seeing: Horace Caldwell Pier, Ancel Brundrett Pier, J.P. Luby Pier, Charlie’s Pasture Pier.

Mustang Island beach: beachcombing,swimming,camping (3-day limit in city limits),boating, surfing, windsurfing.

I.B. Magee Jr. Beach Park: Camping, showers, RV spaces, educational wetland area.

Wetlands Education Center at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute: Walking educational tours; aquariums at institute’s visitor center.

Boat Launching

City marina: 6 ramps

Fishing

Head (party) boats: 11; Private charter boats: 45; Charter boat agents: 6

Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc.: Fishing guides dock at city marina available for private charters.

Communications

Newspaper: 1 Weekly (print and online)
Television: Local, Cable Channel 20
Telephone: CenturyLink

Government

Home Rule: City Council (six members + mayor)
Police department: 17 officers (+ 6.5 dispatchers)
Fire department: 25 volunteers with 9 vehicles
Fire insurance key rating: 4
County Constable: 8 full time

Banks

Banks: 2 branches: American Bank,ValueBank Texas

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