Refugio County

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Refugio County, Texas

808 Commerce St PO Box 704
Refugio, TX 78377
Phone: (361) 526-2233
Fax: (361) 526-1325
www.co.refugio.tx.us

On the southeastern coast of TX, north of Corpus Christi; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the mission established there, "Our Lady of Refuge," honoring the Virgin Mary

Area (sq mi):: 818.64 (land 770.21; water 48.43) Population per square mile: 9.90
Population 2005: 7,639 State rank: 184 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 -1.90% Population 2000: 7,828 (White 47.30%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 44.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 12.80%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,481; median household $29,986; Population below poverty level: 17.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,779-$26,411
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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