Goliad County

Goliad County, Texas

127 N Courthouse Sq
Goliad, TX 77963
Phone: (361) 645-3294
Fax: (361) 645-3858

In southeastern TX, north of Corpus Christi; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: Probably originally of biblical origin from Goliath; also believed to be an anagram from Hidalgo (minus the silent h), referring to Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), the first promotor of Mexican independence from Spain. Applied to a presidio by the 1829 Congress of Coahuila and Texas.

Area (sq mi):: 859.35 (land 853.52; water 5.83) Population per square mile: 8.30
Population 2005: 7,102 State rank: 188 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 15.90% Population 2000: 6,928 (White 59.40%; Black or African American 4.80%; Hispanic or Latino 35.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 12.20%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 40.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,126; median household $34,201; Population below poverty level: 16.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,555-$21,737
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 30.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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