Aransas Pass (/əˈrænzəs/ ə-RAN-zəs) is a city in Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,204 at the 2010 Census.
Aransas Pass is located at 27°54′N 97°8′W / 27.900°N 97.133°W / 27.900; -97.133 (27.9019, -97.1395),F on the shore of Redfish Bay, a tidal water body between Corpus Christi Bay to the south and Aransas Bay to the north. The city limits of Aransas Pass encompass most of Redfish Bay and its islands, most of which are in Nueces County, as well a portion of Aransas Bay in Aransas County. The land portion of the city is primarily in San Patricio County, extending north into Aransas County. The city is on the mainland of Texas and is connected to Mustang Island (which contains the city of Port Aransas) via a 6-mile (9.7 km)-long causeway, and a free ferry that carries vehicles to the island. By Texas State Highway 35 and U.S. Route 181, Aransas Pass is 20 mi (32 km) northeast of Corpus Christi.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Aransas Pass has a total area of 135.6 km (52.4 sq mi), of which 32.6 km (12.6 sq mi) is land and 103.1 km (39.8 sq mi), or 75.99%, is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, 8,138 people, 3,075 households, and 3,012 families resided in the city. The population density was 758.1 people per square mile (292.6/km²). The 3,493 housing units averaged 325.4 per mi (125.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 80.58% White, 3.44% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.28% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanics of any race were 37.70% of the population.
Of the 2,961 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were not families. About 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city, the population was distributed as 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,376, and for a family was $33,227. Males had a median income of $29,383 versus $17,969 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,964. About 18.3% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
The primary industries are shrimping and tourism, along with farming and oil and gas interests. The shrimp boat fleet sails from Conn Brown Harbor, a large, protected harbor chiefly dedicated to the shrimping industry. The area is popular for saltwater sports fishing and beach-going.
Aransas Pass Texas neighborhoods include: Arch/Euclid Subdivision, Armstrong/Smith/Johnson, Bay Harbor Subdivision, Don-Ell RV Subdivision, Fallman Acres, Harbor Island Subdivision, Hwy 361 Subdivision, Mundine, New Town Northside, New Town South, Oak Harbor Subdivision, Old Town Central, Outskirts Enclave, Pelican Cove Subdivision, Red Oak, Southern Oaks Subdivision, Windy Shores