Palacios, TX Population

Population: 5,153. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,166 (+0.3% change)
Males: 2,588 (50.2%), Females: 2,565 (49.8%)

Matagorda County

Zip code: 77465

Median resident age: 29.8 years
Median household income: $27,623
Median house value: $55,800

Races in Palacios:

  • Hispanic (51.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.3%)
  • Other race (22.4%)
  • Vietnamese (11.7%)
  • Black (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (7.1%), English (4.8%), Irish (4.5%), United States (3.8%), French (2.0%), Czech (1.6%).

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palacios

  • High school or higher: 57.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palacios city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

21.7% Foreign born (15.6% Latin America, 6.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +710 (+16.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Palacios:

  • PALACIOS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (311 GREEN AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palacios:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palacios:

  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 50 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 60 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; Abbreviation: LBX)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 92 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palacios:

  • PALACIOS MUNI (about 3 miles; PALACIOS, TX; Abbreviation: PSX)
  • FEHMEL DUSTING SERVICE (about 24 miles; BAY CITY, TX; Abbreviation: T84)
  • FLYING V RANCH (about 30 miles; LOUISE, TX; Abbreviation: T26)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palacios:

  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 43 miles; WHARTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 55 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,511)
  • ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; ALVIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,094)
  • HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • RICE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,158)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 92 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 92 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,479)

Schools

Public high school in Palacios:

  • PALACIOS H S (Students: 477; Location: 100 SHARK DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palacios:

  • CENTRAL EL (Students: 590; Location: 1001 5TH ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • EAST SIDE INTERMEDIATE (Students: 366; Location: 901 2ND ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • PALACIOS J H (Students: 248; Location: 200 SHARK DR; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MATAGORDA CO ALTER (Location: 1209 12TH ST; Grades: 06 – 12)

Libraries

Library in Palacios:

  • PALACIOS LIBRARY, INC. (Operating income: $99,903; Location: 326 MAIN ST; 32,319 books; 319 audio materials; 1,242 video materials; 29 serial subscriptions)