Refugio, TX Population

Population: 2,941. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,797 (-4.9% change)
Males: 1,400 (47.6%), Females: 1,541 (52.4%)

Refugio County

Zip code: 78377

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $26,719
Median house value: $41,400

Races in Refugio:

  • Hispanic (44.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (41.0%)
  • Black (13.4%)
  • Other race (9.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

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

Ancestries: German (9.6%), Irish (5.8%), English (4.7%), United States (4.5%), French (2.8%), Italian (2.0%).

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Refugio

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Refugio town

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2.1% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -197 (-6.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Refugio:

  • REFUGIO COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (107 SWIFT STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Refugio:

  • NORTH BAY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; ARANSAS PASS, TX)
  • CHRISTUS SPOHN HOSPITAL BEEVILLE (about 34 miles; BEEVILLE, TX)
  • CHRISTUS SPOHN HOSPITAL MEMORIAL (about 38 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Refugio:

  • CORPUS CHRISTI INTL (about 41 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Abbreviation: CRP)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 45 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
  • LACKLAND AFB (KELLY FLD ANNEX) (about 117 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SKF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Refugio:

  • ROOKE FIELD (about 4 miles; REFUGIO, TX; Abbreviation: RFG)
  • ARANSAS CO (about 23 miles; ROCKPORT, TX; Abbreviation: RKP)
  • SAN PATRICIO COUNTY (about 26 miles; SINTON, TX; Abbreviation: T69)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Refugio:

  • COASTAL BEND COLLEGE (about 34 miles; BEEVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,150)
  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 40 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,511)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 42 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 70 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 107 miles; WHARTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • ST PHILIPS COLLEGE (about 113 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,778)

Schools

Public high school in Refugio:

  • REFUGIO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 212 W VANCE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Refugio:

  • REFUGIO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 212 W VANCE ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • STRICKLIN PRI (Students: 238; Location: 212 W VANCE ST; Grades: PK – 04)

Libraries

Library in Refugio:

  • DENNIS M. O’CONNOR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $102,128; Location: 815 COMMERCE ST; 19,311 books; 912 audio materials; 892 video materials; 61 serial subscriptions)