Taft, TX Population

Population: 3,396. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,429 (+1.0% change)
Males: 1,664 (49.0%), Females: 1,732 (51.0%)

San Patricio County

Zip code: 78390

Median resident age: 30.5 years
Median household income: $24,622
Median house value: $45,500

Races in Taft:

  • Hispanic (67.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.1%)
  • Other race (22.9%)
  • Black (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)

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

Ancestries: German (7.7%), Irish (3.9%), English (3.4%), United States (2.7%), Polish (1.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Taft

  • High school or higher: 62.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taft city

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2.1% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+1.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Taft:

  • CHRISTUS SPOHN HOSPITAL MEMORIAL (about 14 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI WARM SPGS REHAB HOSP (about 14 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • IHS HOSPITAL AT CORPUS CHRISTI (about 15 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Taft:

  • CORPUS CHRISTI INTL (about 17 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Abbreviation: CRP)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 69 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 123 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Taft:

  • HUNT (about 8 miles; PORTLAND, TX; Abbreviation: 9R5)
  • SAN PATRICIO COUNTY (about 11 miles; SINTON, TX; Abbreviation: T69)
  • T P MC CAMPBELL (about 14 miles; INGLESIDE, TX; Abbreviation: T43)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taft:

  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 15 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 19 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • COASTAL BEND COLLEGE (about 40 miles; BEEVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,150)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 47 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 64 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,511)
  • PALO ALTO COLLEGE (about 123 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,623)
  • ST PHILIPS COLLEGE (about 124 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,778)

Schools

Public high school in Taft:

  • TAFT H S (Students: 374; Location: 400 COLLEGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Taft:

  • WOODROE PETTY EL (Students: 395; Location: 400 COLLEGE ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • EAST EL (Students: 303; Location: 400 COLLEGE ST; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • TAFT J H (Students: 296; Location: 400 COLLEGE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ALTER ED CAMPUS SHORELINE (Students: 86; Location: 400 COLLEGE ST; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Taft:

  • TAFT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $50,504; Location: 503 GREEN AVE; 12,439 books; 362 audio materials; 330 video materials; 15 serial subscriptions)