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Port A Climate & Demographics
Port Aransas is the only established town on Mustang Island and inhabits 5 miles of the 18 mile long barrier island. Mustang Island is located north of Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the world and south of San Jose Island, renowned for its shelling. Running parallel to the mainland, barrier islands protect the coast from the full force of powerful storm waves. Surrounding waters include the Corpus Christi Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, the Lydia Ann Ship Channel and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Scattered about are several small islands that contribute to our reputation for great fishing, shelling, birding and nature adventures.
Port Aransas: 3,480 (2010 Census) Registered Voters: 2,926 (2014)
|Quick Weather Facts|
|Annual Average Temperature:||71.5°|
|Annual Average Rainfall:||31.92 inches|
|Average Elevation:||5-6 feet above sea level|
|Average Monthly Temperatures|
Taxes & Government
|Real Property||Rate/$100||Assessment Ratio||Net Assessed|
|County||.446641||100% Farm to Market Road Nueces County Hospital District||$32,281,001,075|
- 7% to City of Port Aransas
- 6% to State of Texas (2% returned to City for beach maintenance)
- 1.5% to City of Port Aransas
- 1.0% to General Fund
- 0.5% to Recreational & Development Corporation
- 0.5% to Regional Transit Authority
- 6.25% to the State
Twenty-three employees including officers, dispatchers and
Twenty-two volunteer firefighters with seven trucks staff
Be ready for a natural disaster
Five paramedics and five emergency medical technicians (Hospitals in Aransas Pass, 20 minutes and Corpus Christi, 30 minutes)
City of Port Aransas Gas Division – 361-749-4111
CenturyLink of Port Aransas Inc.
Water & Sewer: Nueces County Water Control & Improvement District No.4 – 361-749-5201
Maximum daily capacity of 5.4 million gallons and a 1.9 million gallons daily average. Overhead storage, 650,000 gallons; ground storage, 3.04 million gallons. Wastewater treatment capacity 1.38 million gallons per average day.
Waste Disposal: Privately contracted through the city with commercial hauling through Republic Services. Residential curbside recycling. Residents may utilize the city collection station located at 1430 Ross Ave.