Aransas Pass is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,516 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Aransas Pass is the 253rd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Aransas Pass is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aransas Pass is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aransas Pass who work in office and administrative support (12.41%), sales jobs (8.98%), and food service (8.16%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Aransas Pass has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Aransas Pass has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Aransas Pass than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Aransas Pass may be for you.
One of the nice things about Aransas Pass is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small city, Aransas Pass doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Aransas Pass, just 10.43% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Aransas Pass in 2010 was $28,905, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,620 for a family of four. However, Aransas Pass contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Aransas Pass home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aransas Pass residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Aransas Pass also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aransas Pass include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Aransas Pass is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.