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.
Aransas Pass is a blue-collar town, with 35.56% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Aransas Pass is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Aransas Pass who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), food service (7.86%), and maintenance occupations (7.26%).
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.
Aransas Pass is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small city, Aransas Pass does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Aransas Pass is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.65% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Aransas Pass in 2010 was $31,000, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,000 for a family of four. However, Aransas Pass contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Aransas Pass is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 41.42% 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.