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Robstown is a city in Nueces County, Texas, United States, and a western suburb of Corpus Christi. It was founded about 1906, and was named for Robert Driscoll.[3] The population was 11,487 as of the 2010 census.

City of Robstown
Pickerland, Robé
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Nueces Robstown.svg
Coordinates: 27°47′33″N 97°40′10″W / 27.79250°N 97.66944°W / 27.79250; -97.66944Coordinates: 27°47′33″N 97°40′10″W / 27.79250°N 97.66944°W / 27.79250; -97.66944
CountryUnited States
 • Total12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Land12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
72 ft (22 m)
 • Total11,487
 • Density950/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code361
FIPS code48-62600[1]
GNIS feature ID1345344[2]

The Texas State Legislature officially recognizes Robstown as the birthplace of Texas hold 'em poker.[4]


Robstown is located at 27°47′33″N 97°40′10″W / 27.79250°N 97.66944°W / 27.79250; -97.66944 (27.792615, -97.669386).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.


The climate in Robstown is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Robstown has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[6]


Census Pop.
Est. 201811,361[7]−1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 13,044 people, 3,644 households, and 3,039 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,054.6 people per square mile (407.1/km²). The 4,063 housing units averaged 336.7 per square mile (130.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 1% White, 1.41% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 27.12% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 93.09% of the population.

Of the 3,644 households, 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 24.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were not families. About 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the city, the age distribution of the population was 33.5% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,774, and for a family was $25,576. Males had a median income of $23,151 versus $16,150 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,736. About 30.0% of families and 32.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.0% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.

Point of interestEdit

The Robstown post office contains a mural, Founding and Subsequent Development of Robstown, Texas, painted in 1941 by Alice Reynolds.[1] Federally commissioned murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department.[9]


Robstown is divided into several distinct neighborhoods.

The Ashburn, Kissling area is located just east of Bluebonnet, next to the Robstown Early College High School. The area locally known as Bluebonnetis located in the northwest area of town, right next to Robstown Early College High School. The area locally known as Casa Blanca has a school built on top of the burial site of a Native American chief, named Casa Blanca. Due to the history of the Native American burial ground, a turtle was placed as a Native American symbol in which it represents Mother Earth. It still rests on the corner of the park, but without a head. San Pedro is on the westside, next to San Pedro Elementary School.


The City of Robstown is served by the Robstown Independent School District. The Robstown Early College High School’s early college program is also assisted by Del Mar College and Costal Bend College.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile for Robstown, Texas". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  4. ^ "Recognizing Robstown, Texas, as the birthplace of the poker game Texas Hold'em". House Concurrent Resolution No. 109 of June 15, 2007. Texas House of Representatives.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Robstown, Texas
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Arnesen, Eric (2007). Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History. 1. New York: Routledge. p. 1540. ISBN 9780415968263.
  10. ^ "ORTIZ, Solomon P., (1937–)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "Gene Upshaw". Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "Marv Upshaw". Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "Brooks Kieschnick Stats |". Retrieved 2018-02-03.

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