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Nueces County, Texas

Nueces County is located on the Southern Gulf Coast and features flat, rich soils, broken by bays, Nueces River, Petronila Creek and includes Mustang Island and North Padre Island. Local economy consists of Petroleum processing, deep water port facility, agriculture and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.8M
Lowest Price $1.3M
Highest Price $6.3M
Total Listings 5
Avg. Days On Market 89
Avg. Price/SQFT $433

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Where is Nueces County, Texas?

  • Nueces County is on the Gulf of Mexico southeast of San Antonio. It is bounded on the north by the Nueces River and on the east by the Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Bay, and Redfish Bay. San Patricio County is on the north border, Jim Wells County on the west, and Kleberg County on the south. The county seat and largest city, Corpus Christi, is 210 miles southwest of Houston and 145 miles southeast of San Antonio. The center of the county lies roughly at 27°44' north latitude and 97°33' west longitude. Two major highways serve the county, Interstate 37 and U.S. Highway 77. Two railroads, the Missouri Pacific and the Texas-Mexican, cross the county.
  •  As of the 2010 census, the population was 340,223, making it the 14th-most populous county in the state. The county was formed in 1846 from portions of San Patricio County and organized the following year. It is named for the Nueces River, which marks the county's northwestern boundary with San Patricio County before emptying into its mouth at Nueces Bay north of the port of Corpus Christi. Nueces County is part of the Corpus Christi metropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • San Patricio County (north)
  • Kleberg County (south)
  • Jim Wells County (west)
  • Aransas County (northeast)

Sites and Attractions in Nueces County 

  • USS Lexington, nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Originally intended to be named Cabot, word arrived during construction that USS Lexington had been lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • Leading attractions in Nueces County include Padre Island National Seashore, Mustang Island State Park, the Texas State Aquarium, the Art Museum of South Texas, and the USS Lexington, a World War II aircraft carrier-museum in Corpus Christi Bay.

Farming and Ranching in Nueces County

  • Nueces County comprises 847 square miles of the Coastal Prairies region. The terrain is generally flat. The elevation ranges from sea level to 180 feet above sea level. Between 61 and 70 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. The climate is humid-subtropical. Temperatures range from an average high of 93° F in July to an average low of 47° in January. The average annual rainfall is thirty inches. The growing season extends for an annual average of 309 days, with the first freeze in December and the last in early February. Crops include sorghum, cotton, hay, corn, wheat, watermelons, peaches, and pecans. Beef and dairy cattle and hogs are raised.
  • Leading industries included tourism, agribusiness, general and heavy construction, oil and gas field services, meat packing, soft-drink bottling and canning, commercial printing, petroleum refining, ship building and repairing, and zinc refining. 

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