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
 • Total12.99 sq mi (33.63 km2)
 • Land12.99 sq mi (33.63 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
72 ft (22 m)
 • Total11,487
 • Estimate 
 • Density867.16/sq mi (334.80/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code361
FIPS code48-62600[3]
GNIS feature ID1345344[4]

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.[5] The population was 11,487 as of the 2010 census.

The Texas State Legislature officially recognizes Robstown as the birthplace of Texas hold 'em poker.[6]


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).[7]

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.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)11,261[2]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census

Robstown racial composition[10]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 562 5.54%
Black or African American (NH) 114 1.12%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 0.08%
Asian (NH) 17 0.17%
Pacific Islander (NH) 5 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 25 0.25%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 39 0.38%
Hispanic or Latino 9,373 92.41%
Total 10,143

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,143 people, 4,137 households, and 2,731 families residing in the city.


As of 2019, the Census Bureau estimates[13] the population to be 11,261 people and consisting of 3,728 households. Owner-occupied housing is 58.1%. The average household has 3.06 persons. The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 93.8% of the population. Non-Hispanic Whites were 5.8% of the population. Median value of housing was $52,900. Median gross rent was $688 per month.

In the city, the age distribution of the population was 9.2% under the age of 5, 31.0% under the age of 18, and 17.1% who were 65 or older. Females were 51.1% of the population. Foreign-born persons were 5.3% of the population.

Population density was 741.0 persons/sq mi. Land area is 15.50 sq mi. The FIPS code is 4862600

The median income for a household in the city was $29,218. Per capita income was $14,178. The poverty rate was 41.1%.

Point of interest

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.[14]


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. 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, Costal Bend College, and the University of Texas.

Notable people


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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile for Robstown, Texas". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Robstown, Texas
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-21.
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  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
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  14. ^ Arnesen, Eric (2007). Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History. Vol. 1. New York: Routledge. p. 1540. ISBN 9780415968263.
  15. ^ "Brooks Kieschnick Stats |". Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  16. ^ "ORTIZ, Solomon P., (1937–)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  17. ^ "Gene Upshaw". Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  18. ^ "Marv Upshaw". Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[11][12]