City of Rockport State of Community Report 2018
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Rockport, Texas, is a small coastal community located along the mid-gulf coastal bend of Texas. The community consists of very dedicated and involved residents who want to better their community. According to Rockport citizens, the city’s population is still down 20% a year and a half after Hurricane Harvey. Due to limited time and resources, the data reported throughout this State of Community Report are not a complete representation of the full effects that Hurricane Harvey brought to the city of Rockport. This State of Community Report was the beginning piece for the development of the City Comprehensive Plan.
DescriptionThe report investigates the City of Rockport's city-level data and information. It includes an assessment of current population characteristics, economic conditions, land use, infrastructure capacity, road conditions, housing conditions, parks and recreational facilities, community facilities, and environmental hazards. Rockport, Texas is located in Aransas County and is the county seat. The charming town of Rockport is located in the Texas Coastal Bend Region, and much like the neighboring cities, offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Rockport is adjacent to the Town of Fulton and is sometimes referred to as the Rockport-Fulton community. The city is about 30 miles from Corpus Christi and about 160 miles from San Antonio. Due to its coastal location, the City of Rockport is prone to hurricanes and flooding. In 2017 the city was hit by Hurricane Harvey and has focused on recovering, rebuilding, and planning for resiliency.
DepartmentLandscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Biazar, Mohammadjavad; Gerke, Michael; Huang, Chenyu; Martinez, Maria; Sameti, Soheil; Strunk, Paige; Wang, Nan; Williams, Forrest (2018). City of Rockport State of Community Report 2018. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from
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