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Refugio County

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Refugio County was founded in 1836.

As of 2010, the population of Refugio County is 7,383.

The region in Refugio County receives annual rainfall averages of 37 inches. Hurricane Carla’s eye passed just northeast of Refugio County in September 1961.

Refugio County essentially flat land covered with tall prairie grass spotted with some areas of mesquite, live oak, prickly pear, and huisache. Elevations range from 0 at the coast to 100 feet in the northwest corner of the county. The region is drained by the converging Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers to the north and to the south by the Aransas River.

Refugio County entered the regular National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in October 1971.


For more helpful information, look underResources and Related Links.

For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627.


For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)

Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.