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Despite the 2010 closing of Naval Station Ingleside, the city is experiencing a resurgence of growth, fueled by expanding local energy and chemical industries, and families looking for good schools. The City of Ingleside was incorporated in 1951 and in 1954 the Army Corps of Engineers dredged the La Quinta Channel through Ingleside Point. The chemical industry came to town in 1973 with the opening of the DuPont plant, which provides coolant for 50 percent of the nations automobiles, followed by OxyChem, and most recently Kiewit Offshore Services and Gulf Marine Fabricators in the heavy marine construction sectors. These companies joined the ranks of Reynolds Metals, which opened in 1950, and now operates as Sherwin Alumina.

The Naval Station was awarded to Ingleside in 1987 as a minesweeper base, which became operational in 1992. With the Navy came a construction boom of hundreds of homes and multiple large apartment complexes to accommodate several thousand personnel. In 2005, the Federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, voted to close Naval Station Ingleside, and many of the military residents relocated to new posts. The last ship left town in 2010. What was originally considered to be a devastating blow to the community has turned into economic opportunity in the private sector, with the purchase of the former base property by Occidental Chemical and Flint Hills Resources, and the current oil and gas boom created by Eagle Ford Shale exploration. The greatest economic impact of the EFS in San Patricio County was Flint Hills Resources’ construction of a pier and dock at the old base site.


Quality of Life: Ingleside’s reputation as a friendly, small coastal community is attracting new families and businesses who enjoy clean streets, quiet neighborhoods, a low crime rate, wonderful parks and good schools. Ample parks and public space offer a great environment for raising a family. In addition, retirees find affordable property, an easy pace of life, excellent regional healthcare facilities, some of the world’s best birding and saltwater recreation at their doorstep. Business owners and industrial developers are opened with welcome arms receiving cooperation and support from City Hall. Ingleside Chamber of Commerce – www.inglesidetxchamber.org.


The City of Ingleside is second most populated city in San Patricio County. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 9,387 people, 13.64% of the county’s total population.



  • Median Household Income: $62,953
  • Per Capita Income: $22,773

Educational Attainment

Ingleside Independent School District consists of five campuses: Ingleside Primary (PK-1), Gilbert J. Microvich Elementary (6-8), Blaschke / Sheldon Elementary (5-6), Leon Taylor Junior High School (7-8) and Ingleside High School (9-12). The district, as a whole, as well as each individual campus “Met Standard” on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness – one of the ways in which school districts in Texas are evaluated. See table below.


Ingleside’s Top employers

The San Patricio County tax rate is 0.52000
The Ingleside ISD tax rate is 1.08 

Ingleside Government and Leadership

Mayor Pete Perkins

City Manager Jim Gray

City Hall: (361) 776-2517


Superintendent Troy Microvich

Ingleside ISD: (361) 776-7631