The City of Sinton - population 5,679 - is the County Seat of San Patricio. Strategically located in the geographical center of the county, most of San Patricio’s county offices are located in Sinton. These include: the courthouse, sheriff’s office, jail, appraisal district, health department, civic center, fairgrounds, drainage district, extension office, farm service agency and one of two county airports. In addition, Sinton serves as the area office for several state departments including and the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Department of Transportation. District court for both San Patricio and Aransas Counties is held in Sinton, making the city’s historic downtown the center of county government administration.
Shopping, Dining and Services
Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of retail outlets, restaurants and services. The city provides the necessities such as three grocery stores (H-E-B, Dollar General and Family Dollar), gas stations, a fitness center, a compounding pharmacy, legal services and two private practice doctor’s offices. It also provides luxury accommodations such as a fine jewelry store, banks, antique stores, a custom machine shop, auto shops, aviation services, bail bondsmen, clothing stores, car washes, and a variety of restaurants (American, Chinese, Mexican cuisine), banquet rooms and party halls. Within the city limits are facilities that can hold in excess of 10,000 people.
Quality of Life
Annual events that take place in Sinton include the San Patricio and Aransas Counties Agriculture and Homemaking Show, The County Queen’s Contest, the Illuminated Christmas Parade and Avenue of Trees, Sinton Homecoming Parade, Achiever’s Banquet, Kiwanis Club Car Show, Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner and numerous other church and civic events. The city regularly hosts professional and amateur rodeos at its state-of-the art arena and show barn and plays host each year to the American Kennel Club county dog show.
The City of Sinton is the fourth most populated city in San Patricio County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,679 people, approximately 8.25% of the county’s total population.
Sinton Independent School District consists of four campuses: Welder Elementary (P-2), Sinton Elementary (3-5), Smith Middle School (6-8) and Sinton High School (9-12).
Sinton ISD “Met Standard” on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) – which is one of the ways schools in Texas are evaluated. Two of three campuses tested “Met Standard” while one was rated “Improvement Required.” Welder Elementary, which has no students who are old enough to take the STAAR exam, adopts the rating given to Sinton Elementary.
During the 2013 school year there were 2,182 students enrolled at Sinton ISD. The district is in the UIL classification 3A (A-5A). The school colors are maroon and white, and the school mascot is the Pirate. The Smith Middle School mascot is the Marauder.
The average class size ranges from 17.3 – 21.9 pupils at the elementary level and 12.2 – 12.9 pupils at the secondary level.
The district employs 341.1 people including 151.4 teachers, 12 campus administrators, 6 central office administrators, 22.4 support professionals and 37 teacher aides. 79.1% of teachers hold bachelor’s degrees while 20.9% hold masters degrees.
Most teachers at Sinton ISD have 1-5 years of experience. See chart below:
Sinton’s businesses and industries attract laborers from both within the city limits and elsewhere in the county.
Labor force: 2,499
Unemployment Rate: 6.7 %
The City of Sinton tax rate is 0.650000
The San Patricio County tax rate is 0.52000
The Sinton ISD tax rate 1.5410
City of Sinton, City Manager…TBD
City Secretary Cathy Duhart
301 East Market Street,
Sinton, TX 78387
Sinton ISD Superintendent Pari Whitten
School Contact Information:
Address: 322 S. Archer
Phone: (361) 364-6803
Fax: (361) 364-6905