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Goliad is a city in Goliad County, in the Victoria metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the name is a near anagram of Hidalgo, for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican revolutionist. Another says it derives from "Goliatch" because it was a large fort
The latitude of Goliad is 28.668N. The longitude is -97.388W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,015.
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14% of Goliad residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Goliad ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Goliad was $13,997, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Goliad residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Goliad include Goliad County Courthouse Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Goliad, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $695.
Libraries in Goliad include Goliad County Library ... View libraries
Goliad County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goliad political report.
The average commute time for Goliad workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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