Taft Southwest, TX

By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: August 1, 1995

Taft Southwest is southwest of U.S. Highway 181, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the city of Taft in east central San Patricio County. Taft Southwest grew up alongside Taft as a segregated Mexican-American community in the early decades of the twentieth century. The unincorporated community had a population by 1960 of 1,927 that grew to 2,026 in 1970. In 1990 Taft Southwest reported a population of 2,012 and received services from both San Patricio County and from the city of Taft. The population was 1,721 in 2000.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Mark Odintz, “Taft Southwest, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/taft-southwest-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 1, 1995

Taft Southwest
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • San Patricio County
  • Latitude: 27.97390760°
  • Longitude: -97.40304860°
Population Counts
People Year
2,012 1990
1,721 2000
1,460 2010
1,351 2019