Victoria is a city in and the county seat of Victoria County, Texas, and according to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the population of the city was over 60,000. According to the more recent 2010 U.S. Census, however, the population of Victoria is now over 62,500, marking slight population growth over the past decade. It is the principal city of the Victoria Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes seven different counties and has a population of over 250,000.
The city of Victoria was founded in 1824 and initial growth and development was spurred by the actions of one Patricia de Leon, the wife of one of the founders of the settlement. She donated over $300 worth of cows and food to the settlers, helping them survive after the settlement was first founded in 1824. When Texas was annexed in 1848 and became a part of the United States, it was incorporated as a city in the newly-created Victoria County, and was appointed as the county seat. Victoria has strong ties to the armed forced; the city was in close proximity to Foster Air Force Base until it’s decommissioning in 1958.
Average daily highs during the summer months tend to reach into the mid-to-upper 90’s during the day, while overnight lows tend to fall down into the low-to-mid 70’s. Winter, as it is wont to do, brings with it cooler temperatures, though nothing drastic in terms of inclement weather. Average winter highs tend to get up into the low-to-mid 50’s, while overnight lows usually fall down into the mid-30’s.
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