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Nueces County BY THE NUMBERS 2013 Population 352,359 Employment 170,112 Unemployment Rate 5.8% Wages Per Employee $53,960 Average Personal Income $42,944 Sales Volume ($ mil) 35,031 New Home Value $163,880 — % National Average 73% Nueces county Employment Growth is one of the three 5.0% counties that form the Corpus Christi metro area. 2.5% It is also the most populated county in the Coastal 0.0% 2008 2009 Bend, making up 60 percent of the region’s population. -2.5% As with other communities in the region, the county has experienced record employment and population growth. The shale oil and gas production boom in the Eagle Ford Shale region has fueled ex