Introduction to Boerne, Texas

Boerne, Texas, in Kendall county, is 29 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas. The city is in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Boerne History

The first settlers, who were a group of Germans from Bettina, pitched their tents on the banks of Cibolo Creek at a site a mile west of present day Boerne. The town was plotted in 1852 by Gustav Theissen and John James, who named Boerne after the German publicist and author Ludwig Boerne. The first post office was established in 1856, and Boerne was designated as county seat in 1862. It came to be regarded as a health resort. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came to the town in 1887, and Boerne was incorporated in 1909. The building of San Antonio Medical Center and the University of Texas near the town led to rapid growth of its population. Boerne continues to celebrate its Germanic antecedents.

Boerne and Nearby Attractions

  • Alamo
  • Cascade Caverns
  • Institute of Texan Cultures
  • Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum
  • Guadalupe River State Park

Things To Do In Boerne

The Cascade Caverns features a hundred foot waterfall. The Texas Air Museum houses aircrafts, weapons, vehicles, and other historical artifacts including a Focke-Wulf 190 and Katherine Stinson's Bleriot. The house of Jose Antonio Navarro, one of the signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence, can be seen at the Casa Navarro State Historic Site which is accessible from Boerne. A tooth booth, a kid powered elevator, and a giant bubble are displayed at the San Antonio Children's Museum. Backpacking, horseback riding, and camping opportunities are all available at the Guadalupe River State Park and the Hill Country State Natural Area.

Boerne Transportation

The nearest airport is San Antonio International.

Boerne Higher Education

University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio, and Trinity University are situated close to Boerne.


Total Population 12,272
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,982
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $67,245
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,013
Median House Value $216,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 0%
English 17.3%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Boerne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas
County Kendall
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78006, 78015
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.794
Longitude -98.731

Boerne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOERNE
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 60 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station BLANCO
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Boerne, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fair Oaks (78006, 78015)

Sisterdale (78006)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bulverde 4,761 $105,603
Fair Oaks Ranch 7,315 $130,250
Grey Forest 540 $100,313
Helotes 8,125 $117,325
Hollywood Park 3,218 $106,016

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Boerne Public Library
Boerne, Texas
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